Formation and isolation of leucocidin from Pseudomonas aeruginosa.

  • W. Scharmann
  • Published 1976 in Journal of general microbiology
A toxic substance, which destroyed leucocytes from man but was inactive against erythrocytes, was demonstrated in cultures of four out of 110 strains of Pseudomonas aeruginosa tested. The toxin, designated 'leucocidin', was cell-bound as a precursor toxin, exhibiting little or no toxicity. It was converted into toxin with maximum activity by various… (More)