hemolysin


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hemolysin

[‚hē·mə′līs·ən]
(immunology)
A substance that lyses erythrocytes.
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The percent of enterococcal isolates expressing virulence factors (gelatinase, P hemolysin and bacteriocins) were compared (Figure 6.
pneumoniae pneumolysin gene encodes the hemolysin species-specific protein toxin produced intracellularly by all clinically relevant pneumococcal serotypes (21).
Molecular analysis of the plasmid-encoded hemolysin of Escherichia coli O157:H7 strain EDL 933.
isolated from fresh water and to compare antibiotic resistance, plasmid profile, and phenotypic virulent strains by Congo red binding and production of hemolysin.
monocytogenes based on genetic loci in several genes: the hemolysin (hlyA), internalin (inlA), positive regulatory factor (prfA), and actin polymerization (actA1, actA2) genes.
Specific detection of Entamoeba histolytica DNA by hemolysin gene targeted PCR.
The organisms efficiently bind laminin and fibrinogen, and they produce various proteases, phospholipases, hemolysin, and aflatoxin.
Other researchers noticed in the early 1990s that an enzyme called alpha hemolysin pokes nanosize holes into the cell membranes of organisms that some bacteria have infected.
chartarum exposure include reverse-transcriptase polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) using species-specific genomic probes and an ELISA for a hemolysin produced by this fungus.
V fluvialis produces several toxins, including cell elongation factor (CEF), cell-killing factor (CKF), a protease, and a hemolysin.