Two Novel Toxins from the Venom of the Scorpion Pandinus imperator Show that the N-terminal Amino Acid Sequence is Important for their Affinities towards Shaker B K+ Channels

Two novel peptides were purified from the venom of the scorpion Pandinus imperator, and were named Pi2 and Pi3. Their complete primary structures were determined and their blocking effects on Shaker B K+ channels were studied. Both peptides contain 35 amino acids residues, compacted by three disulfide bridges, and reversibly block the Shaker B K+ channels… CONTINUE READING