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Science. 1978 Jan 13;199(4325):188-9.

Maculotoxin: a neurotoxin from the venom glands of the octopus Hapalochlaena maculosa identified as tetrodotoxin.

Abstract

Maculotoxin, a potent neurotoxin isolated from the posterior salivary glands of the blue-ringed octopus. Hapalochlaena maculosa, has now been identified as tetrodotoxin. This is the first reported case in which tetrodotoxin has been found to occur in a venom.

PMID:
619451
DOI:
10.1126/science.619451
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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