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Domoic acid

Domoic acid

final report of the workshop, Oregon Institute of Marine Biology, February 21-23, 1992

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Published by Oregon Sea Grant, Oregon State University in Corvallis, Or .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Domoic acid -- Congresses.,
  • Neurotoxic agents -- Congresses.,
  • Diatoms -- Congresses.

  • Edition Notes

    Statementedited by A. Michelle Wood and Lynda M. Shapiro.
    ContributionsWood, Anne Michelle, 1951-, Shapiro, Lynda M., Oregon State University. Sea Grant College Program., Oregon Institute of Marine Biology., United States. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
    The Physical Object
    Paginationiv, 22 p. ;
    Number of Pages22
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL15389926M
    ISBN 101881826023

    Domoic acid is a marine biotoxin toxin called Amnesic Shellfish Poison (ASP) which is produced by the diatom Pseudo-nitzschia sp., a type of naturally occurring microscopic algae. Shellfish eat these algae and can retain the toxin.   Marine HABs have occurred in the Gulf of Mexico, and along the Atlantic and Pacific coasts of the United States. Two major groups of marine phytoplankton, diatoms and dinoflagellates, produce HAB toxins. Some common marine HAB toxins include brevetoxins, azaspiracid, ciguatoxins, domoic acid, okadic acid, saxitoxin, and dinophysistoxins 5.

      Domoic acid is a potent neurotoxin that is naturally produced by several diatom species of the genus Pseudo-nitzschia. The toxin acts as a glutamate agonist and is excitotoxic in the vertebrate central nervous system and other glutamate receptor-rich organs. Human exposure to domoic acid occurs via the consumption of contaminated shellfish that Cited by: Other articles where Domoic acid is discussed: algae: Toxicity: shellfish poisoning is caused by domoic acid produced by diatoms (class Bacillariophyceae), such as Nitzschia pungens and N. pseudodelicatissima. Symptoms of this poisoning in humans progress from abdominal cramps to vomiting to memory loss to disorientation and finally to death.

    Domoic acid (DomA) is a naturally occurring shellfish toxin that can induce brain damage in mammalians. Neonates have shown increased sensitivity to DomA-induced toxicity, and prenatal exposure has been associated with e.g. decreased brain GABA levels, and increased glutamate levels. Here, we evaluated DomA-induced toxicity in immature and mature primary cultures of Cited by:   Domoic acid is a potent neurotoxin produced by marine algae and discovered in as the cause of amnesic shellfish poisoning. Scientists have made substantial progress in understanding and.


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Domoic Acid Poisoning Understanding Domoic Acid. Domoic acid toxicity was first discovered in the late ’s. Since this discovery, domoic acid poisoning has been responsible for several unusual mortality events involving seabirds and marine mammals and also has caused detrimental effects to humans who consume the toxin through shellfish consumption.

Domoic Acid. Domoic acid is a heterocyclic amino acid neurotoxin produced by a variety of marine algae, including Pseudo-nitzchia australis and Chondria armata (Silvagni et al., ), and with a structural similarity to kainic acid (Ramsdell and Zabka, ).

From: Reproductive and Developmental Toxicology, Related terms: Kainate Receptor. BML-EA - Size: 1 mg - Domoic Acid (from Nitzschia pungens f. multiseries) >=95% (by HPLC), White to Off-White Solid - Each Currently unavailable. Go back to filtering menu. Domoic acid is a naturally occurring toxin that is related to a “bloom” of a particular single-celled diatom called Pseudo-nitzschia.

The conditions that support the growth of Pseudo-nitzschia are impossible to predict. Crustaceans, fish and shellfish are capable of accumulating elevated levels of domoic acid without apparent ill effects on.

Domoic acid, a glutamic acid structural analog that resembles kainic acid, is used as an antihelminthic in Japan, and was found to be the contaminant in mussels during an outbreak of illness in Canada in (Todd, ; Cashman and Cendes, ). In the latter, domoic acid ingestion induced nausea, vomiting and diarrhea within 24 h of.

