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A toxin in the coelomic fluid of scalded starfish (Asterias forbesi)

Chaet, A.B.

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
Accession: 037729052

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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.