Antiserum given therapeutically in BOTULISM.
A disease caused by potent protein NEUROTOXINS produced by CLOSTRIDIUM BOTULINUM which interfere with the presynaptic release of ACETYLCHOLINE at the NEUROMUSCULAR JUNCTION. Clinical features include abdominal pain, vomiting, acute PARALYSIS (including respiratory paralysis), blurred vision, and DIPLOPIA. Botulism may be classified into several subtypes (e.g., food-borne, infant, wound, and others). (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p1208)
Antisera from immunized animals that is purified and used as a passive immunizing agent against specific BACTERIAL TOXINS.
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Toxic proteins produced from the species CLOSTRIDIUM BOTULINUM. The toxins are synthesized as a single peptide chain which is processed into a mature protein consisting of a heavy chain and light chain joined via a disulfide bond. The botulinum toxin light chain is a zinc-dependent protease which is released from the heavy chain upon ENDOCYTOSIS into PRESYNAPTIC NERVE ENDINGS. Once inside the cell the botulinum toxin light chain cleaves specific SNARE proteins which are essential for secretion of ACETYLCHOLINE by SYNAPTIC VESICLES. This inhibition of acetylcholine release results in muscular PARALYSIS.
A serotype of botulinum toxins that has specificity for cleavage of SYNAPTOSOMAL-ASSOCIATED PROTEIN 25.
A species of anaerobic, gram-positive, rod-shaped bacteria in the family Clostridiaceae that produces proteins with characteristic neurotoxicity. It is the etiologic agent of BOTULISM in humans, wild fowl, HORSES; and CATTLE. Seven subtypes (sometimes called antigenic types, or strains) exist, each producing a different botulinum toxin (BOTULINUM TOXINS). The organism and its spores are widely distributed in nature.
An antitoxin used for the treatment of TETANUS.
An antitoxin produced against the toxin of CORYNEBACTERIUM DIPHTHERIAE that is used for the treatment of DIPHTHERIA.
Drugs used for their actions on skeletal muscle. Included are agents that act directly on skeletal muscle, those that alter neuromuscular transmission (NEUROMUSCULAR BLOCKING AGENTS), and drugs that act centrally as skeletal muscle relaxants (MUSCLE RELAXANTS, CENTRAL). Drugs used in the treatment of movement disorders are ANTI-DYSKINESIA AGENTS.
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Usually 12,13-epoxytrichothecenes, produced by Fusaria, Stachybotrys, Trichoderma and other fungi, and some higher plants. They may contaminate food or feed grains, induce emesis and hemorrhage in lungs and brain, and damage bone marrow due to protein and DNA synthesis inhibition.
A furanyl adenine found in PLANTS and FUNGI. It has plant growth regulation effects.
The measurement of magnetic fields over the head generated by electric currents in the brain. As in any electrical conductor, electric fields in the brain are accompanied by orthogonal magnetic fields. The measurement of these fields provides information about the localization of brain activity which is complementary to that provided by ELECTROENCEPHALOGRAPHY. Magnetoencephalography may be used alone or together with electroencephalography, for measurement of spontaneous or evoked activity, and for research or clinical purposes.
A division of predominantly marine EUKARYOTA, commonly known as brown algae, having CHROMATOPHORES containing carotenoid PIGMENTS, BIOLOGICAL. ALGINATES and phlorotannins occur widely in all major orders. They are considered the most highly evolved algae because of their well-developed multicellular organization and structural complexity.
Recording of electric potentials in the retina after stimulation by light.
A strain of Rattus norvegicus which is a model for spontaneous insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (DIABETES MELLITUS, INSULIN-DEPENDENT).
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Natural recurring desire for food. Alterations may be induced by APPETITE DEPRESSANTS or APPETITE STIMULANTS.
The misinterpretation of a real external, sensory experience.
Physiologic mechanisms which regulate or control the appetite and food intake.
The consumption of edible substances.
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Facilities which provide information concerning poisons and treatment of poisoning in emergencies.
Agents counteracting or neutralizing the action of POISONS.
A condition or physical state produced by the ingestion, injection, inhalation of or exposure to a deleterious agent.
The branch of medicine concerned with the evaluation and initial treatment of urgent and emergent medical problems, such as those caused by accidents, trauma, sudden illness, poisoning, or disasters. Emergency medical care can be provided at the hospital or at sites outside the medical facility.
Drugs used to reverse the inactivation of cholinesterase caused by organophosphates or sulfonates. They are an important component of therapy in agricultural, industrial, and military poisonings by organophosphates and sulfonates.
Substances or materials used in the course of housekeeping or personal routine.
Various salts of a quaternary ammonium oxime that reconstitute inactivated acetylcholinesterase, especially at the neuromuscular junction, and may cause neuromuscular blockade. They are used as antidotes to organophosphorus poisoning as chlorides, iodides, methanesulfonates (mesylates), or other salts.
Continuous recording of the carbon dioxide content of expired air.
Hospitals controlled by the county government.
The determination of oxygen-hemoglobin saturation of blood either by withdrawing a sample and passing it through a classical photoelectric oximeter or by electrodes attached to some translucent part of the body like finger, earlobe, or skin fold. It includes non-invasive oxygen monitoring by pulse oximetry.
An amorphous form of carbon prepared from the incomplete combustion of animal or vegetable matter, e.g., wood. The activated form of charcoal is used in the treatment of poisoning. (Grant & Hackh's Chemical Dictionary, 5th ed)

Detection of Clostridium botulinum toxin by local paralysis elicited with intramuscular challenge. (1/45)

Clostridium botulinum toxin can be identified by a characteristic, acute local paralysis that follows its injection into the gastrocnemius ("calf" muscle) of mice. The local botulism can be elicited with slightly less than one-tenth the toxin amount that is needed to kill mice by the intraperitoneal (i.p.) challenge route. The practical sensitivities of the intramuscular (i.m.) versus i.p. tests are about equal, however, because maximum sample volume injectable i.m. is 0.1 ml as compared to the 0.5-ml range that can be given i.p. i.m. injection of 10 or more mouse i.p. mean lethal doses causes paralysis in about 1 h, and an i.m. injection of about 0.5 i.p. mean lethal doses causes paralysis in 3 to 4 h. Toxin neutralization by homologous type of antitoxin only can be demonstrated with an incubated mixture of toxin and antitoxin. Although not as convenient as the i.p. method for routine use to detect botulinum toxin, the i.m. method has characteristics which could make it a useful supplement to the presently accepted i.p. procedure.  (+info)

Infant botulism. (2/45)

Although the worldwide incidence of infant botulism is rare, the majority of cases are diagnosed in the United States. An infant can acquire botulism by ingesting Clostridium botulinum spores, which are found in soil or honey products. The spores germinate into bacteria that colonize the bowel and synthesize toxin. As the toxin is absorbed, it irreversibly binds to acetylcholine receptors on motor nerve terminals at neuromuscular junctions. The infant with botulism becomes progressively weak, hypotonic and hyporeflexic, showing bulbar and spinal nerve abnormalities. Presenting symptoms include constipation, lethargy, a weak cry, poor feeding and dehydration. A high index of suspicion is important for the diagnosis and prompt treatment of infant botulism, because this disease can quickly progress to respiratory failure. Diagnosis is confirmed by isolating the organism or toxin in the stool and finding a classic electromyogram pattern. Treatment consists of nutritional and respiratory support until new motor endplates are regenerated, which results in spontaneous recovery. Neurologic sequelae are seldom seen. Some children require outpatient tube feeding and may have persistent hypotonia.  (+info)

Botulism. (3/45)

Botulism is a rare disease with 4 naturally occurring syndromes: foodborne botulism is caused by ingestion of foods contaminated with botulinum toxin, wound botulism is caused by Clostridium botulinum colonization of a wound and in situ toxin production, infant botulism is caused by intestinal colonization and toxin production, and adult intestinal toxemia botulism is an even rarer form of intestinal colonization and toxin production in adults. Inhalational botulism could result from aerosolization of botulinum toxin, and iatrogenic botulism can result from injection of toxin. All forms of botulism produce the same distinct clinical syndrome of symmetrical cranial nerve palsies followed by descending, symmetric flaccid paralysis of voluntary muscles, which may progress to respiratory compromise and death. The mainstays of therapy are meticulous intensive care (including mechanical ventilation, when necessary) and timely treatment with antitoxin.  (+info)

Wound botulism acquired in the Amazonian rain forest of Ecuador. (4/45)

Wound botulism results from colonization of a contaminated wound by Clostridium botulinum and the anaerobic in situ production of a potent neurotoxin. Between 1943, when wound botulism was first recognized, and 1990, 47 laboratory-confirmed cases, mostly trauma-associated, were reported in the United States. Since 1990, wound botulism associated with injection drug use emerged as the leading cause of wound botulism in the United States; 210 of 217 cases reported to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention between 1990 and 2002 were associated with drug injection. Despite the worldwide distribution of Clostridium botulinum spores, wound botulism has been reported only twice outside the United States, Europe, and Australia. However, wound botulism may go undiagnosed and untreated in many countries. We report two cases, both with type A toxin, from the Ecuadorian rain forest. Prompt clinical recognition, supportive care, and administration of trivalent equine botulinum antitoxin were life-saving.  (+info)

Project BioShield: what it is, why it is needed, and its accomplishments so far. (5/45)

Project BioShield is a comprehensive effort involving the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), its component agencies, and other partner federal agencies to speed the research, development, acquisition, and availability of medical countermeasures to improve the government's preparedness for and ability to counter chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear threat agents. The legislation authorizes use of the Special Reserve Fund, which makes available $5.6 billion over 10 years for the advanced development and purchase of medical countermeasures. This appropriation is intended to provide an economic incentive to the pharmaceutical industry to develop medical countermeasures for which the government is the only significant market. Acquisitions under Project BioShield are restricted to products in development that are potentially licensable within 8 years from the time of contract award. In exercising the procurement authorities under Project BioShield, HHS has launched acquisition programs to address each of the 4 threat agents, including Bacillus anthracis (anthrax), smallpox virus, botulinum toxins, and radiological/nuclear agents, originally deemed by the Department of Homeland Security to be threats to the US population sufficient to affect national security. At the time of writing, 7 contracts have been awarded: (1) recombinant protective antigen anthrax vaccine, the next-generation anthrax vaccine (contract terminated in December 2006 for default); (2) anthrax vaccine adsorbed, the currently licensed anthrax vaccine; (3) anthrax therapeutics (monoclonal); (4) anthrax therapeutics (human immune globulin); (5) the pediatric formulation of potassium iodide; (6) Ca- and Zn-diethylenetriaminepentaacetate (DTPA), chelating agents to treat ingestion of certain radiological particles; and (7) botulinum antitoxins. Additional acquisition contracts are expected to be awarded in 2007.  (+info)

Characterization of new formalin-detoxified botulinum neurotoxin toxoids. (6/45)

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Neutralization of botulinum neurotoxin by a human monoclonal antibody specific for the catalytic light chain. (7/45)

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Bowel loops and eyelid droops. (8/45)

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The patient was treated with mechanical ventilation and trivalent (A,B,E) equine botulinum antitoxin. Type A toxin was detected in the beans and so was presumably responsible for the symptoms. He made a slow recovery over the next three months. Botulism in the arctic For many years, epidemics of illness have been described in which fish or meat products are responsible. This is relatively common in the Arctic, where over 200 outbreaks have been reported since the early 1900s, with an overall fatality rate of about 20%. Recently, hepatitis B virus sequences have been found to be integrated into the liver cell genome in some, but not all, patients with chronic hepatitis or primary hepatocellular carcinoma. This evidence has identified hepatitis B virus as a major etiological factor for primary hepatocellular carcinoma in certain populations, particularly in Taiwan and the Peoples Republic of China. Some epidemiological studies have suggested that aflatoxin poses no detectable independent ...
