Staphylococcal Enterotoxin B

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2004-01-01
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Center for Food Security and Public Health
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Staphylococcal enterotoxin B (SEB) is an exotoxin produced by Staphylococcus aureus. It is one of the toxins responsible for staphylococcal food poisoning in humans and has been produced by some countries as a biological weapon. SEB is a superantigen; it acts by stimulating cytokine release and inflammation.

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