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(Science: protein) A substance, often exquisitely toxic, that inhibits neuronal function. Neurotoxins act typically against the sodium channel (e.g. TTX) or block or enhance synaptic transmission (curare, bungarotoxin).

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the harm of algae

... effects of harmful algae blooms, specific algae species e.g. pseudo-nitzschia produces a secondary metabolite called domoic acid which is a neurotoxin and bio accumulates in marine life causing respiratory problems and can lead to amnesiac shellfish poisoning. Also do you mean in refernce ...

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by marineman
Sun Feb 24, 2013 1:28 pm
Forum: Botany Discussion
Topic: the harm of algae
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Re: Is Spirulina really good for our health ?

... present in commercial cyanobacteria Spirulina samples. Under certain conditions, blue-green algae, as Spirulina, seems to be able to produce a neurotoxin called BMAA ([beta]-N-methylamino-L-alanine), which can cause a neurodegenerative disease (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis-parkinsonism-dementia ...

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by vapaatyyli
Tue Apr 12, 2011 9:08 pm
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: Is Spirulina really good for our health ?
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Phyla Porifera and Cnidaria

... (google this word, there is HEAPS of information about them) allow the animal to hold the prey and venom is injected. The venom is often a neurotoxin that disables the prey and prevents too much damage to the soft bodied cnidarian. There are also chemicals injected that begin the digestion ...

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by firechild
Tue Feb 02, 2010 2:09 am
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Phyla Porifera and Cnidaria
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Re: Ethidium

... agent.Intercalating agents can cause single nucleotide pair insertions/deletions and because of that frameshift mutations. Acrylamide is neurotoxin that destroys neurofilaments in axons and you can feel tingeling as skin absorbs it.. Here's also an article you may find useful.. Acrylamide; ...

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by zami'87.
Thu Dec 17, 2009 12:42 pm
Forum: Molecular Biology
Topic: Ethidium
Replies: 5
Views: 4463

Re: Re:

... gives a very good resolution but gels are long and complicated to prepare, expensive and use plenty of nasty chemicals (acrylamide is a neurotoxin). Or you can just buy ready-cast :lol: If you can afford it. Or if they fit your needs... But even agarose exist ready cast now... and some ...

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by canalon
Mon Nov 10, 2008 4:59 pm
Forum: Molecular Biology
Topic: more information Acrilamide vs agarose
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