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A class of toxins that inhibit protein synthesis by blocking the interaction of ribosomal RNA with peptide elongation factors. They include Shiga toxin which is produced by Shigella dysenteriae and a variety of shiga-like toxins that are produced by pathologic strains of Escherichia coli such as Escherichia coli O157.
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  • verocytotoxins
  • vero cytotoxins
  • vero toxins
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