This report analyses the availability and effectiveness of different types of antitoxins to neutralise type F botulism. A literature review was performed in consultation with the European Medicines Agency. ...
However, foods which are high in refined sugar, trans-fatty acid (milk products) oxidized fatty acids (fried oils) and synthetically hydrogenated vegetable oil contents may not cause acne but are definitely not very good for your health, and so an excess of these foods should be avoided. You can be infected with intestinal toxemia if your diet is low on fiber and essential vitamins and high on these contents. The result of glut of toxins may show on your skin ...
The bioassay of the stool extract identified a heat-labile toxin that was neutralized only by type F monovalent botulinum antitoxin (Table 1). The directly inoculated stool culture plates revealed heavy growth of lecithinase-positive colonies in almost pure culture on egg yolk agar and slightly beta-hemolytic colonies on sheep blood agar after 24 h of incubation. No growth was observed on botulinum selective medium at 72 h. Nonproteolytic growth was evident at 24 h in both broth culture tubes. Filtrate from a pure culture of the lecithinase-positive organism, like the stool extract, tested positive for botulinum toxin type F. Test results from additional subsequent stool specimens confirmed the finding (Table 1). Biochemical characterization and 16S rRNA sequencing, together with the culture and bioassay results, identified the organism as Clostridium baratii type F. The patient received supportive care but was not treated intravenously with botulism immune globulin (human) (commercially known ...
The chaetoglobins are a structurally unique class of azaphilone alkaloid dimers with reported anticancer activity. They are also a potential platform for the development of antibacterial and botulinum antitoxin. Notably, this class of compounds has not been synthesized to date. Chaetoglobin A (1) and B (2) were originally isolated from the endophytic fungus Chaetomium globosum.1 Chaetoglobin A has been shown to be potentially active against human colon and breast cancer. However, the bioactivity of chaetoglobin B has not been studied due lack of material, suggesting the need of further research. The main goal of this project is the design and optimization of a synthetic route for chaetoglobin natural products. Achiral phenol coupling has been studied for many years; however, the regioselective methods reported to date are substrate-dependent and limited in scope. - Previously, we developed a regio- and enantioselective method for oxidative phenol coupling applying a series of bimetallic and monomeric
During January-November 1995, a total of 19 laboratory-confirmed cases of wound botulism were reported to the California Department of Health Services (CDHS); of these, 13 had occurred since August. Since 1990, the number of wound botulism cases reported annually in California has increased steadily (one case in 1990, two in 1991, three in 1992, four in 1993, and 11 in 1994). All cases except one since 1991 have occurred in injecting-drug users, and many involved subcutaneous injection or skin popping of black tar heroin. This report summarizes the findings of the investigation of two cases. Case 1 On September 23, a 44-year-old male user of black tar heroin developed an abscess on his right arm, which was treated unsuccessfully with cephelexin and ciprofloxacin; on September 29, the abscess was incised and drained. On October 1, he was examined at a local emergency department (ED) because of slurred speech and was released. On October 3, he sought care in the ED of a community hospital in ...
In June 2018, the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene investigated an outbreak of botulism among three related, adult women, which was traced to ingestion of home-canned peas. Botulinum antitoxin was administered and all three patients survived but required prolonged intensive care and rehabilitation.
Offerman, S., Schaefer, M., Thundiyil, J., Cook, M., & Holmes, J. (2009). Wound botulism in injection drug users: time to antitoxin correlates with intensive care unit length of stay. The Western Journal Of Emergency Medicine, 10(4), 251-256.. ...
In this study we observed an increase of insula activation and involvement of the PPC conjoint with decreased activation of the somatosensory system during self-paced swallowing in a patient suffering from severe dysphagia due to botulism intoxication. A second measurement after clinical recovery showed cortical swallowing processing in the primary and secondary sensorimotor system as well as declined insula activation comparable to the results of a group of healthy control subjects.. To distinguish whether the changed swallowing behaviour is altering brain activation or whether cortical changes are driving the altered behaviour a slow swallowing task was performed by one of the control subjects. This imitation of impaired swallowing behaviour resulted in a slight increase of EMG power, while wavelet and SAM results where comparable to those in the normal swallowing task. We therefore conclude that the changed behaviour in deglutition alone cannot explain the observed changes in cortical ...
SWISS-MODEL Template Library (SMTL) entry for 3n7l.1. Crystal structure of botulinum neurotoxin serotype D/C VPI 5993 binding domain
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Binding agents with differential activity can be provided, whereby certain activities of a first part of the binding agent are reduced or prevented until binding to a target occurs. This is useful if the binding agent is intended to bind both an effector cell and a target to be destroyed, because the effector cell can be protected from significant cell damage that might otherwise occur (e.g. due to premature activation of complement and/or ADCC). Such binding agents are useful in the treatment of cancer, for example.
The paralysis and respiratory failure that occur with botulism may require a patient to be on a breathing machine (ventilator) for weeks, plus intensive medical and nursing care. The paralysis slow improves, usually over several weeks. If diagnosed early, foodborne and wound botulism can be treated with an antitoxin from horse serum which blocks the action of toxin circulating in the blood. This can prevent patients from worsening, but recovery still may take many weeks. ...
For clinical consultation for a patient with suspected infant botulism, the patients physician should contact the Infant Botulism Treatment and Prevention Program (IBTPP) on-call physician at (510) 231-7600 (24/7/365). To obtain BabyBIG® for a patient with suspect infant botulism, the physician must contact the IBTPP on-call physicians ...
Although the worldwide incidence of infant botulism is rare, the majority of cases are diagnosed in the United States. An infant can acquire botulism by ingesting Clostridium botulinum spores, which are found in soil or honey products. The spores germinate into bacteria that colonize the bowel and synthesize toxin. As the toxin is absorbed, it irreversibly binds to acetylcholine receptors on motor nerve terminals at neuromuscular junctions. The infant with botulism becomes progressively weak, hypotonic and hyporeflexic, showing bulbar and spinal nerve abnormalities. Presenting symptoms include constipation, lethargy, a weak cry, poor feeding and dehydration. A high index of suspicion is important for the diagnosis and prompt treatment of infant botulism, because this disease can quickly progress to respiratory failure. Diagnosis is confirmed by isolating the organism or toxin in the stool and finding a classic electromyogram pattern. Treatment consists of nutritional and respiratory support until new
Bacterial toxin-antitoxin loci consist of two genes: one encodes a potentially toxic protein, and the second, an antitoxin to repress its function or expression. The antitoxin can either be an RNA or a protein. For type I and type III loci, the antitoxins are RNAs; however, they have very different modes of action. Type I antitoxins repress toxin protein expression through interacting with the toxin mRNA, thereby targeting the mRNA for degradation or preventing its translation or both; type III antitoxins directly bind to the toxin protein, sequestering it. Along with these two very different modes of action for the antitoxin, there are differences in the functions of the toxin proteins and the mobility of these loci between species. Within this review, we discuss the major differences as to how the RNAs repress toxin activity, the potential consequences for utilizing different regulatory strategies, as well as the confirmed and potential biological roles for these loci across bacterial species.
