Toxins are biologically produced poisons. They include a wide array of molecules, from peptides to proteins to small molecules. Toxins cause disease when they come into contact with body tissues, even at very small amounts, and typically induce the formation of antibodies.
In a research setting, toxins are interesting tools, specifically for their potency and selectivity. They have potential therapeutic value in treating cardiovascular disease, cancer, and other medical conditions. In addition, the study and characterization of these molecules is important for their identification and the development of antidotes.
LKT Labs carries a number of toxins from a variety of sources for research use. These uses include the treatment of disease in non-human trials, as reference standards, and in other basic research.
Please note that while no additional information is required when ordering toxins within the USA for research use, end users are responsible for complying with all CDC regulations covering the acquisition, storage, and handling of these products. More information can be found here.