Medical Definition of Diphtheria toxin

1. An ab exotoxin (62 kD) coded by _ corynephage of virulent Corynebacterium diphtheriae strains (that can produce a repressor of toxin production). The B subunit binds to receptors on the surface of the target cell and facilitates the entry of the enzymically active A subunit (21 kD) that ADP ribosylates elongation factor 2, thereby halting mRNA translation. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Diphtheria Toxin

diphosphonates
diphosphonite
diphosphopyridine nucleotide
diphosphoric acid
diphosphorus
diphosphorylated
diphosphothiamin
diphosphotransferases
diphoton
diphotons
diphthamide
diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis vaccine
diphtheria antitoxin
diphtheria antitoxin unit
diphtheria toxin (current term)
diphtheria toxoid
diphtherial
diphtherias
diphtheric
diphtheritic
diphtheritic conjunctivitis
diphtheritic enteritis
diphtheritic membrane
diphtheritic neuropathy
diphtheritic paralysis
diphtheritic ulcer
diphtheroid
diphtheroids

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