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    The correctness of my dissertation title.

    Hello!

    I need some native speaker's advise about the correctness of my title:

    'The effects of RA8 and RA11 metabolites on Acanthamoeba sp. and its cytotoxicity in TERT-NHUC and KB human cells.'

    What I was investigating is how the metabolites RA8 and RA11 affect Acanthamoeba parasite (kill it or not) and if they block Acanthamoeba in killiling and disturbing human cell lines in vivo, e.g. KB or TERT-NHUC. Does this title read like this?

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    P.Janeczek

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    Re: The correctness of my dissertation title.

    Well, the first part is fine, but the problem is the word 'its'. Grammatically, you would need to say 'their' (because there are two metabolites).
    However, I would suggest removing this word, and changing the following prepostion to 'to' (because sthg is toxic 'to' sthg). Therefore:

    '
    The effects of RA8 and RA11 metabolites on Acanthamoeba sp. and cytotoxicity to TERT-NHUC and KB human cells.'



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    Re: The correctness of my dissertation title.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jutfrank View Post
    Well, the first part is fine, but the problem is the word 'its'. Grammatically, you would need to say 'their' (because there are two metabolites).
    Is it not the cytotoxiticity of the Acanthamoeba that is being affected? If so, 'its' is correct.
    Last edited by 5jj; 12-Mar-2014 at 12:28.

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    Thank you. yes, I am researching cytotoxicity of Ac on human cells and how RA8 and RA11 can inhibit that

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