Bacterial Endotoxins

Sci Am. 1992 Aug;267(2):54-61. doi: 10.1038/scientificamerican0892-54.

Abstract

Endotoxins possess an intrinsic fascination that is nothing less than fabulous. They seem to have been endowed by nature with virtues and vices in the exact and glamorous proportions needed to render them irresistible to any investigator who comes to know them.

MeSH terms

  • Carbohydrate Sequence
  • Endotoxins* / biosynthesis
  • Endotoxins* / chemistry
  • Endotoxins* / immunology
  • Gram-Negative Bacteria* / chemistry
  • Gram-Negative Bacteria* / immunology
  • Gram-Negative Bacteria* / pathogenicity
  • Humans
  • Macrophages / immunology
  • Models, Molecular
  • Molecular Sequence Data

Substances

  • Endotoxins