Exfoliative toxin B

  • K R Acharya
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Exfoliative toxin B. K R Acharya. Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0). Source: Wellcome Collection.

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Molecular model of exfoliative toxin B from Stapholococcus aureus. From its structure, this protein is probably a serine protese. It is known to disrupt desmosomes in the skin breaking the connections between the skin cells causing the typical red blistering of the childhood disease, scalded skin syndrome.


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