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Cantharidin

"Cantharidin" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

A toxic compound, isolated from the Spanish fly or blistering beetle (Lytta (Cantharis) vesicatoria) and other insects. It is a potent and specific inhibitor of protein phosphatases 1 (PP1) and 2A (PP2A). This compound can produce severe skin inflammation, and is extremely toxic if ingested orally.


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Cantharidin" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Cantharidin" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 4 publications over 3 distinct years, with a maximum of 2 publications in 2014
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