[Pathophysiological role of endotoxins, a common denominator to various diseases].

@article{Amoureux2004PathophysiologicalRO,
  title={[Pathophysiological role of endotoxins, a common denominator to various diseases].},
  author={M-C Amoureux},
  journal={Pathologie-biologie},
  year={2004},
  volume={52 7},
  pages={
          415-22
        }
}
A growing number of investigations point to endotoxin or lipopolysaccharide as a central player in many pathophysiological states and diseases. Endotoxins are one of the most toxic biological contaminants continuously shed by both dead and live Gram negative bacteria. Endotoxins induce the primitive form of defense called innate immunity. Endotoxins have been related to inflammatory reactions observed in patients suffering from respiratory distress syndrome, multiorgan failure and septic shock… CONTINUE READING