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The collection, interpretation, and storage of information about gene and protein activity in order to identify toxic substances in the environment, and to help treat people at the greatest risk of diseases caused by environmental pollutants or toxicants.
The study of the nature, effects, and detection of poisons (toxins) and the treatment of poisoning.
A poison produced by certain animals, plants, or bacteria.
- Toxin, anthrax
The toxic substance secreted by the bacterium Bacillus anthracis, the causative agent of the disease anthrax. Anthrax toxin is made up of three proteins. One is protective antigen and two are enzymes that are called edema factor and lethal factor. The protective antigen binds to surface receptors on the host’s cell membranes. After being cleaved […]
- Toxo (toxoplasmosis)
Children and adults with an inherited immune defect, a Anyone with AIDS, Anyone receiving systemic (bodywide) chemotherapy, Anyone who has received a transplant and is on immunosuppressive therapy (to prevent rejection of their transplant), and The fetus and newborn. Toxoplasma gondii is a well-known teratogen — an agent that can cause birth defects. If a […]