A Proposed Immunoassay for T-2 Toxin

  • Charles E. O’Rear
  • Nicholas T. Lappas
  • William V. Dashek
  • Gerald C. Llewellyn
Part of the Biodeterioration Research book series (BIOR, volume 3)


Previously (Uneo, 1983; Dashek et al., 1985; Lacey, 1985) reviewed the evidence regarding the alleged utilization of certain trichothecenes as biological warfare agents and the biological effects and chemistry of the trichothecenes as well as the fungi which produce them. The agricultural commodities which have been reported to contain trichothecenes have been summarized (Dashek et al., 1985). The structures of certain trichothecenes which are known to occur in the commodities are depicted in Figure 1. Of these, the preeminent trichothecene appears to be T-2 toxin.


Primary Reaction Trichothecene Mycotoxin High Pressure Liquid Chromatography Method Biological Warfare Agent Immunization Route 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Charles E. O’Rear
    • 1
  • Nicholas T. Lappas
    • 1
  • William V. Dashek
    • 2
  • Gerald C. Llewellyn
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Forensic SciencesThe George Washington UniversityUSA
  2. 2.Department of BiologyClark Atlanta UniverstiyAtlantaUSA
  3. 3.Virginia Department of HealthBureau of Toxic SubstancesRichmondUSA

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