Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiv
  2. Composition of Snake Venoms

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Choo Hock Tan, Nget Hong Tan
      Pages 3-45
  3. Snake Venom Enzymes and Enzyme Inhibitors

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 47-47
    2. Fiorella Tonello, Michela Rigoni
      Pages 49-65
    3. Dušan Kordiš, Igor Križaj
      Pages 67-86
    4. Consuelo L. Fortes-Dias, Patrícia Cota Campos, Carlos Alexandre H. Fernandes, Marcos Roberto M. Fontes
      Pages 105-122
  4. Snake Venom Effects on Receptor and Ion Channel

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 187-187
    2. Alexey V. Osipov, Yuri N. Utkin
      Pages 189-214
    3. Selvanayagam Nirthanan, Wasim Awal, Navin R. Niranjan
      Pages 215-252
    4. Yazine Mahjoub, Stéphanie Malaquin, Frédéric Ducancel
      Pages 253-264
    5. M. P. Marinovic, C. Dal Mas, G. G. Monte, D. Felix, J. D. Campeiro, Mirian A. F. Hayashi
      Pages 265-293
  5. Cytotoxic Effects

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 295-295
    2. Dibakar Chakrabarty, Angshuman Sarkar
      Pages 327-342
  6. Snake Venom Effects on Blood and Lymph

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 343-343

About this book

Introduction

Initially, because of the inadequate sensitivity of devices and other limitations, only major venom components of the dominant species were studied. However, in last two decades, increased sensitivity of devices and the development of new techniques, such as transcriptomics and proteomics techniques, have permitted us to analyze the structures and functions of rare species and to identify novel minor components. As a result, the number of venom components identified is increasing dramatically and the physiological functions of each component is more deeply understood. The scope of this book provides the readers an updated and comprehensive presentation on snake venoms. The subjects are divided into six sections, starting with the overview of snake venom compositions in Malaysian species, followed by description of enzymes and enzyme inhibitors contained in snake venoms. Also discussed are the effects of snake venom on cellular receptors, ion channels, blood, and lymph, as well as cytotoxic and antimicrobial molecules present in snake venoms. The last section covers the clinical consequences of envenomation and the management of snakebites using antivenins.

Keywords

Drug Development Drug Discovery Toxin Toxinology Venom

Editors and affiliations

  • P. Gopalakrishnakone (Editor-in-Chief)
  • Hidetoshi Inagaki
    • 1
  • Carl-Wilhelm Vogel
    • 2
  • Ashis K. Mukherjee
    • 3
  • Tarek R. Rahmy
    • 4
  1. 1.Biomedical Research Institute National Institute of Advanced IndustriaTsukubaJapan
  2. 2.University of Hawaii Cancer CenterHonoluluUSA
  3. 3.Department of Molecular Biology and BiotTezpur UniversityTezpurIndia
  4. 4.Egyptian Society of Natural Toxins and ZFaculty of Science Suez Canal UniversityIsmailiaEgypt

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-007-6410-1
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-94-007-6409-5
  • Online ISBN 978-94-007-6410-1
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