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

John Eriksson, Jussi Meriluoto, Kujari, Skulberg

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    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.
    Sidor (från-till)207–10
    TidskriftComparative Biochemistry and Physiology - Part C: Comparative Pharmacology and Toxicology
    StatusPublicerad - 1988
    MoE-publikationstypA1 Tidskriftsartikel-refererad

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