Toxicity of Mediterranean Scyphomedusae: An Overview

Author(s): Paola Del Negro, Ciriaco Saul, Cataletto Bruno, Delogu G. Maria, Kokelj Franco.

Journal Name: Central Nervous System Agents in Medicinal Chemistry
(Formerly Current Medicinal Chemistry - Central Nervous System Agents)

Volume 16 , Issue 3 , 2016

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Following in-depth analysis and examination, jellyfish toxins have been found to consist of a mixture of proteins, carbohydrates, and other non-proteinaceous components. What remains to be clarified is the specific chemical nature of jellyfish toxins due to their heat lability. This paper reviews current knowledge of the toxic properties of the most common Mediterranean scyphozoans (A. aurita, C. hysoscella, C. tuberculata, P. noctiluca, R. pulmo) and the activity of their venom.

Keywords: Jellyfish toxins, mediterranean scyphozoans, nonproteinaceous components.

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Year: 2016
Page: [213 - 217]
Pages: 5
DOI: 10.2174/1871524916666160505114153
Price: $58

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