conotoxin


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conotoxin

(kon-ō'toks'in),
One of a large group of toxins found in fish-eating snails (Conidae).
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Olivera's group showed that conotoxin GVIA could be chemically synthesized, but not easily.
Predicting conotoxin superfamily and family by using pseudo amino acid composition and modified Mahalanobis discriminant.
Besides that, as it is the first research with MVIIA in SCI, and the present research initially decided to study the possible beneficial effects of the conotoxin in early application to subsequently permit future evaluation of the therapeutic window and its clinical feasibility.
During their experiments, researchers modified conotoxin peptides to form into circular chains of amino acids and fed the prototype drug to a group of rats.
Ziconotide: A Peptide similar to that of conotoxin peptide, found to be neuronal analgesic by blocking neuronal calcium channels.
By bringing together world-leading scientists in conotoxin pharmacology and protein folding, this project will develop excellent scientific and leadership competences at a high level for a young talented European scientist.
ebraeus to determine conotoxin expression patterns among a set of closely related Conus.
A new conotoxin isolated from Conus consors venom acting selectively on axons and motor nerve terminals through a [Na.
Alpha-RgIA: a novel conotoxin that specifically and potently blocks the alpha9alpha10 nAChR.
The drug, Prialt, is based on the sea snail's ability to use a venom called a conotoxin to capture its prey, he explains.
1B] Severe version of a subunit of N-type chronic pain venom from a VSCCs in patients marine snail intolerant ([omega]- of or conotoxin refractory MVIIA); to other approved treatments December 2004 *FDA-approved indications; VSCC, voltage-sensitive calcium channel.
Conotoxin research has advanced furthest in the treatment of pain: A nonaddictive drug 1,000 times more potent than morphine could soon be on the market.