verocytotoxin


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verocytotoxin

[ver′ō·sī′tō·tok′sin]
either of two toxins found in certain strains of Shigella dysenteriae and Escherichia coli, causing a type of hemolytic uremic syndrome. Humans are infected by ingesting undercooked meat, unpasteurized milk, and foods contaminated with cattle feces.

verocytotoxin

VTEC, see there.

verocytotoxin

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Rhamnose MacConkey (VTEC O26) Agar is selective for verocytotoxin producing Escherichia coli O26.
The association of Verocytotoxin and the classification hemolytic-uremic syndrome.
EHEC possesses the genes for intimin and for enterohaemolysin, in addition to the genes for verocytotoxin production.
coli (STEC), also known as verocytotoxin or verotoxin producing E.
Escherichia coli enterohaemorrhagic (EHEC; also variously referred to as Verocytotoxin producing E.
Alongside these media is Rhamnose MacConkey (VTEC 026) Agar, selective for verocytotoxin producing E.
The cytotoxic effect is specific for Vero cell line and hence Stx is also known as verocytotoxin (VT).
coli are harmless, but those that produce verocytotoxin can cause severe illness.
Of 16 VTEC, 15 carried the eae gene encoding the intimin and featured genetic determinants that produced a subtype of verocytotoxin type 2 not described before, later designated VT2f (4-6).
Inhibitory effects of active compounds from Punica granatum pericarp on verocytotoxin production by enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli O157: H7.