Detection of a cytolytic toxin in the venom of the stonefish (Synanceia trachynis).

@article{Kreger1991DetectionOA,
  title={Detection of a cytolytic toxin in the venom of the stonefish (Synanceia trachynis).},
  author={Arnold S Kreger},
  journal={Toxicon : official journal of the International Society on Toxinology},
  year={1991},
  volume={29 6},
  pages={733-43}
}
  • Arnold S Kreger
  • Published 1991 in
    Toxicon : official journal of the International…
The venom of the stonefish, Synanceia trachynis, contains a cytolytic toxin which is antigenic and ammonium sulfate-precipitable, and has a pI of ca 5.7 and an Mr of ca 158,000. The toxin is a potent but narrow-spectrum cytolysin which is lytic in vitro for rabbit, dog, rat, and guinea pig erythrocytes, in that order, but is largely or completely inactive against sheep, cow, human, monkey, mouse, goat, horse, burro and cat erythrocytes. Fractionation of the venom by molecular sieve fast protein… CONTINUE READING