clostridia clostridia

Definition(s):

  1. (n) spindle-shaped bacterial cell especially one swollen at the center by an endospore
  2. (n) spindle-shaped bacterial cell especially one swollen at the center by an endospore

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  • Gate for bacterial toxins found in cells

    A molecule that smuggles toxins from intestinal pathogens into human cells has been discovered by scientists. "In order to prevent the toxin from entering the cell, it is necessary to find the receptor that serves as the gatekeeper. But the search for this key molecule remained unsuccessful for a long time," one researcher. The team has now identified a receptor for a clostridial toxin of this ...
    on April 17, 2014     Source: Science Daily

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