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Title: Streptococcus pneumoniae produces a second haemolysin that is distinct from pneumolysin.
Authors: Canvin, JR
Paton, JC
Boulnois, GJ
Andrew, PW
Mitchell, TJ
First Published: Mar-1997
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.
DOI Link: 10.1006/mpat.1996.0098
ISSN: 0882-4010
Type: Journal Article
Appears in Collections:Published Articles, Dept. of Infection, Immunity and Inflammation

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