Escherichia coli

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Esch•e•rich•i•a co•li

(ˌɛʃ əˈrɪk i ə ˈkoʊ laɪ)

n.
a species of rod-shaped, facultatively anaerobic bacteria in the large intestine of humans and other animals, sometimes pathogenic.
[< New Latin, after T. Escherich (1857–1911), German physician; see -ia, coliform]
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Noun1.Escherichia coli - a species of bacterium normally present in intestinal tract of humans and other animals; sometimes pathogenic; can be a threat to food safety
escherichia - a genus of enteric bacteria
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Virulence of Aeromonads is considered to be multifactorial including cytotonic heat-labile (alt), and cytotonic heat-stable enterotoxins (ast), cytotoxic heat-labile enterotoxin (act), hemolysin (hly), aerolysin (aei), flagella A and flagella B (fla), lipase (lip), elastase (ela), serine protease (ser), and DNases (exu) [8].
carrot, potato, rice, soybean, tobacco, and tomato) for transgenic vaccines composed of a bacterial component (such as heat-labile enterotoxin [LT] B subunit, CT B subunit [CTB], or Yersinia pestis) and a viral component (such as hepatitis B virus, rotavirus, or norovirus), (91),(97)-(103) rice may be the most suitable antigen-expressing plant because rice seed (especially the protein body) is resistant to digestion by gastric acid.
3) ETEC strains have several virulence factors like heat-labile enterotoxin (LT), heat-stable enterotoxin (ST) and colonization factors (CFs).
Structure and function of cholera toxin and the related Escherichia coli heat-labile enterotoxin.
Hybrid enterotoxin LTA: STa proteins and their protection from degradation by in vivo association with B-subunits of Escherichia coli heat-labile enterotoxin.
Heat-labile enterotoxin (LT) test and heat-stable enterotoxin (ST) test were performed as described by Evans et al.
For example, zinc blocked the secretory effects of cholera toxin and the Escherichia coli heat-labile enterotoxin.
The latest buzz has come from a phase II randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled field trial of a traveler's diarrhea vaccine skin patch that contains heat-labile enterotoxin (abbreviated "LT") from Escherichia coli.
The latest buzz has come from a recent phase II randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled field trial of a traveler's diarrhea vaccine skin patch that contains heat-labile enterotoxin (LT) from Escherichia coli.