Catalog Number: 5042
Alternate Names: PcTx1
Biological Activity
Potent and selective acid-sensing ion channel 1a (ASIC1a) blocker (IC50 = 0.9 nM). Displays no effect at ASIC1b, ASIC2a, ASIC3, heteromeric ASIC channels, ENaC and KV2.1/2.2/4.2/4.3 channels expressed in oocytes, at concentrations up to 100 nM. Displays potent analgesic properties against thermal, mechanical, chemical, inflammatory and neuropathic pain in rodents.
Technical Data
  • M.Wt:
  • Formula:
  • Sequence:

    (Modifications: Disulfide bridge: 3-18, 10-23, 17-33)

  • Solubility:
    Soluble to 2 mg/ml in water
  • Storage:
    Store at -20°C
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Background References
  1. The receptor site of the spider toxin PcTx1 on the proton-gated cation channel ASIC1a.
    Salinas et al.
    J.Physiol., 2006;570:339
  2. A tarantula peptide against pain via ASIC1a channels and opioid mechanisms.
    Mazzuca et al.
    Nat.Neurosci., 2007;10:943
  3. Isolation of a tarantula toxin specific for a class of proton-gated Na+ channels.
    Escoubas et al.
    J.Biol.Chem., 2000;275:25116
  4. Recombinant production and solution structure of PcTx1, the specific peptide inhibitor of ASIC1a proton-gated cation channels.
    Escoubas et al.
    Protein Sci., 2003;12:1332
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