mitogen

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mitogen

[′mīd·ə‚jen]
(cell and molecular biology)
A compound that stimulates cells to undergo mitosis.
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The most important of these criteria, mitogenicity, has been incorporated into the new AJCC staging model.
Nucleophosmin-anaplastic lymphoma kinase of anaplastic large-cell lymphoma recruits, activates, and uses pp60c-src to mediate its mitogenicity.
Studies on the polysaccharide extracts of Ganaderma lucidum have demonstrated mitogenicity and activation of immune effector cells such as macrophages, natural killer cells and T-lymphocytes (Goa 2001), stimulating the production of cytokines interferon (INF), interleukins (IL) and tumor necrosis factor (TNF).
Addition of serum 96/2-4 or 96/2-10 selectively increased the mitogenicity of SPE-J by twofold compared to the FCS control.