1. Introduction. Domoic acid [DOM] was identified as the causative agent of the human poisoning incident in Canada after consumption of contaminated blue mussels [Mytilus edulis] [1–6].The poisoning was characterized by a constellation of clinical symptoms and signs, involving multiple organ systems, including the gastro intestinal tract, the central Cited by: Elevated levels of domoic acid in crustaceans, fish and shellfish pose a significant risk to the public if these adulterated products are consumed.

Domoic acid can be fatal to people if consumed in high doses. What are the symptoms of domoic acid. Symptoms of domoic acid poisoning can occur within 30 minutes to 24 hours after eating toxic seafood.

Domoic acid is produced by single-celled marine algae called Pseudo-nitzschia. The compound is a neurotoxin that causes disorientation, seizures, tremors, and, in severe cases of poisoning, brain damage and death. Domoic acid accumulates in the food chain, so animals like sea birds and marine mammals are particularly at risk.

Ultraviolet spectrum of domoic acid using diode-array spectrometer (UV-DAD). There is a small shift in the l max (wavelength for maximum absorbance) according to. Amnesic shellfish poisoning (ASP) is an illness caused by consumption of the marine biotoxin called domoic acid.

In mammals, including humans, domoic acid acts as a neurotoxin, causing permanent short-term memory loss, brain damage, and death in severe cases. This toxin is produced naturally by marine diatoms belonging to the genus Pseudo-nitzschia and the. The domoic acid-producing algal bloom began in Summer and continued for many months with very high levels of domoic acid accumulating in most of the crabs sampled during this time.

The bloom dissipated in fall and the toxin was no longer found in the water. BBB - Domoic Acid Structure Bad Bug Book: Foodborne Pathogenic Microorganisms and Natural Toxins Handbook Domoic Acid. Domoic acid, unaffected by storage or any variety of cooking methods, has an interesting mode of action.

In the body, the main excitatory neurotransmitter is glutamate (glutamic acid), and acts on glutamate receptors located on neuronal cells in the nervous system and the brain. The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) and County Health Departments only assess impacts to human health from harmful algal blooms and do not provide advice regarding domestic animals.

If you are concerned about potential impacts to pets from harmful algal blooms or domoic acid specifically, you should consult a veterinarian. Domoic acid definition is - a neurotoxin C15H21NO6 that is produced by some diatoms (especially genus Pseudo-nitzschia) and has caused poisoning in vertebrates (such as sea lions, birds, and humans) that have consumed diatom-contaminated fish or shellfish.

Domoic acid (DA), a neurotoxic amino acid produced by diatoms, is the main cause of amnesic shellfish poisoning (ASP). In this work, we propose a very simple and fast analytical method to determine DA in mussel tissue.

The method consists of two consecutive extractions and requires no purification steps, due to a reduction of the extraction of the Cited by: 4.

Domoic acid (DA) was of no special scientific interest until a series of case studies revealed its role as the major marine neurotoxin causing amnesic shellfish poisoning (ASP). The analysis, toxicology, synthesis and degradation of the highly polar amino acid DA and its kainoid congeners are discussed in this chapter.

The center has taken in 70 sea lions since the start of July. All have had domoic acid poisoning. The acid is a neurotoxin released by algal blooms and can cause severe or even permanent brain damage. Domoic Acid is a structural analogue of glutamic acid produced by a series of related diatoms including Pseudonitzschia australias, and N.

pungens. The clinical poisoning is referred to as Amnestic Shellfish Poisoning (ASP). The toxin is produced in large quantities during an algae bloom and is consumed by fish and shellfish. Domoic acid is then extracted and analyzed for concentration levels.

Crabs that test with levels above 30 parts per million of domoic acid in the viscera are considered at risk, in case someone Author: Tara Duggan. After a couple months of frightening die-offs, the number of domoic acid poisonings of local marine mammals and coastal birds is subsiding, wildlife experts say.Additional Metadata.

For more information about the substance, you may click one of the links below to take you to the relevant section: Program and regulatory information about this substance, including links to EPA applications/systems, statues/regulations, or other sources that track or regulate this substance.Domoic acid is a neurotoxin produced by marine algae.

A recent study found that domoic acid can spread farther and is more persistent than previously thought. The effects of domoic acid have repercussions up the food chain; shellfish poisoning can result in die-offs of mammals such as sea lions and whales.