Published in Health and Medicine Week, January 19th, 2004
"Botulinum neurotoxin B (BoNT/B) produces muscle paralysis by cleaving synaptobrevin/vesicle-associated membrane protein (VAMP), an 18-kDa membrane-associated protein located on the surface of small synaptic vesicles. A capillary electrophoresis (CE) assay was developed to evaluate inhibitors of the proteolytic activity of BoNT/B with the objective of identifying suitable candidates for treatment of botulism," scientists writing in the Journal of Protein Chemistry report.
"The assay was based on monitoring the cleavage of...
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