Experientia

, Volume 35, Issue 10, pp 1367–1368

The principal toxin ofDelphinium brownii Rydb., and its mode of action

Authors

  • V. Nambi Aiyar
    • Department of BiologyThe University of Calgary
    • Department of ChemistryThe University of Calgary
    • Department of Pharmacology and TherapeuticsThe University of Calgary
  • M. H. Benn
    • Department of BiologyThe University of Calgary
    • Department of ChemistryThe University of Calgary
    • Department of Pharmacology and TherapeuticsThe University of Calgary
  • T. Hanna
    • Department of BiologyThe University of Calgary
    • Department of ChemistryThe University of Calgary
    • Department of Pharmacology and TherapeuticsThe University of Calgary
  • J. Jacyno
    • Department of BiologyThe University of Calgary
    • Department of ChemistryThe University of Calgary
    • Department of Pharmacology and TherapeuticsThe University of Calgary
  • S. H. Roth
    • Department of BiologyThe University of Calgary
    • Department of ChemistryThe University of Calgary
    • Department of Pharmacology and TherapeuticsThe University of Calgary
  • J. L. Wilkens
    • Department of BiologyThe University of Calgary
    • Department of ChemistryThe University of Calgary
    • Department of Pharmacology and TherapeuticsThe University of Calgary
Specialia

DOI: 10.1007/BF01964013

Cite this article as:
Aiyar, V.N., Benn, M.H., Hanna, T. et al. Experientia (1979) 35: 1367. doi:10.1007/BF01964013

Summary

Examination ofD. brownii, a stock-poison of Western Canada, revealed that the principal toxin was methyllycaconitine: a potent neuromuscular blocking agent which appears to act competitively at nicotinic receptors.

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© Birkhäuser Verlag 1979