Structural Studies of a Toxin from Bacillus Cereus That Causes Diarrhea, University of Sheffield Reveals

Published: Jan 07, 2013

Food poisoning caused by Bacillus cereus can lead to diarrhea which is probably caused by a 3-component toxin which is produced by this bacteria strain and which perforates and kills cells. New doctoral research has revealed one of the protein structures of this toxin and has led to a better understanding of the mechanisms behind multi-component, pore-forming toxins. These findings can enhance food safety.

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