VENOM RESEARCH SOLUTIONS

Venom A to Z H is for Huwentoxins

Venom A to Z H is for Huwentoxins a large family of theraphosa ion channel toxins. The correct nomenclature for these toxins includes omega, kappa, mu and unknown theraphotoxins. This nomeclature relates to the different activities of the separate peptides. blockers of Sodium, Calcium and Potassium ion channels of various classes. Also Huwena toxins act as novel antimicrobial peptides. All these have been discovered in the chinese bird spider Haplopelma huwenum