Methylazoxymethanol Tenhoshimaru Matsutani 1 1Department of Developmental Physiology, Institute for Comprehensive Medical Sciences, Fujita-Gakuen University, School of Medicine pp.932-947
Published Date 1980/10/10
DOI https://doi.org/10.11477/mf.1431905213
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The cycads are primitive plants, distributing widely now in the tropics and subtropics. While they have been useful in certain ways for the human life, cycads have dangerous toxicities in the glucoside are extracted from their seeds, roots and leaves.

In the 1960's, Hirano, Laqueur, Matsumoto, Spatz and other researchers began to study the neurotoxicity of cycads, based on the finding that, in the regions where cycads are abundant, neuro-logical toxicity resembling amyotrophic lateral sclerosis in the natives and the paralysis of hind legs in cows are frequently seen.

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