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 (sī′tə-sôl′, -sŏl′)
The fluid component of cytoplasm, excluding the organelles and insoluble components such as cytoskeletal protein filaments.

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(Biochemistry) the solution of proteins and metabolites inside a biological cell, in which the organelles are suspended
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(ˈsaɪ təˌsɔl, -ˌsɒl)

the water-soluble components of cell cytoplasm, constituting the fluid portion that remains after removal of the organelles and other intracellular structures.
[1965–70; cyto- + sol (ution)]
cy`to•sol′ic (-ˈsɒl ɪk) adj.
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Noun1.cytosol - the aqueous part of the cytoplasm within which various particles and organelles are suspended
cytol, cytoplasm - the protoplasm of a cell excluding the nucleus; is full of proteins that control cell metabolism
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It is produced when the DNA sensor, cyclic GMP-AMP synthase (cGAS), detects the presence of nucleic acids in the cytosol of mammalian cells as an indicator of bacterial or viral infection.
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The proton gradient is used to fuel pyruvate uptake from the cytosol into the matrix via pyruvate transporter, pumping of sodium, potassium from the matrix into the intermembrane space /cytosol, phosphate transport from the cytosol into the matrix space, and ATP generation by the F0F1-ATPase.