Biologically Active Lipids from S. Scombrus

  • John Rementzis
  • Smaragdi Antonopoulou
  • Dimitris Argyropoulos
  • Constantinos A. Demopoulos
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 416)


S. scombrus has been implicated in the disease known as Scombroid Food Poisoning (histamine intoxication), hypotension and hemocondensation being the main symptoms. Until now the above disease was attributed to the existence of high levels of histamine in this fish which were derived from histidine decarboxylation by the fish microbial greenfinch (Proteus, Klebsiella e.t.c.)1. However, some investigators claim that Scombroid Food Poisoning should not be caused by histamine only.


Neutral Lipid Induce Platelet Aggregation Active Lipid Time Dependent Inactivation Washed Rabbit Platelet 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • John Rementzis
    • 1
  • Smaragdi Antonopoulou
    • 2
  • Dimitris Argyropoulos
    • 2
  • Constantinos A. Demopoulos
    • 2
  1. 1.Greek ArmyBiological Research CentreAthensGreece
  2. 2.Department of ChemistryUniversity of AthensAthensGreece

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