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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 antimicrobial quality of the local pulmonary environment, for example, the concentration of surfactant, may be important for the metabolic activity in the bacterial community and therefore for the expression of bacterial virulence factors such as bacterial toxins [3].
A quantitative and highly sensitive luciferase-based assay for bacterial toxins that inhibit protein synthesis.
These are all symptoms of the muscle paralysis caused by the bacterial toxin. If untreated, these symptoms may progress to cause paralysis of the arms, legs, trunk and respiratory muscles.
The outbreak was traced back to the company's Taiki plant, where a bacterial toxin was discovered in samples of powdered skim milk produced there.
Hot out of the labs this month, is a major advance in insect pest control with a new bacterial toxin identified which will increase agriculture's ability to beat damaging bugs more safely.
Bt, a bacterial toxin meant to kill off the Colorado potato beetle, one of the potato's commonplace enemies in the growing fields of big agriculture.
The team also examined the reactions of four healthy people and 16 mice to an injection of endotoxin, a bacterial toxin that mimics blood infections.
Microglial cells that were exposed to a bacterial toxin produced inflammatory cytokines that could kill neurons.
This is the first study to suggest, however, that luteolin improves cognitive health by acting directly on the microglial cells to reduce their production of inflammatory cytokines in the brain.The researchers showed that microglial cells that were exposed to a bacterial toxin produced inflammatory cytokines that could kill neurons.
When a worm munches on Bt corn, it ingests the bacterial toxin and dies within days.
20 that bacterial toxin in powdered skim milk produced at Snow Brand's Taiki factory in Hokkaido was the cause of the widespread food-poisoning outbreak which made about 13,400 people ill in western Japan.
MTR developed a fusion technique which isolates the dangerous cells and injects them with a bacterial toxin while leaving healthy cells alone.