Mixed Gas-Gangrene Antitoxin information about active ingredients, pharmaceutical forms and doses, Mixed Gas-Gangrene Antitoxin indications, usages and related health products lists
Infant botulism can occur when a newborn ingests bacteria that produce toxins inside the body. Its very rare and most babies who do get botulism recover fully.
Infant botulism can occur when a newborn ingests bacteria that produce toxins inside the body. Its very rare and most babies who do get botulism recover fully.
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At the request of the European Commission, ECDC performed a risk assessment after six cases of wound botulism were reported in Norway among people who had injected heroin. As this is an ongoing problem, some relevant measures are proposed for consideration by other EU/EEA Member States. ...
The objective of the project is the development of in vitro detection methods for the different toxins (A, B, C, D, E and F) of Clostridium botulinum by optimizing both a competitive immuno-PCR test (icqPCR) and a quantitative immuno-PCR (iqPCR) and by comparing one to another with regard to the obtained specificity and sensitivity of detection for each type of botulinum toxin as well as to compare them to the reference method for detection of botulinum toxins being the mice toxicity test ...
Botulism is caused by a neurotoxin produced from the anaerobic, spore-forming bacterium Clostridium botulinum. Botulism in humans is usually caused by toxin types A, B, and E. Since 1973, a median of 24 cases of foodborne botulism, 3 cases of wound botulism, and 71 cases of infant botulism have been reported annually to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). New vehicles for transmission have emerged in recent decades, and wound botulism associated with black tar heroin has increased dramatically since 1994. Recently, the potential terrorist use of botulinum toxin has become an important concern.. Botulism is characterized by symmetric, descending, flaccid paralysis of motor and autonomic nerves, usually beginning with the cranial nerves.Blurred vision, dysphagia, and dysarthria are common initial complaints. The diagnosis of botulism is based on compatible clinical findings; history of exposure to suspect foods; and supportive ancillary testing to rule out other causes of ...
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Read about outbreaks of botulism poisoning, causes (Clostridium botulinum toxin), symptoms (muscle paralysis, dry mouth, constipation), history, treatment, and types (foodborne, infant, wound). The botulinum toxin is one of the most lethal known substances.
When written, the Professor requested that his name be omitted due to concern for reprisal.. Glyoxylide and associated antitoxins act catalytically, yet the substances themselves are readily oxidized because of the unsaturated double bond linkages, and that is what makes them effective. In this latter respect, the substances differ from true catalysts and enzymes, which are not used up in the process of reaction. It appears as though these antitoxins are so to speak highly combustible in the metabolism of animals and their oxidation, therefore can occur at the low oxidative levels which obtain in the sick organism. By analogy, they would have a lower kindling temperature. And once these metabolites burst into flame, a great release of energy and radiation occurs which spreads like wildfire to toxic substances, which are then burned in their turn. This oxidation then continues from cell to cell in the body in all directions, from many centers of dispersal, operating like a continues ...
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Hyperactive glandular conditions are treated using topically formulated botulinum toxin compositions. In the preferred embodiment of the invention, topical botulinum preparations are applied directly to the skin by a patient as needed to suppress his or her hyperhidrosis, bromhidrosis, chromhidrosis, nevus sudoriferous, acne, seborrhiec dermatitis or other glandular condition. In other embodiments, topical botulinum toxins are applied with the aid of mechanical, electrical, and/or chemical transdermal delivery enhancers.
Journal of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus | Infant botulism is an exceedingly rare disease. Because confirmatory laboratory testing is not available for several days after time of presentation, infant botulism remains a clinical diagnosis. The authors demonstrate how raised intraocular pressure may provide an additional clinical clue to making the diagnosis.
Two other forms of botulism also have occurred. Adult intestinal botulism is very rare and occurs among adults by the same route as infant botulism. Iatrogenic botulism is also very rare and can occur as a complication from injecting botulism toxin for cosmetic or medical purposes.. Who gets botulism?. Anyone can get botulism with about 200 cases reported in the United States each year. Most cases involve infant botulism which occurs in babies younger than 12 months old. Infant botulism has been associated with honey, a natural product that can contain botulism spores. Foodborne botulism can occur after eating home-canned, preserved or fermented foods that are contaminated with toxin. Foods with low acid content (e.g., asparagus, green beans, beets, corn, and potatoes) are the most common sources of home-canning related botulism. Wound botulism can occur more often in people who inject drugs or who have open wounds that are exposed to soil or gravel. Iatrogenic botulism is rare but can occur ...
Clostridium botulinum Toxin A antibody [B364M] for ELISA, ICC/IF, RIA. Anti-Clostridium botulinum Toxin A mAb (GTX44113) is tested in Clostridium botulinum samples. 100% Ab-Assurance.
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Food contaminated with Clostridium botulinum toxin may not look or smell spoiled but can still make you sick. Symptoms can include nausea, vomiting, fatigue, dizziness, blurred or double vision, dry mouth, respiratory failure and paralysis. In severe cases of illness, people may die. ...
Background: Two decades ago, botulinum neurotoxin (BoNT) type A was introduced to the commercial market. Subsequently, the toxin was approved by the FDA to address several neurological syndromes, involving muscle, nerve, and gland hyperactivity. These syndromes have typically been associated with abnormalities in cholinergic transmission. Despite the multiplicity of botulinal serotypes (designated as types A through G), therapeutic preparations are currently only available for BoNT types A and B. However, other BoNT serotypes are under study for possible clinical use and new clinical indications; Objective: To review the current research on botulinum neurotoxin serotypes A-G, and to analyze potential applications within basic science and clinical settings; Conclusions: The increasing understanding of botulinal neurotoxin pathophysiology, including the neurotoxins effects on specific neuronal populations, will help us in tailoring treatments for specific diagnoses, symptoms and patients. Scientists and
Botulinum neurotoxins (BoNTs) are extremely potent toxins that are capable of causing death or respiratory failure leading to long-term intensive care. Treatment includes serotype-specific antitoxins, which must be administered early in the course of the intoxication. Rapidly determining human exposure to BoNT is an important public health goal. In previous work, our laboratory focused on developing Endopep-MS, a mass spectrometry-based endopeptidase method for detecting and differentiating BoNT/A-G serotypes in buffer and BoNT/A, /B, /E, and /F in clinical samples. We have previously reported the effectiveness of antibody-capture to purify and concentrate BoNTs from complex matrices, such as clinical samples. Because some antibodies inhibit or neutralize the activity of BoNT, the choice of antibody with which to extract the toxin is critical. In this work, we evaluated a panel of 16 anti-BoNT/A monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) for their ability to inhibit the in vitro activity of BoNT/A1, /A2, and ...
Botulism is a blood poisoning caused by bacteria known as Clostridium botulism. Ingestion of the toxin produced by the bacteria gives rise to the disease known as botulism. It is not an infection but a poisoning caused by the metabolic by-products of the bacteria. The toxin is possibly produced in living animals but normally in rotting food, carcasses or other organic material and is often carried by maggots; it is primarily a disease of warmer climates where conditions are favorable for the organisms to multiply and produce the botulinal toxin. Man and probably all warm-blooded animals are susceptible to some degree. Certain species are more likely to suffer than others on account of their feeding habits. Some birds such as vultures, which eat rotting carcasses or its associated maggots, appear to be relatively resistant. Waterfowl are most commonly affected, becoming poisoned in hot weather when the bacteria in the mud of stagnant ponds produce large quantities of the toxin. Clinical Signs: ...
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ContextBotulism is an important public health problem in Argentina, but obtaining antitoxin rapidly has been difficult because global supplies are limited. In
subtype A4 neurotoxin (BoNT/A4) is naturally expressed in the dual-toxin-producing strain 657Ba in 100 lower titers than BoNT/B. the clostridial appearance system. Comparative analyses of the actions of rBoNT/A4-L260F and rBoNT/A4 I264R demonstrated 1, 000-fold-lower activity than BoNT/A1 in both nonmutated and mutated BoNT/A4. This indicates these mutations usually do not alter the experience of BoNT/A4 holotoxin. In conclusion, a recombinant BoNT from a dual-toxin-producing stress was purified and portrayed within an endogenous clostridial appearance program, allowing analysis of the toxin. Launch Botulinum neurotoxins (BoNTs) will be the most poisonous chemicals known and so are produced by specific types. ...
