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Bungarotoxins MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Bungarotoxins
Tree Number(s)
D20.888.850.325.139
D23.946.833.850.325.139
Unique ID
D002038
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D002038
Annotation
from the krait, a snake; /‌antag permitted but consider also ANTIVENINS; alpha-bungarotoxin & beta-bungarotoxin go here
Scope Note
Neurotoxic proteins from the venom of the banded or Formosan krait (Bungarus multicinctus, an elapid snake). alpha-Bungarotoxin blocks nicotinic acetylcholine receptors and has been used to isolate and study them; beta- and gamma-bungarotoxins act presynaptically causing acetylcholine release and depletion. Both alpha and beta forms have been characterized, the alpha being similar to the large, long or Type II neurotoxins from other elapid venoms.
Entry Term(s)
alpha-Bungarotoxin
beta-Bungarotoxin
kappa-Bungarotoxin
Registry Number
0
Public MeSH Note
74
History Note
74(73)
Date Established
1974/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2005/06/30
Bungarotoxins Preferred
beta-Bungarotoxin Narrower
kappa-Bungarotoxin Narrower
alpha-Bungarotoxin Narrower
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