Toxins from anaerobic bacteria: specificity and molecular mechanisms of action.

Abstract:

:Major advances have been made in the past five years in the identification of cellular targets of toxins produced by anaerobic bacteria. These targets include the vesicular membrane docking and fusion apparatus, the actin cytoskeleton, the signal transduction machinery and the cell membrane. The recent discovery that large clostridial toxins (Clostridium difficile A and B toxins, C. sordellii lethal and hemorrhagic toxins, and alpha C. novyi toxin) are monoglucosyltransferases, together with the establishment of the perfringolysin crystal structure, has led to new insights in the field of toxins from anaerobic bacteria.

journal_name

Curr Opin Microbiol

authors

Boquet P,Munro P,Fiorentini C,Just I

doi

10.1016/s1369-5274(98)80144-6

subject

Has Abstract

pub_date

1998-02-01 00:00:00

pages

66-74

issue

1

eissn

1369-5274

issn

1879-0364

pii

S1369-5274(98)80144-6

journal_volume

1

pub_type

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