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Rapid Detection of Ribosome-Inactivating Protein Toxins in Foods

Investigators
Tolleson, William
Institutions
DHHS/FDA - National Center for Toxicological Research
DHHS/FDA - Center for Food Safety & Applied Nutrition
Objective

Provide robust methods for detecting the biological activity of the potential bioterrorism agents ricin, abrin, and shiga-like toxins, each of which is characterized as a ribosome-inactivating protein toxin, in three selected foods (spinach, apple juice, and milk).

More information
Responsible Division: Biochemical Toxicology
Funding Source
Nat'l. Center For Toxicological Research
Project source
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Project number
E0736101
Categories
Food Defense and Integrity
Escherichia coli