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  • noun

Synonyms for toxin

poison

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Synonyms for toxin

anything that is injurious, destructive, or fatal

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a poisonous substance produced during the metabolism and growth of certain microorganisms and some higher plant and animal species

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It was earlier proposed that signals from host cells like antimicrobial peptides may induce synthesis of bacterial toxins (9).
We've found specific areas of the genome that are clearly associated with the biologic response," he says, "and we've found a couple that we think may be critical in terms of regulating the response--genes that had not previously been described as being important or relevant to processing or responding to bacterial toxins.
SPCs also activate proteins, such as bacterial toxins and viral glycoproteins, involved in the development of disease conditions.
A drug that acts like the popular supplement NAC (N-acetylcysteine) may help treat certain bacterial toxins, by reducing free-radical damage.
Bacterial toxins eat away at the lining of the gut.
Sayers et al [39,92,93] have shown that low levels of nicotine or one of its primary metabolites, cotinine, may actually result in the potentiation of low levels of certain bacterial toxins.
20, the government concluded that bacterial toxins in powdered skim milk produced at Snow Brand's Taiki plant in Hokkaido caused the widespread food-poisoning outbreak in western Japan.
Snow Brand's sales slumped and the company was forced temporarily to halt production nationwide in June and July after about 15,000 people in the Osaka area became ill from drinking Snow Brand low-fat milk tainted with bacterial toxins as a result of a dirty valve at the plant in the Osaka production facility where the milk was processed.
We report here the presence of G-proteins in Y-organs and thoracic ganglia as determined by ADP-ribosylation catalyzed by bacterial toxins.
Preliminary studies have shown that cultures of mammary cells grown in single cell layers, or monolayers, can be used to show the effect of bacterial toxins on mammary cells.
The following chapter in intriguingly entitled undesirables but it deals with endogenous toxins of plant foods, endogenous toxins of animal foods, mycotoxins bacterial toxins, toxic agricultural residues, toxic metal residues and toxins generated during heat treatment of food.
Over $12 million were granted for biodefense research by DARPA and NIAID for the development of therapeutics against a broad family of bacterial toxins, the superantigens.
Also, dust-dwelling bacterial toxins present in the soil during the Gulf War are also thought to be associated with large cases of ALS that have been contracted after their service.
Extracts from bracts stopped the bacteria responsible for these dental conditions from being able to stick to surfaces and prevented the release of some bacterial toxins.
Their topics include microbial pathogenesis and the discovery of toll-like receptor function, modified bacterial toxins, microparticles and DNA vaccines.