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Unformatted text preview: amounts of exotoxin toxin. Exotoxins are generally produced by gram positive organisms. Endotoxins: Endotoxins are less toxic than exotoxins, generally, and are released during lysis and death of gram negative organisms. They can produce fever, shock, and blood clots. Exotoxin Endotoxin Gram positive organisms Gram negative organisms Some Cytotoxins Pyrogenic (Fever Producing) Some Neurotoxins Enterotoxins Some Enterotoxins Clot Blood and Cause Fever Extremely Toxic Not as Toxic but may cause lethal shock Antitoxin can be produced No antitoxins Proteins Lipid from LPS of Gram Neg Cell Wall...
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This note was uploaded on 01/23/2012 for the course MCB MCB2010 taught by Professor Smith during the Fall '09 term at Broward College.
- Fall '09