Endotoxin Causes Damage to the Host
Lipid A Causes Septic Shock
What part of lipopolysaccharide (LPS) is the dangerous portion of the endotoxin during bacterial infections?
What type of bacteria create endotoxins?
Lipid A is the toxic component of LPS. When pathogenic bacteria release Lipid A into the bloodstream the infected individual may experience septic shock. Lipid A represents _______.