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Botulinum toxin

Introduction: Botulinum toxin

Description of Botulinum toxin

Botulinum toxin: toxins produced by Clostridium botulinum; there are at least seven different substances, most being proteins; they have neuro-, entero-, and hemotoxic properties, are immunogenic, and are among the most potent poisons known; used medically to block release of acetylcholine at cholinergic synapses.
Source: CRISP

Botulinum toxin: Proteins synthesized as a single chain of ~150 kDa with 35% sequence identity to TETANUS TOXIN that is cleaved to a light and a heavy chain that are linked by a single disulfide bond. They have neuro-, entero-, and hemotoxic properties, are immunogenic, and include the most potent poisons known. The most commonly used apparently blocks release of ACETYLCHOLINE at cholinergic SYNAPSES.
Source: MeSH 2007

Botulinum toxin: Related Topics

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Terms Similar to Botulinum toxin:

  • Botulin
  • Clostridium botulinum Toxins

Source - MeSH 2007

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Broader terms for Botulinum toxin

Source - MeSH 2007

Source - CRISP

The term Botulinum toxin can be used for:

Source: CRISP

Other terms that may be related to Botulinum toxin:

Source: CRISP

Hierarchical classifications of Botulinum toxin

The following list attempts to classify Botulinum toxin into categories where each line is subset of the next.

MeSH 2007 Hierarchy:

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