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Production of enterotoxin by Yersinia bercovieri, a recently identified Yersinia enterocolitica-like species.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9916117     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Yersinia bercovieri, a recently identified Y. enterocolitica-like species, produces a heat-stable enterotoxin (designated YbST) which has biologic activity in infant mice and increases short circuit current in Ussing chambers. Although YbST has some properties in common with the heat-stable enterotoxins of Y. enterocolitica (YST I and YST II), it appears to be a novel toxin because (i) it was not neutralized by anti-YST I antiserum, (ii) YbST-neutralizing antiserum did not neutralize YST I, and (iii) Y. bercovieri strains did not hybridize with genetic probes for yst I, yst II, and other known enterotoxins.
A Sulakvelidze; A Kreger; A Joseph; R M Robins-Browne; A Fasano; G Wauters; N Harnett; L DeTolla; J G Morris
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Infection and immunity     Volume:  67     ISSN:  0019-9567     ISO Abbreviation:  Infect. Immun.     Publication Date:  1999 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1999-03-09     Completed Date:  1999-03-09     Revised Date:  2013-04-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0246127     Medline TA:  Infect Immun     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  968-71     Citation Subset:  IM    
Division of Hospital Epidemiology, Department of Medicine, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland 21201, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Antibodies, Bacterial / immunology
Bacterial Toxins / biosynthesis*,  genetics,  immunology
DNA, Bacterial / analysis
Enterotoxins / biosynthesis*,  genetics,  immunology
Isoelectric Point
Molecular Weight
Neutralization Tests
Yersinia / genetics,  metabolism*
Yersinia enterocolitica
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Antibodies, Bacterial; 0/Bacterial Toxins; 0/DNA, Bacterial; 0/Enterotoxins; 0/heat-stable enterotoxin (Yersinia)

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