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Survey of microcystins in environmental water by a highly sensitive immunoassay based on monoclonal antibody.
By using a highly sensitive enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) based on a monoclonal antibody, microcystin (MC) concentration was analyzed in environmental water samples (total, 134),Expand
Studies on the origin and distribution of palytoxin in a Caribbean coral reef.
In coral reefs of the Caribbean Sea (Colombia) palytoxin (PTX) has been detected in zoanthid species of the genera Palythoa and Zoanthus by assaying the delayed haemolysis in human erythrocytesExpand
Venomous and Poisonous Animals: A Handbook for Biologists, Toxicologists and Toxinologists, Physicians and Pharmacists
AN INTRODUCTION TO TOXINOLOGY. MARINE ANIMALS. Venomous Marine Animals. Poisonous Marine Animals. TERRESTRIAL ANIMALS. Invertebrates. Vertebrates. INDEX.
Tetrodotoxin and its analogue 6-epitetrodotoxin in newts (Triturus spp.; Urodela, Salamandridae) from southern Germany.
Tetrodotoxin (TTX) and its analogue 6-epitetrodotoxin (6-epiTTX) were quantitatively assayed in 59 newts representing four Triturus species (Triturus alpestris, Triturus cristatus, TriturusExpand
Snake fangs from the Lower Miocene of Germany: evolutionary stability of perfect weapons
There is a general consensus that most of today’s nonvenomous snakes are descendants of venomous snakes that lost their venomous capabilities secondarily. This implies that the evolutionary historyExpand
Myotoxic components of snake venoms: their biochemical and biological activities.
Necrosis of skeletal muscle is produced by two types of snake venom components: single chain peptides consisting of 42-44 amino acid residues and phospholipases A2 representing either single chainExpand
Toxicity in animals. Trends in evolution?
  • D. Mebs
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Toxicon : official journal of the International…
  • 2001
Animals acquire toxicity either by metabolic synthesis of toxins (secondary metabolites), by expression of toxin genes or by the uptake, storage and sequestration of toxins produced by otherExpand
Distribution and sequestration of palytoxin in coral reef animals.
  • S. Gleibs, D. Mebs
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Toxicon : official journal of the International…
  • 1 November 1999
In the reefs off the Colombian coast (Caribbean Sea) and around Lizard Island, Australia (Pacific), palytoxin (PTX), which has been detected in zoanthid species of the genus Palythoa, also occurredExpand
A novel conotoxin inhibiting vertebrate voltage-sensitive potassium channels.
Toxins from cone snail (Conus species) venoms are multiple disulfide bonded peptides. Based on their pharmacological target (ion channels, receptors) and their disulfide pattern, they have beenExpand