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 (kō′kär-sĭn′ə-jən, kō-kär′sĭn-ə-jĕn′)
A substance or factor that will not promote cancer by itself but can potentiate cancer when acting with carcinogenic agents.

co·car′cin·o·gen′ic (-sə-nə-jĕn′ĭk) adj.


(ˌkəʊkɑːˈsɪnəˌdʒɛnɪk; ˌkəʊˈkɑːsɪnəˌdʒɛnɪk)
of or relating to a cocarcinogen
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Capsaicin also has a cocarcinogenic effect on TPA-promoted skin carcinogenesis in vivo ; this is mediated through the transient receptor potential vanilloid subfamily number 1 and the tyrosine kinase epidermal growth factor receptor.
A study of the significance of cocarcinogenic action and related phenomena.
On the possible carcinogenic and cocarcinogenic action of overheated fats (review of the literature).
Lutero noted that the effects of cypermethrina photostable synthetic Type II pyrethroid pesticideon test animals include reduced fertility and reproduction rates, carcinogenic and cocarcinogenic effects through topical route and DNA damage in vital organs like the brain, liver and kidneys.
However, there is strong experimental, but as yet unsettled, epidemiologic and molecular evidence to suggest a possible carcinogenic or cocarcinogenic role of viruses such as SV40, a monkey polyoma virus, in the induction of MM.
Interference by arsenite of the activation of p53 via poly-ADP-ribosylation may be involved in its comutagenic and cocarcinogenic effects (Yu et al.
Although the exact mechanisms through which alcohol exerts its cocarcinogenic effect on the breast remain unknown, a genetic predisposition may play an important role.
Active HSV-1 immunization prevents the cocarcinogenic activity of HSV-1 in the oral cavity of hamsters.
Hecker E (1968) Cocarcinogenic principles from the seed oil of Croton tiglium and from other Euphorbiaceae.