Reactive oxygen species as a risk factor in verotoxin-1-exposed rats.

Abstract

It has been suggested the the interaction of Escherichia coli O157-derived verotoxins (VTs) with the vascular endothelium plays a central role in the pathogenesis of the thrombotic microangiopathy and ischemic lesions characteristic of hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS) and E. coli O157-associated hemorrhagic colitis. Intravenous administration of both E. coli… (More)

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