TitleMass spectrometric identification of bromotryptophan containing conotoxin sequences from the venom of C. amadis.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2018
AuthorsVijayasarathy M, Balaram P
Date Published2018 Mar 15

Four 30 residue conotoxin have been identified from the venom of C. amadis. MS/MS analysis of crude venom subjected to global reduction/alkylation yielded fragmentation patterns, which permitted searching and matching with a database of putative mature toxin sequences obtained from transcriptomic analysis. Of the four sequences identified, Am3408(Am6.1b), Am3452(Am6.1c), Am3136(Am6.2a) and Am3214(Am6.2b), three contain bromotryptophan residues, while an additional post translational modification, gamma carboxylation of glutamic acid, is present in Am3408(Am6.1b)/3452(Am6.1c). The conotoxins belong to the O1/O2 gene superfamily and possess cysteine framework VI/VII. While, the cysteine patterns show a similarity to omega conotoxins, the three C. amadis peptides are highly negatively charged and possess a significant content of hydrophobic residues.

Alternate JournalToxicon
PubMed ID29447903