A comparison of toxins isolated from the cyanobacteria Oscillatoria agardhii and Microcystis aeruginosa

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List of Authors: Eriksson, Meriluoto, Kujari, Skulberg
Publication year: 1988
Journal: Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology - Part C: Comparative Pharmacology and Toxicology
Journal acronym: Comp Biochem Physiol C
Volume number: 89
Issue number: 2
Start page: 207
End page: 10
ISSN: 0742-8413


1. A toxin isolated from a strain of Oscillatoria agardhii var. was compared to a peptide toxin isolated from Microcystis aeruginosa. 2. The Oscillatoria toxin possessed similar hepatotoxic properties on mice as the Microcystis toxin but had a higher LD50 than the latter; 320 micrograms/kg compared to 43 micrograms/kg (i.p. mouse), respectively. 3. Ultra-violet and infra-red spectra showed that the Oscillatoria toxin is a peptide which is not identical to the Microcystis toxin. 4. The spectra also indicated some structural similarities in these toxins.

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