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Synonyms for toxin

anything that is injurious, destructive, or fatal

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a poisonous substance produced during the metabolism and growth of certain microorganisms and some higher plant and animal species

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When compared to a commercial fluorometer for detecting active Shiga toxin, both instruments detected the same levels of toxin.
Table 12: World Historic Review for Botulinum Toxin by
That same lack of rigidity, however, is what makes the toxins susceptible to the neutralizing effects of defensins.
Toxoid vaccines protect against a toxin or set of toxins, rather than the organism that produces the toxin(s).
One mouse unit is defined as the minimum amount of toxin needed to kill 2 out of 3 mice within 24 h of injection.
The ability to genetically engineer C diff that produces only toxin A {A+B- mutants) ortoxin B (A-B+ mutants) and infects susceptible hamsters with the mutants has led to two investigations on the individual importance of these toxins in the disease process.
In particular, the toxin can cut off normal messaging to muscles, causing paralysis.
When toxin was injected into one side of the hippocampus, it traveled to the other side, dampening the activity of nerves in both areas.
Prevalence and genetic characterization of toxin A variant strains of Clostridium difficile among adults and children with diarrhea in France.
The researchers focused on toxins produced by a subtropical species of dinoflagellate (Karenia brevis) that is a major component of a bloom known as Florida red tide.
In addition to detecting bacteria and their toxins, Medina and other chemists at the Wyndmoor center are using advanced technologies to develop methods to screen, detect, and confirm multiple chemical residues--such as veterinary drugs and pesticides--in food products.
A new sensing technique developed by USDA-ARS scientists is able to detect heat-resistant toxins in such products as ham, milk and eggs.
One of these is lethal toxin (made of lethal factor and protective antigen), which has been postulated to cause overproduction of inflammatory cytokines IL-1, IL-6 and TNF-alpha(Tumor Necrosis Factor).
Most of the toxin genes now being used in genetically modified (GM) crops are produced in sporulating Bt, and belong to the Cry family: designated Cry1, Cry 2 etc.
Marine algal toxin research is a focus of the NRC Institute for Marine Biosciences (IMB) in Halifax, NS