Differential tissue targeting and pathogenesis of verotoxins 1 and 2 in the mouse animal model.

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BACKGROUND Both verotoxin (VT)1 and VT2 share the same receptor, globotriaosyl ceramide (Gb(3)). Although VT1 is slightly more cytotoxic in vitro and binds Gb(3) with higher affinity, VT2 is more toxic in mice and may be associated with greater pathology in human infections. In this study we have compared the biodistribution of iodine 125 ((125)I)-VT1 and… (More)

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