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a cytotoxin specific for the cells of the intestinal mucosa

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aureus at the time of testing could be remnants of larger populations destroyed after cooking that were able to produce enterotoxins (which are not deactivated by heat); therefore, small populations at the time of testing are not necessarily an indication of a safe food (FDA, 2001).
De the credit for discovering cholera enterotoxin with the rabbit ileal loop.
Escherichia coli strains that cause diarrhoea but do not produce heat-labile or heat-stable enterotoxins and are non-invasive.
Increased virulence in CA-MRSA has been attributed to the presence of staphylococcal enterotoxins B and C, toxic shock syndrome toxin-1 (TSST-1) and, most importantly, Panton-Valentine leukocidin (PVL) (Table 3).
In people with severe respiratory tract disease such as sinusitis or asthma, however, these bacteria may do very great harm by releasing enterotoxins which act as superantigens and activate a huge number of T-cells in the immune system.
of Karl Franzens University in Graz, Austria, theorized that enterotoxins might act as superantigens in stimulating dysfunction within T-cells and keratinocytes, triggering psoriasis.
cereus-like enterotoxins, phophatidylinositol-specific phospholipase C (PI-PLC), and vegetative insecticidal proteins (52).
These enterotoxins can damage the lining of the intestine, cause anemia, stomach cramps and bloody diarrhea, and hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS) leading to kidney failure.
These microbes make proteins called heat-stable enterotoxins, which bind to receptors on the cells lining the intestines, sparking a series of chemical reactions inside them.
Prepared salads, from delicatessens, were the root cause of three outbreaks, triggered by staphylococcal enterotoxins, rotavirus and norovirus pathogens.
Foodborne staphylococcal enterotoxins can cause major gastroenteritis issues.
First, consistent with their functions as potent enterotoxins, these proteins are remarkably stable to proteases, bile salts, and other compounds in the intestine.
Bacteremic nonmenstrual staphylococcal toxic shock syndrome associated with enterotoxins A and C.
Sequences specific for sea to see, seg to sei, eta, etb, and tst, which encode staphylococcal enterotoxins (SEA to SEE, and SEG to SEI), exfoliative toxins (ETA and ETB), and toxic shock syndrome toxin-l, respectively, were detected by using methods described by Jarraud et al.