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Phallolysin is a toxic hemolysin that has been isolated from the death cap mushroom Amanita phalloides. Phallolysin is a mixture of either two or three proteins of similar structure, each with a molecular weight of 34 kDa.[1] It has shown some hemolytic (red blood cell–destroying) activity in vitro.


  1. ^ Faulstich, H.; Buehring, H. J.; Seitz, J. (1983). "Physical properties and function of phallolysin". Biochemistry. 22 (19): 4574–80. doi:10.1021/bi00288a035. PMID 6626515.