Detection of the neurotoxin BMAA within cyanobacteria isolated from freshwater in China.

@article{Li2010DetectionOT,
  title={Detection of the neurotoxin BMAA within cyanobacteria isolated from freshwater in China.},
  author={Aifeng Li and Zhijia Tian and Jing Li and Rencheng Yu and Sandra Anne Banack and Zhenyu Wang},
  journal={Toxicon : official journal of the International Society on Toxinology},
  year={2010},
  volume={55 5},
  pages={947-53}
}
The cyanobacterial neurotoxin, beta-N-methylamino-l-alanine (BMAA), has been suggested as an important environmental factor for neurodegenerative disease such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis- Parkinsonism dementia complex (ALS/PDC) in Guam. BMAA was detected within the majority of cyanobacterial isolates surveyed in both free and symbiotic cyanobacteria… CONTINUE READING