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) stx Stx
Shiga-like toxin I (SLT-I) or verotoxin 1 (VT1) stx 1 Stx1
SLT-II or VT2 stx 2 Stx2
SLT-IIc or VT2c stx 2c Stx2c
SLT-IIe or VT2e stx 2e Stx2e
  • a Reprinted from reference54 with permission of the publisher.