Exotoxin

class of toxic proteins secreted by bacteria

An exotoxin is a poison secreted by bacteria.[1] An exotoxin can hurt a living creature by destroying cells or changing the way that cells work. They are very strong and can cause major damage.

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  1. Ryan, Kenneth; Ray, C. George; Ahmad, Nafees; Drew, W. Lawrence; Plorde, James. Sherris medical microbiology (5th ed.). New York: McGraw Hill Medical. ISBN 978-0-07-160402-4.