Cycad β-N-methylamino-L-alanine (BMAA), methylazoxymethanol, genotoxicity, and neurodegeneration

Peter S. Spencer, Valerie S. Palmer, Glen E. Kisby

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Abstract

Cycad-associated neurodegenerative disease is more strongly correlated with the gymnosperm's major neurotoxin cycasin (methylazoxymethanol glucoside) than with the minor neurotoxin β-N-methylamino-L-alanine (L-BMAA).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)49-50
Number of pages2
JournalToxicon
Volume155
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2018

Keywords

  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
  • Cycas micronesica Hill
  • Cycasin
  • DNA damage
  • Excitotoxin
  • L-BMAA
  • L-BOAA
  • Parkinsonism-dementia complex

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Toxicology

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