Clostridium perfringens Type E Virulence Traits Involved in Gut Colonization

  title={Clostridium perfringens Type E Virulence Traits Involved in Gut Colonization},
  author={Leandro Mart{\'i}n Redondo and Juan Mar{\'i}a D{\'i}az Carrasco and Enzo Alejandro Redondo and Fernando P. Delgado and Mariano E. Fern{\'a}ndez Miyakawa},
  booktitle={PloS one},
Clostridium perfringens type E disease in ruminants has been characterized by hemorrhagic enteritis or sudden death. Although type E isolates are defined by the production of alpha and iota toxin, little is known about the pathogenesis of C. perfringens type E infections. Thus far, the role of iota toxin as a virulence factor is unknown. In this report, iota toxin showed positive effects on adherence and colonization of C. perfringens type E while having negative effect on the adherence of type… CONTINUE READING
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