"Ricin" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus,
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A protein phytotoxin from the seeds of Ricinus communis, the castor oil plant. It agglutinates cells, is proteolytic, and causes lethal inflammation and hemorrhage if taken internally.
- Lectin, Castor Bean
- Ricinus Toxin
- Toxin, Ricinus
- RCA 60
- Castor Bean Lectin
- Lectin, Ricinus
- Ricinus Lectin
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Below are the most recent publications written about "Ricin" by people in Profiles.
Tagge E, Harris B, Burbage C, Hall P, Vesely J, Willingham M, Frankel A. Synthesis of green fluorescent protein-ricin and monitoring of its intracellular trafficking. Bioconjug Chem. 1997 Sep-Oct; 8(5):743-50.
Burbage C, Tagge EP, Harris B, Hall P, Fu T, Willingham MC, Frankel AE. Ricin fusion toxin targeted to the human granulocyte-macrophage colony stimulating factor receptor is selectively toxic to acute myeloid leukemia cells. Leuk Res. 1997 Jul; 21(7):681-90.
Fu T, Burbage C, Tagge EP, Brothers T, Willingham MC, Frankel AE. Ricin toxin contains three lectin sites which contribute to its in vivo toxicity. Int J Immunopharmacol. 1996 Dec; 18(12):685-92.
Dietrich JB, Ribéreau-Gayon G, Jung ML, Franz H, Beck JP, Anton R. Identity of the N-terminal sequences of the three A chains of mistletoe (Viscum album L.) lectins: homology with ricin-like plant toxins and single-chain ribosome-inhibiting proteins. Anticancer Drugs. 1992 Oct; 3(5):507-11.
Crosson CE, Kelleher PJ, Lam DM. Ocular pharmacokinetics of lens epithelial cell-specific immunotoxin 4197X-RA. Exp Eye Res. 1992 Jul; 55(1):87-91.
Walker EM, Gale GR, Glassman AB, Atkins LM, Bennett CE, Burgis JT. Antitumor effects of abrin and ricin used singly and in combination with cisplatin. Ann Clin Lab Sci. 1984 Jan-Feb; 14(1):10-20.