Judith Riera

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Adult male Long-Evans rats (250-350 g) received control vehicles, 3,3'-iminodipropionitrile (IDPN, 400 mg kg(-1) day(-1)), allylnitrile (50 mg kg(-1) day(-1)), cis-crotononitrile (110 mg kg(-1) day(-1)), trans-crotononitrile (250 mg kg(-1) day(-1)), or 2,4-hexadienenitrile (300 mg kg(-1) day(-1)), i.p., for 3 consecutive days. Rats treated with IDPN,(More)
Konzo is a neurotoxic motor disease caused by excess consumption of insufficiently processed cassava. Cassava contains the cyanogenic glucoside linamarin, but konzo does not present the known pathological effects of cyanide. We hypothesized that the aglycone of linamarin, acetone cyanohydrin, may be the cause of konzo. This nitrile rapidly decomposes into(More)
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