A purified Palythoa venom fraction delays sodium current inactivation in sympathetic neurons.

@article{LazcanoPrez2014APP,
  title={A purified Palythoa venom fraction delays sodium current inactivation in sympathetic neurons.},
  author={Fernando Lazcano-P{\'e}rez and Oscar Vivas and Sergio A. Rom{\'a}n-Gonz{\'a}lez and Eduardo Rodr{\'i}guez-Bustamante and H{\'e}ctor Castro and Isabel Arenas and David E Garcia and Nuria S{\'a}nchez-Puig and Roberto Arregu{\'i}n-Espinosa},
  journal={Toxicon : official journal of the International Society on Toxinology},
  year={2014},
  volume={82},
  pages={112-6}
}
Palythoa caribaeorum is a zoanthid (Phylum Cnidaria, class Anthozoa) commonly found in shallow waters of coral reefs along the Mexican Atlantic coast. Little is known on the pharmacological and biochemical properties of the venom components of this animal group. Toxin peptides from other cnidarian venoms, like sea anemones, target sodium and potassium voltage-gated channels. In this study, we tested the activity of a low molecular weight fraction from the venom of P. caribaeorum on voltage… CONTINUE READING