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Scorpion Venom as Pesticide Base

• arclein
Past research identified scorpion toxin's usefulness in the development of insecticides. Its venom attacks various channels and receptors that control their prey's nervous and muscular systems. One major target of scorpion toxins is the voltage-gated sodium channel, a protein found in nerve and muscle cells used for rapid electrical signaling. "Interestingly, some scorpion toxins selectively affect one type of sodium channels, but

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