Table 1.

Nomenclature of members of the Shiga toxin family, as proposed by Calderwood et al. (54)a

Previous nomenclatureProposed new nomenclature
GeneProtein
Shiga toxin (Stx)stxStx
Shiga-like toxin I (SLT-I) or verotoxin 1 (VT1)stx1Stx1
SLT-II or VT2stx2Stx2
SLT-IIc or VT2cstx2cStx2c
SLT-IIe or VT2estx2eStx2e
  • a Reprinted from reference54 with permission of the publisher.