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Comprehensive analysis of classical and newly described staphylococcal superantigenic toxin genes in Staphylococcus aureus isolates.
We describe a comprehensive detection system for 18 kinds of classical and newly described staphylococcal superantigenic toxin genes using four sets of multiplex PCR. Superantigenic toxin genotypingExpand
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Identification and Characterization of a New Staphylococcal Enterotoxin-Related Putative Toxin Encoded by Two Kinds of Plasmids
ABSTRACT We identified and characterized a novel staphylococcal enterotoxin-like putative toxin, which is named SER. Nucleotide sequencing analysis of the ser gene revealed that ser was most closelyExpand
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Comparative prevalence of superantigenic toxin genes in meticillin-resistant and meticillin-susceptible Staphylococcus aureus isolates.
A total of 118 meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and 140 meticillin-susceptible S. aureus (MSSA) isolates from different patients in the same time period were comprehensively searchedExpand
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Identification and Characterization of Two Novel Staphylococcal Enterotoxins, Types S and T
ABSTRACT In addition to two known staphylococcal enterotoxin-like genes (selj and selr), two novel genes coding for two superantigens, staphylococcal enterotoxins S and T (SES and SET), wereExpand
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Mechanisms of staphylococcal enterotoxin-induced emesis.
  • D. Hu, A. Nakane
  • Biology, Medicine
  • European journal of pharmacology
  • 5 January 2014
Pathogenic bacteria use various strategies to interact with the host organisms. Among them, toxin production constitutes an efficient way to alter specific functions of target cells. VariousExpand
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Interferon induction by human herpesvirus 6 in human mononuclear cells.
Interferon (IFN) production after inoculation with human herpesvirus 6 (HHV-6) was studied in peripheral blood mononuclear cells from 10 HHV-6-seropositive healthy adults and five samples of cordExpand
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Lon, a Stress-Induced ATP-Dependent Protease, Is Critically Important for Systemic Salmonella enterica Serovar Typhimurium Infection of Mice
ABSTRACT Studies on the pathogenesis of Salmonella enterica serovar Typhimurium infections in mice have revealed the presence of two prominent virulence characteristics—the invasion of theExpand
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Emetic Potentials of Newly Identified Staphylococcal Enterotoxin-Like Toxins
ABSTRACT Staphylococcal enterotoxins (SEs) are a common causative agent of food poisoning. Recently, many new SE-like (SEl) toxins have been reported, although the role of SEls in food poisoningExpand
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Identification and Characterization of a Novel Staphylococcal Emetic Toxin
ABSTRACT Staphylococcal enterotoxins (SEs) produced by Staphylococcus aureus have superantigenic and emetic activities, which cause toxic shock syndrome and staphylococcal food poisoning,Expand
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Endogenous tumor necrosis factor, interleukin-6, and gamma interferon levels during Listeria monocytogenes infection in mice.
Mice were infected intravenously with a sublethal dose of Listeria monocytogenes cells and then levels of tumor necrosis factor (TNF), interleukin-6 (IL-6), and gamma interferon (IFN-gamma) in theExpand
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