volume 16, issue 12, P1221-1228 1997
DOI: 10.1076/ceyr.16.12.1221.5022
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Abstract: Purified alpha-toxin mediates cell death by necrosis and apoptosis, sloughing of viable corneal epithelial cells, severe corneal edema, and PMN migration into the cornea from both the tear film and limbal vessels. The pathologic changes revealed by histological studies of corneas injected with purified alpha-toxin included death of cells by necrosis and apoptosis as well as overall changes analogous to that seen by SLE of eyes infected with wild-type, but not alpha-toxin-deficient strains of Staphylococcus aur…

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