leucocidin

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leucocidin

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leukocidin

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(Biology) an exotoxin, produced by bacteria, that destroys leucocytes
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A fatal infection caused by sequence type 398 methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus carrying the Panton-Valentine leukocidin gene: A case report in Japan.
Prevalence and sequence variation of panton-valentine leukocidin in methicillin-resistant and methicillin-susceptible Staphylococcus aureus strains in the United States.
MRSA was cultured from both BALF and pleural drainage cultures, and typing revealed that the MRSA belonged to ST59, carried SCC mec type IVa, and was positive for Panton-Valentine leukocidin (PVL) (Micro Scan: MALDI-TOF MS, Bruker Daltonics, Germany; Drug resistance: bioMerieux VITEK compact-2, GP67, France).{Figure 2}
Community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus: the role of Panton-Valentine leukocidin. Lab Invest 2007;87:3-9.
MRSA is genetically characterized by the presence of the arginine catabolic mobile element, the SCCmec IV gene complex, and the gene encoding Panton-Valentine leukocidin. The latter element is a recognized cytotoxic virulence factor implicated in a number of severe infections and necrotic cutaneous lesions (Lina et al., 1999).
Panton-Valentine leukocidin (PVL) is one of the most important virulence factors of S.
However, it is associated with the production of virulence factors that contribute to complications, including Panton-Valentine leukocidin (PVL), alpha-hemolysin, and the arginine catabolic mobile element (ACME) [5, 6].
Panton-Valentine leukocidin (PVL) is a cytotoxin which causes leukocyte destruction and tissue necrosis.
Factors predicting mortality in necrotizing community-acquired pneumonia caused by Staphylococcus aureus containing Panton-Valentine leukocidin. Clin Infect Dis.
aureus leukocidins responsible for lysis of human phagocytic (immune) cells: Panton-Valentine leukocidin, leukocidin ED, and gamma-hemolysins AB and CB.