VENOM RESEARCH SOLUTIONS

Venom A to Z – L is for long chain neurotoxins

Venom A to Z – L is for long chain neurotoxins. Snakes of the family Elapidae (Cobras, mambas, kraits etc) posess potentu neurotoxic venom containing short and long chain neurotoxins. The long chain neurotoxins such as alpha cobratoxin inhibit pain through T type calcium channels. As a large group of diverse molecules they also act on nicotinic acetly choline receptors.