The upcoming discussion will update you about the difference between the exotoxins and endotoxins.
Difference # Exotoxins:
1. Composed of portions, have the properties of enzymes, some have been obtained in crystalline state.
2. Easily diffuse from the cell into the surrounding medium.
3. Highly toxic, characterised by the sensitive affection of certain organs and tissues.
5. During parenteral injection, they produce highly active antibodies.
6. Under influence of 03. – 0.4 per cent formalin and a temperature of 38-40 °C change to antitoxin (Toxoid).
Difference # Endotoxins:
1. Composed of phospholipid polysaccharide-protein complexes.
2. Firmly bound within the bacterial cell.
3. Less toxic, selective action poorly expressed.
5. During parenteral injection, they produce precipitins, lysins, opsonins, agglutinins and complement fixing antibodies.
6. Under the influence of formalin and temperature are partially rendered harmless.