contortrostatin

contortrostatin

(kon-tōr'trō-stat'in),
A monomeric disintegrin (q.v.) isolated from crotalid venom.
[fr. Agkistrodon contortrix, species of source viper, + G. istēmi, to check, arrest, + -in]

contortrostatin

(kŏn-tŏr″trō′stă′tĭn) [NL. contortrix (Southern) copperhead +statin]
A protein derived from snake venom that inhibits the migration of cells (e.g., of metastasizing cancer cells).
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The protein, called contortrostatin or CN, does not kill tumour cells but "freezes" them.
The protein, called contortrostatin, or CN, does not kill tumour cells but "freezes" them in a long lasting state of suspended animation.