antiapoptotic

adjective

an·​ti·​ap·​o·​pto·​tic ˌa-pəp-ˈtä-tik, -pə-ˈtä- How to pronounce antiapoptotic (audio)
variants or anti-apoptotic
: inhibiting apoptosis
Cancer results when cells grow faster and live longer than normal. Therefore increased activity of antiapoptotic proteins or decreased activity of proapoptotic proteins can contribute to the development of cancer.Soren T. Eichhorst and Peter H. Krammer, The Lancet

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“Antiapoptotic.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/antiapoptotic. Accessed 28 Feb. 2024.

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