Peptide (37 residues) isolated from Leiurus quinquestriatus hebraeus (scorpion) venom that is a selective blocker of high conductance Ca2+-activated K+ -channel.

Dictionary of molecular biology. 2004.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Charybdotoxin — Refined model of Charybdotoxin[1] Identifiers Symbol  ? …   Wikipedia

  • charybdotoxin — noun An oligopeptide neurotoxin from the venom of a scorpion of the genus Leiurus …   Wiktionary

  • ChTX — charybdotoxin …   Medical dictionary

  • ChTX — • charybdotoxin …   Dictionary of medical acronyms & abbreviations

  • margaratoxin — Charybdotoxin related peptide toxin (39 residues) from scorpion Centruroides margaritatus. Blocks mammalian voltage gated potassium channels in neural tissues and lymphocytes. Very similar to noxiustoxin and kaliotoxin …   Dictionary of molecular biology

  • noxiustoxin — Charybdotoxin related peptide toxin (39 residues) from scorpion Centruroides noxius. Blocks mammalian voltage gated potassium channels and high conductance calcium activated potassium channels …   Dictionary of molecular biology

  • Peripheral membrane protein — Peripheral membrane proteins are proteins that adhere only temporarily to the biological membrane with which they are associated. These molecules attach to integral membrane proteins, or penetrate the peripheral regions of the lipid bilayer. The… …   Wikipedia

  • Neurotoxin — A neurotoxin is a toxin that acts specifically on nerve cells[1] (neurons), usually by interacting with membrane proteins such as ion channels. Some sources are more general, and define the effect of neurotoxins as occurring at nerve tissue.[2]… …   Wikipedia

  • Maurotoxin — The protein NMR structure of maurotoxin, illustrating the fluctuations in the protein s native state in solution. The protein backbone is shown in red, the alpha carbons of the eight cysteine residues in green, and the disulfide bridges in yellow …   Wikipedia

  • Margatoxin — (MgTX) is a peptide that selectively inhibits Kv1.3 voltage dependent potassium channels. It is found in the venom of Centruroides margaritatus, also known as the Central American Bark Scorpion. Margatoxin was first discovered in 1993. It was… …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”