BIOCHEMICAL STUDIES ON THE TOXIC NATURE OF SNAKE VENOM
Rept. no. 3 (Final), 6 Jun 1968-Jun 1969
KAOHSIUNG MEDICAL COLL (TAIWAN) DEPT OF BIOCHEMISTRY
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Studies on the chemical properties of cobrotoxin have established its amino acid composition, and revealed that the toxin has a single peptide chain of 62 amino acids cross-linked by 4 disulfide bonds with amino terminal leucine and carboxyl terminal asparagine. In comparison with the entire sequence of toxin alpha from the venom of Naja nigricollis the similarities obviously must lie in its alike chemical structure. Knowledge of the sequence of cobrotoxin is required in order to understand the location of the essential amino acid residues required for the maintenance of the active conformation of this type. It is the purpose of this experiment to present the sequence of amino acids in cobrotoxin.