Prevalence of hemolysin genes and comparison of ehxA subtype patterns in Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC) and non-STEC strains from clinical, food, and animal sources.

@article{Lorenz2013PrevalenceOH,
  title={Prevalence of hemolysin genes and comparison of ehxA subtype patterns in Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC) and non-STEC strains from clinical, food, and animal sources.},
  author={Sandra C. Lorenz and Insook Son and Anna Maounounen-Laasri and Andrew Lin and Markus Fischer and Julie A. Kase},
  journal={Applied and environmental microbiology},
  year={2013},
  volume={79 20},
  pages={6301-11}
}
Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC) belonging to certain serogroups (e.g., O157 and O26) can cause serious conditions like hemolytic-uremic syndrome (HUS), but other strains might be equally pathogenic. While virulence factors, like stx and eae, have been well studied, little is known about the prevalence of the E. coli hemolysin genes (hlyA, ehxA, e-hlyA, and sheA) in association with these factors. Hemolysins are potential virulence factors, and ehxA and hlyA have been associated… CONTINUE READING

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