Actions of the Clostridium botulinum binary toxin on the structure and function of Y-1 adrenal cells.

The binary toxin produced by Clostridium botulinum, also known as type C2 toxin, was examined for its ability to alter the structure and function of Y-1 cells, a murine adrenocortical tumor line. The toxin produced time- and concentration-dependent changes in morphology, characterized by retraction of cell extensions and by rounding of the cell body. These… CONTINUE READING