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There are three main types of botulism, categorized by the way the disease is acquired. Food-borne botulism is caused by eating food contaminated with botulinum toxin. This typically occurs when a stored food item contains Clostridium botulinum spores which begin to grow and produce the toxin within the food item, if environmental conditions are favorable.. Wound botulism occurs when the Clostridium botulinum bacteria infects a wound and then produces the toxin.. Infant botulism occurs when an infant consumes the spores of the botulinum bacteria which are commonly found in the environment. Once the bacteria enter an infants immature intestines, the spores can grow produce and release the toxins.. Adult intestinal botulism is the rarest form of botulism. Like infant botulism, it is caused when Clostridium botulinum spores are eaten in food. If environmental conditions are favorable in the intestinal tract, the bacteria may grow in that location and produce botulinum toxin, which is then absorbed ...
bluebird bio (BLUE) announced new interim data from the ongoing HGB-206 Phase 1 multicenter clinical study of LentiGlobin investigational gene therapy in patients with severe sickle cell disease will be presented in an oral presentation on Saturday, June 16 at the 23rd Congress of the European Hematology Association by Julie Kanter, M.D., Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, South Carolina.. The consistent production of increased amounts of anti-sickling HbAT87Q in the Group C patients reflects the substantial positive impact of the changes introduced with the amended HGB-206 study protocol and refined manufacturing process.. All four Group C patients with greater than or equal to three months follow-up are making over 30 percent anti-sickling HbAT87Q.. The first patient treated, now with six months of follow-up, is producing over 60 percent anti-sickling HbAT87Q with a normal total hemoglobin level of 14.2 g/dL, said David Davidson, M.D., chief medical officer, bluebird ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Structural and biochemical characterization of botulinum neurotoxin subtype b2 binding to its receptors. AU - Davies, Jonathan R.. AU - Masuyer, Geoffrey. AU - Stenmark, Pål. PY - 2020/9/17. Y1 - 2020/9/17. N2 - Botulinum neurotoxins (BoNTs) can be used therapeutically to treat a wide range of neuromuscular and neurological conditions. A collection of natural BoNT variants exists which can be classified into serologically distinct serotypes (BoNT/B), and further divided into subtypes (BoNT/B1, B2,...). BoNT subtypes share a high degree of sequence identity within the same serotype yet can display large variation in toxicity. One such example is BoNT/B2, which was isolated from Clostridium botulinum strain 111 in a clinical case of botulism, and presents a 10-fold lower toxicity than BoNT/B1. In an effort to understand the molecular mechanisms behind this difference in potency, we here present the crystal structures of BoNT/B2 in complex with the ganglioside receptor GD1a, and ...
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Botulism is a neuromuscular (paralytic) disease cause by a bacterial toxin acting in the intestine (enterotoxin) and causing neuromuscular poisoning (resulting from clostridium botulinum toxin).
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The hemoglobin A (HbA) ranges are derived through the normal purple-cell transfusions gained from the client prior to gene therapy and briefly thereafter (the last crimson-mobile transfusion occurred on day 88). HbA2 is an alternate adult hemoglobin that isnt derived from transfused blood. HbF denotes fetal hemoglobin, and HbS sickle hemoglobin. shows the trajectory of vector duplicate quantities and Determine 1B shows production of HbAT87Q. Gene marking increased progressively in total blood, CD15 cells, B cells, and monocytes (Fig. S2 in the Supplementary Appendix), stabilizing 3 months following transplantation. Boosts in amounts of vector-bearing T cells have been additional gradual ...
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Two preparations of botulinum antitoxins are available for treatment of botulism. Trivalent (A,B,E) botulinum antitoxin is ... The second antitoxin is Heptavalent (A,B,C,D,E,F,G) botulinum antitoxin, which is derived from equine antibodies which have ... Botulinum toxin (BTX) or Botox is a neurotoxic protein produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum and related species.[1] ... Botulinum toxin is used to treat a number of problems. Muscle spasticity[edit]. Botulinum toxin is used to treat a number of ...
... botulinum antitoxin is derived from equine sources using whole antibodies. The second antitoxin is heptavalent botulinum ... Botulinum toxin (Botox) is a neurotoxic protein produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum and related species.[1] It ... Two preparations of botulinum antitoxins are available for treatment of botulism. Trivalent (serotypes A, B, E) ... Botulinum toxin produced by Clostridium botulinum is the cause of botulism.[17] Humans most commonly ingest the toxin from ...
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In 1897, Edmond Nocard showed that tetanus antitoxin induced passive immunity in humans, and could be used for prophylaxis and ... This cluster includes other pathogenic Clostridium species such as C. botulinum and C. perfringens. The closest relative to C. ...
Mae Botwliaeth in salwch prin a allai fod yn angheuol a achosir gan docsin a gynhyrchir gan y bacteriwm Clostridium botulinum. ... Gellir trin botwliaeth gydag antitoxin. Mae'r rhai sy'n colli eu gallu i anadlu ar eu pennau eu hunain, efallai y bydd angen ... Truong, Daniel; Dressler, Dirk; Hallett, Mark; Zachary, Christopher (2014). Manual of Botulinum Toxin Therapy (yn Saesneg) (arg ...
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... immunoglobulin (TIG),[1] also called tetanus antibodies or tetanus antitoxin.[31] It can be given as intravenous ... In such cases, it can be given with or without tetanus immunoglobulin (also called tetanus antibodies or tetanus antitoxin[31] ... In 1897, Edmond Nocard showed that tetanus antitoxin induced passive immunity in humans, and could be used for prophylaxis and ... Porter, J. D., Perkin, M. A., Corbel, M. J., Farrington, C. P., Watkins, J. T., Begg, N. T. (1992). "Lack of early antitoxin ...
... botulinum toxin (খাদ্যে বিষক্রিয়া এর মাধ্যমে হয়)) এই ধরনের টক্সিন ও দেখা যায়। ... Toxin-antitoxin system. তথ্যসুত্র[সম্পাদনা]. *↑ ডোরল্যান্ডের চিকিৎসাশাস্ত্র অভিধানে "toxin" *↑ "toxin - Definition from the ...
These toxin producing strains cause scarlet fever in people who do not already have antitoxin antibodies. Streptococcal ...
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The patient was treated with mechanical ventilation and trivalent (A,B,E) equine botulinum antitoxin. Type A toxin was detected ...
Investigational Heptavalent Botulinum Antitoxin (HBAT) to Replace Licensed Botulinum Antitoxin AB and Investigational Botulinum ... HBAT replaces a licensed bivalent botulinum antitoxin AB and an investigational monovalent botulinum antitoxin E (BAT-AB and ... Botulinum antitoxin for treatment of naturally occurring noninfant botulism is available only from CDC. The transition to HBAT ... Antitoxin E CDC announces the availability of a new heptavalent botulinum antitoxin (HBAT, Cangene Corporation) through a CDC- ...
Pediatric Botulism and Use of Equine Botulinum Antitoxin in Children A Systematic Review. Rao, A., Lin, N., Griese, S., et al. ... They also described the effects of botulinum antitoxin in the pediatric population. ... 2018). Pediatric Botulism and Use of Equine Botulinum Antitoxin in Children: A Systematic Review. Clinical Infectious Diseases ...
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Bivalentbotulinum antitoxin or botulism antitoxin bivalent (equine) (7500 IUtype A, 5500 IU type B) and monovalent botulinum ... Theequine-derived botulinum antitoxin is used to treat clinical botulism(see Botulism) from food-borne, wound, or intestinal ... Because antitoxin will not reverse established paralysisonce it occurs, it must be administered before paralysis sets in. ... Forheptavalent antitoxin, the IND protocol outlines the necessary stepsfor administration.. Performa skin test prior to ...
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Infant botulism in Australia: availability of human botulinum antitoxin for treatment. Meryta L A May, Michael A Corkeron and ...
... and anti-F botulinum antitoxins but not with anti-E antitoxin. A heptavalent F(ab)2 botulinum antitoxin A-G obtained from the ... The combining of antitoxins to neutralize the toxicity of known bivalent C. botulinum strains Ab, Ba, Af, and Bf also failed to ... A novel strain of Clostridium botulinum that produces type B and type H botulinum toxins.. Barash JR1, Arnon SS. ... Clostridium botulinum strain IBCA10-7060, isolated from a patient with infant botulism, produced botulinum neurotoxin type B ( ...
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It has been shown that combining three mAbs that bind non-overlapping epitopes leads to highly potent botulinum neurotoxin ( ... Thus, potentially to streamline development of BoNT antitoxins, we sought to achieve the potency of multiple mAb combinations ... a foreign protein with associated safety issues and a short serum half-life which excludes its use as a prophylactic antitoxin ... Keywords: bi-epitopic; tri-epitopic; multivalent antibody; recombinant monoclonal antibody; botulinum neurotoxin; antitoxin; ...
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mice protected with antitoxin are inoculated with toxin from patient or foods ... Clostridium botulinum. *causative agent of botulism *heat labile exotoxing (neurotoxin) inhibits transmission of nerve impulses ...
This effect was neutralized by specific polyvalent botulinum antitoxin types A, B, E (Biomed, Warsaw, Poland). Cultures of ... However, the clinical presentation of the patients, response to trivalent botulinum antitoxin, and isolation of toxigenic C. ... Clostridium botulinum and other clostridia that produce botulinum neurotoxin. In: Hauschild AHW, Dodds KL, editors. Clostridium ... Differential diagnosis included botulinum food poisoning, and both patients were administered trivalent (A,B,E) botulinum ...
