Identification, by RT-PCR, of eight novel I2-conotoxins from the worm-hunting cone snails Conus brunneus, Conus nux, and Conus princeps from the eastern Pacific (Mexico)

@article{ZamoraBustillos2014IdentificationBR,
  title={Identification, by RT-PCR, of eight novel I2-conotoxins from the worm-hunting cone snails Conus brunneus, Conus nux, and Conus princeps from the eastern Pacific (Mexico)},
  author={R. Zamora-Bustillos and R. Rivera-Reyes and M. Aguilar and E. Michel-Morf{\'i}n and E. Heimer},
  journal={Peptides},
  year={2014},
  volume={53},
  pages={22-29}
}
  • R. Zamora-Bustillos, R. Rivera-Reyes, +2 authors E. Heimer
  • Published 2014
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Peptides
  • Marine snails of the genus Conus (∼500 species) are tropical predators that produce venoms for capturing prey, defense and competitive interactions. These venoms contain 50-200 different peptides ("conotoxins") that generally comprise 7-40 amino acid residues (including 0-5 disulfide bridges), and that frequently contain diverse posttranslational modifications, some of which have been demonstrated to be important for folding, stability, and biological activity. Most conotoxins affect voltage… CONTINUE READING
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