Cnidarian toxins acting on voltage-gated ion channels

Shanta Messerli, Robert M. Greenberg

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Abstract

Voltage-gated ion channels generate electrical activity in excitable cells. As such, they are essential components of neuromuscular and neuronal systems, and are targeted by toxins from a wide variety of phyla, including the cnidarians. Here, we review cnidarian toxins known to target voltage-gated ion channels, the specific channel types targeted, and, where known, the sites of action of cnidarian toxins on different channels.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)70-81
Number of pages12
JournalMarine Drugs
Volume4
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 2006

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Keywords

  • Cnidaria
  • Ion channels
  • Potassium channel
  • Sodium channel
  • Toxin

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Cnidarian toxins acting on voltage-gated ion channels. / Messerli, Shanta; Greenberg, Robert M.

In: Marine Drugs, Vol. 4, No. 3, 01.04.2006, p. 70-81.

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Messerli, Shanta ; Greenberg, Robert M. / Cnidarian toxins acting on voltage-gated ion channels. In: Marine Drugs. 2006 ; Vol. 4, No. 3. pp. 70-81.
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