from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A poisonous substance secreted by a microorganism and released into the medium in which it grows.

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  • n. Any toxin secreted by a microorganism into the surrounding environment.

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  • n. a toxin that is secreted by microorganisms into the surrounding medium


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  • If you were real, you'd never know it was going to hit ... or if that last sausage you'd gobbled had the staphylococcal exotoxin in it.

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  • With that lead, Moeller's team established that the Pfiesteria cell can produce a copper-containing exotoxin -- a toxin produced external to the cell itself -- possibly as a mechanism to protect itself from copper in the environment.

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  • Alarmingly, since the 1980s S. pyogenes has been identified to be globally responsible for a class of emerging, life threatening, invasive infections including the "flesh-eating" disease, necrotizing fasciitis, septicemia, and the excretion of the pyrogenic exotoxin-associated toxic shock syndrome

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  • It is caused by Staphylococcus aureus Phage Type 71 due to liberation of the exotoxin exfoliation.

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  • D.M. tuberculosis produce an exotoxin and contain an endotoxin in its cell wall

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  • The lethal effect of B. anthracis are due to an exotoxin system

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  • The experiments identified a previously uncharacterized gene as essential for intoxication by diphtheria toxin and exotoxin A toxicity, and a cell surface protein needed for cytolethal distending toxin toxicity. - latest science and technology news stories

  • Pai LH, Wittes R, Setser A, Willingham MC, Pastan I (1996) Treatment of advanced solid tumors with immunotoxin LMB-1: an antibody linked to Pseudomonas exotoxin.

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