streptolysin


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strep·to·ly·sin

 (strĕp′tə-lī′sĭn)
n.
Any of several hemolysins derived from some strains of streptococci.

streptolysin

(ˌstrɛptəʊˈlaɪsɪn)
n
(Medicine) a substance that breaks down red blood cells derived from some bacterial strains of streptococci.
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Noun1.streptolysin - any of several hemolysins derived from strains of streptococcus
erythrocytolysin, erythrolysin, haemolysin, hemolysin - any substance that can cause lysis (destruction) of erythrocytes (red blood cells) and the release of their hemoglobin
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An enquiry led by the Order of Physicians revealed that the infant's body had been hit by a bad bacteria -- a streptococcus that secretes streptolysin, which is a very bad toxin.
Streptolysin O (SLO) is one of the most frequently used agents to be permeabilized on the plasma membrane of cell.
Antibody titers against streptolysin O were < 200 IU.
Streptolysin A and deoxyribonuclease B are two further proteins that generate antibody formation on infection with GAS.
Activation of mast cells by streptolysin O and lipopolysaccharide.
A two-component regulatory system, CsrR-CsrS, represses expression of three Streptococcus pyogenes virulence factors, hyaluronic acid capsule, streptolysin S and pyrogenic exotoxin B.