lipopolysaccharide

noun
li·po·poly·sac·cha·ride | \ˌlī-pō-ˌpä-li-ˈsa-kə-ˌrīd, ˌli-\

Definition of lipopolysaccharide 

: a large molecule consisting of lipids and sugars joined by chemical bonds

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Like animals — from insects to mammals — people react very strongly to this substance, lipopolysaccharide. Ben Guarino, Washington Post, "These subtle cues are what make sick people look sick," 2 Jan. 2018 Those that do not look roundish. The team report that more than 80% of the macrophages treated with lipopolysaccharide and then saline grew long pseudopods. The Economist, "Molecular biologyFaking cellular suicide could help control inflammation," 14 Sep. 2017 Like animals - from insects to mammals - people react very strongly to this substance, lipopolysaccharide. The Washington Post, NOLA.com, "Subtle cues are what make sick people look sick," 3 Jan. 2018 The researchers worked with mouse immune cells that had been treated either with lipopolysaccharide, a bacterial compound that reliably triggers an aggressive immune response, or with inoffensive saline solution and left as controls. The Economist, "Molecular biologyFaking cellular suicide could help control inflammation," 14 Sep. 2017 But when the cells were dosed with both the agitating lipopolysaccharide and then with Dr Ebara’s polymer, less than 20% ended up in pro-inflammation mode. The Economist, "Molecular biologyFaking cellular suicide could help control inflammation," 14 Sep. 2017

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lipopolysaccharide

noun
li·po·poly·sac·cha·ride | \ˌlip-ō-ˌpäl-i-ˈsak-ə-ˌrīd, ˌlī-pō- \

Medical Definition of lipopolysaccharide 

: a large molecule consisting of lipids and sugars joined by chemical bonds abbreviation LPS

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