Streptolysin Products


Bacteria of the Streptococcus genera produce the exotoxin streptolysin. Anti-streptolysin antibody titers in patients are measured as a marker of inflammation. Streptolysin is also an important tool in cell biology due to its hemolytic activity and the ability to permeabilize plasma membranes.


Alternate Names
  • Slo
  • Thiol activated cytolysin