Effect of canatoxin on cell cultures.

Abstract

Canatoxin, a toxic protein isolated from Canavalia ensiformis, was shown to inhibit DNA synthesis and to produce a cytolytic effect when added in vitro to various cells, in doses ranging from 50 to 500 nM. In this case no selectivity was found for a certain cell type, as both normal and transformed cells could be affected by the toxic protein. The… (More)

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