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Toxins and Superantigens of Group A Streptococci.

Group A Streptococcus is a human-restricted bacterial pathogen that produces an impressive arsenal of virulence factors. The secreted virulence factors are major mediators of tissue damage and toxicity seen during active infection. In this article, we focus on the biology of the true secreted exotoxins of the group A Streptococcus, as well as their roles in the pathogenesis of human disease.

  • Shannon BA, McCormick JK, Schlievert PM