A new highly toxic protein isolated from the death cap Amanita phalloides is an L-amino acid oxidase.

@article{Stasyk2010ANH,
  title={A new highly toxic protein isolated from the death cap Amanita phalloides is an L-amino acid oxidase.},
  author={Taras Stasyk and Maxim Lutsik-Kordovsky and Christer Wernstedt and Volodymyr Antonyuk and Olga Klyuchivska and Serhiy Souchelnytskyi and Ulf Hellman and Rostyslav R Stoika},
  journal={The FEBS journal},
  year={2010},
  volume={277 5},
  pages={1260-9}
}
A new highly cytotoxic protein, toxophallin, was recently isolated from the fruit body of the death cap Amanita phalloides mushroom [Stasyk et al. (2008) Studia Biologica 2, 21-32]. The physico-chemical, chemical and biological characteristics of toxophallin differ distinctly from those of another death cap toxic protein, namely phallolysin. The interaction of toxophallin with target cells is not mediated by a specific cell surface receptor. It induces chromatin condensation, as well as DNA and… CONTINUE READING