View Full Version : Antidotes for ricin, cholera toxin and shiga toxin found?

07-04-2007, 02:14 PM
All three (ricin, cholera toxin and shiga toxin) have no known antidotes. Now, one may have been found:

"Saenz's team screened 14,400 small molecules for compounds that could halt this journey without disrupting normal cell function. They found two such molecules which, if safe, could lead to treatments for these poisons (Infection and Immunity, DOI: 10.1128/IAI.00442-07)."