enterotoxin


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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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Another study by Tse C found the protein EspP secreted by enterohaemorrhagic Escherichiacoli may act as an enterotoxin and drive electrogenic ion transport that could be a principle factor causing watery diarrhoea.4
(20) This study revealed that enterotoxin genes were more prevalent in CA-MRSA isolates, a result also found by Xie et al.
Among toxin genes, enterotoxins (SEs) were most frequently detected followed by enterotoxin (ETs) (24.09 %) and toxic shock syndrome toxin (TSST-1) (15 %).
Staphylococcal food poisoning caused by Staphylococcus argenteus harboring staphylococcal enterotoxin genes.
Characterization of Staphylococcus aureus isolates were determined by detection of some enterotoxin genes (sea, seb, and seg) using mPCR technique.
Pinnacle Foods is recalling approximately 32,479 pounds of heat-treated, shelf stable beef products due to a possible processing deviation that may have led to staphylococcal enterotoxin and clostridial toxin contamination, the U.S.
Additionally, for enterotoxin genes, ten (67%) out of 15 isolates harbored at least one or two staphylococcal enterotoxin (SE) genes.
Acharya, "Crystal structure of microbial superantigen staphylococcal enterotoxin B at 1.5 A resolution: implications for superantigen recognition by MHC class II molecules and T-cell receptors," Journal of Molecular Biology, vol.