chlorotoxin

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Etymology[edit]

chloro- +‎ toxin

Noun[edit]

chlorotoxin (uncountable)

  1. A 36-amino acid peptide found in the venom of the deathstalker scorpion (Leiurus quinquestriatus). It blocks small-conductance chloride channels.
    • 2015 May 22, Vidhya R. Rao et al., “Voltage-Gated Ion Channels in Cancer Cell Proliferation”, in Cancers[1], volume 7, DOI:10.3390/cancers7020813:
      TM-601, an I 131 synthetic derivative of chlorotoxin, has been approved by the FDA for glioma therapy and diagnostics.