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Abstract

Analyses of extracts from mussels contaminated with paralytic shellfish poison (PSP) have indicated the presence of gonyautoxins as the major component in red tides of the north-west coast of Spain. These GTX and C toxins were extracted from contaminated mussels and partially purified by chromatography. Their stability was analysed by high performance liquid chromatography. GTX 4 and GTX 6 were the most stable toxins; however the lyophilisation procedure made the C toxins unstable, so it was concluded that this method is not acceptable.

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Authors: LOUZAO M C, Facultad de Veterinaria, Departamento de Farmacología, Lugo (ES);ALFONSO A, Facultad de Veterinaria, Departamento de Farmacología, Lugo (ES);CABADO A G, Facultad de Veterinaria, Departamento de Farmacología, Lugo (ES);BOTANA L M, Facultad de Veterinaria, Departamento de Farmacología, Lugo (ES);BOTANA A M, Facultad de Tecnología de Alimentos, Departamento de Química Analítica, Lugo (ES);GOENAGA X, European Commission, Bruxelles (BE);VIEYTES M R, Facultad de Veterinaria, Departamento de Fisiología, Lugo (ES)
Bibliographic Reference: Article: Toxicon, Vol. 32 (1994) No. 7, pp. 807-817
Record Number: 199411060 / Last updated on: 1994-11-28
Category: PUBLICATION
Original language: en
Available languages: en