Panton-Valentine leukocidin

Panton-Valentine leukocidin
Leukocidin is a type of pore forming toxin. Leukocidins get their names by killing ("-cide") leukocytes. They are produced by some bacteria.

One type is Panton-Valentine leukocidin secreted by Staphylococcus aureus. It is the cause of necrotic lesions involving the skin or mucosa, including necrotic hemorrhagic pneumonia.

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