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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Its basic mechanism of action appears to be protein synthesis inhibition, which in turn causes additional effects including suppression of cell growth proteins and cytostasis by impeding tumor cell cycling.
Evidence of tumour cell cytostasis and cytotoxity was found in macrophage-tumour cell cocultures in which cytokine- and/or lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-stimulated macrophages inhibited metabolic functioning of co-cultured tumour cells (5).
This study is entitled: "Activation of the Transforming Growth Factor Signaling Pathway and Induction of Cytostasis and Apoptosis in Mammary Carcinomas Treated with the Anticancer Agent Perillyl Alcohol.