[Orientotoxin--a new presynaptic neurotoxin from the venom of the giant hornet Vespa orientalis].

Abstract

Orientotoxin, a novel presynaptically acting neurotoxin from the venom of giant hornet Vespa orientalis, has been isolated by gel filtration and ion exchange chromatography and characterized. The toxin has a molecular mass of 18,000. Highly purified preparations of orientotoxin possessed clearly manifested lysophospholipase activity and can block both… (More)

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