Chapter 17. Pore-Forming Toxins

  1. Klaus Aktories
  1. S. Bhakdi,
  2. A. Valeva,
  3. I. Walev,
  4. U. Weller and
  5. M. Palmer

Published Online: 5 JUN 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9783527614615.ch17

Bacterial Toxins: Tools in Cell Biology and Pharmacology

Bacterial Toxins: Tools in Cell Biology and Pharmacology

How to Cite

Bhakdi, S., Valeva, A., Walev, I., Weller, U. and Palmer, M. (2008) Pore-Forming Toxins, in Bacterial Toxins: Tools in Cell Biology and Pharmacology (ed K. Aktories), Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH, Weinheim, Germany. doi: 10.1002/9783527614615.ch17

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:

  • hydrophilic-amphiphilic;
  • perfringolysin;
  • permeabilization;
  • homogeneous;
  • amphipathic

Summary

The prelims comprise:

  • Origin of Pore-forming Toxins (PFTs)

  • Evolution of the PFT Field

  • Relationship to Other Toxins

  • Molecular Mechanism of Action

  • Cell-biological Effects

  • Pathogenic Aspects

  • Purification Protocols

  • Application of PFTs as Tools in Research

  • Reagents and Chemicals