Sep 1, 1976

Amino-acid sequence of a coelenterate toxin: toxin II from Anemonia sulcata

European Journal of Biochemistry
G WundererW Machleidt

Abstract

Toxin II from Anemonia sulcata, the main component of the sea anemone venom, consists of 47 amino acid residues which are interconnected by three disulfide bridges. The S-aminoethylated polypeptide was coupled to activated glass beads and sequenced to position 33 by automated solid-phase Edman degradation. Blanks arising from anchor points and the rest of the sequence were determined from tryptic peptides of the [14C]carboxymethylated toxin. Toxin II shows no significant homologies with other known sequences of neurotoxins or cardiotoxins. It might constitute a new class of polypeptide toxins.

Mentioned in this Paper

Toxin
Cardiotoxins
Anemonia sulcata
Cnidaria
Sea Anemones
Peptide Fragments
Catabolism
Sea Anemone Venom
Amino Acid [EPC]
Trypure

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