Three-dimensional structure of α-conotoxin EI determined by1H NMR spectroscopy

α-conotoxin EI is an 18-residue peptide (RDOCCYHPTCNMSNPQIC; 4–10, 5–18) isolated from the venom ofConus ermineus, the only fish-hunting cone snail of the Atlantic Ocean. This peptide targets specifically the nicotinic acetylcholine receptor (nAChR) found in mammalian skeletal muscle and the electric organTorpedo, showing a novel selectivity profile when… CONTINUE READING