Conotoxins: Potential Weapons from the Sea

brown and black seashells on white sand during daytime

Peter D. Anderson and Gyula Bokor Cone snails are predatory marine animals that kill their prey with powerful venom. Conotoxins are a pharmacologically and chemically diverse group of toxins found in the venom. A number of species of cone snails, such as Conus geographus, are deadly to humans. Conotoxins affect numerous neurotransmitter receptors and ion […]