Comparison of hemolysins of Vibrio cholerae non-O1 and Vibrio hollisae with thermostable direct hemolysin of Vibrio parahaemolyticus
Yoh, M.; Honda, T.; Miwatani, T.
Canadian Journal of Microbiology 34(12): 1321-1324
Hemolysin (Vh-rTDH) produced by Vibrio hollisae and hemolysin (NAG-rTDH) produced by Vibrio cholerae non-O1 were characterized and compared with hemolysin (Vp-TDH) produced by Vibrio parahaemolyticus. These three hemolysins are each composed of two subunits and have similar, but not identical, molecular weights. The amino acid compositions of Vp-TDH and NAG-rTDH are similar, but are different from that of Vh-rTDH. The three hemolysins showed similar lethal toxicities to mice. The effects of temperature on hemolysis and the time dependencies of hemolysis by the three hemolysins were similar. The three were concluded to be immunologically related, but not identical, and to have common and also unique antigenic determinants.