[Annelida] Fireworm inflammation
(by paulo.paiva from gmail.com)
Thu Jul 3 21:24:42 EST 2008
By tha way, regarding recent publication on Amphinomidae we just posted in
our lab page another one on a new deep sea Paramphinome, and regarding Rocas
Atoll, there is one on Sabellids from the same place. All of them are in
the page: http://www.biologia.ufrj.br/labs/labpoly/publications.html
2008/7/2 Geoff Read <g.read from niwa.co.nz>:
> Another suggestion as to the cause of fireworm inflammations in humans. I
> don't have access, and I don't know the authors' emails, but you can buy
> access to this three page article for GBP 24 should you wish.
> Nakamura, K.; Tachikawa, Y.; Kitamura, M.; Ohno, O.; Suganuma, M. ; Uemura,
> D. 2008: Complanine, an inflammation-inducing substance isolated from the
> marine fireworm Eurythoe complanata. Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry 6
> (12): 2058 - 2060.
> Abstract: "The marine fireworm, Eurythoe complanata, is known as a
> dangerous animal for humans because it induces skin inflammation through its
> small setae. Here, the inflammation-inducing substance was successfully
> isolated from the whole body using a methanolic extraction, and the
> inflammatory activity was determined using a bioassay. The structure was
> spectroscopically revealed to be a trimethylammonium with an unsaturated
> carbon chain and was named complanine. Complanine enhanced PKC activity in
> combination with TPA in vitro. This may explain the molecular mechanism
> behind its inflammation-inducing activity.
> While I'm on the topic, here is a recent open access paper on taxonomy of
> Eurythoe complanata & Hermodice carunculata
> Barroso, R. ; Paiva, P. C. 2007: Amphinomidae (Annelida: Polychaeta) from
> Rocas Atoll, Northeastern Brazil. Arquivos do Museu Nacional, Rio de
> Janeiro 65(3): 357-362.
> Abstract: "Three amphinomid species from Rocas Atoll - Northeastern Brazil
> are reported. The re-description of Eurythoe complanata, Hermodice
> carunculata and the description of Linopherus cf. canariensis is provided.
> Geoff Read <g.read from niwa.co.nz>
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