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Pectenotoxin

Pectenotoxins are cyclic polyether

Chemical Formula: C47H70O15
Other names: Pectenotoxin-1 trihydrate
Layman's explanation: Pectenotoxins are produced by a species of phytoplankton and accumulate in tissues of shellfish that feed by filtering the algae from water. Consumption of these contaminated shellfish has been associated with severe diarrhetic illness resulting in hospitalization. It also causes nausea, vomiting, and abdominal pain. These toxins are potently cytotoxic to human cancer cell lines. Little is known of their toxicology. Evaluation of the chemical structure of PTXs suggests that they are subject to metabolism via the cytochrome P450 enzyme system.
Keywords: toxin, shellfish

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