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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.
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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.
Ricin and abrin can be released in highly toxic amounts when their hard seeds are chewed, swallowed, and ingested, or when these toxalbumins are weaponized for injection or for aerosolization.
The NNA said the town's deputy mayor, Majed Tanious, and five other members of the council of Abrin decided on the move during a meeting with the mayor, Sassine Fares, and other council members in the office.
The toxin, abrin, can kill in doses of just three micrograms.
The seeds contain abrin, a toxin so potent that three-millionths of agram circulating in the bloodstream can be fatal.
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.
<<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.