vero cytotoxin

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vero cytotoxin

a cell cytotoxin produced by enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli that appears to contribute to the occurrence of hemorrhagic colitis and hemolytic uremic syndrome.
Synonym(s): Shigalike toxin

ve·ro cy·to·tox·in

(ver'ō sī'tō-tok'sin)
A cell cytotoxin produced by enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli that appears to contribute to the occurrence of hemorrhagic colitis and hemolytic uremic syndrome.
Synonym(s): Shigalike toxin.
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ulcerans can produce both diphtheria-like and Shigalike toxins (3); to identify the genetic basis of toxin production and other potential virulence factors in this strain, a whole genome sequencing approach was applied to the isolate.
coli were investigated by molecular biology techniques; polymerase chain reaction was used to detect enterohemorrhagic Shigalike toxins 1 and 2 genes and the attaching and effacing gene eae (6-8).
coli O157:H7 strains had genes that coded for Shigalike toxins 1 and 2 and the attaching and effacing gene eaeA.