Cytotoxicity is the property of a compound to cause toxic effects on cells. Cytotoxic compounds mainly cause carcinogenic, mutagenic and teratogenic affects on exposure. The cytotoxic compounds affects the cells by causing uncontrolled cell death, prevents cell growth and cell division. The exposure of cytotoxic compounds to the cells causes the cells to undergo necrosis by nuclear and cytoplamic condensation and loss of memberane integrity. The ability of cytotoxic compounds to prevent the cell division can be utilized to prevent the uncontrolled proliferation of cancer cells.
A journal is a periodical publication intended to further progress of science, usually by reporting new research. Most journals are highly specialized, although some of the oldest journals publish articles, reviews, editorials, short communications, letters, and scientific papers across a wide range of scientific fields. Journals contain articles that peer reviewed, in an attempt to ensure that articles meet the journal's standards of quality, and scientific validity. Each such journal article becomes part of the permanent scientific record.
Last date updated on September, 2014