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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Facilities in which diphtheria toxin analysis is available remain limited.
A proper amino terminus of diphtheria toxin is important for cytotoxicity.
Ladokhin, "The pH-Dependent Trigger in Diphtheria Toxin T Domain Comes with a Safety Latch," Biophysical Journal, vol.
In this experiment, the knock-in vector was constructed using the porcine [beta]-casein genome locus, neo gene as the positive selection marker and diphtheria toxin A as the negative selection marker.
We have previously described an example of such an epitope from the diphtheria toxin [25].
Expression cloning of a diphtheria toxin receptor: identity with a heparin-binding EGF-like growth factor precursor.
When the animals were treated with diphtheria toxin, which preferentially kills human rather than mouse cells, the tumours began to die off.
This is combined with part of the luteinizing hormone found in sheep and either the tetanus or diphtheria toxin, which boost the body's immune response.
Disease severity is mediated by successful bacterial expression of diphtheria toxin, encoded by a toxin gene introduced by corynebacteriophages.
Molecular characterization of diphtheria toxin repressor (dtxR) genes present in nontoxigenic Corynebacterium diphtheriae strains isolated in the United Kingdom.
According to the companies, E7777 is a fusion protein that combines the interleukin-2 (IL-2) receptor binding domain with diphtheria toxin fragments.

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