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mi·to·gen

 (mī′tə-jən)
n.
An agent that induces mitosis.


mi′to·gen′ic (mī′tə-jĕn′ĭk, mĭt′ə-) adj.
mi′to·ge·nic′i·ty (-jə-nĭs′ĭ-tē) n.
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mitogen

(ˈmaɪtədʒən)
n
(Biology) any agent that induces mitosis
mitogenic, mitogenetic adj
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mi•to•gen

(ˈmaɪ tə dʒən, -ˌdʒɛn)

n.
any substance or agent that stimulates mitosis.
[1950–55; mito (sis) + -gen]
mi`to•gen′ic (-ˈdʒɛn ɪk) adj.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.mitogen - an agent that triggers mitosismitogen - an agent that triggers mitosis  
agent - a substance that exerts some force or effect
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mi·to·gen

n. mitógeno, sustancia que induce mitosis celular.
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Immunodeficiency workup revealed elevated immunoglobulin levels, protective vaccine titers, and normal lymphocyte counts and response to phytohaemagglutinin, concanavalin A, and pokeweed mitogen. HIV test was negative.
The heparinized whole blood samples that were collected before the animal was euthanized were incubated in Nil and TB Antigen tubes of the QuantiFERON TB Gold In-Tube system (QIAGEN, Venlo, Netherlands) and with pokeweed mitogen (Sigma-Aldrich Pty., Ltd., Johannesburg, South Africa) as a positive control.
The immunosuppressant activity of some drugs such as cyclosporine and azathioprine has been corroborated by the inhibition of proliferation of lymphocytes and production of cytokines (INF-[gamma], IL-2, RANTES, TGF-[beta], and TNF-[alpha]), when lymphocytes are stimulated by reagents such as PHA, Con A, or pokeweed mitogen [10].
Pokeweed mitogen is a carbohydrate-binding lectin, isolated from the pokeweed plant Phytolacca americana, with stimulatory effects on B cells presumably attributed to the cross-linking of glycoproteins on the B cell surface [23].
Mitogens (Sigma-Aldrich): concanavalin A (Con A) (25 [micro]g/ml), phytohemagglutinin (PHA) (25 [micro]g/ml), pokeweed mitogen (PWM) (2.5 [micro]g/ml), and antigen CD3 (3 [micro]g/ml) (Beckman Coulter) and BWD (0.12 and 75[micro]g/ml) were added in a volume of 25 [micro]l in different exposure intervals (4, 24, 48, and 72h).