Evidence is presented which indicates that the ability of cardiotoxins to contract muscle is not related to their lytic properties. It appears that this homologous group of proteins possesses two different properties: (1) the ability to induce muscle contraction and (2) lytic activity. Some molecules in the group possess both properties and others possess only one or the other.
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||South African Journal of Science|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 1982|
- snake venom
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