Absence of tetrodotoxins in a captive-raised riparian frog, Atelopus varius.

@article{Daly1997AbsenceOT,
  title={Absence of tetrodotoxins in a captive-raised riparian frog, Atelopus varius.},
  author={John W. Daly and William L. Padgett and R. L. de C. H. Saunders and John F Cover},
  journal={Toxicon : official journal of the International Society on Toxinology},
  year={1997},
  volume={35 5},
  pages={705-9}
}
Bufonid frogs of the genus Atelopus contain two classes of skin toxins, namely the steroidal bufadienolides and the water-soluble tetrodotoxins. Frogs of the Panamanian species Atelopus varius have now been raised in captivity and levels in skin extracts of bufadienolides and of tetrodotoxin-like compounds assessed, using inhibition of [3H]ouabain binding… CONTINUE READING