erythrogenic toxin

erythrogenic toxin
Toxin produced by strains of Streptococcus pyogenes responsible for scarlet fever. Three antigenic variants of the toxin are known. It is a small protein that is complexed with hyaluronic acid and can intensify the effects of other toxins such as endotoxin and streptolysin O.

Dictionary of molecular biology. 2004.

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