BeKm-1

K+ channel toxin γ-KTx 2.1, BeKm 1
A Novel ERG1 (KV11.1) K+ Channel Blocker
Cat #: STB-470
Alternative Name K+ channel toxin γ-KTx 2.1, BeKm 1
  • Lyophilized Powder
  • Bioassay Tested
  • Origin Synthetic peptide originated from Buthus eupeus (Lesser Asian scorpion).
    MW: 4092 Da.
    Purity: >98% (HPLC)
    Effective concentration 2-10 nM.
    Sequence RPTDIKCSESYQCFPVCKSRFGKTNGRCVNGFCDCF.
    Modifications Disulfide bonds between Cys7-Cys28, Cys13-Cys33, and Cys17-Cys35.
    Molecular formula C174H267N51O52S6.
    Activity BeKm-1 inhibits ERG1 K+ channel currents and has minimal effect on ELK1 K+ channels.
    Shipping and storage Shipped at room temperature. Product as supplied can be stored intact at room temperature for several weeks. For longer periods, it should be stored at -20°C.
    Solubility Any aqueous buffer. Centrifuge all product preparations before use (10000 x g 5 min).
    Storage of solutions Up to two weeks at 4°C or three months at -20°C.
      • Alomone Labs BeKm-1 inhibits KV11.1 channel current expressed in Xenopus oocytes.
        A. Representative time course of KV11.1 channel current inhibition by 10 nM BeKm-1 (#STB-470), as indicated (green). Membrane potential was held at -100 mV. Current was elicited every 10 sec by a 200 ms voltage step to 0 mV, followed by a 200 ms step to -20 mV. B. Superimposed traces of KV11.1 current after application of control solution (black) and of 10 nM BeKm-1 (green), taken from the recording in A.
      • BeKm-1 was originally isolated from Mesobuthus eupeus scorpion venom. BeKm-1 toxin blocked hERG1 channels expressed in HEK 293 cells with IC50 of 3.3 nM.1 The native toxin blocked M currents in differentiated mouse neuroblastoma X rat glioma NG108-15 cells with IC50 of 33 nM.2
    Target KV11.1 K+ channels
    Net Peptide Content: 100%
    Last update: 09/07/2019

    BeKm-1 (#STB-470) is a highly pure, synthetic, and biologically active peptide toxin.

    For research purposes only, not for human use
    Citations
      • HEK 293 cells stably transfected with HERG (whole cell patch clamp).
        Milnes, J.T. et al. (2003) FEBS Lett. 547, 20.
      • Niculescu, D. et al. (2013) J. Neurosci. 33, 16729.
      • Ji, H. et al. (2012) Eur. J. Neurosci. 36, 2906.
      • Qu, Y. et al. (2011) J. Pharmacol. Exp. Ther. 337, 2.
      • Abi-Gerges, N. et al. (2011) Br. J. Pharmacol. 164, 419.
      • Gerlach, A.C. et al. (2009) Mol. Pharmacol. 77, 58.
      • Xu, X. et al. (2008) Mol. Pharmacol. 73, 1709.
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