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Fusobacterium necrophorum leukotoxin

This secreted protein of high molecular weight active against leukocytes from ruminants is encoded by the lktA operon of Fusobacterium necrophorum, a Gram-negative, anaerobic bacterium that is a primary or secondary etiological agent in a variety of necrotic purulent infections in animals and humans. Leukotoxin is considered the major virulence factor of this bacterium, but it is not a universal virulence factor in invasive Fusobacterium necrophorum infections in animals and man (Ludlam et al, 2009). Narayanan et al (2001) have cloned the gene.

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