Escherichia coli hemolysin


Escherichia coli hemolysin
(= a-hemolysin; HlyA)
Exotoxin of the RTX family of bacterial cytolysins. Synthesized as an inactive 110 kD precursor that is activated by fatty acid acylation by accessory protein HlyC. Product of many E. coli strains responsible for non-intestinal infections.

Dictionary of molecular biology. 2004.

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