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The production of β-nitropropionic acid by a strain of Aspergillus flavus. Bush, Milton T.; Touster, Oscar; Brockman, Jean Early Journal of Biological Chemistry (1951), 188, 685-93. An antibiotic substance, oryzacidin, produced by Aspergillus oryzae. V. Existence of β-nitropropionic acid in the fermentation broth. Nakamura, Seiji; Shimoda, Chuji. From Nippon Nogei Kagaku Kaishi (1954), 28, 909-13
LD50 in mice 160 to 240 mg/kg body-weight given in sodium bicarbonate solution. Symptoms include apnea, convulsions, conjestion in subcutaneous vessels and lungs, as well as a mottled liver.
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