Chapter 12. Clostridium difficile Toxins

  1. Klaus Aktories
  1. M. Thelestam,
  2. I. Florin and
  3. E. Chaves-Olarte

Published Online: 5 JUN 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9783527614615.ch12

Bacterial Toxins: Tools in Cell Biology and Pharmacology

Bacterial Toxins: Tools in Cell Biology and Pharmacology

How to Cite

Thelestam, M., Florin, I. and Chaves-Olarte, E. (1997) Clostridium difficile Toxins, in Bacterial Toxins: Tools in Cell Biology and Pharmacology (ed K. Aktories), Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH, Weinheim, Germany. doi: 10.1002/9783527614615.ch12

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 5 JUN 2008
  2. Published Print: 24 APR 1997

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527308811

Online ISBN: 9783527614615

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Keywords:

  • clostridium difficile;
  • pseudomembranous;
  • hemorrhagic fluid;
  • homogeneity;
  • anti-actin antibodies

Summary

The prelims comprise:

  • Introduction

  • Molecular Characteristics of the Toxins

  • Cellular Effects of the Toxins

  • Molecular Mode of Action of the Toxins

  • Biological Consequences of Toxin Action on Cells

  • Relationship of the C. difficile Toxins to Other Large Clostridial Cytotoxins

  • Conclusions and Perspectives for the Future