S Wimer-Mackin

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We examined the entry of anthrax edema toxin (EdTx) into polarized human T84 epithelial cells using cyclic AMP-regulated Cl- secretion as an index of toxin entry. EdTx is a binary A/B toxin which self assembles at the cell surface from anthrax edema factor and protective antigen (PA). PA binds to cell surface receptors and delivers EF, an adenylate cyclase,(More)
Culture supernatants prepared from reactogenic strains of Vibrio cholerae cause a decrease in the transcellular epithelial resistance of T84 intestinal cells. This decrease correlates with the presence of hemagglutinin/protease but not with the presence of other potential accessory toxins or proteases. These data suggest a possible role for(More)
Escherichia coli type IIa heat-labile enterotoxin (LTIIa) binds in vitro with highest affinity to ganglioside GD1b. It also binds in vitro with lower affinity to several other oligosialogangliosides and to ganglioside GM1, the functional receptor for cholera toxin (CT). In the present study, we characterized receptor-mediated signal transduction by LTIIa in(More)
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