A Pungent and Painful Toxin

Dustin Green, Xinzhong Dong

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In this issue of Cell, King et al. (2019) have discovered a cell penetrating peptide isolated from the venom of the Australian Black Rock scorpion that activates the TRPA1 receptor in a unique way to induce pain. Their findings offer new insights into how animals evolved venoms to target specific ion channel functions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1279-1281
Number of pages3
Issue number6
StatePublished - Sep 5 2019
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology


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