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December 10, 2018

By: List Labs

A fast, sensitive, specific and accurate detection method to determine active infection Dr. Nancy Shine (408) 874-1305 [email protected] [Campbell, CA, 11/29/2018] • Method to detect Anthrax before it’s deadly • Anthrax is a problem for livestock • Test method is both specific and sensitive for Anthrax • List Labs is looking to partner on this […]

October 2, 2018

By: List Labs

List Labs scours the internet monthly, looking for citations referencing our products. We are highly intrigued by, and love to investigate the different ways researchers use our products. Scientists world-wide have used our toxins for research and have produced interesting results. List Labs History of working with Botulinum Neurotoxin List Labs has developed sensitive assays […]

September 19, 2018

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By: T.J. Smith The answer as to whether the botulinum neurotoxin (BoNT)-producing bacteria comprised six separate species required a complete revolution in microbial classification.  Up to the turn of the last century, bacterial differentiations were based on morphological characteristic and biochemical activities, known collectively as phenotypic characteristics.  However, the discovery of DNA as the ultimate […]

July 23, 2018

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By: Mary N. Wessling, Ph.D. ELS In this blog we will unravel the terminology describing bacterial toxins. In general, there are at least three ways that bacterial toxins are described in the literature: by their biological designation—the genus and/or species from which they come by the origin of the toxin, either as innate to the […]

July 16, 2018

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By: T.J. Smith Origins of Botulinum Toxin Types – relationships between toxins and the bacteria that produce them Soon after the discovery that botulism was caused by a toxin, multiple toxin types were identified. Initial characterizations were based mainly on serological differences, however other anomalies were noted, such as differences in toxicity, sensitivity or resistance […]

July 11, 2018

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By: Karen Crawford, PhD. President, List Labs Staphylococcal enterotoxin type B (SEB) is a powerful player in the family of toxins; in scientific terms, a superantigen.  This enterotoxin binds to major histocompatibility complex (MHC) class II molecules on antigen-presenting cells and specific V-β chains of the T-cell receptors.  This interaction between the three molecules leads […]