cytostasis


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cytostasis

[‚sīd·ə′stā·səs]
(cell and molecular biology)
Inhibition of the ability of cells to continue growing.
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Inhibition of cryptococcus neoformans replication by nitrogen oxides supports the role of these molecules as effectors of macrophage-mediated cytostasis.
Evidence of tumour cell cytostasis and cytotoxicity was found in macrophage-tumour cell co-cultures in which cytokine and/or lipopolysaccharides (LPS)-stimulated macrophages inhibited metabolic functioning of co-cultured tumour cells (9).
Nitric oxide regulates a variety of physiological functions including relaxation of vascular smooth muscle, long-term potentiation, tumor cell apoptosis, and cytostasis [3].