Table of contents

  1. Elaine Maria de Souza-Fagundes, Betania Barros Cota, Flávia De Marco Almeida
  2. Daniel M. Santos, Pablo. V. Reis, Adriano M. C. Pimenta
  3. Herlinda Clement, Guillermo Barraza, Estefania Herrera, Francia García, Elia Diego-García, Elba Villegas et al.
  4. Mireya Cordero, M. Anwar Hossain, Nayely Espinoza, Veronica Obregon, Mariel Roman, Samantha Navarro et al.
  5. Moacyr Comar Junior, Vanildo Martins Lima Braga, Débora de Oliveira Lopes
  6. Ceila Maria SantAna Malaque, Olga Meiri Chaim, Marlene Entres, Katia Cristina Barbaro
  7. Maria Elena de Lima, Suely Gomes Figueiredo, Alessandra Matavel, Kenia Pedrosa Nunes, Carolina Nunes da Silva, Flávia de Marco Almeida et al.
  8. Maria Alice da Cruz-Höfling, Juliana Carvalho Tavares, Catarina Rapôso
  9. Elia Diego-García, Camila Takeno Cologna, Juliana Silva Cassoli, Gerardo Corzo
  10. Alessandra Matavel, Georgina Estrada, Flávia De Marco Almeida
  11. Paulo Cesar Gomes, Mario Sergio Palma
  12. Carolina Campolina Rebello Horta, Maria Chatzaki, Bárbara Bruna Ribeiro Oliveira-Mendes, Anderson Oliveira do Carmo, Flávia de Faria Siqueira, Evanguedes Kalapothakis
  13. David T. R. Wilson
  14. Lucia Kuhn-Nentwig, Johann Schaller, Stefan Schürch, Wolfgang Nentwig

About this book


In recent years, the field of Toxinology has expanded substantially. On the one hand it studies venomous animals, plants and micro organisms in detail to understand their mode of action on targets. While on the other, it explores the biochemical composition, genomics and proteomics of toxins and venoms to understand their three interaction with life forms (especially humans), development of antidotes and exploring their pharmacological potential. Therefore, Toxinology has deep linkages with biochemistry, molecular biology, anatomy and pharmacology. In addition, there is a fast developing applied subfield, clinical toxinology, which deals with understanding and managing medical effects of toxins on human body. Given the huge impact of toxin-based deaths globally, and the potential of venom in generation of drugs for so-far incurable diseases (for example, Diabetes, Chronic Pain), the continued research and growth of the field is imminent. This has led to the growth of research in the area and the consequent scholarly output by way of publications in journals and books. Despite this ever growing body of literature within biomedical sciences, there is still no all-inclusive reference work available that collects all of the important biochemical, biomedical and clinical insights relating to Toxinology. The Handbook of Toxinology aims to address this gap and cover the field of Toxinology comprehensively.

Editors and affiliations

  • P. Gopalakrishnakone
    • 1
  • Gerardo A. Corzo
    • 2
  • Elia Diego-Garcia
    • 3
  • Maria Elena de Lima
    • 4
  1. 1.Yong Loo Lin School of MedicineNational University of SingaporeSingaporeSingapore
  2. 2.Department of Molecular Medicine and BioNational Autonomous University of Mexico The Biotechnology InstituteCuernavacaMexico
  3. 3.Laboratory of Toxicology and PharmacologUniversity of Leuven Campus GasthuisbergLeuvenBelgium
  4. 4.Departamento de Bioquímica e Imunologia Laboratório de Venenos e Toxinas AnimaisUniversidade Federal de Minas Gerais Instituto de Ciências BiológicasBelo HorizonteBrazil

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Online ISBN 978-94-007-6646-4