enterotoxin


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Related to enterotoxin: endotoxin, staphylococcal enterotoxin, Shiga toxin, Superantigen

en·ter·o·tox·in

 (ĕn′tə-rō-tŏk′sĭn)
n.
A toxin produced by bacteria that is specific for intestinal cells and causes the vomiting and diarrhea associated with food poisoning.

enterotoxin

(ˌɛntərəʊˈtɒksɪn)
n
(Pathology) a toxin that originates in the intestine, causing vomiting and diarrhoea

en•ter•o•tox•in

(ˌɛn tə roʊˈtɒk sɪn)

n.
a toxic substance produced by certain bacteria that on ingestion causes violent vomiting and diarrhea.
[1935–40]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.enterotoxin - a cytotoxin specific for the cells of the intestinal mucosa
cytotoxin - any substance that has a toxic effect on cells
staphylococcal enterotoxin - a soluble exotoxin produced by some strains of staphylococcus; a cause of food poisoning
Translations

en·ter·o·tox·in

n. enterotoxina, toxina producida en el intestino.

enterotoxin

n enterotoxina
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In addition, certain strains also produce a metalloprotease enterotoxin encoded by the bft gene that enables the bacterium to cause diarrhoea.
Individually, Botulinum toxin isoforms A, B, E, F, Ricin, and Staphylococcal Enterotoxin B have the potential to pose a severe threat to human health if accidentally or intentionally introduced to our nation's food supply.
The US food and drug administration said the bacteria staphylococcus enterotoxin which can cause food poisoning had been found in one of their labs.
It has a short incubation period of less than one to five days, and produces an enterotoxin that causes copious, painless, watery diarrhea that can quickly lead to severe dehydration and death if treatment is not promptly given.
Other studies by the lab showed that the positive enterotoxin test was a false positive, caused by natural peroxidase enzymes that formed during the fermentation process.
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Both of these samples were tested for staphylococcal enterotoxin, but at the time of testing the colony had not produced toxins.
We used PCR to detect the presence of the PVL- and toxic shock syndrome toxin 1--encoding genes (lukS-lukF PV and tst, respectively), exfoliatin A--and B--encoding genes (eta and etb, respectively) (7), and enterotoxin genes (sea, seb, sec, sed, see, seg, seh, sei, sej, sek, sem, sen, seo, sep, seq, ser) as described by Omoe et al.
Detection of genes encoding cholera toxin (CT), zonula occludens toxin (ZOT), accessory cholera enterotoxin (ACE) and heat-stable enterotoxin (ST) in Vibrio mimicus clinical strains.
The Olive Compound 4-Hydroxytyrosollnactivates 5taphyloccoccus aureus Bacteria andStaphylococcal Enterotoxin A (SEA), J.
The American Society for Microbiology (ASM) publishes Sentinel Laboratory Guidelines for suspected agents of bioterrorism and infectious diseases that include responses to anthrax; avian influenza A H5N1; botulinum toxin; plague (Yersinia Pestis); staphylococcal enterotoxin B; Tularemia; unknown viruses; and more at www.