Origin of neurotoxins from defensins.

  • Li-Mei Zhu, Bin Gao, Shunyi Zhu
  • Published 2015 in Sheng li xue bao : [Acta physiologica Sinica]


There are at least three conserved protein folds shared by ion channel-targeted neurotoxins and antimicrobial defensins, including cysteine-stabilized α-helix and β-sheet fold (CSαβ), inhibitor cystine knot fold (ICK) and β-defensin fold (BDF). Based on a combined data of sequences, structures and functions, it has been proposed that these neurotoxins could… (More)


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@article{Zhu2015OriginON, title={Origin of neurotoxins from defensins.}, author={Li-Mei Zhu and Bin Gao and Shunyi Zhu}, journal={Sheng li xue bao : [Acta physiologica Sinica]}, year={2015}, volume={67 3}, pages={239-47} }