ricin toxin

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Related to ricin toxin: anthrax, Anthrax toxin, Botulism toxin
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Noun1.ricin toxin - a toxic protein extracted from castor beans; used as a chemical reagent; can be used as a bioweapon; "one milligram of ricin can kill an adult"
albumen, albumin - a simple water-soluble protein found in many animal tissues and liquids
toxin - a poisonous substance produced during the metabolism and growth of certain microorganisms and some higher plant and animal species
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The company's vaccines/biodefense business segment includes active development programs for RiVax, a ricin toxin vaccine candidate; OrbeShield, a GI acute radiation syndrome therapeutic candidate; and SGX943, a therapeutic candidate for antibiotic resistant and emerging infectious disease.
sup][2] Bacterial toxins may be better in terms of VLS, given the fact that compared to ricin toxin A chain (RTA) that can directly binds to endothelial cells, a ligand is required for modified PE to connect with the endothelium.
for use as a lifesaving treatment following ricin toxin poisoning and in particular from exposure to the toxin by the inhalation route.
Clinical Trial of New Vaccine to Protect Against Ricin Toxin,"
The Defense Appropriations Act allocation of $11 million is for separate specific, complementary research to develop therapeutic agents against Ebola, Marburg and dengue viruses, as well as to develop countermeasures for anthrax exposure and antidotes for ricin toxin.
Tetracore manufactures the BioThreat Alert test strips for infectious agents and toxins, including anthrax, plague, tularemia, botulinum toxin, ricin toxin and SEB toxin.
Like the natural ricin toxin, the altered protein stimulates the body to make antibodies.