Class of small peptides (17-21 residues) from Conus spp. that inhibit NMDA class of glutamate receptors.

Dictionary of molecular biology. 2004.

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  • Conantokins — are a small family of helical peptides, rich in γ carboxyglutamate (Gla) amino acid residues. They are derived from the venom of predatory marine snails of the genus Conus. Conantokins act as potent and specific antagonists of the N methyl D… …   Wikipedia

  • NMDA receptor — NMDA Glutamic acid …   Wikipedia

  • Conotoxin — Alpha conotoxin precursor α Conotoxin PnIB from C. pennaceus, disulfide bonds shown in yellow. From the University of Michigan s Orientations of Proteins in Membranes database, PDB …   Wikipedia

  • Conus — This article is about the genus of snails. For other uses, see Conus (disambiguation). Cucullus redirects here. This may also refer to part of the clasper in male insect genitalia. Cone snails Temporal range: Eocene–Recent …   Wikipedia

  • Conus — Genus of gastropod molluscs, cone snails. See conotoxins and conantokins …   Dictionary of molecular biology

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