- cholera toxin
- an exotoxin produced by Vibrio cholerae; a protein enterotoxin that binds to the membrane of enteric cells and stimulates the adenylate cyclase system, causing the hypersecretion of chloride and bicarbonate ions seen in cholera. Called also choleragen and cholera enterotoxin.
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