Panton-Valentine (P-V) leukocidin


Panton-Valentine (P-V) leukocidin
a leukocidin produced by staphylococci that destroys human and rabbit leukocytes by injuring the cell membrane, with subsequent cell degranulation; it is nonhemolytic.

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