toxin decontamination??

Phil jorge2 at earthlink.net
Tue Jul 21 22:35:36 EST 1998

John Gentry wrote:
> I am interested in finding decontamination
> procedures for  diphtheria toxin, tetanus toxin and
> C. perfringens toxin.  Can anyone help me with this?
>                                         Thanks J.G.

If you wish to remove the bugs, try filtration.  If you are more
concerned with "detoxifying" the toxin, folks have used heat,
formaldehyde treatment and simple aging to denature to protein
sufficiently to remove the toxic potential while maintaining the
antigenic character.

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