Anthrax virulence is determined by two toxins known as lethal factor (LF) and edema factor (EF).
What does EF stand for?
EF stands for Edema Factor (microbiology; bacillary subunit of anthrax)
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We have 35 other meanings of EF in our Acronym Attic
- Economic Empowerment Zone
- Eiropas Ekonomikas Zonas (Latvian: European Economic Area)
- Enhanced Enterprise Zone (Missouri)
- Europska Ekonomska Zajednica (Croatian: European Economic Community)
- Exclusive Economic Zone (aka Economic Exclusion Zone)
- Extended Economic Zone (various nations)
- Eagle Forum
- Early Finish
- Ecological Footprint
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It releases the three components of its toxin--known as lethal factor, edema factor, and protective antigen (PA)--which assemble on cell surfaces.
These proteins are known as edema factor (EF), lethal factor (LF), and protective antigen (PA).
The part of PA that remains stuck, called PA63, provides a docking site for the other anthrax proteins--lethal factor and edema factor.