Unformatted text preview: involved in mediating attachment to respiratory epithelia. 2. Adenylate cyclase toxin: this toxin increases cAMP levels, inhibiting immune effector cell functions. 3. Tracheal cytotoxin: This toxin causes ciliostasis and extrusion of ciliated epithelia. 4. Dermonecrotic toxin: This heat labile substance causes tissue destruction. 5. Filamentous hemagglutinin: This is involved in attachment to host cells....
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- Fall '10
- Microbiology, Adenosine triphosphate, Pertussigen, Adenylate cyclase toxin