toxalbumin


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tox·al·bu·min

 (tŏk′săl-byo͞o′mĭn)
n.
Any of various toxic proteins, such as ricin and diphtheria toxin, produced by certain plants and bacteria.
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toxalbumin

(ˌtɒksælˈbjuːmɪn)
n
(Biochemistry) biochem any of a group of toxic albumins that occur in certain plants, such as toadstools, and in snake venom
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curcas seeds contain a toxalbumin, curcin, which is 1 000 times less toxic than ricin found in Jatropha multifida seeds.
There are other plants such as cannabis, Abrus precatorius, toxalbumin in Ricinus communis, cocaine from Erythroxylum coca, ergot alkaloids from Claviceps purpureaand morning glory lily, poison hemlok, reserpine, and digitalis glycosides in foxglove involved in toxic manifestations in other parts of the country.
The seeds are rich in toxalbumins that cause agglutination and hemolysis to erythrocytes as well as damage to other cell types and contain a lipoid resin complex that can cause dermatitis [3, 12, 135].
Toxic proteins or toxalbumins have been found in Fabaceae, Euphorbiaceae, etc.