Thesis - Open Access
Master of Science (MS)
David H. Francis
Since its existence was first reported in 1977 by Konowalchuck et. al. (27), much has been done to characterize the properties of verotoxin produced by Escherichia coli. This toxin was distinguished from the classical heat-stable (ST) and heat-labile (LT) enterotoxins in that its toxic effect on Vero cells was irreversible, whereas the effect of LT and ST is reversible. Verotoxin (VT) has a subunit structure, isoelectric point and range of biological activities similar to that of Shiga toxin produced by Shigella dysenteriae type I (40).
Library of Congress Subject Headings
Escherichia coli infections -- Pathogenesis
Number of Pages
South Dakota State University
Dykstra, Stephanie Ann, "Characterization of Virulence Properties of Shiga-Like Toxin I" (1990). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 5350.