Jan 1, 1975

Ciguatera: neurophysiologic and histoenzymologic studies of several fractions of ciguatoxic extracts

Comptes rendus des séances de la Société de biologie et de ses filiales
P M NiaussatB Chanfour

Abstract

Two fractions of ciguatoxic extracts were isolated by chromatography. The first showed anticholinesterasic properties, while the other acted directly on the muscular fibre. These findings were histoenzymologically confirmed. Controls with non-toxic extracts of fishes from the coral benthos reinforce the theory of the ecological origins of ciguatoxins.

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Benthos
Toxin
Chromatography
Cholinesterase Inhibitors, Reversible
Fish <Chondrichthyes>
Cnidaria
Ciguatoxins
Muscle
Fish <Actinopterygii>
Fish <Hyperoartia>

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