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A Non-Proteinaceious Toxin from the Venomous Spines of the Lionfish Pterois Volitans (Linnaeus)
WALTER REED ARMY INST OF RESEARCH WASHINGTON DC
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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.
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