Pathways & interactions
Snake cytotoxin, cobra-type (IPR003572)
Short name: Cytotoxin_Cobra
Overlapping homologous superfamilies
- Snake three-finger toxin (IPR003571)
- Snake cytotoxin, cobra-type (IPR003572)
Snake toxins belong to a family of proteins [PMID: 6433031] which groups short and long neurotoxins, cytotoxins and short toxins, as well as a other miscellanous venom peptides. Cytotoxins (CTs) are small (~60 amino acids) proteins, which are abundant in the venom of the snakes of the Elapidae family [PMID: 15584897]. The cytotoxic properties of CTs are mediated by their interaction with the cell membrane [PMID: 22649646, PMID: 24180277, PMID: 25349711].
This family consists mainly of cytotoxins from the Naja genus of snakes (cobras).
- PR00282 (CYTOTOXIN)