abrin


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abrin

[′a·brin]
(biochemistry)
A highly poisonous protein found in the seeds of Abrus precatorius, the rosary pea.
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Ribosome-inactivating protein and apoptosis: abrin causes cell death via mitochondrial pathway in Jurkat cells.
Kuntal Patel, 37, allegedly slipped her "controlling and selfish" mother Meena the deadly poison Abrin after she "forbade" her from marrying her boyfriend.
Pihl A, Fodstad O, Olsnes S (1980) Anticancer properties of the toxic lectins abrin and ricin.
Inhibitory effect of Abrus abrin derived peptide fraction against Dalton's lymphoma ascites model.
As far as we know, no murderer has used abrin in the real world, but it has reared its head in the world of fiction.
Lovestruck Kuntal Patel, 37, allegedly tried to kill her mother Meena by lacing her soft drink with abrin after she "forbade" her to marry Niraj Kakad.
Kuntal Patel is accused of lacing Meena Patel's Diet Coke with abrin after her mum forbade her to marry her boyfriend.
Further members of the class II RIPs are abrin and the two Ricinus communis agglutinins (RCA) I and II.
Bishop George Abu Jaoude, who presides over the Maronite archdiocese of Tripoli, and Shekka's mayor, Farjallah Kfoury, welcomed Rai from the crowd of well-wishers, who had come from the surrounding towns of Kfarhatta, Kalbaata, Ijd Abrin, Kefraya, Zakroun and Enfeh.
In October last year, he began trawling the internet for information on poisons such as abrin, ricin and cyanide, the court has heard.
Lovestruck Kuntal Patel, 37, allegedly tried to kill her magistrate mother Meena by lacing her soft drink with abrin after she "forbade" her to marry her boyfriend, Niraj Kakad.
Kuntal Patel, 37, allegedly slipped Meena, 60, a dose of Abrin - which is more toxic than ricin - after she forbade her to marry her boyfriend.