Trivial Name: PbTx-3
CAS Registry Number: 85079-48-7
Source Organism:Karenia brevis
Formula: C50H72O14
Exact Mass: 896.4914
Formula Weight: 897.2
Production Method: Semisynthetic derivative of natural product
Storage/Shipping Conditions: Material is packaged in glass vials under vacuum and is stable
during shipment and under normal handling procedures. If prolonged storage is required, keep
the material in a tightly closed container at -20oC until needed

Mode of action:
Brevetoxins are known to bind to site 5 of voltage-gated sodium channels in nerve cells, leading to channel activation. This leads to disruption of normal neurological processes and causes the illness clinically described as neurotoxic shellfish poisoning (NSP).1 PbTx-3 contains a brevetoxin B backbone.

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