Brevetoxin, the Dinoflagellate Neurotoxin, Localizes to Thylakoid Membranes and Interacts with the Light-Harvesting Complex II (LHCII) of Photosystem II.

@article{Cassell2015BrevetoxinTD,
  title={Brevetoxin, the Dinoflagellate Neurotoxin, Localizes to Thylakoid Membranes and Interacts with the Light-Harvesting Complex II (LHCII) of Photosystem II.},
  author={Ryan T Cassell and Wei Chen and Serge Thomas and Li Liu and Kathleen S. Rein},
  journal={Chembiochem : a European journal of chemical biology},
  year={2015},
  volume={16 7},
  pages={1060-7}
}
The brevetoxins are neurotoxins that are produced by the "Florida red tide" dinoflagellate Karenia brevis. They bind to and activate the voltage-gated sodium channels in higher organisms, specifically the Nav 1.4 and Nav 1.5 channel subtypes. However, the native physiological function that the brevetoxins perform for K. brevis is unknown. By using… CONTINUE READING