Mollusk Venoms

Name
Mollusk Venoms
Accession Number
DBCAT002964
Description

Venoms from mollusks, including CONUS and OCTOPUS species. The venoms contain proteins, enzymes, choline derivatives, slow-reacting substances, and several characterized polypeptide toxins that affect the nervous system. Mollusk venoms include cephalotoxin, venerupin, maculotoxin, surugatoxin, conotoxins, and murexine.

Drugs
DrugDrug Description
ZiconotideAn N-type calcium channel antagonist used to manage patients with severe chronic pain who cannot tolerate, or who have not responded adequately to other treatments such as intrathecal morphine and systemic analgesics.
alpha-Conotoxin VC 1.1Investigated for use/treatment in pain (acute or chronic).
Drugs & Drug Targets
DrugTargetType
ZiconotideVoltage-dependent N-type calcium channel subunit alpha-1Btarget
ZiconotideVoltage-dependent P/Q-type calcium channel subunit alpha-1Atarget