Table of contents

  1. Marie-France Martin-Eauclaire, Najwa Abbas, Brigitte Céard, Jean-Pierre Rosso, Pierre E. Bougis
  2. Michael Gurevitz, Dalia Gordon, Maya Gur Barzilai, Roy Kahn, Lior Cohen, Yehu Moran et al.
  3. Adam Bartok, Gyorgy Panyi, Zoltan Varga
  4. Aurora Alvarez, Yuyibeth Montero, Pedro Parrilla, Caridad Malave, Noraida Zerpa
  5. Everardo Remi Rodríguez Rodríguez, Lidia Riaño Umbarila, Lourival D. Possani, Baltazar Becerril
  6. Martha Rendón-Anaya, Thalita S. Camargos, Ernesto Ortiz
  7. Sonia Adi-Bessalem, Djelila Hammoudi-Triki, Fatima Laraba-Djebari
  8. Peter N. Strong, Sandeepan Mukherjee, Nakul Shah, Abhay Chowdhary, Kandiah Jeyaseelan
  9. Karla de Castro Figueiredo Bordon, Camila Takeno Cologna, Eliane Candiani Arantes
  10. Fatima Laraba-Djebari, Sonia Adi-Bessalem, Djelila Hammoudi-Triki
  11. Manuela Berto Pucca, Fagner Neves Oliveira, Elisabeth Ferroni Schwartz, Eliane Candiani Arantes, Rejâne Maria Lira-da-Silva
  12. Jimmy Alexander Guerrero-Vargas, Javier Rodríguez Buitrago, Santiago Ayerbe, Eduardo Flórez Daza, JoséToribio Beltrán Vidal
  13. Alfredo Luis Chávez-Haro, Ernesto Ortiz
  14. Gina D’Suze, Cecilia Castillo, Carlos Sevcik, Josmary Brazón, Caridad Malave, Deyanell Hernandez et al.

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
  • Elisabeth Ferroni Schwartz
    • 2
  • Lourival D. Possani
    • 3
  • Ricardo C. Rodríguez de la Vega
    • 4
  1. 1.Yong Loo Lin School of MedicineNational University of SingaporeSingaporeSingapore
  2. 2.Departamento de Ciências Fisiológicas -Universidade de Brasília Laboratório de ToxinologiaBrasiliaBrazil
  3. 3.Universidad Nacional Autonoma de MexicoCuernavacaMexico
  4. 4.Laboratoire Ecologie, Systématique et Ev Université Paris-Sud, CNRSORSAY CedexFrance

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2021
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Online ISBN 978-94-007-6647-1