Toxic peptides and genes encoding toxin gamma of the Brazilian scorpions Tityus bahiensis and Tityus stigmurus.

@article{Becerril1996ToxicPA,
  title={Toxic peptides and genes encoding toxin gamma of the Brazilian scorpions Tityus bahiensis and Tityus stigmurus.},
  author={Baltazar Becerril and Miguel Collado Corona and Fredy I. V. Coronas and Fernando Buend́ıa Zamudio and Emma S Calder{\'o}n-Aranda and Paul L. Fletcher and Brian M. Martin and Lourival Domingos Possani},
  journal={The Biochemical journal},
  year={1996},
  volume={313 ( Pt 3)},
  pages={753-60}
}
Seven toxic peptides from the venom of Tityus bahiensis and Tityus stigmurus was isolated and sequenced, five of them to completion. The most abundant peptide from each of these two species of scorpion was 95% identical with that of toxin gamma from the venom of Tityus serrulatus. They were consequently named gamma-b and gamma-st respectively. The genes encoding these new gamma-like peptides were cloned and sequenced by utilizing oligonucleotides synthesized according to known cDNA sequences of… CONTINUE READING