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21. Principles of Disease

Exotoxins vs. Endotoxin Review

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Exotoxins vs. Endotoxin Review

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Endotoxins are _________ and need to be in _________ concentrations to cause disease in a host.

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Which of the following is not a major difference between endotoxins and exotoxins?

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The diphtheria toxin is secreted by Corynebacterium diphtheriae bacteria. This toxin has two components, one that binds the host cell and one that causes disease. Which of the following about the diphtheria toxin is false?