Journal article

RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE CYTOLYSINS TENEBROSIN-C FROM ACTINIA-TENEBROSA AND EQUINATOXIN-II FROM ACTINIA-EQUINA

RS NORTON, P MACEK, GE REID, RJ SIMPSON

Toxicon | PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD | Published : 1992

Abstract

The chemical, physical and biological properties of the cytolysin tenebrosin-C from Actinia tenebrosa have been compared with those of equinatoxin II from Actinia equina. The two proteins are indistinguishable by reverse-phase and cation-exchange HPLC and capillary zone electrophoresis, and give similar peptide fragments upon cyanogen bromide cleavage (as judged by the chromatographic behaviour, ultraviolet absorption spectra, amino acid composition and N-terminal amino acid sequences of the peptides). Their cardiac stimulatory activities are identical, and their haemolytic activities are similar, with equinatoxin II having slightly greater activity. These data indicate that the two molecule..

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