Superantigen-like protein toxins

Accession VIRO:0000299
Synonym(s)SSL SSLs
DefinitionA classification toxins that are structurally and functionally related to superantigen toxins (Sags), but possess clear distinctions in their mechanisms of action. Unlike Sags, these toxins do not bind the MHC class II nor do they possess mitogenic activity towards T-cells. Instead, these toxins possess a wide range of activities that are involved with targeting the innate immune system.
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Fraser JD, et al. 2008. Immunol. Rev. 225:226-43 The bacterial superantigen and superantigen-like proteins. (PMID 18837785)