Anthrax Toxins in Context of Bacillus anthracis Spores and Spore Germination.

Toxins

PubMedID: 26287244

Cote CK, Welkos SL. Anthrax Toxins in Context of Bacillus anthracis Spores and Spore Germination. Toxins (Basel). 2015;7(8):3167-78.
The interaction of anthrax toxin or toxin components with B. anthracis spores has been demonstrated. Germinating spores can produce significant amounts of toxin components very soon after the initiation of germination. In this review, we will summarize the work performed that has led to our understanding of toxin and spore interactions and discuss the complexities associated with these interactions.