The potent irritancy of the daphnane orthoester, resiniferatoxin, exhibits features of a mixed aetiology.


Resiniferatoxin-induced erythema of mouse ear was shown to possess characteristics of both a phorbol ester-mediated response and that induced by the neurogenic irritant, capsaicin. Whereas the response to the phorbol ester, sapintoxin D, was delayed and prolonged, and was augmented by capsaicin pretreatment, the response to resiniferatoxin was biphasic… (More)


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