The structure and actions of cardiotoxins isolated from cobra venoms

R. C. Hider, A. L. Harvey

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)350-356
Number of pages7
JournalSouth African Journal of Science
Volume78
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1982

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Cardiotoxins
Cobra Venoms
Elapidae
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muscle contraction
venoms
Muscle Contraction
Muscle
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Muscles
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contraction
Proteins
proteins
Molecules
protein

Keywords

  • cardiotoxin
  • polypeptide
  • snake venom
  • methodology
  • cobra venoms
  • muscle

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Hider, R. C., & Harvey, A. L. (1982). The structure and actions of cardiotoxins isolated from cobra venoms. South African Journal of Science, 78(9), 350-356.
Hider, R. C. ; Harvey, A. L. / The structure and actions of cardiotoxins isolated from cobra venoms. In: South African Journal of Science. 1982 ; Vol. 78, No. 9. pp. 350-356.
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