The contamination of pathogenic microorganisms and their toxins in food and water is a serious issue for human health and safety (1, 2). Especially, enterotoxins (SEs) produced by Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus) are highly stable, meaning pathological activity remains even after exposure to sterilization techniques and digestive proteases. Among the SEs, staphylococcal enterotoxin A (SEA) and B (SEB) cause enteritis and food poisoning, together with may involve in the pathogenesis of autoimmune-related diseases (4), such as atopic dermatitis (3, 5), food allergies (6,7), colitis (8, 9), arthritis (6, 10-12), and systemic lupus erythematosus (6, 13).
Bacterial Toxin Detection Kits
|Product||Catalog #||Price (USD)|
|SEA Detection Kit||6029||347.00|
|SEB Detection Kit||6030||347.00|
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