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cobrotoxin

Pronunciation: ko'bro-tok'sin

Definition: A polypeptide of 62 aminoacyl residues; action on cells is similar to that of melittin in that it promotes disruption of membranes; used as an investigational antirheumatic agent.

Synonym(s): cobra toxin, direct lytic factor of cobra venom

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