XB-ART-47156Toxins (Basel). May 21, 2013; 5 (5): 1043-50.
Venomous secretions from marine snails of the Terebridae family target acetylcholine receptors.
PubMed ID: 23698359
PMC ID: PMC3709278
Article link: Toxins (Basel).
Genes referenced: chrna4
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|Figure 1. SEM-pictures of radula teeth from two Terebridae species, Terebra consobrina and T. argus.|
|Figure 2. Effects of Terebra consobrina venom gland extract (12.9 μg) on six nicotinic acetylcholine receptor (nAChR) subtypes. 100 µM ACh or nicotine (in the case of the α7) were applied for 2 s in 4 min intervals. Two current responses before application of gland extracts, one response directly after extract application (horizontal bar, 3 min incubation) and two subsequent responses after washout of the extracts are shown for each subtype.|