E coli question

DJOS djos at aol.com
Thu Oct 9 00:08:27 EST 1997

Shigella toxin is a very powerful toxin
Most pathogenicity of E.coli comes from it's endotoxin (LPS,
 lipopolysaccharide), which is released when the cell dies. It's toxin is not
 from shigella

>I was told that the E. coli toxicity was due to Shigella toxin in the E.
>coli strain that is making people ill. I was wondering what Shigella toxin
>is? is it a natural product from E coli. ?

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