Quorum sensing regulates gene expression by a protein phosphorylation cascade that controls transcription.
Prialt does not block the mammalian motor synapse, but blocks the pain pathway in the spinal cord.
Prialt, a drug derived from cone snail venom, paralyzes fish by blocking calcium channels at a motor synapse.
Multiple cone snail toxins attack different molecules of the nervous system and cause paralysis.
Some cone snail toxins chemically hyperactivate neurons and immobilize prey, much like a Taser.
A single transcription factor controls this operon, which contains five genes necessary to produce bioluminescence.