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Cyanobacterial toxins: risk management for health protection.
This paper reviews the occurrence and properties of cyanobacterial toxins, with reference to the recognition and management of the human health risks which they may present. Mass populations of… Expand
Diverse taxa of cyanobacteria produce beta-N-methylamino-L-alanine, a neurotoxic amino acid.
- P. Cox, S. Banack, +7 authors B. Bergman
- Biology, Medicine
- Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences…
- 5 April 2005
Cyanobacteria can generate molecules hazardous to human health, but production of the known cyanotoxins is taxonomically sporadic. For example, members of a few genera produce hepatotoxic… Expand
Extraction and high-performance liquid chromatographic method for the determination of microcystins in raw and treated waters.
Increasing concern over the presence of microcystins (cyanobacterial/blue-green algal hepatotoxins) in water supplies has emphasized the need for a suitable analytical method. As many microcystins… Expand
Identification of an enzymatically formed glutathione conjugate of the cyanobacterial hepatotoxin microcystin-LR: the first step of detoxication.
- S. Pflugmacher, C. Wiegand, +4 authors C. Steinberg
- Biology, Medicine
- Biochimica et biophysica acta
- 1 November 1998
Cyanobacterial toxins have adverse effects on mammals, birds and fish and are being increasingly recognised as a potent stress factor and health hazard factor in aquatic ecosystems. Microcystins,… Expand
Effects of Light on the Microcystin Content of Microcystis Strain PCC 7806
- C. Wiedner, P. Visser, J. Fastner, J. Metcalf, G. Codd, L. R. Mur
- Medicine, Biology
- Applied and Environmental Microbiology
- 1 March 2003
ABSTRACT Many cyanobacteria produce microcystins, hepatotoxic cyclic heptapeptides that can affect animals and humans. The effects of photosynthetically active radiation (PAR) on microcystin… Expand
Erratum: Diverse taxa of cyanobacteria produce β-N-methylamino-L- alanine, a neurotoxic amino acid (Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (April 5, 2005)…
Hyperspectral remote sensing of cyanobacterial pigments as indicators for cell populations and toxins in eutrophic lakes
Abstract The growth of mass populations of toxin-producing cyanobacteria is a serious concern for the ecological status of inland waterbodies and for human and animal health. In this study we… Expand
Cyanobacterial toxins, exposure routes and human health
The production of potent toxins by bloom-, scum- and mat-forming cyanobacteria, in fresh-, brackish and marine waters, appears to be a global phenomenon. Cyanobacterial toxins can also be produced by… Expand
Uptake and effects of microcystin‐LR on detoxication enzymes of early life stages of the zebra fish (Danio rerio)
The effects of cyanotoxins on fish have been studied mainly in adults, rather than in early life stages which could be more sensitive or, in view of their immobility, more readily affected. The… Expand