cocarcinogen


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cocarcinogen

[¦kō·kär′sin·ə·jən]
(medicine)
A noncarcinogenic agent which augments the carcinogenic process.
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73) Thus, it is possible that SV40 may be required only in the early stages as a cocarcinogen, to protect mesothelial cells against the initial cytotoxic effects of asbestos fiber exposure and for their neoplastic transformation, thereafter being gradually lost owing to its episomal state.
C 2001 "Arsenite is a cocarcinogen with solar ultraviolet radiation for mouse skin; an animal model for arsenic carcinogenesis".
Evidence that arsenite acts as a cocarcinogen in skin cancer.
The role of SV40, a virus contaminant in some polio vaccines,63 is not clear, although Kroczynska et al64 recently showed that SV40 is indeed an asbestos cocarcinogen.
Epoxidation of (+/-)-7,8-dihydroxy-7,8-dihydrobenzo[[alpha]] pyrene during (bi)sulfite autoxidation: activation of a procarcinogen by a cocarcinogen.
Arsenic is likely a cocarcinogen that inhibits DNA repair and enhances the activity of other directly genotoxic agents (Andrew et al 2003; Beyermann 2002; Rossman et al.
The precise mode of action involved in arsenic-induced cancer has not been established with confidence, but studies suggest that arsenic might act as a cocarcinogen, a promoter, or a progressor (NRC 2001).