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Infant botulism is a potentially life-threatening disease caused by a bacterium called Clostridium botulinum. It grows inside a ... The use of human-derived botulinum antitoxin may also be helpful.. Outlook (Prognosis). ... Clostridium botulinum is a spore-forming organism that is common in nature. The spores may be found in soil and certain foods ( ... Botulism (Clostridium botulinum). In: Kliegman RM, St. Geme JW, Blum NJ, Shah SS, Tasker RC, Wilson KM, eds. Nelson Textbook of ...
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... trusted information on the benefits and side effects of Botulism Antitoxin to treat Botulism: Dr. Pollard on botulism antitoxin ... Botulinum Poisoning (Definition) An severe illness caused by a toxin that attacks the bodys nerves and can paralyze muscles ... Low risk: Proper canning is vital but a high acid fluid like pineapple juice is at low risk for having botulinum spores to ... Intoxication mostly: Classical food botulism is caused by preformed botulinum toxin, usually a, b, or e, ingested in food not ...
Investigational heptavalent botulinum antitoxin (HBAT) to replace licensed botulinum antitoxin AB and investigational botulinum ... for effective antitoxin treatment following botulinum intoxication (Tacket et al., 1984). Notably, antitoxin is given only to ... 2014). Botulinum antitoxin. In European Pharmacopoeia, Vol. 1, p. 1029. Strasbourg: EDQM Council of Europe. ... 2016). Retrospective survey to evaluate the safety and efficacy of Japanese botulinum antitoxin therapy in Japan. Toxicon 110, ...
... botulinum antitoxin is derived from equine sources using whole antibodies. The second antitoxin is heptavalent botulinum ... Botulinum toxin (Botox) is a neurotoxic protein produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum and related species.[1] It ... Two preparations of botulinum antitoxins are available for treatment of botulism. Trivalent (serotypes A, B, E) ... Botulinum toxin produced by Clostridium botulinum is the cause of botulism.[17] Humans most commonly ingest the toxin from ...
Two preparations of botulinum antitoxins are available for treatment of botulism. Trivalent (A,B,E) botulinum antitoxin is ... The second antitoxin is Heptavalent (A,B,C,D,E,F,G) botulinum antitoxin, which is derived from equine antibodies which have ... Botulinum toxin (BTX) or Botox is a neurotoxic protein produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum and related species.[1] ... Botulinum toxin is used to treat a number of problems. Muscle spasticity[edit]. Botulinum toxin is used to treat a number of ...
Equine botulinum antitoxin is not used in infant botulism because of the potential risk of anaphylaxis, serum sickness, or the ... None with the botulinum toxin but allergic reactions may occur with the administration of the equine antitoxin. ... C. botulinum spores produced by all strains are highly heat resistant. Toxins produced by some C. botulinum bacteria are non- ... Administer Trivalent ABE antitoxin (7500 IU of type A, 5500 IU of type B, and 8500 IU of type E antitoxins) per patient. First ...
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The other mainstay of treatment is botulinum antitoxin. There are two types of antitoxin - one that is specific to infant ... Obtaining heptavalent botulinum antitoxin (HBAT) for non-infant cases requires contact with the local or regional health ... The anaerobic bacteria, Clostridium botulinum, produces all seven serotypes of the botulinum neurotoxin (A through G). There ... Botulism is a potentially fatal neurological disease, resulting from botulinum neurotoxin produced by Clostridium botulinum and ...
Botulism is a paralytic disease caused by the neurotoxins of Clostridium botulinum and, in rare cases, C butyricum and C ... Pediatric Botulism and Use of Equine Botulinum Antitoxin in Children: A Systematic Review. Clin Infect Dis. 2017 Dec 27. 66 ( ... Botulinum toxin is classified by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as one of the six highest-risk threat ... A Novel Botulinum Neurotoxin, Previously Reported as Serotype H, Has a Hybrid-Like Structure With Regions of Similarity to the ...
"Investigational Heptavalent Botulinum Antitoxin (HBAT) to Replace Licensed Botulinum Antitoxin AB and Investigational Botulinum ... This action left HBAT as the only botulinum antitoxin available in the US for naturally occurring non-infant botulism. On March ... "HBAT (botulinum antitoxin, heptavalent) dosing, indications, interactions, adverse effects, and more". reference.medscape.com. ... In 2010, the CDC replaced the licensed bivalent botulinum antitoxin AB (BAT-AB, or "BabyBIG") and the investigational ...
Avian antitoxin in an aqueous solution in therapeutic amount that is orally administrable. ... Treating humans and animals intoxicated with a bacterial toxin by administration of antitoxin. ... e) Antitoxin Antibod Titer. The IgY antibody titer to botulinum type A toxoid of eggs harvested between day 409 and 423 was ... The invention is particularly useful where antitoxin comprises clostridial antitoxin such as Clostridial botlinum antitoxin. In ...
Botulinum neurotoxins (BoNTs) cause botulism and are the deadliest naturally-occurring substances known to humans. BoNTs have ... endopeptidase immunoassay and ex vivo mouse phrenic nerve-hemidiaphragm assay by targeting the light chain of the botulinum ... Development of an Innovative in Vitro Potency Assay for Anti-Botulinum Antitoxins ... Keywords: botulinum neurotoxin type E; botulism; antibody botulinum neurotoxin type E; botulism; antibody ...
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  • Botulinum neurotoxins: more and more diverse and fascinating toxic proteins. (nih.gov)
  • Botulism is a paralytic disease caused by the neurotoxins of Clostridium botulinum and, in rare cases, C butyricum and C baratii . (medscape.com)
  • Botulinum neurotoxins (BoNTs) cause botulism and are the deadliest naturally-occurring substances known to humans. (mdpi.com)
  • Botulism is a rare, life-threatening paralytic illness caused by neurotoxins produced by an anaerobic, gram-positive, spore-forming bacterium, Clostridium botulinum. (marlerblog.com)
  • After their ingestion, botulinum neurotoxins are absorbed primarily in the duodenum and jejunum, and pass into the bloodstream and travel to synapses in the nervous system. (marlerblog.com)
  • Clostridium botulinum can produce up to seven different types of toxins named with the letters A-G. The neurotoxins most usually infect individuals by contaminating canned or unrefrigerated food, infecting a wound, or entering a key water source. (kenyon.edu)
  • The seven serologically distinct botulinum neurotoxins, designated A through G, share a common structural organization consisting of one Heavy Chain and one Light Chain polypeptide linked by a single disulfide bond. (nih.gov)
  • Botulinum neurotoxins (BoNTs), produced by spore-forming anaerobic Clostridium botulinum, are the most toxic substances known. (eurekaselect.com)
  • S. Cai and B. R. Singh, " Strategies to Design Inhibitors of Clostridium Botulinum Neurotoxins", Infectious Disorders - Drug Targets (2007) 7: 47. (eurekaselect.com)
  • Despite the worldwide distribution of Clostridium botulinum spores, wound botulism has been reported only twice outside the United States, Europe, and Australia. (ajtmh.org)
  • C. botulinum bacteria-which cannot survive in the presence of oxygen-normally live in the soil, where they form heat-resistant spores that may contaminate fresh food to be canned. (britannica.com)
  • Then, inside the sealed can, the spores germinate and release the bacteria, and, as the bacteria multiply, they secrete botulinum toxin, a protein that is one of the most potent poisons known. (britannica.com)
  • The pediatrician felt that although it was unlikely that a small amount of honey in the food would cause problems, the C. botulinum spores would not be killed at this temperature and advised not to feed the stew to the infant. (pediatriceducation.org)
  • C. botulinum produces spores which themselves produce a toxin that causes paralytic disease which may be fatal. (pediatriceducation.org)
  • Honey can contain spores of C. botulinum and has been a source of infection for infants. (pediatriceducation.org)
  • This typically occurs when a stored food item contains Clostridium botulinum spores which begin to grow and produce the toxin within the food item, if environmental conditions are favorable. (nyc.gov)
  • Infant botulism occurs when an infant consumes the spores of the botulinum bacteria which are commonly found in the environment. (nyc.gov)
  • Like infant botulism, it is caused when Clostridium botulinum spores are eaten in food. (nyc.gov)
  • Although safe for children and adults, honey should not be fed to infants because it may contain Clostridium botulinum spores. (nyc.gov)
  • Most Clostridium botulinum spores reside on the surfaces of fruits, dairy products, vegetables, seafood, and various canned foods. (kenyon.edu)
  • Wound botulism occurs when C. botulinum spores germinate and produce toxin in a contaminated wound or abscess. (rarediseases.org)
  • The most common form of botulism in the United States, infant botulism, is caused when ingested C. botulinum spores colonize and subsequently produce toxin in the intestines of affected infants. (rarediseases.org)
  • An infant can acquire botulism by ingesting Clostridium botulinum spores, which are found in soil or honey products. (aafp.org)
  • Soil and honey contamination are the two recognized sources of botulinum spores. (aafp.org)
  • Clostridium botulinum is a gram-positive, anaerobic bacteria which can produce spores and a dangerous toxin that causes botulism. (ukessays.com)
  • Poor heating techniques can leave behind spores produced by C. botulinum which, when put into an anaerobic environment, can revert to the vegetative state and produce the botulinum toxin. (ukessays.com)
