Accession VIRO:0000585
DefinitionLukED is a bi-component leukocidin pore-forming toxin. Together with γ-hemolysin and other leukocidins of bicomponent synergohymenotropic toxins. Holding the leukocidin identity, this toxin targets and lyses leukocytes as a method of immune evasion. However, this particular toxin also serves as a hemolysin, though not as potent as something like gamma-hemolysin
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+ LukE part_of
+ LukD part_of

Seilie ES, et al. 2017. Semin. Cell Dev. Biol. 72:101-116 Staphylococcus aureus pore-forming toxins: The interface of pathogen and host complexity. (PMID 28445785)