Botulinum Neurotoxins

@inproceedings{Aktories2013BotulinumN,
  title={Botulinum Neurotoxins},
  author={Klaus Aktories and Richard W. Compans},
  booktitle={Current Topics in Microbiology and Immunology},
  year={2013}
}
Clostridium botulinum is a species of spore-forming anaerobic bacteria defined by the expression of any one or two of seven serologically distinct botulinum neurotoxins (BoNTs) designated BoNT/A-G. This Gram-positive bacterium was first identified in 1897 and since then the paralyzing and lethal effects of its toxin have resulted in the recognition of different forms of the intoxication known as food-borne, infant, or wound botulism. Early microbiological and biochemical characterization of C… CONTINUE READING
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