edema factor


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edema factor

An enzyme made by Bacillus anthracis. It causes the cellular and tissue swelling characteristic of anthrax infection.
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The pXO1 plasmid contains genes lef cya, and pag, which encode the toxin's lethal factor, edema factor, and protective antigen, respectively (3-5).
Plasmid X01 carries the three toxin genes coding for edema factor, lethal factor and protective antigen (3).