Lyngbyatoxin a

This indole alkaloid toxin is related to teleocidin B from Streptomyces. It is produced by Lyngbya majuscula. The toxin is highly inflammatory and vesicatory. It is the causative agent of seaweed dermatitis. It is also a strong tumor promoter through activation of protein kinase C.

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