Bordetella Adenylate Cyclase-Hemolysin Toxins
AbstractAdenylate cyclase-hemolysin toxin is secreted and produced by three classical species of the genus Bordetella: Bordetella pertussis, B. parapertussis and B. bronchiseptica. This toxin has several properties such as: (i) adenylate cyclase activity, enhanced after interaction with the eukaryotic protein, calmodulin; (ii) a pore-forming activity; (iii) an invasive activity. It plays an important role in the pathogenesis of these Bordetella species responsible for whooping cough in humans or persistent respiratory infections in mammals, by modulating host immune responses. In contrast with other Bordetella toxins or adhesins, lack of (or very low polymorphism) is observed in the structural gene encoding this toxin, supporting its importance as well as a potential role as a vaccine antigen against whooping cough. In this article, an overview of the investigations undertaken on this toxin is presented. View Full-Text
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Guiso, N. Bordetella Adenylate Cyclase-Hemolysin Toxins. Toxins 2017, 9, 277.
Guiso N. Bordetella Adenylate Cyclase-Hemolysin Toxins. Toxins. 2017; 9(9):277.Chicago/Turabian Style
Guiso, Nicole. 2017. "Bordetella Adenylate Cyclase-Hemolysin Toxins." Toxins 9, no. 9: 277.
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