Alpha toxin

Alpha toxin

Alpha Toxin or alpha-toxin refers to several different protein toxins produced by bacteria. Alpha toxin may be:

*Staphylococcus aureus alpha toxin, a membrane-disrupting toxin that creates pores causing hemolysis and tissue damage.
*Clostridium perfringens alpha toxin, a membrane-disrupting toxin with phospholipase C activity, which is directly responsible for gas gangrene and myonecrosis.
*Pseudomonas aeruginosa alpha toxin.

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