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chrysotile:

see serpentineserpentine
, hydrous silicate of magnesium. It occurs in crystalline form only as a pseudomorph having the form of some other mineral and is generally found in the form of chrysotile (silky fibers) and antigorite and lizardite (which are both tabular).
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chrysotile

[′kris·ō‚tīl]
(mineralogy)
Mg3Si2O5(OH)4 A fibrous form of serpentine that constitutes one type of asbestos.
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To investigate whether chrysotile induces phosphorylation of H2AX in MEF cells, we exposed cultures to either a 1- or 2-[micro]g/[cm.sup.2] dose of chrysotile for 24 hr before being fixed and stained with anti-[gamma]-H2AX antibodies.
In the present study the MEF cells from the transgenic mice were used to both quantify and characterize the deletions induced by graded doses of chrysotile fibers.
In an effort to understand the molecular mechanisms involved in the intra-chromosomal deletions induced by chrysotile in the present model, we compared mutation patterns between chrysotile asbestos and ROS.
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