enterotoxin


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enterotoxin

[‚ent·ə·rō′täk·sən]
(microbiology)
A toxin produced by Micrococcus pyogenes var. aureus (Staphylococcus aureus) which gives rise to symptoms of food poisoning in humans and monkeys.
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The genes for enterotoxin, exo-foliative toxin and toxic shock toxin syndrome were amplified by multiplex PCR.
Prevalence and genetic characteristics of Staphylococcus aureus and Staphylococcus argenteus isolates harboring Panton-Valentine leukocidin, enterotoxins, and TSST-1 genes from food handlers in Myanmar.
aureus and or its enterotoxin is valued as a big obstacle facing food industries and public health (11,14).
The association of SAg genes with MRSA and MSSA isolates showed a higher prevalence of enterotoxin seq, seg, and sei in MRSA than MSSA with significant difference (p = 0.014), (p = 0.001) and (p = 0.009), respectively [Table 4].
(16,17) Additionally PCR was also performed to detect 17 different virulence genes for enterotoxins (sea, seb, sec, sed, see, seg, sei, sej), exfoliative-toxins (eta, etb, etd), cytotoxin (lukS/lukF), and adhesins (hla, hlg, ica, efb, sasX).
Torkel, "Rapid Detection by a Coagglutination Test of Heat-Labile Enterotoxin in Cell Lysates from Blood Agar-Grown Escherichia coli," Journal of Clinical Microbiology, vol.
Dack, "Enterotoxin produced by micrococci from cases of enteritis after antibiotic therapy," Journal of the American Medical Association, vol.
CPE enterotoxin is produced only in sporulating cultures but not in vegetative cells [16].
Food specimens were analyzed using PCR for enterotoxin source identification and incubated for plate count.