the poison causing ciguatera poisoning. Exact chemical and pharmacological properties are unknown. May be a complex biotoxin with several fractions or several chemically unrelated compounds. May be a phospholipid. The formula C28 H52 NO5 C1 has been proposed

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  • Ciguatoxin — Chemical structure of the ciguatoxin CTX1B The ciguatoxins are a class of poisonous organic compounds found in some fish that causes ciguatera. There are several different chemicals in this class. CTX is often used as an abbreviation in their… …   Wikipedia

  • Ciguatoxin — Strukturformel Allgemeines Name Ciguatoxin Andere Namen CTX1B …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • ciguatoxin — ci·gua·tox·in (sē gwə tŏkʹsĭn) n. A potent neurotoxin that is secreted by a dinoflagellate and can accumulate in the flesh of certain marine fish, such as grouper or snapper, causing ciguatera poisoning.   [ciguatera + toxin.] * * * …   Universalium

  • ciguatoxin — noun Any of several closely related toxins, having a complex structure including a row of thirteen connected heterocyclic rings, produced by algae that are eaten by many fish; causes ciguatera poisoning in humans …   Wiktionary

  • ciguatoxin — A marine saponin of unknown structure but with the empirical formula C35H65NO8; the toxic substance causing ciguatera. * * * ci·gua·tox·in sē gwə .täk sən, sig wə n a potent heat stable neurotoxin that is produced by a marine dinoflagellate… …   Medical dictionary

  • ciguatoxin — n. strong neurotoxin which is found in the flesh of some marine fish and causes ciguatera poisoning …   English contemporary dictionary

  • ciguatoxin — ci·gua·tox·in …   English syllables

  • ciguatoxin — ¦sēgwə¦täksə̇n, ¦sig noun Etymology: ciguatera + toxin : a potent heat stable lipid neurotoxin that is produced by a marine dinoflagellate (Gambierdiscuss toxicus) and causes ciguatera poisoning in those who eat fish (as barracuda or amberjack)… …   Useful english dictionary

  • ciguateratoxin — ciguatoxin …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • Ciguatoxine — (CTX) sind eine Gruppe von ca. zwanzig kompliziert gebauten, strukturell eng verwandten, hoch neurotoxischen polycyclischen Polyethern. Sie sind Stoffwechselprodukte eines marinen Dinoflagellaten und Mitverursacher der Ciguatera, einer… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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