Neurotoxin-like compounds from the ichthyotoxic red tide alga Heterosigma akashiwo induce a TTX-like synaptic silencing in mammalian neurons

@article{Astuya2015NeurotoxinlikeCF,
  title={Neurotoxin-like compounds from the ichthyotoxic red tide alga Heterosigma akashiwo induce a TTX-like synaptic silencing in mammalian neurons},
  author={A. Astuya and A. E. Ram{\'i}rez and Ambbar Aballay and J. F. Araya and Janette Silva and V. Ulloa and Jorge Fuentealba},
  journal={Harmful Algae},
  year={2015},
  volume={47},
  pages={1-8}
}
  • A. Astuya, A. E. Ramírez, +4 authors Jorge Fuentealba
  • Published 2015
  • Biology
  • Harmful Algae
  • Abstract Heterosigma akashiwo (Raphidophyceae) is a golden-brown unicellular marine microalgae that has been implicated in massive numbers of fish deaths in natural and cultured populations around the world. The ichthytoxicity of this species has been associated to the presence of a neurotoxin-like compound. The aim of this work was to study the neurotoxic properties of an extract of H. akashiwo . Under our experimental conditions, the H. akashiwo microalgae induced a paralytic effect on the… CONTINUE READING
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