"Tetanus Toxin" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus,
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Protein synthesized by CLOSTRIDIUM TETANI as a single chain of ~150 kDa with 35% sequence identity to BOTULINUM TOXIN that is cleaved to a light and a heavy chain that are linked by a single disulfide bond. Tetanolysin is the hemolytic and tetanospasmin is the neurotoxic principle. The toxin causes disruption of the inhibitory mechanisms of the CNS, thus permitting uncontrolled nervous activity, leading to fatal CONVULSIONS.
- Tetanus Toxin
- Toxin, Tetanus
- Clostridium tetani Toxin
- Toxin, Clostridium tetani
- Tetanus Toxins
- Toxins, Tetanus
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Below are the most recent publications written about "Tetanus Toxin" by people in Profiles.
Karvar S, Yao X, Duman JG, Hybiske K, Liu Y, Forte JG. Intracellular distribution and functional importance of vesicle-associated membrane protein 2 in gastric parietal cells. Gastroenterology. 2002 Jul; 123(1):281-90.
Fryauff DJ, Mouzin E, Church LW, Ratiwayanto S, Hadiputranto H, Sutamihardja MA, Widjaja H, Corradin G, Subianto B, Hoffman SL. Lymphocyte response to tetanus toxin T-cell epitopes: effects of tetanus vaccination and concurrent malaria prophylaxis. Vaccine. 1999 Jan; 17(1):59-63.