Accession Number : AD0713472

Title :   The Effect of Proteolytic Enzymes on the Activation of Cl. Perfringens Prototoxin, Types D and E (Deistvie Proteoliticheskikh Fermentov na Aktivatsiyu Prototoksinov Cl. Perfringens Tipov D i E),

Corporate Author : ARMY FOREIGN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY CENTER WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Zemlyanitskaya,E. P. ; Matveev,K. I.

Report Date : 26 JUL 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 9

Abstract : A study was made of the action of microbial and fungal proteolytic enzymes on the activation of Cl. perfringens D and E of specified strains. An activating effect of the fungus in microbial proteolytic enzymes on the D and E prototoxins was revealed. The results indicated that in gas gangrene caused by Cl. perfringens D and E a possible non-specific activation of prototoxins of specified bacteria and aggravation of the infectious process may occur. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*CLOSTRIDIUM PERFRINGENS, *PEPTIDE HYDROLASES), TOXINS AND ANTITOXINS, ENZYMES, INFECTIONS, FUNGI, FERMENTATION, BACTERIA

Subject Categories : Biochemistry
      Microbiology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE