Identification of the RNA N-glycosidase activity of ricin in castor bean extracts by an electrochemiluminescence-based assay.

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A simple electrochemiluminescence-based assay for RNA N-glycosidase activity has been modified to permit its use with authentic extracts of Ricinus communis (castor beans) and Abrus precatorius (jequirity seeds)--the natural sources of ricin and abrin. Modifications include the addition of an RNase inactivator to the reaction mixture, elimination of a… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.ab.2008.03.019

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@article{Keener2008IdentificationOT, title={Identification of the RNA N-glycosidase activity of ricin in castor bean extracts by an electrochemiluminescence-based assay.}, author={William K Keener and Victor R Rivera and Chung Yik Cho and Martha L. Hale and Eric Garber and Mark A Poli}, journal={Analytical biochemistry}, year={2008}, volume={378 1}, pages={87-9} }