What are Ab Toxins in Microbiology? PDF Book

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Ab Toxins Definition

  • Exotoxins composed of two parts (A and B). B portion is responsible for toxin binding to a cell but does not directly harm it; the A portion enters the cell and disrupts its function.

    Prescott's Microbiology 9th Edition by Joanne Willey, Linda Sherwood, Christopher J. Woolverton



Ab Toxins Explanation

AB toxins are the exotoxins that are made up of two components which are A and B. The component A is the active part which enters into the cell and destroys it, whereas the B part of this toxin helps in binding the toxin to the cell and does not cause any direct harm to the cell. Multiple pathogenic bacteria secrete AB toxins.

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