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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All four isolates obtained in the present study were negative for all additional virulence factors tested, including beta-2 toxin encoding-gene (cpb2), already reported in other wild animals, and enterotoxin encoding gene (cpe), an important virulence factor for C.
The second hypothesis held that the bacteria population within the chicken taco meat mixture had either reached death phase due to gross spoilage, diminishing nutrients, and a changing pH environment, or had been diminished by the final reheating prior to service on April 15 without harming the integrity of the enterotoxin.
We report a case of MRSA enterocolitis in Canada caused by a strain harboring multiple enterotoxins.
Regulated expression of Clostridium perfringens enterotoxin in naturally cpe-negative Type A, B, and C isolates of C.
This activity was lost when the LCE was heated at 60[degrees]C for 10 min, demonstrating that LCE acts as a thermolabile enterotoxin.
Cloning of enterotoxin gene from Aeromonas hydrophila provides conclusive evidence of production of a cytotonic enterotoxin.
Quantitative microbial risk assessment for Staphylococcus aureus and Staphylococcus enterotoxin A in raw milk.
perfringens enterotoxin gene (cpe) are the most important food borne pathogens.
Was used to detect nonclassical enterotoxin genes: seg to ser, seu, and exfoliative toxin etd.
A wide variety of enterotoxin and enterotoxinlike coding genes (more than 20 SEs) have been recognized to have a significant role in stages of host colonizing, gastroenteritis infections, and invasion of skin, mucus, and host defence mechanisms.
The gene that codifies ESB was the main enterotoxic gene detected in this study, followed by ESA; results concur with the findings of Gucukoglu et al (24), who analyzed samples of ice cream and found that the main enterotoxin produced was ESB.
Growth and Enterotoxin Production by Staphylococcus aureus During Manufacture and Storage of Telita Type Cheese