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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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It was earlier proposed that signals from host cells like antimicrobial peptides may induce synthesis of bacterial toxins (9).
Scientists now have a method to compare and measure how bacterial toxins affect mammary cells.
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The latest discovery of a bacterial toxin in powdered milk produced at the company's Hokkaido plant ''could have a severe impact on Snow Brand's earnings as it is likely to cause further decline in sales of the company's products,'' the agency said.
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to suspend operations at its plant in Taiki, Hokkaido, after discovering a bacterial toxin in samples of powdered skimmed milk produced at the plant, prefectural officials said.
s Hokkaido plant, including the plant chief, lacked knowledge of a bacterial toxin linked to a tainted-milk scandal involving Japan's top dairy products maker, Hokkaido government officials said Thursday.