Two significant aspects of microcystin-LR: specific binding and liver specificity.

Microcystin-LR is a unique and potent liver tumor promoter, belonging to the okadaic acid class compounds. Although microcystin-LR is a potent inhibitor of protein phosphatases 1 and 2A, as is okadaic acid, microcystin-LR has liver specificity dominance. Two significant aspects, specific binding and liver specificity of [3H]dihydromicrocystin-LR, a reduced… (More)