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Abrin
Abrin A and B

(a'-brin). The chemic ferment or poison- ous principle of jequirity. It has been em- ployed in the study of immunity. Abrin is an extremely toxic toxalbumin found in the seeds of the rosary pea (or jequirity pea), Abrus precatorius.

Toxicity potency

median toxic dose of 0.7 micrograms per kilogram of body mass when given to mice intravenously (approximately 31.4 times more toxic than ricin, being 22 micrograms per kilogram)


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