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gamma-toxin


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An exotoxin (γ-haemolysin) produced by most isolates of Staphylococcus aureus, forming a protein family with leucocidins and staphylococcal α-toxin. Two active cytolytic toxins (AB and CB) can be formed, combining one of the class-S components, HlgA or HlgC, with the class-F component HlgB. γ-Haemolysins form cation-selective pores similar to those produced by α-toxin.

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