Molecular Interactions of Pyrrolizidine Alkaloids with Critical Cellular Targets
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Toxic Plants and other Natural Toxicants
T. Garland and A. C. Barr
Pyrrolizidine alkaloids (PAs) are common plant toxins produced by several genera of flowering plants, including Senecio, Crotalaria and Cynoglossum. Pyrrolizidine alkaloid-containing plants pose significant health hazards to animals and to people who consume "natural" herbal teas and traditional folk remedies.
Drew, G.L., Stermitz, F.R. and R.A. Coulombe, Jr. (1998) Molecular Interactions of Pyrrolizidine Alkaloids with critical cellular targets, In T. Garland and A. C. Barr (eds.) Toxic Plants and other Natural Toxicants, CAB International Press, New York. pp. 537-542.