Snake cytotoxin, cobra-type (IPR003572)

Short name: Cytotoxin_Cobra

Overlapping homologous superfamilies


Family relationships


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).

GO terms

Biological Process

GO:0009405 pathogenesis

Molecular Function

GO:0090729 toxin activity

Cellular Component

GO:0005576 extracellular region

Contributing signatures

Signatures from InterPro member databases are used to construct an entry.