  • Attention New York Residents: Euphoria Fancy Food Inc., a Brooklyn NY establishment, is now recalling Herring Special Salting sold throughout the state because it may be contaminated with Clostridium botulinum spores. (schmidtandclark.com)
  • Clostridium botulinum spores can cause botulism , a rare but potentially fatal foodborne illness. (schmidtandclark.com)
  • July 20, 2011 - The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) announced today that Euphoria Fancy Food Inc. 149-151 2nd Ave. Brooklyn NY 11215 is currently recalling Herring Special Salting sold in New York state because it was not properly eviscerated prior to processing and may contain Clostridium botulinum spores. (schmidtandclark.com)
  • The sale of uneviscerated herring is prohibited under New York state law because Clostridium botulinum spores are more likely to be concentrated in the viscera than any other part of the fish. (schmidtandclark.com)
  • Botulism is a rare but extremely serious foodborne disease caused by Clostridium botulinum spores. (schmidtandclark.com)
  • The antitoxins can prevent Clostridium botulinum spores from harming your nerves, but cannot reverse any damage that's already been done. (schmidtandclark.com)
  • Adult intestinal toxemia botulism is very rare and occurs when (like infants) the spores of Clostridium botulinum get into a person's intestines and then grow and make the toxin. (verywellhealth.com)
  • BabyBIG is an orphan drug that consists of human-derived botulism antitoxin antibodies and is approved by FDA for the treatment of infant botulism types A and B. (cdc.gov)
  • Botulinumantitoxin contains concentrated equine-derived antibodies directedagainst the toxins produced by the various strains of Clostridium botulinum (A, B, and E). The antitoxin is currently available in the bivalent (A,B) and monovalent (E) forms. (medicscientist.com)
  • In October 2003, ahuman-derived botulism immune globulin (IgG antibodies), BabyBIG, wasapproved for the treatment of infant botulism caused by toxins A and B.The antibodies bind and inactivate freely circulating botulinum toxinsbut do not remove toxin that is already bound to nerveterminals. (medicscientist.com)
  • But even more important and most original are Ehrlich's views on the origin of antitoxins (antibodies), his determination of the strength of the serum against diphtheria in 1897 which he expanded to tetanus. (thefreedictionary.com)
  • With early diagnosis , the chance of a person's surviving is greatly enhanced by the prompt administration of botulism antitoxins , which contain equine antibodies that neutralize the toxin in the body. (britannica.com)
  • f) Antitoxin: A solution of antibodies (e.g., diphtheria antitoxin and botulinum antitoxin) derived from the serum of animals immunized with specific antigens. (cdc.gov)
  • They injected him with altered less-toxic forms of the botulinum toxin in order to induce his body to produce antibodies against the attack. (si.edu)
  • After First Flight produced sufficient botulinum antibodies to protect himself, scientists injected him with the real toxin, which boosted his production of antibodies even further. (si.edu)
  • These antibodies, contained in his blood plasma, made up the key ingredient in antitoxin serum. (si.edu)
  • A study in Israel showed that 29 % and 3 % of 39 golden jackals had naturally formed antibodies to botulinum toxins types C and D respectively, but red foxes and wolves were negative, suggesting that some wild carnivores do become exposed to the toxin subject to various factors including eating habits 26 . (scielo.org.za)
  • Victims are treated with monoclonal antibodies, which are immune proteins produced artificially that react with the seven families of botulinum - named A to G - discovered so far. (newscientist.com)
  • The United States studied botulinum toxin as a military bioweapon until President Nixon signed the Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention in 1972, ending all US biotoxin weapons research. (medscape.com)
  • A stool sample from the baby may be checked for the botulinum toxin or bacteria. (medlineplus.gov)
  • The anaerobic bacteria, Clostridium botulinum , produces all seven serotypes of the botulinum neurotoxin (A through G). There are other Clostridium species that produce some of the toxin types as well. (calpoison.org)
  • It is commonly caused by eating food contaminated with the toxin (a type of poison) produced by Clostridium botulinum bacteria. (merckvetmanual.com)
  • That should destroy any botulinum bacteria harbouring within the food. (medic8.com)
  • Pune, India -- ( SBWIRE ) -- 12/21/2018 -- Botulism illness is a rare disease caused by a toxin from bacteria Clostridium botulinum. (sbwire.com)
  • Botulism , poisoning by a toxin , called botulinum toxin , produced by Clostridium botulinum bacteria. (britannica.com)
  • Wound botulism occurs when the Clostridium botulinum bacteria infects a wound and then produces the toxin. (nyc.gov)
  • If environmental conditions are favorable in the intestinal tract, the bacteria may grow in that location and produce botulinum toxin, which is then absorbed into the bloodstream. (nyc.gov)
  • Produced by the bacteria Clostradium botulinum, the toxin is responsible for botulism, a disease which results in paralysis and often death if not treated. (si.edu)
  • The test results found Clostridium botulinum bacteria in the patient's excrement on Monday. (utoledo.edu)
  • A laboratory test to identify the botulinum toxin or bacteria is used to confirm the diagnosis. (verywellhealth.com)
  • Botulism is a rare disease caused by a type of bacteria called Clostridium botulinum and sometimes, Clostridium butyricum and Clostridium baratii bacteria. (verywellhealth.com)
  • The bacteria can produce large amounts of botulinum toxin, which can then spread throughout the body, paralyzing many muscles at a time. (verywellhealth.com)
  • Botulinum neurotoxin (BoNT) serotypes A, B and E are responsible for most cases of human botulism. (biologists.org)
  • FDA Approves First Botulism Antitoxin for Use in Neutralizing All Seven Known Botulinum Nerve Toxin Serotypes. (medscape.com)
  • Detection of botulinum neurotoxin serotypes A and B using a chemiluminescent versus electrochemiluminescent immunoassay in food and serum. (springer.com)
  • Therefore, differences in species sensitivities to different botulinum neurotoxin serotypes preclude extrapolation of animal dose-activity relationships to human dose estimates. (nih.gov)
  • C. botulinum produces seven serotypes of BoNTs (A, B, C1, D, E, F, and G), which are distinguished by neutralization of toxicity in mice using homologous antisera prepared against the purified toxins. (asmscience.org)
  • Three types of immunobiologics are administered for passive immunization: a) pooled human IG or IGIV, b) specific immune globulin preparations, and c) antitoxins. (cdc.gov)
  • Question 1: In infant botulism, is equine-derived botulinum antitoxin (EqBA) an effective alternative therapy to human-derived botulinum immune globulin (BIG)? (bmj.com)
  • it renders harmless (neutralizes) only that toxin under the influence of which it was formed (for example, only the toxin secreted by the causative agent of diphtheria is neutralized by diphtheria antitoxin), and it has no neutralizing effect on other toxins. (thefreedictionary.com)
  • A review of the international issues surrounding the availability and demand for diphtheria antitoxin for therapeutic use. (thefreedictionary.com)
  • The only currently approved therapy for botulism is postsymptomatic administration of botulinum antitoxin and, in severe cases, intensive supportive care by means of mechanical ventilation. (biologists.org)
  • A milk sample obtained 3 days after the onset of her illness and 4 hours after administration of botulinum antitoxin had no detectable botulinum toxin nor botulism organisms. (nih.gov)
  • Clostridium botulinum is a gram-positive, motile, anaerobic rod. (pediatriceducation.org)
  • Clostridium botulinum is a gram-positive, rod-shaped bacterium and pathogen that is prevalent in marine and soil environments around the world (Figure 1). (kenyon.edu)
  • Clostridium botulinum is a spore-forming, gram-positive firmicute. (kenyon.edu)
  • Infant botulism is caused by a neurotoxin produced by the spore-forming, anaerobic, gram-positive bacilli Clostridium botulinum , which is found globally in soil. (aafp.org)
  • With the recent approval of the human-derived immuneglobulin, the equine-derived antitoxin is generally not recommended fortreatment of infant botulism. (medicscientist.com)
  • Clostridium botulinum strain IBCA10-7060, isolated from a patient with infant botulism, produced botulinum neurotoxin type B (BoNT/B) and another BoNT that, by use of the standard mouse bioassay, could not be neutralized by any of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention-provided monovalent polyclonal botulinum antitoxins raised against BoNT types A-G. (nih.gov)
  • Infant botulism is a potentially life-threatening disease caused by a bacterium called Clostridium botulinum . (medlineplus.gov)
  • It occurs as a result of intestinal colonization with Clostridium botulinum and in vivo toxin production in a manner similar to that of infant botulism. (inchem.org)
  • Usually the source of infant botulism isn't known, but we do know that C. botulinum can be found in honey, and since it's also often in environmental sources like dust, it's easy to see how C. botulinum could be ingested. (cdc.gov)
  • 1 ] One infant was safely breastfed during maternal botulism and no botulinum toxin was detectable in the mother's milk or infant. (nih.gov)
  • 3. What other cultural practices can put an infant at risk for C. botulinum? (pediatriceducation.org)
  • Treatment involves a botulinum anti-toxin which prevents the spread of the toxin throughout the bloodstream. (medic8.com)
