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Toxicon. 2001 Nov;39(11):1793-803.

Understanding the mode of action of diphtheria toxin: a perspective on progress during the 20th century.

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Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, Harvard Medical School, 200 Longwood Avenue, Boston, MA 02115, USA. jcollier@hms.harvard.edu

Abstract

Diphtheria toxin is one of the most extensively studied and well understood bacterial toxins. Ever since its discovery in the late 1800's this toxin has occupied a central focus in the field of toxinology. In this review, I present a chronology of major discoveries that led to our current understanding of the structure and activity of diphtheria toxin.

PMID:
11595641
DOI:
10.1016/s0041-0101(01)00165-9
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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