Family

Mu-agatoxin (IPR009243)

Short name: Mu-agatoxin

Family relationships

Description

This family consists of several short spider neurotoxin proteins, including many from the Funnel-web spider, known as mu-agatoxins [PMID: 15066410]. Spider mu-agatoxins are cysteine-rich polypeptides which cause gradual but irreversible paralysis. These toxins cause repetitive firing and massive transmitter release (which is mediated by glutamate receptors) from presynaptic stores at neuromuscular junctions [PMID: 15066410].

GO terms

Biological Process

GO:0009405 pathogenesis

Molecular Function

No terms assigned in this category.

Cellular Component

GO:0005576 extracellular region

Contributing signatures

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PROSITE patterns