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Type: Thesis
Title: Investigation of the mechanisms involved in cylindrospermopsin toxicity : hepatocyte culture and reticulocyte lysate studies / Suzanne M. Froscio.
Author: Froscio, Suzanne Marie
Issue Date: 2002
School/Discipline: Dept. of Clinical and Experimental Pharmacology
Abstract: The aim of this study was to determine the extent to which protein synthesis inhibition, lowered glutathione (GSH) levels and toxin metabolism contribute to the toxicity of cyclindrospermopsin. Both hepatocyte cultures and reticulocyte lysates were utilized as in vitro tools of investigation. The findings imply that the inhibition of protein synthesis by direct action of the toxin cannot be considered a primary cause of hepatocyte cell death over an acute time frame. Cytochrome P450-derived metabolites may play a crucial role in cytotoxicity, and the toxicity process does not appear to involve oxidative damage.
Dissertation Note: Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Adelaide, Dept. of Clinical and Experimental Pharmacology, 2002?
Description: Copy of author's previously published work inserted.
Bibliography: leaves 121-139.
xvii, 139 leaves : ill. (some col.) ; 30 cm.
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