A heteromeric snake toxin and the molecular details of pain perception
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Gaining on pain: Two snake protein toxins combine to form a heteromeric complex, MitTx, which activates acid-sensing ion channels (ASICs) and elicits pain. MitTx is used to explore the roles of specific ASIC subtypes in pain pathways. These insights may provide new pharmacological tools ultimately leading to new treatments for pain.
|Journal||Angewandte Chemie International Edition|
|Publication status||Published - 23 Apr 2012|
Keywords: ion channels; pain; natural products; snake toxins