E coli question

Bruce E. langlois blangloi at ca.uky.edu
Thu Oct 9 06:53:48 EST 1997

E. coli O157:H7 and over 100 other serotypes produce a shiga-like toxin which is
very similar to that produced by Shigella dysenteriae type 1.  This toxin has
been referred to as verotoxin, verocytotoxin and shiga-like toxin.

DJOS wrote:

> 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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