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BBB - Scombrotoxin: Formation of Histamine from Histidine

Bad Bug Book:
Foodborne Pathogenic Microorganisms and Natural Toxins Handbook
Scombrotoxin


Bad Bug Book 2nd Edition: Scombrotoxin

Histamine produced by the growth of certain bacteria and the subsequent action of their decarboxylase enzymes on histidine.

 

Scombrotoxin: formation of Histamine from Histidine