SHIGA LIKE TOXINS
\ʃˈiːɡə lˈa͡ɪk tˈɒksɪnz], \ʃˈiːɡə lˈaɪk tˈɒksɪnz], \ʃ_ˈiː_ɡ_ə l_ˈaɪ_k t_ˈɒ_k_s_ɪ_n_z]\
Definitions of SHIGA LIKE TOXINS
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A class of toxins that inhibit protein synthesis by blocking the interaction of ribosomal RNA; (RNA, RIBOSOMAL) with PEPTIDE ELONGATION FACTORS. They include SHIGA TOXIN which is produced by SHIGELLA DYSENTERIAE and a variety of shiga-like toxins that are produced by pathologic strains of ESCHERICHIA COLI such as ESCHERICHIA COLI O157.
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