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|Title:||Streptococcus pneumoniae produces a second haemolysin that is distinct from pneumolysin.|
|Citation:||MICROB PATHOG, 1997, 22 (3), pp. 129-132|
|Abstract:||Pneumococci are described as alpha-haemolytic but under certain circumstances they produce zones of beta-haemolysis on blood-containing medium. This observation was investigated using wild type strains and a genetically-modified strain unable to produce the haemolytic toxin, pneumolysin. beta-haemolysis was produced by all pneumococci tested. It was not inhibited by anti-pneumolysin antibody but could be inactivated by cholesterol. These data confirm that pneumococci elaborate a second haemolysin, distinct from pneumolysin.|
|Appears in Collections:||Published Articles, Dept. of Infection, Immunity and Inflammation|
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