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a·brin

 (ā′brĭn)
n.
A poisonous protein found in the seeds of the rosary pea.

[New Latin Abrus, rosary pea genus (from Greek habros, graceful, delicate) + -in.]
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abrin

(ˈeɪbrɪn)
n
a highly poisonous compound found in the seed of the Indian liquorice (Abrus precatorius)
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These toxins include ricin, modeccin , mistletoe le ctin, and abrin. Compared to holotoxins, hemitoxins contain an enzymatic domain without a binding domain, which includes pokeweed antiviral protein, gelonin, and sapo rin.[sup][4] It has been proven that both holotoxins and hemitoxins are able to remove the base of A [sup]4324 in 28s rRNA so as to preclude the combination of elongation factor (EF)-1 and - 2 with the 60s ribosomal subunit.[sup][5],[6]
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Computer analysis showed that Ali first began trawling the internet for information on poisons such as abrin, ricin and cyanide in October last year.
Computer analysis showed that Ali began trawling the internet for information on poisons such as abrin, ricin and cyanide in October last year.
The teenager from Mossley - who cannot be named for legal reasons - wanted to obtain a poison called abrin, said to be 30 times more toxic than ricin.
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