Cardiotoxin III

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Cardiotoxin III

Cardiotoxin III (CTX III, also known as cytotoxin 3) is a sixteen amino-acid polypeptide toxin from the Taiwan Cobra Naja naja atra.

Recent evidence has shown that CTX III may induce apoptosis in K562 cells via the release of cytochrome c.[1]

This protein belongs to large family of snake venom toxins.[2]