mimosine


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mimosine

the toxic amino acid in Leucaena leucocephala, Mimosa spp. Causes depilation, especially of the long hairs of the mane and tail.
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Loss of tail hairs due to poisoning by the toxin mimosine in Leucaena leucocephala. By permission from Pascoe R, Knottenbelt DC, Manual of Equine Dermatology, Saunders, 1999
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The reduction of mimosine and tannin contents in leaves of Leucaena leucocephala, Asian J.
Leucaena contains tannins and the amino acid mimosine that could reduce the value of leucaena as a forage crop.
The toxic product, called 3-hydroxy-4(1H) pyridone (DHP), comes from the toxic amino acid mimosine.
Improved performance of LLM in fish production after soaking of the seeds in water for 2 days has also been reported [21, 22] to be useful for removing of up to 90% of mimosine (antinutitional factor) present in the seeds.
In cases where the mimosine content cannot be avoided when leucaena leaves are used as feedstuff for cattle, the benefits of leucaena leaves can be achieved when animals are inoculated with dihydropyridone-degrading bacteria into the rumen (Jones and Megarrity, 1983).