Types include streptolysin O (SLO), which is oxygen-labile, and streptolysin S (SLS), which is oxygen-stable.
Streptolysin O is hemolytically active only in a reversibly reduced state, unlike streptolysin S, which is stable in the presence of oxygen. Another difference is that that SLO is antigenic, while SLS is not antigenic due to its small size.
- "streptolysin" at Dorland's Medical Dictionary
- Streptolysin at the US National Library of Medicine Medical Subject Headings (MeSH)
- Sierig G, Cywes C, Wessels MR, Ashbaugh CD (January 2003). "Cytotoxic effects of streptolysin o and streptolysin s enhance the virulence of poorly encapsulated group a streptococci". Infect. Immun. 71 (1): 446–55. doi:10.1128/IAI.71.1.446-455.2003. PMC . PMID 12496195.
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