Small Molecules in the Cone Snail Arsenal.


Cone snails are renowned for producing peptide-based venom, containing conopeptides and conotoxins, to capture their prey. A novel small-molecule guanine derivative with unprecedented features, genuanine, was isolated from the venom of two cone snail species. Genuanine causes paralysis in mice, indicating that small molecules and not just polypeptides may… (More)
DOI: 10.1021/acs.orglett.5b02389


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