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NR-32981   Abrin Toxin from Abrus precatorius Seeds
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Description: Abrin Toxin from Abrus precatorius Seeds
Organism: Abrin
Biosafety Level: 2
Availability Status: In Stock
Store at: -20°C or colder
Contributor: AD O'Brien, JF Sinclair
Quantity limit per order for this item is 1. This item can be ordered twice a year. Orders over this limit will be sent to NIAID for approval before shipment.

Extremely toxic - any exposure may be fatal! Exercise caution! Do not lyophilize!

NR-32981 is a preparation of abrin toxin from Abrus precatorius seeds. Mature abrin toxin has a molecular weight of approximately 60,000 daltons. This preparation contains a mixture of abrin isotypes.

Each vial of NR-32981 contains approximately 0.1 mg of Abrin toxin in PBS.

NR-32981 is reactive with anti-Ricin polyclonal antiserum, NR-862 on western blots. Abrin does share similarity with Ricin and some cross reactivity is expected. NR-32981 shows toxicity in an in vitro cytotoxicity assay using Vero cells.

For information about toxin amounts excluded from CDC Select Agent regulations, click here.

Citations: Acknowledgment for publications should read "The following reagent was obtained through BEI Resources, NIAID, NIH: Abrin Toxin from Abrus precatorius Seeds, NR-32981."
Additional Information: NR-32981 Safety Data Sheet
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  • Customers located in the state of Hawaii will need to contact the Hawaii Department of Agriculture to determine if an Import Permit is required. A copy of the permit or documentation that a permit is not required must be sent to ATCC in advance of shipment.
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