Phospholipase D activity of Vibrio damsela cytolysin and its interaction with sheep erythrocytes.

@article{Kreger1987PhospholipaseDA,
  title={Phospholipase D activity of Vibrio damsela cytolysin and its interaction with sheep erythrocytes.},
  author={Arnold S. Kreger and Alan W. Bernheimer and Lori A. Etkin and Larry W. Daniel},
  journal={Infection and immunity},
  year={1987},
  volume={55 12},
  pages={3209-12}
}
Exposure of sheep erythrocytes to sublytic amounts of Vibrio damsela cytolysin markedly reduced their membrane sphingomyelin content and their sensitivity to lysis by the sphingomyelin-dependent cytolysins staphylococcal sphingomyelinase C (beta-toxin) and helianthin. The toxin was found to be a phospholipase D active against sphingomyelin.