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Physalia physalis : Portuguese man-of-war

Molecular structure of
Portuguese man-of-war:Physalitoxin

Physalia physalis

Lecster ID:527 Edit Entry
Source Organism:Portuguese man-of-war
Species:Physalia physalis
Common Nomenclature:Physalitoxin
Index Nomenclature:LECi.Phy.Phy.xx.Xxxx
Characterization Notes:A hemolytic protein lethal to mice has been isolated from this nematocyst venom. This protein, physalitoxin, appears to be responsible for both the venom's hemolytic and lethal activities.
Biological Activity:
Source Tissue:Tentacle
Inhibitors:Physalitoxin is inactivated by concanavalin A and this inactivation can be blocked with alpha-methyl-mannoside.
References:Biochim Biophys Acta 1981 Jan 30;667(1):87-98

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