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Actinotoxin is an uncharacterized toxin derived from extracts of the tentacles of sea anemones. It was used by M. Portier and Charles Richet in 1902 in their pioneering research into anaphlaxis.[1][2]


  1. ^ Portier MM, Richet C (1902). "De l’action anaphylactique de certains venims". C R Soc Biol. 54: 170–172. 
  2. ^ David L. Hepner and Mariana C. Castells (2003). "Anaphylaxis During the Perioperative Period". Anesth Analg. 97 (5): 1381–1395. PMID 14570656. doi:10.1213/01.ane.0000082993.84883.7d.