Effect of lyophilization on the stability of gonyautoxins obtained from contaminated mussels
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.
Bibliographic Reference: Article: Toxicon, Vol. 32 (1994) No. 7, pp. 807-817
Record Number: 199411060 / Last updated on: 1994-11-28
Original language: en
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