Biochemistry, toxicology and ecology of the venom of the spider Cupiennius salei (Ctenidae).

@article{KuhnNentwig2004BiochemistryTA,
  title={Biochemistry, toxicology and ecology of the venom of the spider Cupiennius salei (Ctenidae).},
  author={Lucia Kuhn-Nentwig and Johann Schaller and Wolfgang Nentwig},
  journal={Toxicon : official journal of the International Society on Toxinology},
  year={2004},
  volume={43 5},
  pages={
          543-53
        }
}
The venom of Cupiennius salei consists of many low molecular compounds, nine neurotoxic acting peptides (CSTX), at least eight neurotoxic and cytolytic acting peptides (cupiennins), a highly active hyaluronidase, and several hitherto unidentified proteins. The structure of several peptides is given. A synergistic action between three main groups is proposed: injected into the prey tissue, the enzyme hyaluronidase acts as a spreading factor, thus, facilitating a better access of venom… CONTINUE READING
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