Studies of recombinant streptococcal pyrogenic exotoxin B/cysteine protease (rSPE B/SCP) in the skin of guinea pigs & the release of histamine from cultured mast cells & basophilic leukocytes.

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BACKGROUND & OBJECTIVES Streptococcal pyrogenic exotoxin B/streptococcal cysteine protease (SPE B/SCP) is considered to be one of the virulence factors of Streptococcus pyogenes (S. pyogenes) which causes serious diseases such as severe invasive infections and streptococcal toxic shock syndrome (STSS). There are no reports on the histamine releasing… (More)

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