Structure of Toxic Shock Syndrome Toxin-1

  • Douglas H. Ohlendorf
  • David T. Mitchell
  • G. Sridhar Prasad
  • R. Radhakrishnan
  • Cathleen A. Earhart
  • Patrick M. Schlievert
Part of the Molecular Biology Intelligence Unit book series (MBIU)


Toxic shock syndrome toxin-1 (TSST-1) is a member of a group of toxins known as pyrogenic toxin superantigens (PTSAgs). These toxins are produced by Staphylococcus aureus and a number of Group A streptococci. Included in the family of PTSAgs are staphylococcal enterotoxins A through H excluding F (SEA, SEB, SEC1, SEC2, SEC3, SED, SEE, SEG and SEH), exotoxins A through C from Streptococcus pyogenes (SPEA, SPEB and SPEC), and TSST-1 from S. aureus.


Major Histocompatibility Complex Molecule Toxic Shock Syndrome Staphylococcal Enterotoxin Kawasaki Syndrome Toxic Shock Syndrome Toxin 
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  • Douglas H. Ohlendorf
  • David T. Mitchell
  • G. Sridhar Prasad
  • R. Radhakrishnan
  • Cathleen A. Earhart
  • Patrick M. Schlievert

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