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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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"We have discovered a neurotoxin, PMP1, that selectively targets malaria mosquitos, demonstrating that this family of toxins have a much broader host spectrum than previously believed", said Pal Stenmark of Stockholm University and Lund University.
Theoretically, this type results from the ingestion of the pre-formed toxin, according to the WHO.
"The enterococcal isolate carrying the toxin luckily remains susceptible to key antibiotics," notes Zhang.
Reflex testing with a toxin assay as the second portion of the algorithm reduced the number of patients with discordant results to a more manageable number.
The current method for detecting these toxins is an animal model.
The opposite results in their paper showed that more detailed studies are obviously needed to confirm the interaction mechanism between Bt toxin and metal ions.
Saxitoxin puffer fish poisoning in the United States, with the first report of Pyrodinium bahamense as the putative toxin source.
Scientists have known for about a decade that defensins can neutralize bacterial toxins but, until now, did not know how.
Shah's stem cells escape this fate because they are made with a mutation that doesn't allow the toxin to act inside the cell.
"After doing all of the molecular analysis and imaging to track the inhibition of protein synthesis within brain tumors, we do sec the toxins kill the cancer cells and eventually prolonging the survival in animal models of resected brain tumors."
Key Words: Onabotulinum toxin A, urinary bladder, overactive bladder, neurogenic bladder, neurogenic detrusor overactivity.
Bacterial toxin-antitoxin (TA) complex mainly comprises of a potent and stable toxin and its antidote labile antitoxin molecule.