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Department of Animal Science, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT 06269, USA





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Abstract Many pathogenic bacteria and fungi produce potentially lethal toxins that cause cytotoxicity or impaired cellular function either at the site of colonization or other locations in the body through receptor-mediated interactions. Various factors, including biotic and abiotic environments, competing microbes, and chemical cues affect toxin expression in these pathogens. Recent work suggests that several natural compounds can modulate toxin production in pathogenic microbes. However, studies explaining the mechanistic basis for their effect are scanty. This review discusses the potential of various plant-derived compounds for reducing toxin production in foodborne and other microbes. In addition, studies highlighting their anti-toxigenic mechanisms are discussed. View Full-Text

Keywords: plant-derived compounds; plant extracts; bacterial toxins; mycotoxins; toxin inhibition; anti-virulence strategies plant-derived compounds; plant extracts; bacterial toxins; mycotoxins; toxin inhibition; anti-virulence strategies





Author: Abhinav Upadhyay, Shankumar Mooyottu, Hsinbai Yin, Meera Surendran Nair, Varunkumar Bhattaram and Kumar Venkitanarayanan *

Source: http://mdpi.com/



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