Purification and characterization of streptolysin O from Streptococcus pyogenes.


1. Streptolysin O, an exotoxin produced by group A beta-hemolytic streptococci, has been purified from Streptococcus pyogenes culture supernatants. 2. The isolation and purification procedure involved ammonium sulphate and polyethylene glycol precipitations, and ion-exchange chromatographies on CM-Sepharose and Mono Q. 3. The proposed procedure introduces… (More)