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Clostridium perfringens

Gas gangrene; a-toxin

Extensive tissue damage

Removes the polar head group on the phospholipids in the membrane, destabilizing its integrity

p. 701

Staphylococcus aureus

Wound and other infections; leukocidin

Accumulation of pus

Inserts into membranes, forming pores that allow fluids to enter.

p. 693

Streptococcus pyogenes

Pharyngitis and other infections; streptolysin O

Accumulation of pus

Inserts into membranes, forming pores that allow fluids to enter.

p. 565

SUPERANTIGENS—Overrides the specificity of the T-cell response.

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