BioMed Research International

Animal Toxins and Their Advantages in Biotechnology and Pharmacology


Publishing date
24 Jan 2014
Status
Published
Submission deadline
06 Sep 2013

1Federal University of São João del-Rei (UFSJ), São João del-Rei, MG, Brazil

2University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK

3University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain

4Fiocruz Rondônia, Fundação Oswaldo Cruz Foundation, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil

5Fiocruz Rondônia, Oswaldo Cruz Foundation, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil

6Federal University of Rondônia, Brazil


Animal Toxins and Their Advantages in Biotechnology and Pharmacology

Description

Animals toxins are materials used to understand the biology of animals that secrete. Research conducted with these toxins has helped in improving the understanding of the functioning of the pharmacological action of the components of these toxic materials in the bodies of their prey and has also helped in discovering several targets where their toxic components act. This increase in scientific knowledge has aided in the discovery of new therapeutic drugs for various purposes and also new procedures to help treat victims of poisoning from accidents with these animals. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Pharmacologic and biologic effects of animal toxins
  • Bioactive peptides from animal toxins
  • Natural products isolation and synthesis of the inhibitors of animal toxins
  • Plants and other materials used in traditional medicine against animal toxins
  • Use of biotechnology to produce new pharmaceutics and other supplies for the treatment of poisoning with animal toxins
  • Venomics
  • Dynamic, structure, and molecular modeling of proteins isolated from animal toxins
  • Manufacture of toxins and derivatives used for therapy

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Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 951561
  • - Editorial

Animal Toxins and Their Advantages in Biotechnology and Pharmacology

S. L. Da Silva | E. G. Rowan | ... | A. M. Soares
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 981923
  • - Research Article

Alkylation of Histidine Residues of Bothrops jararacussu Venom Proteins and Isolated Phospholipases : A Biotechnological Tool to Improve the Production of Antibodies

C. L. S. Guimarães | S. H. Andrião-Escarso | ... | A. M. Soares
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 950538
  • - Research Article

Biochemical and Functional Characterization of Parawixia bistriata Spider Venom with Potential Proteolytic and Larvicidal Activities

Gizeli S. Gimenez | Antonio Coutinho-Neto | ... | Rodrigo G. Stábeli
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 196754
  • - Review Article

Snake Venom L-Amino Acid Oxidases: Trends in Pharmacology and Biochemistry

Luiz Fernando M. Izidoro | Juliana C. Sobrinho | ... | Andreimar M. Soares
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 195356
  • - Research Article

Purification and Biochemical Characterization of Three Myotoxins from Bothrops mattogrossensis Snake Venom with Toxicity against Leishmania and Tumor Cells

Andréa A. de Moura | Anderson M. Kayano | ... | Leonardo A. Calderon
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 595186
  • - Research Article

Isolation and Biochemical Characterization of a New Thrombin-Like Serine Protease from Bothrops pirajai Snake Venom

Kayena D. Zaqueo | Anderson M. Kayano | ... | Rodrigo G. Stábeli
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 654170
  • - Research Article

A Novel Phospholipase A2 (D49) from the Venom of the Crotalus oreganus abyssus (North American Grand Canyon Rattlesnake)

W. Martins | P. A. Baldasso | ... | S. L. Da Silva
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 203639
  • - Review Article

Antitumoral Activity of Snake Venom Proteins: New Trends in Cancer Therapy

Leonardo A. Calderon | Juliana C. Sobrinho | ... | Andreimar M. Soares
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 683123
  • - Research Article

Activation of J77A.1 Macrophages by Three Phospholipases A2 Isolated from Bothrops atrox Snake Venom

Juliana L. Furtado | George A. Oliveira | ... | Juliana P. Zuliani
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 408068
  • - Research Article

Inhibitory Effect of Plant Manilkara subsericea against Biological Activities of Lachesis muta Snake Venom

Eduardo Coriolano De Oliveira | Caio Pinho Fernandes | ... | André Lopes Fuly
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