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Keyword - Toxin (KW-0800)

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Definition

Naturally-produced poisonous protein that damages or kills other cells, or the producing cells themselves in some cases in bacteria. Toxins are produced by venomous and poisonous animals, some plants, some fungi and some pathogenic bacteria. Animal toxins (mostly from snakes, scorpions, spiders, sea anemones and cone snails) are generally secreted in the venom of the animal.

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Molecular function

GOi

toxin activity [ GO:0090729 ]

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ToxinMolecular function