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Learning from scorpions to control impulses

Scorpions can teach us a lot about the benefits of prolonging , and we might now be better students thanks to a study published in The . The results could pave the way for easier identification of drugs that function similarly to , but with happier results for the recipient.

Scorpion Venom
This is a depiction of the interaction of scorpion venom with the isolated “paddle” region of a Nav channel domain bound to a sensor chip.
Credit:Kate Baldwin (http://www.k8baldwin.com)


Source

A surface plasmon resonance approach to monitor toxin interactions with an isolated voltage-gated sodium channel paddle motif Martin-Eauclaire, M.-F., et al. 2015. J. Gen. Physiol. doi:10.1085/jgp.201411268

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