Sterilization and disinfection
Endotoxins are(DNB JUNE-09)
|B||Polysaccharide and lipid complex.|
|D|| Exhibit specific pharmacological effect for each
a. Endotoxins are produced only by gram negative bacteria.
b. The endotoxic activity is present in the lipid part (lipid A) of the lipopolysaccharide.
c. Endotoxins are poorly antigenic, heat stable, cannot be toxoided, are released when the bacteria are lysed and endotoxins produced by different species have same mechanism of action.