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maud101
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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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maud101 Group Title
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 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
this is a pretty common misconception, more info here: http://textbookofbacteriology.net/proteintoxins.html
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maud101 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
I read the article, and it confirmed what I said. Am I confusing something still?
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agreene Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
maybe I'm just being stupid then, sorry im rather tired, let me reread the article, i just real quickly scimmed it...
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maud101 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
I 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.
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agreene Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
yeah sorry, i misread the bit about endotoxins as being about exotoxins... just a bit tired... lol
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agreene Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
exotoxins dont have to be LPS, but LPS are exotoxins, If im remembering correctly.
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maud101 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
So grampositive bacteria can secrete exotoxins?
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agreene Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
Yes, if I'm not going crazy due to sleep deprivation, lol
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maud101 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
Haha no problem. Thanks.
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DocNomi Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
exotoxins 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.
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Dean.Shyy Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
This may help you: http://is.gd/DT6dBy
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maud101 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
I was confusing the exotoxins and endotoxins with where they were coming from. Thank you @DocNomi
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DocNomi Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
You are always welcome @maud101
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