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.

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 indigenous toxalbumin containing plants include the castor bean plant (Ricinus communis), formerly grown commercially in the South for castor oil-containing pharmaceuticals; the jequirty pea or rosary plant (Abrus precatorius), a Caribbean tropical vine introduced into South Florida; the balsam apple (Mormordica species), a creeping vine that often chokes fences but remains revered as a folk medicine in Louisiana for wounds and diabetes; and several varieties of mistletoe (Phoradendron spp.