Venom-derived peptide modulators of ion channel gating are regarded as essential tools for understanding the molecular motions that occur during the opening and closing of ion channels. In this study, we present the characterization of five spider toxins on 12 human voltage-gated ion channels, following observations about the target promiscuity of some spider toxins and the ongoing revision of their "canonical" gating-modifying mode of action. The peptides were purified de novo from the venom of Grammostola rosea tarantulas, and their sequences were confirmed by Edman degradation and mass spectrometry analysis. Their effects on seven tetrodotoxin-sensitive Na+ channels, the three human ether-a-go-go (hERG)-related K+ channels, and two human Shaker-related K+ channels were extensively characterized by electrophysiological techniques. All the peptides inhibited ion conduction through all the Na+ channels tested, although with distinctive patterns. The peptides also affected the three pharmaceutically relevant hERG isoforms differently. At higher concentrations, all peptides also modified the gating of the Na+ channels by shifting the activation to more positive potentials, whereas more complex effects were recorded on hERG channels. No effects were evident on the two Shaker-related K+ channels at concentrations well above the IC50 value for the affected channels. Given the sequence diversity of the tested peptides, we propose that tarantula toxins should be considered both as multimode and target-promiscuous ion channel modulators; both features should not be ignored when extracting mechanistic interpretations about ion channel gating. Our observations could also aid in future structure-function studies and might help the development of novel ion channel-specific drugs.

Redaelli, E., Restano Cassulini, R., Fuentes Silva, D., Clement, H., Schiavon, E., Zamudio, F., et al. (2010). Target promiscuity and heterogeneous effects of tarantula venom peptides affecting ion channels. THE JOURNAL OF BIOLOGICAL CHEMISTRY, 285(6), 4130-4142 [10.1074/jbc.M109.054718].

Target promiscuity and heterogeneous effects of tarantula venom peptides affecting ion channels

REDAELLI, ELISA;WANKE, ENZO
2010

Abstract

Venom-derived peptide modulators of ion channel gating are regarded as essential tools for understanding the molecular motions that occur during the opening and closing of ion channels. In this study, we present the characterization of five spider toxins on 12 human voltage-gated ion channels, following observations about the target promiscuity of some spider toxins and the ongoing revision of their "canonical" gating-modifying mode of action. The peptides were purified de novo from the venom of Grammostola rosea tarantulas, and their sequences were confirmed by Edman degradation and mass spectrometry analysis. Their effects on seven tetrodotoxin-sensitive Na+ channels, the three human ether-a-go-go (hERG)-related K+ channels, and two human Shaker-related K+ channels were extensively characterized by electrophysiological techniques. All the peptides inhibited ion conduction through all the Na+ channels tested, although with distinctive patterns. The peptides also affected the three pharmaceutically relevant hERG isoforms differently. At higher concentrations, all peptides also modified the gating of the Na+ channels by shifting the activation to more positive potentials, whereas more complex effects were recorded on hERG channels. No effects were evident on the two Shaker-related K+ channels at concentrations well above the IC50 value for the affected channels. Given the sequence diversity of the tested peptides, we propose that tarantula toxins should be considered both as multimode and target-promiscuous ion channel modulators; both features should not be ignored when extracting mechanistic interpretations about ion channel gating. Our observations could also aid in future structure-function studies and might help the development of novel ion channel-specific drugs.
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ion channels, toxins, Tarantuala;
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Redaelli, E., Restano Cassulini, R., Fuentes Silva, D., Clement, H., Schiavon, E., Zamudio, F., et al. (2010). Target promiscuity and heterogeneous effects of tarantula venom peptides affecting ion channels. THE JOURNAL OF BIOLOGICAL CHEMISTRY, 285(6), 4130-4142 [10.1074/jbc.M109.054718].
Redaelli, E; Restano Cassulini, R; Fuentes Silva, D; Clement, H; Schiavon, E; Zamudio, F; Odell, G; Arcangeli, A; Clare, J; Alagon, A; Rodríguez de la Vega, R; Possani, L; Wanke, E
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