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Time-out for the mouse bioassay

Jan 13, 2015 1:09:11 PM / by admin posted in diarrhetic shellfish poisoning, lc mass, lc ms, lc msms, lipophilic marine toxins, lipophilic toxins, Marine biotoxins, Marine toxins, mass spec, mouse assay, okadaic acid, okadaic acid pp2a, Okatest, PP2A, pp2a inhibitor, shellfich food poisoning, shellfish poisoning, shellfish toxin, the liquid chromatography mass spectrometry, toxic shellfish poisoning

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Mouse bioassay for determination of lipophilic marine toxins in shellfish comes to its end

Jul 3, 2014 2:09:08 PM / by admin posted in diarrhetic shellfish poisoning, lc mass, lc ms, lc msms, lipophilic marine toxins, lipophilic toxins, Marine biotoxins, Marine toxins, mass spec, mouse assay, okadaic acid, okadaic acid pp2a, Okatest, PP2A, pp2a inhibitor, shellfich food poisoning, shellfish poisoning, shellfish toxin, the liquid chromatography mass spectrometry, toxic shellfish poisoning

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The presence of marine toxins in shellfish products could lead to fatal food poisoning. Monitoring programs to control levels of toxins establish monthly or even weekly sampling in production areas. Opening or closure of harvest areas would depend upon  the results obtained. Post-harvest and end product testing is also carried out in some countries. Currently, paralytic (saxitoxins), ammesic  (domoic acid) and lipophilic toxins (okadaic acid and derivatives, yessotoxins, pectenotoxins and azaspirazids) are legislated.

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