|Cnidarian toxins acting on voltage-gated ion channels|
Messerli, S.M.; Greenberg, R.M. (2006). Cnidarian toxins acting on voltage-gated ion channels. Mar. Drugs 4(3): 70-81
In: Marine Drugs. Molecular Diversity Preservation International (MDPI): Basel. ISSN 1660-3397, more
Ion channels; Ion channels; Toxins; Cnidaria [WoRMS]; Marine
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- Messerli, S.M.
- Greenberg, R.M.
Voltage-gated ion channels generate electrical activity in excitable cells. As such, they are essential components of neuromuscular and neuronal systems, and are targeted by toxins from a wide variety of phyla, including the cnidarians. Here, we review cnidarian toxins known to target voltage-gated ion channels, the specific channel types targeted, and, where known, the sites of action of cnidarian toxins on different channels.