U.S. Department of Agriculture: Agricultural Research Service, Lincoln, Nebraska


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INFECTION AND IMMUNITY, 72(11): Nov. 2004, p. 6680–6684


Shiga toxin (Stx) binding sites in porcine tissues and leukocytes were identified by the use of Stx overlay and anti-CD77/Gb3 immunoassays. Stx1 and Stx2 bound to similar tissue locations and leukocytes, although some differences were noted. Previously unreported Stx binding sites were identified in kidney tubules, intestinal lymphoid aggregates, sinusoidal liver cells, alveolar macrophages, and peripheral blood leukocytes.