kaliotoxin
Toxin from the scorpion, Androctonus mauretanicus m., (peptide, 4 kD) that blocks some potassium channels. Closely related to charybdotoxin and agitoxins.

Dictionary of molecular biology. 2004.

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  • 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

  • agitoxins — Scorpion toxins (peptides) that inhibit potassium channels. Closely related to kaliotoxin …   Dictionary of molecular biology

  • Androctonus mauretanicus mauretanicus — Moroccan scorpion. See kaliotoxin …   Dictionary of molecular biology

  • KTX — See kaliotoxin …   Dictionary of molecular biology

  • 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

  • KTX — abbr. Kaliotoxin …   Dictionary of abbreviations

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