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makes caterpillars floppy


Definition The long form of Mcf, a Photorhabdus bacterial gene that encodes an insecticidal toxin, which

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makes caterpillars floppy, and allows Escherichia coli to persist within and kill caterpillars.

Comment This same toxin induces apoptosis in mammalian cell lines COS-7, NIH 3T3 and HeLa cells. 

Reference Cell Microbiol. 2004 Apr;6(4):345-53

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