Myofibrillar degeneration with diphtheria toxin

Özerman Edis B., Bektas M., Nurten R.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF BIOCHEMISTRY-TURK BIYOKIMYA DERGISI, vol.45, no.4, pp.351-357, 2020 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier


Objectives: Cardiac damage in patient with diphtheritic myocarditis is reported as the leading cause of mortality. Diphtheria toxin (DTx) is a well-known bacterial toxin inducing various cytotoxic effects. Mainly, catalytic fragment inhibits protein synthesis, induces cytotoxicity, and depolymerizes actin filaments. In this study, we aimed to demonstrate the extent of myofibrillar damage under DTx treatment to porcine cardiac tissue samples.