Different Environments Where Bacterial Endotoxins Can Be Found

Different Environments Where Bacterial Endotoxins Can Be Found

Bacterial endotoxins originate from Gram-negative bacteria, which, after death, are released to the environment where they encounter lipopolysaccharides, which constitute their cell wall and which are highly toxic substances to other organisms. These endotoxins are considered to be the most frequently reported pyrogens. Bacterial endotoxins cause infections that can be very serious, which may even lead to the death of human beings. They are many different environments that may be contaminated with bacterial endotoxins or lipopolysaccharides (LPS) as they are also known, since Gram-negative bacteria are characterized by their great level of ubiquity.

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