Mechanism of the Specific Neuronal Toxicity of a Type I Ribosome-Inactivating Protein, Trichosanthin

The aim was to study the mechanism of neuronal toxicity, the cellular pathway, and the glial cell reactions induced by trichosanthin (TCS), a type I ribosome-inactivating protein (RIP). Ricin A chain (RTA) was included for comparison. TCS, RTA, and fluorescein isothiocyanate (FITC)-labeled TCS and RTA were separately injected into rat eyes. Saline or pure… CONTINUE READING