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(Science: protein) A potent neurotoxin (319 D) from the Japanese puffer fish. It binds to the sodium channel, blocking the passage of action potentials. Its activity closely resembles that of saxitoxin.

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it's fugu/puffer fish/pocupined fish, producing a neurotoxin called tetrodotoxin which is a very potent toxin to human and inducing paralyzes, also it's very stable to heat.

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by victor
Sun Apr 01, 2007 11:06 am
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Topic: botox=botulinum?
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The Vibrios!!

Generally, I like them, although I'm not quite fond of Vibrio cholerae. Members of this family also synthesize tetrodotoxin, an ancient marine alkaloid and powerful neurotoxin. Always make sure you have a large dose of tetracycline in case anything goes wrong. Vibrio fischeri ...

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by Condraz23
Tue Dec 19, 2006 3:49 am
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Topic: The Vibrios!!
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