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.
> 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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