Heterotrimeric toxin from Oxyuranus scutelatus scutelatus . All three subunits (a, b , g ) have homology with pancreatic phospholipase A2. Blocks transmission at the neuromuscular junction.


Taipoxin is an extremely potent neurotoxin developed by purifying the venom of the Australian taipan Oxyuranus scutellatus. The toxin causes a gradual reduction to complete cessation of evoked and spontaneous release of acetylcholine from motor nerve terminals. The victim dies from asphyxia caused by paralysis of the respiratory muscles. It is the...
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