Contryphan - Mechanism of Toxicity

Mechanism of Toxicity

The venom of cone snails cause paralysis of their fish prey. The molecular target has not been determined for all contryphan peptides, however it is known that contryphan-Vn is a Ca2+-dependent K+ channel modulator, while glacontryphan-M is a L-type calcium channel blocker.

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