Purification, characterization, and cDNA cloning of a new fibrinogenlytic venom protein, Agkisacutacin, from Agkistrodon acutus venom.Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 1999 Nov 19; 265(2):530-5.BB
Agkisacutacin is a new fibrinogenlytic protein from Agkistrodon acutus venom. It consists of two heterologous subunits linked by an intersubunit disulfide bond. The cDNAs encoding the two chains of Agkisacutacin were cloned from a lambdagt11 cDNA library of the snake venom gland and sequenced, including the leader peptides (23/23 amino acid residues) and mature subunits (129/123 amino acid residues). It is structurally related to the family of IX/X-binding protein (IX/X-bp)-like proteins and shows high similarity (alpha-70%/beta-64%) to habu IX/X-bp from Trimeresurus flavoridis, but displays distinct biological activity with direct action on fibrinogen.