Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Snake Venoms

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Fernando C. Patrão-Neto, Marcelo A. Tomaz, Paulo A. Melo
      Pages 21-34
    3. Soraia K. P. Costa, Enilton A. Camargo, Edson Antunes
      Pages 35-52
    4. Ana G. C. Neves-Ferreira, Richard H. Valente, Gilberto B. Domont, Jonas Perales
      Pages 53-80
    5. Igor E. Kasheverov, Victor I. Tsetlin
      Pages 103-128
  3. Conotoxins

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 147-147
    2. Sulan Luo, Xiaopeng Zhu, Yong Wu, Dongting Zhangsun
      Pages 149-187
    3. Elsie C. Jimenez, Lourdes J. Cruz
      Pages 189-204
  4. Peptides

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 205-205
    2. Kazuki Sato
      Pages 231-250
  5. Miscellaneous

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 251-251
    2. Jun Chen, Su-Min Guan
      Pages 253-294
    3. Payel Bhattacharjee, Jyotirmoy Mitra, Debasish Bhattacharyya
      Pages 295-320
    4. Norival Alves Santos-Filho, Lucas Blundi Silveira, Johara Boldrini-França
      Pages 321-349
    5. Priyadarshini P. Pai, Sukanta Mondal
      Pages 351-372

About this book

Introduction

This volume deals mainly with the specialized aspect of toxins and drug discovery. Man has been using natural resources especially plants to treat diseases from very early times in history of mankind. Although many drugs derived from plants and microbes have been discovered and being used in clinical practice, not many drugs have been developed from venoms and toxins although many laboratories worldwide are actively working on it. This volume describe some of the recent developments in this research area, such as snake venoms, conotoxins , bioinformatics in drug discovery from peptide toxins.

Keywords

Drug Development Drug Discovery Toxin Toxinology Venom

Editors and affiliations

  • P. Gopalakrishnakone (Editor-in-Chief)
  • Lourdes J. Cruz
    • 1
  • Sulan Luo
    • 2
  1. 1.Marine Science InstituteUniversity of the Philippines DilimanQuezon CityPhilippines
  2. 2.Key Laboratory of Tropical Biological Resources, Ministry of EducationKey Lab for Marine Drugs of Haikou Hainan UniversityHaikouChina

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-007-6452-1
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-94-007-6451-4
  • Online ISBN 978-94-007-6452-1
  • Series Print ISSN 2542-761X
  • Series Online ISSN 2542-7644
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