leukocidin
(loo\'ko-si\'din)
A microbial toxin that can damage or kill leukocytes.

Microbiology. . 2009.

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  • Leukocidin — A leukocidin is a type of cytotoxin created by some types of bacteria. It is a type of pore forming toxin. Leukocidins get their names by killing ( cide ) leukocytes. One type is Panton Valentine leukocidin.External links* * * …   Wikipedia

  • leukocidin — noun A type of cytotoxin created by some types of bacteria …   Wiktionary

  • leukocidin — A heat labile substance that is elaborated by many strains of Staphylococcus aureus, Streptococcus pyogenes, and pneumococci and manifests a destructive action on leukocytes, with or without lysis of the cells. [leukocyte + L. caedo, to kill] * * …   Medical dictionary

  • leukocidin — n. substance which destroys white blood cells …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Panton-Valentine leukocidin — (PVL) is a cytotoxin mdash;one of the beta; pore forming toxins. The presence of PVL is associated with increased virulence of certain strains (isolates) of Staphylococcus aureus . It is present in the majoritycite web title= Community Associated …   Wikipedia

  • Neisser-Wechsberg leukocidin — a leukocidin produced by staphylococci that destroys rabbit but not human leukocytes; it is identical with alpha hemolysin …   Medical dictionary

  • Panton-Valentine (P-V) leukocidin — a leukocidin produced by staphylococci that destroys human and rabbit leukocytes by injuring the cell membrane, with subsequent cell degranulation; it is nonhemolytic …   Medical dictionary

  • Clumping-Faktor B — Leukocidin F Vorhandene Strukturdaten: 2lkf …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Clumping Faktor B — Leukocidin F Vorhandene Strukturdaten: 2lkf …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Clumpingfaktor B — Leukocidin F Vorhandene Strukturdaten: 2lkf …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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