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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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Entry of lethal doses of abrin, ricin and modeccin into the cytosol of HeLa cells.
Treatment with antioxidant compounds conferred significant protection in Jurkat cells through the restoration of the antioxidant enzymes depleted after abrin treatment (Saxena et al.
Abrin is a natural poison found in the seeds of a plant called the rosary pea.
Abrin, similar to deadly ricin, is a natural poison found in the seeds of a plant.
A toxin so potent as abrin can be expected to have appeal as a murder weapon as well as a chemical warfare agent.
It seems that when authorities searched Crooker's home during the 2004 silencer investigation they found some castor beans and rosary peas, common legumes from which the poisons ricin and abrin can be derived.
Antitumour effect of abrin on transplanted tumours in mice.
lt;<As far as Paul Ehrlich is concerned, we need to select his most important contributions, his investigations on ricin (the <<toxalbumin>> or Lectin of the castor bean), and on abrin (a powerful phytotoxin of the precatory bean) going back to 1891 and following directly those of Behring's.
Martes 22 ABRIN 2008 25a version de la feria de juguetes y pediatria de A.
Entry of the toxic proteins abrin, modeccin, ricin, and diphtheria toxin into cells.
Bruce Hammock and Ian Kennedy, University of California, Davis, to work on the development of miniaturized sensors for use in detecting botulinum toxin, ricin, and abrin
The herbal poison abrin, extracted from precatory beans, is very similar to ricin.