Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun An organic base or alkaloid, one of the poisonous principles of certain mushrooms, as Agaricus muscarius and A. bulbosus.

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  • noun biochemistry A bicyclic oligopeptide, found in Amanita phalloides, that is a deadly amatoxin

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Examples

  • Later it was named muscarin, and now is sometimes known as amanitin, since it is confined to the mushrooms of the Amanita genus.

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  • There is amanitin, which works slowly and is most potent.

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  • Particularly attractive agents are those that take many days to cause illness, such as the mushroom toxin alpha-amanitin: the lag between eating and illness "could minimize opportunity for public health intervention," as the FDA delicately puts it.

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  • Kedinger C, Simard R (1974) The alpha-amanitin on RNA synthesis in Chinese hamster ovary cells.

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  • [5] With the studies of RNA there is parp genus that would be transcribed inside by alpha-amanitin-resistant RNA.

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  • [6] With the studies of RNA there is parp genus that would be transcribed inside by alpha-amanitin-resistant RNA.

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  • Rudenko G, Bishop D, Gottesdiener K, Van der Ploeg LH (1989) Alpha-amanitin resistant transcription of protein coding genes in insect and bloodstream form Trypanosoma brucei.

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  • The last medical case was about alpha-amanitin toxin derived from Amanita mushrooms.

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  • One of these reports studied the effect of intrahippocampal injection of the transcription inhibitors alpha-amanitin and DRB on inhibitory avoidance in rats

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