Domoic acid is a toxic amino acid produced by certain species of algae. Domoic acid binds to a receptor that helps nerve cells control the flow of ions across their cell membranes. The receptor no longer works correctly, and the uncontrolled flux of ions damages and eventually kills the nerve cell.
a neurotoxin that is deadly for humans; found in various marine algae
A water soluble toxic amino-acid mimic produced by the marine diatoms Nitzschia pungens (also called Pseudonitzschia pungens, N. serriata, N. delicatissima) responisle for Amnesic Shellfish Poisoning (ASP).
A water-soluble amino acid, domoic acid is a deadly neurotoxin produced by some algae (from Japanese domoi = seaweed, in which it is sometimes concentrated); see ASP
Domoic acid, which causes amnesic shellfish poisoning (ASP), is an amino acid phycotoxin (algal toxin) found associated with certain algal blooms http://www.glf.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/pls/inter/dapr_view_intro?langE=en.