Accession Number : ADA162216


Title :   A Non-Proteinaceious Toxin from the Venomous Spines of the Lionfish Pterois Volitans (Linnaeus)


Corporate Author : WALTER REED ARMY INST OF RESEARCH WASHINGTON DC


Personal Author(s) : Nair, M S R ; Cheung, P ; Leong, I ; Ruggieri, G D


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a162216.pdf


Report Date : Jan 1985


Pagination or Media Count : 5


Abstract : The venomous spines of P. volitans contain a non-proteinaceous ichthyotoxin of low molecular weight. This toxin could be isolated only from spines excised from the living fish; the toxin is apparently destroyed following death, as the extracts of the spines of the dead fish were non-toxic.


Descriptors :   *TOXINS AND ANTITOXINS , *FISHES , REPRINTS , MOLECULAR WEIGHT , SPINAL COLUMN , LIGHTWEIGHT , LIFE(BIOLOGY) , DEATH


Subject Categories : Toxicology
      Biological Oceanography


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE