Discovery Methodology of Novel Conotoxins from Conus Species
AbstractCone snail venoms provide an ideal resource for neuropharmacological tools and drug candidates discovery, which have become a research hotspot in neuroscience and new drug development. More than 1,000,000 natural peptides are produced by cone snails, but less than 0.1% of the estimated conotoxins has been characterized to date. Hence, the discovery of novel conotoxins from the huge conotoxin resources with high-throughput and sensitive methods becomes a crucial key for the conotoxin-based drug development. In this review, we introduce the discovery methodology of new conotoxins from various Conus species. It focuses on obtaining full N- to C-terminal sequences, regardless of disulfide bond connectivity through crude venom purification, conotoxin precusor gene cloning, venom duct transcriptomics, venom proteomics and multi-omic methods. The protocols, advantages, disadvantages, and developments of different approaches during the last decade are summarized and the promising prospects are discussed as well. View Full-Text
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Fu, Y.; Li, C.; Dong, S.; Wu, Y.; Zhangsun, D.; Luo, S. Discovery Methodology of Novel Conotoxins from Conus Species. Mar. Drugs 2018, 16, 417.
Fu Y, Li C, Dong S, Wu Y, Zhangsun D, Luo S. Discovery Methodology of Novel Conotoxins from Conus Species. Marine Drugs. 2018; 16(11):417.Chicago/Turabian Style
Fu, Ying; Li, Cheng; Dong, Shuai; Wu, Yong; Zhangsun, Dongting; Luo, Sulan. 2018. "Discovery Methodology of Novel Conotoxins from Conus Species." Mar. Drugs 16, no. 11: 417.
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