hemolysin

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n hemolysin any substance that can cause lysis (destruction) of erythrocytes (red blood cells) and the release of their hemoglobin
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n hemolysin A cellular product, having the character of an amboceptor, which causes the dissolution of the red corpuscles of the blood in the presence of a suitable complement. Certain hemolysins can be classed as cytotoxins. These result on immunization of one animal with the blood-corpuscles of an animal of an alien species. Also called hemotoxin.
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Usage


In science:

Recently, the permeability for water and ions of the α-hemolysin/lipid bilayer complex has been studied by large-scale computer simulations involving 300 000 atoms [ 133].
Biological and synthetic membranes: What can be learned from a coarse-grained description?
The application of external electrical fields permitted the ion permeability to be obtained as a function of bias voltage, and the selectivity of α-hemolysin to chlorine ions to be elucidated.
Biological and synthetic membranes: What can be learned from a coarse-grained description?
In 1996, Kasianowicz et al. demonstrated that single-stranded DNA and RNA molecules can be driven through the α-hemolysin channel in a lipid bilayer membrane under an electric field, and the polymer length can be characterized.
Polymer translocation through a nanopore under a pulling force
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