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BBB - Brevetoxin Chemical Structure

BBB - Brevetoxin Chemical Structure

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


Bad Bug Book 2nd Edition: Shellfish Toxins (PSP, DSP, NSP, ASP, AZP)

Principal brevetoxins produced by dinoflagellate Karenia brevis are PbTx-1 (A-type backbone) and PbTx-2 (B-type backbone). Algal brevetoxins are extensively metabolized in molluscan shellfish. NSP-causing toxins in shellfish include intact algal toxins and their metabolites.

Brevetoxin structures for PbTx-1 (A-type backbone) and PbTx-2 showing (B-type backbone) (trans.)