diphtheria toxin

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Accession VIRO:0000112
DefinitionDiphtheria toxin from Corynebacterium diphtheriae acts on and inhibit translation elongation factor 2 (eEF2), thereby blocking its function on the ribosome and inhibiting protein synthesis in the host cell
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Collier RJ, et al. 2001. Toxicon 39(11):1793-803 Understanding the mode of action of diphtheria toxin: a perspective on progress during the 20th century. (PMID 11595641)

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