King Kong Peptide | definition of King Kong Peptide by Medical dictionary
King Kong Peptide
A 27-amino acid neurotoxin produced by the gold cone snail—Conus textile—so named because, when injected, it causes an otherwise subordinate lobster to assume an exaggerated dominant position with bizarre aggressive behaviour, a stance fancifully likened to that of King Kong, the venerated Hollywood behemoth. When the peptide is injected into snails—the cone snail’s prey—the victim snail suffers periodic convulsive undulations, instead of retreating within its shell
Mechanism of action Unknown
The King Kong peptide is now known as TxVIA
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