Clostridium difficile by J. S. Brazier, S. P. Borriello (auth.), Professor Dr.Dr.

By J. S. Brazier, S. P. Borriello (auth.), Professor Dr.Dr. Klaus Aktories, Dr. Tracy D. Wilkins (eds.)

Clostridium difficile has been well-known because the reason for a vast spectrum of enteric sickness starting from light antibiotic-associated diarrhea to pseudomembranous colitis. This quantity supplies new insights into the microbiology, diagnostics and epidemiology of Clostridium difficile and describes contemporary recommendations in therapy of illnesses as a result of this agent. major elements of the amount are dedicated to Clostridium difficile pollution A and B that are the main virulence components. The molecular biology, biochemistry, pharmacology and mobile biology of those pollutants that are the prototypes of a brand new relatives of huge clostridial cytotoxins is defined in nice aspect. Clostridium difficile pollution act as glucosyltransferases to inactivate small GTP-binding proteins of the Rho kinfolk that are fascinated about rules of the actin cytoskeleton, mobile adhesion and numerous signaling processes.

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1997). Toxin A also has been shown to elicit the production of various biological response modifiers such as cytokines a nd neurokinins, which appear to play an important role in pathogenesis (CASTAGLIOULO et al. 1994, 1997, 1998; MANYTI-I et al. 1996a,b; POTHOULAK IS et al. 1994, 1998). Toxin B does not cause damage or a fluid response when injected alone in intestinal loops (LIMA et al. 1988; LYERLY et al. 1982; LYERLY and WILKINS 1995). This is probably due to an inability to bind to a receptor on the intestinal brush border membrane cells under normal physiological conditions.

1990; JOHNSON et al. 1(90). As it turned ouL the toxin A and B genes were located in close proximity and this work led to the cloning and sequencing of both toxin genes. Sequencing of the toxin A gene by Dove et al. showed that the structural gene is 8130 nuc1eotides and encodes a 308k Da protein which is 271 () amino acids in length (DOVE et al. 1(90). This enn1irmed that toxin A was as large as had heen Genetics of CloslridiulII dif/idle Toxins 39 predicted by SDS-PAGE analysis. At that time, it made toxin A the largest known single polypeptide bacterial toxin .

Teresa H, Pratt J (1992) Multicenter evaluation of a ncw enzymc immunoassay for detection of Clostridiul1I di/ftcile enterotoxin A. J Clin Microhiol 30: 1085- I 088 Delmee M. Homel M. Wauters G (1985) Serogrouping of Clostridium di/ftcile strains by slide agglutination. J Clin Microhiol 2 I :323- 327 Delmee M, Avesani V (1990) Virulence or ten serogroups of ClostridiulII di/ftcill! in hamsters. J Mcd M icrohiol 33:85- 90 Delmee M. Mackey T. Hamitou A (1992) Evaluation of a new commercial ClostridiulIl di/ftcile toxin A enzyme immunoassay using diarrhoeal stools.

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