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poison

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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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Pentelute and his team have revised the anthrax toxin to replace one of the toxic proteins with an antibody mimic that targets chronic myeloid leukemia cells.
Therecentcaseofpneumonia caused by B cereus producing anthrax toxins occurred in a welder, which has been reported previously in other cases in Texas and Louisiana.
The lethal and edema factors of anthrax toxin bind only to oligomeric forms of the protective antigen.
Professor Stanley Cohen, the senior author of the new study, and his colleagues found that variation in the level of expression of a gene that produces a cell-surface protein called CMG2 affects the success of the anthrax toxin in gaining entry into human cells.
Valortim is designed to target anthrax protective antigen and protect the cells from damage by the anthrax toxins.
Using a submicroscopic packet called a liposome, scientists neutralized anthrax toxin in rats (16.
Even the anthrax toxin is being evaluated as a choice for tumor cell surface targeting in chemoresistant neoplasms (5).
The Porton Down scientists said two of the victims' blood samples tested positive for main anthrax toxin, Protective Antigen.
It is claimed two users, including one recent victim, tested positive for the main anthrax toxin.
Ultimately, the researchers found that two of the 145 peptides fit the bill: Each peptide elicited antibodies when injected into mice, and these antibodies protected macrophages from death that would normally have occurred when the macrophages were exposed to anthrax toxin.
ProThera's novel, proprietary technology is focused on blocking the harmful anthrax toxin, and preventing the severe - usually fatal - inflammation that follows.
The scientists injected two different doses of the liposomes into two groups of nine rats, each of which had just been injected with anthrax toxin.
But scientists at Porton Down, who tested blood samples from five Scots victims, said two tested positive for the main anthrax toxin, Protective Antigen.
Meanwhile, another group presents new findings about how anthrax toxin kills.