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Tetrodotoxin (TTX)

Rapid CDIATM Tetrodotoxin kits are intended to use as a rapid method to detect the presence of tetrodotoxin in tissue.

Tetrodotoxin (TTX) is a potent neurotoxin. Its name derives from Tetraodontiformes, an order that includes pufferfish, porcupinefish, ocean sunfish, and triggerfish; several of these species carry the toxin. Although tetrodotoxin was discovered in these fish and found in several other aquatic animals (e.g., in blue-ringed octopuses, rough-skinned newts, and moon snails), it is actually produced by certain infecting or symbiotic bacteria like Pseudoalteromonas, Pseudomonas, and Vibrio as well as other species found in the animals.

  • Target: Tetrodotoxin
  • Method: Colloidal gold
  • Sample:  Tissue
  • Size: 25T
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