August 9, 2013

Venoms A to Z. C – Chlorotoxin. This unique protein from the death stalker scorpion (Lieurus quinquestriatus) preferentially binds to Glioma cells over normal brain tissue and therefore can be used as a contrast agent to identify tumour cells and even carry warheads to kill them. Our death stalkers will be appering on the BBC’s pain pus and poisons series later in the year.