Contact: Abby Vogel
Georgia Institute of Technology Research News
Caption: Image shows the toxin, GaTx1, in ribbon representation superimposed above a display of its side-chain surface volume. GaTx1 can control the movement of ions and water out of cells by interacting with a crucial chloride channel known to be defective in patients with cystic fibrosis.
Credit: Image courtesy of Christopher Thompson
Usage Restrictions: None
Related news release: Peptide discovered in scorpion venom may hold key to secretory diseases