immunotoxin

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immunotoxin

[‚im·yə·nō′täk·sən]
(immunology)
Conjugate of antibody and toxic protein such that the specificity of the antibody molecule is combined with the cytotoxic property of the toxin.
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Zearalenone (ZEN): ZEN is a mycotoxin that is produced by the mold Fusarium, and has been shown to be hepatotoxic, haematotoxic, immunotoxic, and genotoxic.
2007), even small quantities of seeds in the diet of birds were able to cause immunotoxic effects, including depletion of lymphoid cells on the spleen and bursa of Fabricius.
In published literature it is well documented that As is immunotoxic (de la Fuente et al.
Aflatoxin Ochratoxin and Zearalenone have gained immense importance due to carcinogenic hepatotoxic hemotoxic immunotoxic neurotoxic genotoxic and teratogenic biological activities (Mobarak 2007).
Nickel is also identified as haematotoxic immunotoxic neurotoxic genotoxic and pulmonary tox c and carcinogenic agent.
Nickel causes skin allergic reaction, aversion in occupationally exposed persons and is haematotoxic, immunotoxic, reproductive poisonous and carcinogenic mediator (Das et al.
The administration of corticosteroids and other immunotoxic drugs to transplant recipients can result in massive depression of all phases of host defense, including a breakdown of skin/exterior and mucosal barriers.
Assessment of risk related to exposure to these contaminants therefore needs to consider the immunotoxic potential of the PFCs.
As an independent investigator, her research interests lie in understanding how the immune system regulates liver regeneration and how exposure to TCDD and other immunotoxic chemicals may influence cell cycle progression.
In addition, experimental studies on animals have demonstrated neurotoxic, carcinogenic, immunotoxic, and reproductive effects attributable to DDT and DDE (38).