Apamin

Article number:

5250018

CAS No.:

24345-16-2

Formula:

C79H131N31O24S4

Chemical description:

Sequence: [Cys1-Cys11, Cys3-Cys15]; H-Cys-Asn-Cys-Lys-Ala-Pro-Glu-Thr-Ala-Leu-Cys-Ala-Arg-Arg-Cys-Gln-Gln-His-NH2

Molecular weight:

2027,30 g/mol

Apamin, which has been isolated from bee venom, is the smallest neurotoxic polypeptide known. It is the only polypeptide neurotoxin that passes the blood-brain barrier. It has several features in common with the snake and scorpion neurotoxins: like these, apamin is a low-molecular-weight basic peptide, and the molecule is crosslinked by disulfide bridges.

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