Anti-insect toxin 5 (AaIT5) from Androctonus australis.

  title={Anti-insect toxin 5 (AaIT5) from Androctonus australis.},
  author={Yoshiki Nakagawa and Young Mi Lee and Elisabeth Lehmberg and Rafael Herrmann and Haim Moskowitz and A. Daniel Jones and Bruce D Hammock},
  journal={European journal of biochemistry},
  volume={246 2},
An insect-selective scorpion toxin (AaIT5) was purified from the venom of the North African scorpion Androctonus australis, and its amino acid sequence was determined by a combination of automated Edman degradation, electrospray-ionization mass spectrometry, and sequence alignment. This insect toxin is very potent against the tobacco budworm, Heliothis virescens (100% lethal dose < 1.8 microg/100 mg body mass) and shows a distinct insect specificity and various symptoms. It is not toxic to mice… CONTINUE READING