Toxin

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Toxin

Any poisonous substance a living thing produces as part of its metabolic or other natural process. That is, toxins themselves are not living things, but are produced by living things. Toxins are defined by the Biological Weapons Convention.
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The scientists showed that many of the effects of the cholera toxin on the gut could be reversed by genetic manipulations that bolster the delivery of proteins to these junctions.
However, he notes that the Japanese researchers tested the new vaccine by exposing mice to cholera toxin but not to live V.
De's discovery of cholera toxin introduced a new paradigm in research on cholera.
If the cholera toxin is present, the toxin will bind to the nanoparticles' dextran.
Cholera outbreaks in Thailand during 2007-2010 were caused by atypical El Tor isolates carrying the classical type cholera toxin gene (2).
This drug provides significant protection to the gut from radiation as well as other toxic substances such as cholera toxin.
The inordinate delay in identifying cholera toxin allowed other bacterial pathogens to lead the way in basic scientific understanding and the development of vaccines and therapeutics.
They then challenged the mice with either the cholera toxin or malarial parasite.
The team also tested rhubarb gal loyl-tannin and other chemical constituents of the traditional remedy by injecting them one by one into the intestines of mice and rabbits exposed to cholera toxin.
Antibody assays for cholera toxin, diphtheria toxin and anthrax are being developed for use in a law enforcement setting.
cholerae O1 and O139 serogroups produce cholera toxin (CT), a critical virulence factor and express toxin coregulated pilus (TCP), which are responsible for secretory diarrhea and intestinal colonization, respectively.
However, it was not until 1959 when the existence of such a cholera toxin (CT) was conclusively demonstrated.