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Toxin

Any poisonous substance a living thing produces as part of its metabolic or other natural process. That is, toxins themselves are not living things, but are produced by living things. Toxins are defined by the Biological Weapons Convention.
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The innate immune system doesn't recognize and "present" these biotoxins to the cellular immune system for antibody production and subsequent elimination.
1) Marine Biotoxins Program, Environmental and Fisheries Science Division, Northwest Fisheries Science Center, National Marine Fisheries Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, 2725 Montlake Boulevard East, Seattle, WA 98112; (2) University of Alaska Southeast, 2600 Seventh Avenue, Ketchikan, AK 99901; (3) NO AA National Ocean Service, Marine Biotoxins Program, 219 Fort Johnson Road, Charleston, SC 29412; (4) Alaska State Environmental Health Laboratory, Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation, 5251 Dr.
With the HLA DR results, one can look at the various combinations, which Shoemaker has identified and published, to determine if a patient is more likely to have a biotoxin illness from mold, Lyme disease, or other sources of biotoxins.
It will help us characterize the global transcriptional response of human cell lines and other models to marine neurotoxins," said Jimmy Ryan, Molecular Biologist, who is leading this research element within NOAA's Marine Biotoxins Program.
Biotoxins generated as a potential defensive mechanism by noxious phytoplankton species affect nearshore aquaculture of primarily bivalve species on a global scale (Hallegraeff 2003).
The aim of this project is to critically review and assess the current and most up-to-date available evidence base on feasibility of the use of a shellfish indicator species for biotoxin and chemical monitoring in Scotland.
Currently, the mouse bioassay (MBA) is the standard method for testing shellfish with regard to lipophilic marine biotoxins in Europe (European Commission 2005); however, other methods (e.
discriminates proteins to detect and identify biotoxins, viruses,
Environmental toxins--whether due to yeast or bacterial biotoxins, a vaccine, food, or some other type of environmental insult--affect these children at a critical point in brain development when neural pathways have not completely come together, and brain centers are still being integrated.
When these pathways are already fully occupied by a silent chronic load of lead, mercury, PBDEs and others, the client's system cannot successfully deal with a new, biotoxin producing illness, such as Lyme disease or mold exposures from water damaged buildings.
The presence of the organism is not equivalent to presence of its secreted biotoxin, which is produced under rare, and currently incompletely defined, environmental conditions (6).
The physician must take complete medical and potential biotoxin exposure histories and thoroughly characterize the patient's symptom profile, not relying on volunteered self-reports or a simple check-list.