Biological ActivitySelective NaV1.7 channel blocker. Preferentially inhibits neuronal NaV1.7, 1.2 and 1.3 (IC50 values are 26, 150 and 338 nM respectively), compared to muscle subtypes NaV1.4 and 1.5 (IC50 = >10 μM). Inhibits the channel by binding at the neurotoxin receptor site 4 in the S3-S4 linker of domain II, trapping the voltage sensor in the inward, closed configuration.
(Modifications: Disulfide bridge: 2-17,9-24,16-31)
(Modifications: Ile-35 = C-terminal amide)
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Tarantula huwentoxin-IV inhibits neuronal sodium channels by binding to receptor site 4 and trapping the domain II voltage sensor in the closed configuration.
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Structures of human Nav1.7 channel in complex with auxiliary subunits and animal toxins.
Authors: Shen Et al.
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