Summary: Anenome neurotoxin
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Sea anemone neurotoxin is the name given to neurotoxins produced by sea anemones with related structure and function. A number of proteins belong to this family, including calitoxin and anthopleurin. The neurotoxins bind specifically to the sodium channel, thereby delaying its inactivation during signal transduction, resulting in strong stimulation of mammalian cardiac muscle contraction. Calitoxin 1 has been found in neuromuscular preparations of crustaceans, where it increases transmitter release, causing firing of the axons. Three disulfide bonds are present in this protein.
This family also includes the antihypertensive and antiviral proteins BDS-I ( ) and BDS-II ( ) expressed by Anemonia sulcata. BDS-I is organised into a triple-stranded antiparallel beta-sheet, with an additional small antiparallel beta-sheet at the N-terminus. Both peptides are known to specifically block the Kv3.4 potassium channel, and thus bring about a decrease in blood pressure. Moreover, they inhibit the cytopathic effects of mouse hepatitis virus strain MHV-A59 on mouse liver cells, by an unknown mechanism.
 See also
- Widmer H, Billeter M, Wüthrich K (1989). "Three-dimensional structure of the neurotoxin ATX Ia from Anemonia sulcata in aqueous solution determined by nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy". Proteins 6 (4): 357–71. doi:10.1002/prot.340060403. PMID 2576133.
- Driscoll PC, Gronenborn AM, Beress L, Clore GM (March 1989). "Determination of the three-dimensional solution structure of the antihypertensive and antiviral protein BDS-I from the sea anemone Anemonia sulcata: a study using nuclear magnetic resonance and hybrid distance geometry-dynamical simulated annealing". Biochemistry 28 (5): 2188–98. doi:10.1021/bi00431a033. PMID 2566326.
- Norton TR (1981). "Cardiotonic polypeptides from Anthopleura xanthogrammica (Brandt) and A. elegantissima (Brandt)". Fed. Proc. 40 (1): 21–5. PMID 6108877.
- Yasunobu KT, Norton TR, Reimer NS, Yasunobu CL (1985). "Amino acid sequence of the Anthopleura xanthogrammica heart stimulant, anthopleurin-B". J. Biol. Chem. 260 (15): 8690–3. PMID 4019448.
- Scanlon MJ, Pallaghy PK, Norton RS, Monks SA (1995). "Solution structure of the cardiostimulant polypeptide anthopleurin-B and comparison with anthopleurin-A". Structure 3 (8): 791–803. PMID 7582896.
- Clore GM, Driscoll PC, Gronenborn AM, Beress L (1989). "Determination of the three-dimensional solution structure of the antihypertensive and antiviral protein BDS-I from the sea anemone Anemonia sulcata: a study using nuclear magnetic resonance and hybrid distance geometry-dynamical simulated annealing". Biochemistry 28 (5): 2188–2198. doi:10.1021/bi00431a033. PMID 2566326.
- Lazdunski M, Schweitz H, Diochot S, Beress L (1998). "Sea anemone peptides with a specific blocking activity against the fast inactivating potassium channel Kv3.4". J. Biol. Chem. 273 (12): 6744–6749. doi:10.1074/jbc.273.12.6744. PMID 9506974.
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InterPro entry IPR000693Sea anemones produce many different neurotoxins with related structure and function. Proteins belonging to this family include the neurotoxins, of which there are several, including calitoxin and anthopleurin. The neurotoxins bind specifically to the sodium channel, thereby delaying its inactivation during signal transduction, resulting in strong stimulation of mammalian cardiac muscle contraction. Calitoxin 1 has been found in neuromuscular prearations of crustaceans, where it increases transmitter release, causing firing of the axons. Three disulphide bonds are present in this protein [PUBMED:6108877, PUBMED:4019448, PUBMED:7582896].
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