  • Based on anti-toxin, the market is again segmented into trivalent antitoxin and heptavalent botulinum antitoxin. (sbwire.com)
  • There is no vaccine for C. botulinum, and anti-toxin is not useful for prevention. (pediatriceducation.org)
  • CDC announces the availability of a new heptavalent botulinum antitoxin (HBAT, Cangene Corporation) through a CDC-sponsored Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Investigational New Drug (IND) protocol. (cdc.gov)
  • The combining of antitoxins to neutralize the toxicity of known bivalent C. botulinum strains Ab, Ba, Af, and Bf also failed to neutralize the second BoNT. (nih.gov)
  • A heptavalent F(ab')2 botulinum antitoxin A-G obtained from the US Army also did not neutralize the second BoNT. (nih.gov)
  • An antitoxin raised against IBCA10-7060 toxoid protected mice against BoNT/B (Okra) and against the second BoNT but did not protect mice against BoNT/A (Hall) or BoNT/F (Langeland). (nih.gov)
  • The second BoNT thus fulfilled classic criteria for being designated BoNT/H. IBCA10-7060 is the first C. botulinum type Bh strain to be identified. (nih.gov)
  • It has been shown that combining three mAbs that bind non-overlapping epitopes leads to highly potent botulinum neurotoxin (BoNT) neutralization. (mdpi.com)
  • Thus, potentially to streamline development of BoNT antitoxins, we sought to achieve the potency of multiple mAb combinations in a single IgG-based molecule that has a long serum half-life. (mdpi.com)
  • Degenerate primers BoNT 1 and BoNT 2 were used, which amplify a specific 1.1-kb fragment of neurotoxin gene C. botulinum types (A, B, E, F, and G) as well as toxigenic strains of C. baratti and C. butyricum (3) . (cdc.gov)
  • However, in accordance with the differential serotypic PSAE observed in humans, postsymptom antitoxin treatment was fully effective only in BoNT/A-intoxicated rabbits. (biologists.org)
  • In our previous work, we showed the neutralizing potential of macaque ( Macaca fascicularis )-derived scFv-Fc (scFv-Fc ELC18) by in vitro endopeptidase immunoassay and ex vivo mouse phrenic nerve-hemidiaphragm assay by targeting the light chain of the botulinum neurotoxin type E (BoNT/E). In the present study, we germline-humanized scFv-Fc ELC18 into a full IgG hu8ELC18 to increase its immunotolerance by humans. (mdpi.com)
  • Botulinum neurotoxin (BoNT) produced by Clostridium botulinum is the most toxic substance known to humans that causes the clinical condition known as botulism. (springer.com)
  • Under permissive conditions, C . botulinum can grow and form BoNT, which on consumption causes botulism. (asmscience.org)
  • Equine Antitoxin Use and Other Factors That Predict Outcome in Type A Foodborne Botulism," Am. J. Med. (freepatentsonline.com)
  • Hill SE, Iqbal R, Cadiz CL, Le J. Foodborne botulism treated with heptavalent botulism antitoxin. (medscape.com)
  • If diagnosed early, foodborne botulism can be treated with an antitoxin that blocks the action of toxin circulating in the blood. (marlerblog.com)
  • Foodborne botulism is caused by eating foods that contain botulinum toxin. (rarediseases.org)
  • Any case of foodborne or unexplained botulism is considered to be a public health emergency because of the potential for toxin-containing foods to injure others who eat them and because of the potential misuse of botulinum toxin as a biological weapon. (rarediseases.org)
  • Despite not knowing the microorganism that caused the botulinum toxin, Kerner was able to accurately identify the general mode of action caused by the toxin produced by Clostridium botulinum , the basis for prevention of foodborne intoxication, and correctly hypothesized the uses of the toxin in medicine and therapy. (ukessays.com)
  • One of the major concerns in foodborne illnesses is the botulinum toxin that is produced by Clostridium botulinum . (ukessays.com)
  • Foodborne outbreaks of the botulinum toxin typically cause damaging effects on human health. (ukessays.com)
  • HBAT replaces a licensed bivalent botulinum antitoxin AB and an investigational monovalent botulinum antitoxin E (BAT-AB and BAT-E, Sanofi Pasteur) with expiration of these products on March 12, 2010. (cdc.gov)
  • 46 botulism 429 botulinum antitoxin botulinum antitoxins types ab (bivalent) and abe (trivalent) are available. (biointegrity.org)
  • Five Escherichia coli strains containing clones encoding fragments of the C. botulinum neurotoxin genes were used as positive controls in the PCR assay (kindly provided by Alison East, Institute of Food Research, United Kingdom). (cdc.gov)
  • These strains offer encouragement that an antitoxin treatment could slow the progression of Buruli ulcer. (thefreedictionary.com)
  • It occurs when neuromuscular transmission is interrupted by a protein neurotoxin produced by the spore-forming, obligate anaerobic bacterium Clostridium botulinum . (inchem.org)
  • The bacterium Clostridium botulinum produces the most poisonous biological toxin known. (freepatentsonline.com)
  • The neurotoxin is produced by fermentation of the bacterium Clostridium botulinum type B (Bean strain) and exists in noncovalent association with hemagglutinin and nonhemagglutinin proteins as a neurotoxin complex. (nih.gov)
  • Botulinum toxin type A, the active ingredient in DYSPORT® (abobotulinumtoxinA), is a purified neurotoxin type A complex produced by fermentation of the bacterium Clostridium botulinum type A, Hall Strain. (rxlist.com)
  • Injecting a mere 2 billionths of a gram, or inhaling 13 billionths of a gram, of the protein botulinum produced by the soil bacterium Clostridium botulinum will kill an adult. (newscientist.com)
  • In 2010, the FDA approved intramuscular botulinum toxin injections for prophylactic treatment of chronic migraine headache . (wikipedia.org)
  • This has been reported in patients who have been treated with intramuscular injections of botulinum toxin. (inchem.org)
  • Additionally, iatrogenic botulism has infrequently occurred after intramuscular injection of botulinum toxin for treatment of certain dystonias and other disorders. (rarediseases.org)
  • Intramuscular injection of botulinus antitoxin. (nursingcrib.com)
  • The bioassay of the stool extract identified a heat-labile toxin that was neutralized only by type F monovalent botulinum antitoxin (Table 1 ). (asm.org)
  • Polyvalent botulinum antitoxin. (archives.gov)
  • All of them were admitted to the ICU and treated with polyvalent botulinum antitoxin and conservative management. (thefreedictionary.com)
  • What are side effects after botox (botulinum toxin type a)? (healthtap.com)
  • You may not know that Botox® and Dysport® are trade names for botulinum toxin. (cdc.gov)
  • The powers of botulinum are also put to work in the popular drug Botox, which, when injected, reduces the appearance of wrinkles by paralyzing facial muscles. (si.edu)
  • Despite the dangers related to this dangerous toxin, researchers have also investigated the uses of botulinum toxin as a form of medical treatment for various conditions, most famously in dermatology as Botox. (ukessays.com)
  • Sometimes the botulinum toxin (Botox) is deliberately used for cosmetic injections to temporarily prevent the appearance of wrinkles , to prevent migraine headaches and to relieve muscle stiffness . (verywellhealth.com)
  • It occurs in patients who have been treated with injections of botulinum toxin for dystonic and other movement disorders. (springer.com)
  • While it is not common, injections of botulinum toxin for medical or cosmetic reasons can cause unwanted paralysis of eye movement or facial muscles, which is usually temporary. (verywellhealth.com)
  • Clostridium botulinum is a spore-forming organism that is common in nature. (medlineplus.gov)
  • Isolation of C. botulinum organism devoid of toxin from the suspected food has little significance. (inchem.org)
  • Filtrate from a pure culture of the lecithinase-positive organism, like the stool extract, tested positive for botulinum toxin type F. Test results from additional subsequent stool specimens confirmed the finding (Table 1 ). (asm.org)
  • C. baratii differs from the ubiquitous C. botulinum in that an environmental source of toxigenic C. baratii has not been identified, so an extensive investigation to identify a possible environmental reservoir of this organism was undertaken. (asm.org)
  • Fab and F(ab') 2 fragments are cleared from circulation more rapidly than intact IgG ( 2 ), and repeat HBAT dosing might be indicated for some wound or intestinal colonization patients if in situ botulinum toxin production continues after clearance of antitoxin. (cdc.gov)
  • Theequine-derived botulinum antitoxin is used to treat clinical botulism(see Botulism) from food-borne, wound, or intestinal colonization inchildren or adults to prevent the progression of neurologicmanifestations. (medicscientist.com)
  • Wound cultures that grow C botulinum suggest of wound botulism. (medscape.com)
  • Wound botulism results from colonization of a contaminated wound by Clostridium botulinum and the anaerobic in situ production of a potent neurotoxin. (ajtmh.org)
  • Clostridium botulinum in a fatal wound infection. (ajtmh.org)
  • A second way people can develop botulism is when botulinum toxin is produced in a wound that has C. botulinum in it. (cdc.gov)
  • In the US these days, wound botulism most often occurs in injection drug users who introduce the C. botulinum into wounds when they skin-pop black tar heroin. (cdc.gov)
  • But people can also get wound botulism when C. botulinum from soil contaminates other kinds of wounds, like open fractures and wounds from motor vehicle accidents. (cdc.gov)
  • Known hypersensitivity to botulinumantitoxin or horse serum requires extreme caution if this product isgiven. (medicscientist.com)
  • The standard of treatment for botulism, equine antitoxin, is a foreign protein with associated safety issues and a short serum half-life which excludes its use as a prophylactic antitoxin and makes it a less-than-optimal therapeutic. (mdpi.com)
