A toxin in the coelomic fluid of scalded starfish (Asterias forbesi)
Proceedings of the Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine. Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine 109: 791-794
ISSN/ISBN: 0037-9727 PMID: 13877833 DOI: 10.3181/00379727-109-27337
A burn toxin has been demonstrated in the fluid of scalded starfish. Injections of the toxin into recipient starfish resulted in autotomy followed by death. The non species specific material isolated from scalded starfish coelomic fluid is a heat stable, dialyzable substance.