\kˌɒntɹətˈɒksɪn], \kˌɒntɹətˈɒksɪn], \k_ˌɒ_n_t_ɹ_ə_t_ˈɒ_k_s_ɪ_n]\
Definitions of CONTRATOXIN
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Trade name of a group of normal sera (combined reptilian and warm-blooded) obtained from animals naturally immune to the disease for which the special form of contratoxin is employed (tuberculosis, for example); it is stated to have a lytic action on various microorganisms without producing lysis of the red blood-cells.
By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop
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ATP Binding Cassette, Sub Family B Proteins
- A subfamily transmembrane the superfamily TRANSPORTERS that closely related in GLYCOPROTEIN. When overexpressed, function as dependent efflux pumps able extrude lipophilic drugs, especially ANTINEOPLASTIC AGENTS, from cells causing resistance (DRUG RESISTANCE, MULTIPLE). Although P-Glycoproteins share functional similarities to MULTIDRUG RESISTANCE-ASSOCIATED PROTEINS they are two distinct subclasses of ATP-BINDING CASSETTE TRANSPORTERS, and have little sequence homology.