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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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What they found was a combination of anthrax toxin protein therapy and chemo did just that.
Anthrax toxin is composed of three proteins: edema factor, lethal factor and protective antigen, or PA.
Washington, August 29 ( ANI ): Researchers have identified cells in 2 distinct areas of the body that are simultaneously targeted for damage by anthrax toxins, which results in illness and sometimes death.
Finally, although the bacterial strain from our case had genes encoding the 3 proteins comprising anthrax toxin, we only formally tested for production of one of those proteins (protective antigen) by immunohistochemistry.
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) News Release "Scientists Design Potent Anthrax Toxin Inhibitor", Sunday, April 23, 2006
anthracis strains that are dependent upon the anthrax toxin as a mechanism of virulence, regardless of the route of exposure.
anthracis (2), two of which are plasmids carrying genes for anthrax toxin (pX01) and capsule (pX02).
With such power it has proved possible to screen three-and-a-half billion molecules against a range of cancer targets and, in a three week burst, against the anthrax toxin.
United Devices brings particular expertise in PC grid computing with enterprise deployments at life science companies, including Novartis, in addition to successful Internet projects for cancer and anthrax toxin research.
He did not set out to find an antidote but rather to delve "deeper and deeper into the basic biology of anthrax toxin.
Sequence and organization of-XO1, the large Bacillus anthracis plasmid harbouring the anthrax toxin genes.
Anthrax toxin has a molecular structure which binds to a specific receptor on the surface of cells.
Scientists at Porton Down, who tested blood samples from five Scots victims, said two were tested positive for the main anthrax toxin.
The British vaccine is similar to this and both immunise against a protein in anthrax toxin called protective antigen.