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 one year ago
Are exotoxins only secreted by gramnegative bacteria? I read that LPS are the same as exotoxins, so it would follow that only gramnegative secrete them.
 one year ago
Are exotoxins only secreted by gramnegative bacteria? I read that LPS are the same as exotoxins, so it would follow that only gramnegative secrete them.

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agreene
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0this is a pretty common misconception, more info here: http://textbookofbacteriology.net/proteintoxins.html

maud101
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0I read the article, and it confirmed what I said. Am I confusing something still?

agreene
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0maybe I'm just being stupid then, sorry im rather tired, let me reread the article, i just real quickly scimmed it...

maud101
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0I might be wrong. I am just trying to figure out whether exotoxins and LPS are the same, in which case they don't pertain to grampositive.

agreene
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0yeah sorry, i misread the bit about endotoxins as being about exotoxins... just a bit tired... lol

agreene
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0exotoxins dont have to be LPS, but LPS are exotoxins, If im remembering correctly.

maud101
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0So grampositive bacteria can secrete exotoxins?

agreene
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Yes, if I'm not going crazy due to sleep deprivation, lol

maud101
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Haha no problem. Thanks.

DocNomi
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1exotoxins are mostly produced by gram + ones and endotoxins by gram  ones. LPS is not an exotoxin it is present in gram negative bacterial cell wall and it's lipid A component works as an endotoxin thatis notorious for gram negative sepsis and systemic symptoms.

Dean.Shyy
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0This may help you: http://is.gd/DT6dBy

maud101
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0I was confusing the exotoxins and endotoxins with where they were coming from. Thank you @DocNomi

DocNomi
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1You are always welcome @maud101
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