The nuclear magnetic resonance solution structure of flavoridin, an antagonist of the platelet GP IIb-IIIa receptor.


The snake venom protein flavoridin, a polypeptide of 70 amino acid residues, is a potent inhibitor of blood platelet aggregation. It binds to cell-surface integrin receptors such as the fibrinogen receptor glycoprotein IIb/IIIa. The inhibitory properties of flavoridin have been attributed to the tripeptide segment Arg-Gly-Asp (residues 49 to 51). This paper… (More)


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