The Shiga toxin 2 production level in enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli O157:H7 is correlated with the subtypes of toxin-encoding phage

@inproceedings{Ogura2015TheST,
  title={The Shiga toxin 2 production level in enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli O157:H7 is correlated with the subtypes of toxin-encoding phage},
  author={Yoshitoshi Ogura and Shakhinur Islam Mondal and Md Rakibul Islam and Toshihiro Mako and Kokichi Arisawa and Keisuke Katsura and Tadasuke Ooka and Yasuhiro Gotoh and Kazunori Murase and Makoto Ohnishi and Tetsuya Hayashi},
  booktitle={Scientific reports},
  year={2015}
}
Enterohemorrhagic E. coli (EHEC) causes diarrhea and hemorrhagic colitis with life-threatening complications, such as hemolytic uremic syndrome. Their major virulence factor is Shiga toxin (Stx), which is encoded by bacteriophages. Of the two types of Stx, the production of Stx2, particularly that of Stx2a (a subtype of Stx2), is a major risk factor for severe EHEC infections, but the Stx2 production level is highly variable between strains. Here, we define four major and two minor subtypes of… CONTINUE READING
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