Isolation of a new toxin from the sponge Latrunculia magnifica in the Gulf of Aquaba (Red Sea)

I. Nèeman*, L. Fishelson, Y. Kashman

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Abstract

The sponge Latrunculia magnifica was found to be toxic for fish. A toxin has been isolated from this sponge by organic extraction-column chromatography and thin-layer chromatography. Several chemical properties of the toxin were determined by spectroscopic analysis. Toxicity tests were performed on the fish Gambusia affinis. In vitro experiments showed the toxin to be a cholinesterase inhibitor.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)293-296
Number of pages4
JournalMarine Biology
Volume30
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1975

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