Microbial Toxin Production: Opportunists and True PathogensRanjit Bordoloi and Subha Ganguly*
Department Of Fish Processing Technology, Faculty Of Fishery Sciences, West Bengal University Of Animal and Fishery Sciences, 5, Budherhat Road, P.O.- Panchasayar, Chakgaria, Kolkata - 700 094, WB, India
- *Corresponding Author:
- Subha Ganguly
Department Of Fish Processing Technology
Faculty Of Fishery Sciences
West Bengal University Of Animal and Fishery Sciences
5, Budherhat Road, P.O.- Panchasayar, Chakgaria, Kolkata - 700 094, WB, India
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Received Date: May 16, 2014; Accepted Date: May 20, 2014; Published Date: May 27, 2014
Citation: Bordoloi R and Ganguly S (2014) Microbial Toxin Production: Opportunists and True Pathogens. J Drug Metab Toxicol 5:e123. doi: 10.4172/2157-7609.1000e123
Copyright: © 2014 Bordoloi R, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
A toxin is a poisonous substance produced within living cells or organisms. Toxins can be small molecules, peptides, or proteins that are capable of causing disease on contact with or absorption by body tissues interacting with biological macromolecules such as enzymes or cellular receptors. Microbial toxins include toxins produced by micro-organisms, including bacteria and fungi. Microbial toxins promote infection and disease by directly damaging host tissues and by disabling the immune system.