Bacterial two-component and hetero-heptameric pore-forming cytolytic toxins: structures, pore-forming mechanism, and organization of the genes.

@article{Kaneko2004BacterialTA,
  title={Bacterial two-component and hetero-heptameric pore-forming cytolytic toxins: structures, pore-forming mechanism, and organization of the genes.},
  author={Jun Kaneko and Yoshiyuki Kamio},
  journal={Bioscience, biotechnology, and biochemistry},
  year={2004},
  volume={68 5},
  pages={981-1003}
}
Staphylococcal gamma-hemolysin (Hlg), leukocidin (Luk), and Panton-Valentine leukocidin (PVL) are two-component and hetero-oligomeric pore-forming cytolytic toxins (or cytolysin), that were first identified in bacteria. No information on the existence of hetero-oligomeric pore-forming cytolytic toxins in bacteria except for staphylococcal strains is… CONTINUE READING