  • antitoxin is thereupon formed in the blood serum of the horse. (thefreedictionary.com)
  • Blood serum containing antitoxin is widely used in prophylaxis and treatment of diphtheria, tetanus, botulism, and other diseases, and it is also used for treatment of persons bitten by poisonous snakes. (thefreedictionary.com)
  • Once suspected, the most direct and effective way to confirm the diagnosis of botulism in the laboratory is testing for the presence of the botulinum toxin in the serum, stool, or gastric secretions of the patient. (marlerblog.com)
  • Positive results of serum levels, gastric contents, stool, suspected food cultures for botulinum toxin, or a positive mouse inoculation test (using samples from suspected food sources) will make the diagnosis in patients in whom other neurological evaluations are negative. (tabers.com)
  • Trivalent antitoxin (ABE), an antitoxin made from horse serum, should be administered intravenously (IV) or intramuscularly (IM) early in patients suspected of having botulism, which decreases mortality and morbidity associated with the illness. (tabers.com)
  • Once purified, the serum could be injected into humans suffering from botulism in order to neutralize the effects of the botulinum toxin. (si.edu)
  • Serum taken on the day of admission had tested negative for barbiturate and the residual serum from the 3 animals later tested negative for botulinum toxin. (scielo.org.za)
  • Serum, stool, and gastric specimens from case-patients and leftover muktuk were collected and submitted to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) National Botulism Surveillance and Reference Laboratory for botulinum toxin detection, using the standard mouse bioassay ( 1 ). (cdc.gov)
  • Attending clinicians decided not to give antitoxin to four of the patients with milder illness because of the potential risk for adverse side effects from horse serum antitoxin. (cdc.gov)
  • Each single-use vial of formulated MYOBLOC contains 5,000 Units of botulinum toxin type B per milliliter in 0.05% human serum albumin, 0.01 M sodium succinate, and 0.1 M sodium chloride at approximately pH 5.6. (nih.gov)
  • The only available antidote against BoNTs is equine antitoxin. (eurekaselect.com)
  • Postmarketing reports indicate that the effects of Dysport and all botulinum toxin products may spread from the area of injection to produce symptoms consistent with botulinum toxin effects. (drugs.com)
  • Due to differences in specific details such as vehicle, dilution scheme and laboratory protocols for various mouse LD50 assays, Units of biological activity of DYSPORT® are not interchangeable with Units of any other botulinum toxin or any toxin assessed with any other specific assay method [see Dosage Forms and Strengths ]. (rxlist.com)
  • The botulinum toxin contained in Dysport can spread to other body areas beyond where it was injected. (rxlist.com)
  • The extract was injected into pairs of Swiss-Webster mice in accord with the standard mouse neutralization bioassay for botulinum toxin detection (Table 1 ) ( 5 ). (asm.org)
  • Colon and oesophageal content from the male at necropsy were positive for Clostridium botulinum toxin type C by the mouse bioassay neutralisation test, confirming that this male had had concomitant barbiturate toxicity and botulism, and had succumbed to aspiration bronchopneumonia secondary to pharyngeal, laryngeal and oesophageal paralysis and oesophageal impaction. (scielo.org.za)
  • Ultravac and Longrange are botulinum vaccine widely used in the treatment of the botulism. (sbwire.com)
  • Notice of CDC's discontinuation of investigational pentavalent (ABCDE) botulinum toxoid vaccine for workers at risk for occupational exposure to botulinum toxins. (springer.com)
  • [23] Injection of botulinum toxin into the muscles under facial wrinkles causes relaxation of those muscles, resulting in the smoothing of the overlying skin. (wikipedia.org)
  • Injection-related botulism is a result of inadvertent misadventures with injection of therapeutic pharmaceutical botulinum toxin. (medscape.com)
  • 5) inadvertent, following botulinum toxin injection. (inchem.org)
  • ConclusionsUltrasound can be a potent tool for guiding the injection of Botulinum toxin into the masseter muscles. (medworm.com)
  • This is caused by the absorption of toxin produced by Clostridium botulinum that colonize the intestinal tracts of infants under one year of age. (inchem.org)
  • In rare instances, C. botulinum intestinal colonization and toxin production have also occurred among adults with anatomical or functional bowel abnormalities. (rarediseases.org)
  • Clostridium botulinum is present in most environments but are mostly found in soil and the intestinal tracts of animals (Bintsis, 2017). (ukessays.com)
  • Because of its abundance in soil C. botulinum outbreaks can occur frequently with fruits and vegetables that are canned and because of the abundance in animal intestinal tracts it has caused toxin production in meats like sausage (Bintsis, 2017). (ukessays.com)
  • Validity of botulinum neurotoxin serotype H. [J Infect Dis. (nih.gov)
  • Differential diagnosis included botulinum food poisoning, and both patients were administered trivalent (A,B,E) botulinum antitoxin. (cdc.gov)
  • Laboratory studies could not confirm the diagnosis of botulism because clinical materials (such as contents of the gastrointestinal tract, feces) were not submitted for examination for the presence of the botulinum toxin or organisms. (cdc.gov)
  • This clearly cannot meet the immediate need for clinical diagnosis of botulism, botulinum detection in field conditions, and screening of large scale samples. (springer.com)
  • Consequently, the clinical diagnosis of botulism relies on the clinical symptom development, thus limiting the effectiveness of antitoxin treatment. (springer.com)
  • If the diagnosis is made early enough, injected antitoxins may reduce the risk of complications. (schmidtandclark.com)
  • Because antitoxin will not reverse established paralysisonce it occurs, it must be administered before paralysis sets in.Treatment within 24 hours of the onset of symptoms may shorten thecourse of intoxication and prevent progression to total paralysis. (medicscientist.com)
  • Only experienced personnel who have been immunized with botulinum toxoid should handle the specimens. (medscape.com)
  • b) Toxoid: A modified bacterial toxin that has been made nontoxic, but retains the ability to stimulate the formation of antitoxin. (cdc.gov)
  • Agam Rao] Botulism is treated with management in an intensive care unit, mechanical ventilation when needed, and botulinum antitoxin. (cdc.gov)
  • Five (63%) patients were hospitalized, four (50%) received types AB and E antitoxin a median of 30 hours (range 24-60 hours) after symptom onset, two (25%) required mechanical ventilation, and all survived. (cdc.gov)
  • Both persons who required mechanical ventilation received antitoxin. (cdc.gov)
  • Treatment of botulinum involves taking an antitoxin, along with hospitalization and sometimes, mechanical ventilation. (verywellhealth.com)
  • And, even though intensive care units and antitoxin are around now, people still have scary symptoms, like paralysis. (cdc.gov)
  • Equine antitoxin can only target the toxins at extracellular level, and can not reverse the paralysis caused by botulism. (eurekaselect.com)
  • Data regarding antitoxin release and laboratory confirmation of botulism is recorded and published by the CDC annually. (calpoison.org)
  • Due to differences in specific details such as the vehicle, dilution scheme and laboratory protocols for various mouse LD50 assays, units of biological activity of MYOBLOC cannot be compared to or converted into units of any other botulinum toxin or any toxin assessed with any other specific assay method. (nih.gov)
  • The use of human-derived botulinum antitoxin may also be helpful. (medlineplus.gov)
  • Antitoxin doesn't reverse the symptoms that the patient already has. (cdc.gov)
  • Unlike Clostridium perfringens, which requires the ingestion of large numbers of viable cells to cause symptoms, the symptoms of botulism are caused by the ingestion of highly toxic, soluble exotoxins produced by C. botulinum while growing in foods. (marlerblog.com)
  • With a lethal dose to humans of less than 1 mcg, botulinum toxins are the most poisonous substances known and pose a great threat as an agent of biological warfare . (medscape.com)
  • Scientists at USAMRIID undertake defense research against biological weapons, and while there First Flight participated in efforts to produce a countermeasure against attack with botulinum toxin. (si.edu)
  • As the most powerful natural poison known to exist, botulinum represents one of the greatest threats for biological warfare. (si.edu)
  • The potency of the botulinum toxin has also made Clostridium botulinum one of the most tested microorganisms in the area of biological and chemical weapons. (ukessays.com)
  • Kerner may have also, unintentionally, identified the potential use of botulinum toxin as a biological weapon in his attempts to synthesize the toxin, although it is likely that someone else would have discovered it later in history. (ukessays.com)
  • Employing co-administered efAb has been shown to improve antitoxin efficacy in several animal models of intoxication (see Mukherjee et al , Tremblay et al and Vance et al ). (tufts.edu)
  • Immunobiologic: Immunobiologics include antigenic substances, such as vaccines and toxoids, or antibody-containing preparations, such as globulins and antitoxins, from human or animal donors. (cdc.gov)
  • The neutralizing antibody titre of tetanus antitoxin could be elevated 3.19 times by the purification of the antitoxin with pepsin digestion method, which is superior to ammonium sulfate salting out method by 1.5 times. (semanticscholar.org)