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Document type
  • Peer-reviewed journal article
GE organism
  • potato
GE trait
  • insect resistance
Country
  • UK

Results

Safety for consumption
  • negative effect

Effect of diets containing genetically modified potatoes expressing Galanthus nivalis lectin on rat small intestine

Ewen, SW; Pusztai, A
Lancet. 1999 October. 345(9187):1353-1354

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PMID: 10533866 DOI: 10.1016/S0140-6736(98)05860-7

Abstract

Diets containing genetically modified (GM) potatoes expressing the lectin Galanthus nivalis agglutinin (GNA) had variable effects on different parts of the rat gastrointestinal tract. Some effects, such as the proliferation of the gastric mucosa, were mainly due to the expression of the GNA transgene. However, other parts of the construct or the genetic transformation (or both) could also have contributed to the overall biological effects of the GNA-GM potatoes, particularly on the small intestine and caecum.

Keywords

lectin; feeding study; potato

Funding

Funding source
  • Scottish Office: Agriculture, Environment, and Fishery Department
Funding country
  • UK
Funding type
  • government

Publication history

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10533866

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MLA

Ewen, SW, A Pusztai. "Effect of diets containing genetically modified potatoes expressing Galanthus nivalis lectin on rat small intestine." Lancet 345.9187 (1999): 1353-1354. Web. 19 Sep. 2017.

APA

Ewen, SW., & Pusztai, A. (1999). Effect of diets containing genetically modified potatoes expressing Galanthus nivalis lectin on rat small intestine. Lancet, 345(9187), 1353-1354. doi:10.1016/S0140-6736(98)05860-7

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