Preliminary characterization of a toxin isolated from the cyanobacterium Nodularia spumigena

John Eriksson, Jussi Meriluoto, Kujari, Österlund, Fagerlund, Hällbom

    Tutkimustuotos: LehtiartikkeliArtikkeliTieteellinenvertaisarvioitu

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    Abstrakti

    A peptide toxin was isolated from the cyanobacterium Nodularia spumigena by high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC). The i.p. LD50 of the toxin was 50 micrograms/kg mouse with death within 1-3 hr. The major effects of the toxin were seen in the liver in the form of extensive haemorrhages. Amino acid analysis showed the presence of equimolar amounts of glutamic acid, beta-methyl-aspartic acid, and arginine. The toxicological and some of the chemical properties of the isolated toxin were similar to those reported for hepatotoxins isolated from the cyanobacterium Microcystis aeruginosa.
    AlkuperäiskieliEi tiedossa
    Sivut161–166
    JulkaisuToxicon
    Vuosikerta26
    Numero2
    DOI - pysyväislinkit
    TilaJulkaistu - 1988
    OKM-julkaisutyyppiA1 Julkaistu artikkeli, soviteltu

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