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Verotoxin production among porcine strains of Escherichia coli and its association with oedema disease.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3320373     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Strains of Escherichia coli isolated from documented cases of disease in pigs and belonging to a wide range of pathogenic serotypes were tested for their ability to produce a heat labile verotoxin (VT). The strains isolated from oedema disease all produced VT, indicating that the cytotoxin detected by the vero-cell assay was identical to "oedema disease principle". Strains belonging to the serotypes associated with enterotoxic diarrhoea were VT-. Not all the strains belonging to the recognised oedema disease serotypes (O141:K85, O139:K82 and O138:K81) produced VT, but the VT- strains were not associated with outbreaks of clinical disease.
M A Linggood; J M Thompson
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of medical microbiology     Volume:  24     ISSN:  0022-2615     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Med. Microbiol.     Publication Date:  1987 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1988-02-09     Completed Date:  1988-02-09     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0224131     Medline TA:  J Med Microbiol     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  359-62     Citation Subset:  IM    
Unilever Research, Colworth Laboratory, Sharnbrook, Bedford.
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MeSH Terms
Bacterial Toxins / biosynthesis*
Cytotoxins / biosynthesis*
Diarrhea / microbiology,  veterinary
Edema Disease of Swine / microbiology*
Escherichia coli / classification,  metabolism*,  pathogenicity
Escherichia coli Infections / microbiology,  veterinary*
Neutralization Tests
Shiga Toxin 1
Swine Diseases / microbiology
Vero Cells
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Bacterial Toxins; 0/Cytotoxins; 0/Shiga Toxin 1

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