Scorpion toxins specific for Na+-channels.


Na+-channel specific scorpion toxins are peptides of 60-76 amino acid residues in length, tightly bound by four disulfide bridges. The complete amino acid sequence of 85 distinct peptides are presently known. For some toxins, the three-dimensional structure has been solved by X-ray diffraction and NMR spectroscopy. A constant structural motif has been found… (More)


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@article{Possani1999ScorpionTS, title={Scorpion toxins specific for Na+-channels.}, author={Lourival D Possani and Baltazar Becerril and Muriel Delepierre and Jan Tytgat}, journal={European journal of biochemistry}, year={1999}, volume={264 2}, pages={287-300} }