(= a-cobratoxin)
Polypeptide toxin (71 residues) from Naja kaouthia. One of the alpha-neurotoxins (curaremimetics), it binds to nicotinic acetylcholine receptors with high affinity.

Dictionary of molecular biology. 2004.

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