Clarifying the Mechanism of Superantigen Toxicity

PLoS Biol. 2011 Sep;9(9):e1001145. doi: 10.1371/journal.pbio.1001145. Epub 2011 Sep 13.

MeSH terms

  • Antigen Presentation
  • Antigens, Bacterial / immunology
  • Antigens, Bacterial / toxicity*
  • Bacterial Proteins / immunology
  • Bacterial Proteins / toxicity*
  • Enterotoxins / immunology
  • Enterotoxins / toxicity
  • Humans
  • Immunity, Cellular
  • Interferon-gamma / immunology
  • Interleukin-2 / immunology
  • Receptors, Antigen, T-Cell / immunology
  • Shock, Septic / immunology
  • Shock, Septic / microbiology
  • Staphylococcus / immunology
  • Staphylococcus / pathogenicity
  • Streptococcus / immunology
  • Streptococcus / pathogenicity
  • Superantigens / toxicity*
  • Tumor Necrosis Factor-alpha / immunology

Substances

  • Antigens, Bacterial
  • Bacterial Proteins
  • Enterotoxins
  • IL2 protein, human
  • Interleukin-2
  • Receptors, Antigen, T-Cell
  • Superantigens
  • Tumor Necrosis Factor-alpha
  • enterotoxin A, Staphylococcal
  • enterotoxin B, staphylococcal
  • Interferon-gamma