leptinotarsins


leptinotarsins
(= b-leptinotarsins; leptinotoxin)
Toxic proteins (45- 47 kD) present in the haemolymph of potato beetles ( Leptinotarsa spp.) Causes release of neurotransmitters from synapses of insect and vertebrates by inducing calcium entry - possibly by acting as a calcium-channel agonist.

Dictionary of molecular biology. 2004.


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