Recent Progress in the Chemistry and Toxicology of Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning

  • Y. Shimizu
  • N. K. Gulavita


There has been tremendous progress in research involving the chemistry, biochemistry and toxicology of paralytic shellfish poisons (PSP) in the past 15 years.11 A number of new toxins have been isolated from various biological sources (Fig. 1), and the list of alleged progenitors also expanded to many organisms including prokaryotes such as cyanobacteria and gram-negative bacteria. In this paper, we would like to report some of the most recent work conducted in our laboratory.


Sodium Channel Paralytic Shellfish Poison Deuterium Oxide Paralytic Shellfish Toxin Molecule 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Y. Shimizu
    • 1
  • N. K. Gulavita
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Pharmacognosy and Environmental Health SciencesCollege of Pharmacy, The University of Rhode IslandKingstonUSA

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