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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Snake venom is deadly but is being used to treat some cancers, (1) because it produces contortrostatin, a protein that "paralyzes" cancer cells and prevents them from migrating.
Contortrostatin, a disintegrin from Agkistrodon contortrix contortrix venom, is an example of an effective inhibitor of [[beta].
Contortrostatin, a dimeric disintegrin from Agkistrodon contortrix contortrix, inhibits breast cancer progression.
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.