Question of the Day – Monday August 12, 2019

Question – What is the main toxin secreted by the South American poison dart frog?

 

 

 

Answer – Batrachotoxin, a sodium channel opener, is the main toxin secreted by the South American poison dart frog. (Kosower EM. A hypothesis for the mechanism if sodium channel opening by batrachotoxin and related toxins. 1983 FEBS 163(2):161)