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Compound Summary for: CID 37165     Try the new version summary page

Saxitoxin

Also known as: Saxitoxin hydrate; Gonyaulax catenella poison; Saxidomus giganteus poison; Mytilus californianus poison; 35523-89-8
Molecular Formula: C10H17N7O4   Molecular Weight: 299.28648   InChIKey: RPQXVSUAYFXFJA-HGRQIUPRSA-N
A compound that contains a reduced purine ring system but is not biosynthetically related to the purine alkaloids. It is a poison found in certain edible mollusks at certain times; elaborated by GONYAULAX and consumed by mollusks, fishes, etc. without ill effects. It is neurotoxic and causes RESPIRATORY PARALYSIS and other effects in MAMMALS, known as paralytic SHELLFISH poisoning.   From: MeSH
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