Poisoning by the red alga 'ogonori' (Gracilaria verrucosa) on the Nojima Coast, Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan.

@article{Noguchi1994PoisoningBT,
  title={Poisoning by the red alga 'ogonori' (Gracilaria verrucosa) on the Nojima Coast, Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan.},
  author={Takuya Noguchi and Takuya Matsui and Keisuke Miyazawa and Makio Asakawa and Noriaki Iijima and Yasuo Shida and Masashi Fuse and Yukio Hosaka and C Kirigaya and Kaname Watabe},
  journal={Toxicon : official journal of the International Society on Toxinology},
  year={1994},
  volume={32 12},
  pages={1533-8}
}
A food poisoning case due to the ingestion of 'ogonori', an edible red alga, occurred at Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan, in late October 1993, resulting in two victims, including one death (female). No causative agent present in the ogonori was found from a routine bioassay for marine toxins. From the production of increased amounts of prostaglandins (PGs), mainly PGE2, by the alga on stimulation by cutting or soaking in fresh water, and further increase of PGE2 by addition of arachidonic… CONTINUE READING