Joseph Michael Bay
jmbay at leland.Stanford.EDU
Sun Feb 22 00:43:45 EST 1998
Markus Piotrowski <Markus.Piotrowski at ruhr-uni-bochum.de> writes:
>does exist a protein which kills eucaryotic cells (e.g plant
>cells) in a DIRECT manner (and not by inducing programmed
>cell death)? Any hint would be very helpfull.
FASEB J 1994 Feb;8(2):201-208
Ricin: structure, mode of action, and some current applications.
Lord JM, Roberts LM, Robertus JD
Basically, the A chain of ricin renders active ribosomes incapable
of synthesizing proteins (via enzymatic cleavage, I think).
It's very, very, very toxic. One molecule can kill a cell. Don't
get any on ya.
Joe Bay Leland Stanford Junior University
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