ANNEE : 2000Binding of six chimeric analogs of omega-conotoxin MVIIA and MVIIC to N- and P/Q-type calcium channels. AUTEURS :
Sato K, Raymond C, Moutot N
, Sasaki T, Ohtake A, Minami K, Van Renterghem C, Takahashi M, Seagar M
Biochem Biophys Res CommunN° Pubmed : 10694509
Replacement of the N-terminal half of omega-conotoxin MVIIC, a peptide blocker of P/Q-type calcium channels, with that of omega-conotoxin MVIIA significantly increased the affinity for N-type calcium channels. To identify the residues essential for subtype selectivity, we examined single reverse mutations from MVIIA-type to MVIIC-type in this chimeric analog. A reverse mutation from Lys(7) to Pro(7) decreased the affinity for both P/Q- and N-type channels, whereas that from Leu(11) to Thr(11) increased the affinity for P/Q-type channels and decreased the affinity for N-type channels. The roles of these two residues were confirmed by synthesizing two MVIIC analogs in which Pro(7) and Thr(11) were replaced with Lys(7) and Leu(11), respectively.