Special Issue "Sea Anemone Toxins"
A special issue of Marine Drugs (ISSN 1660-3397).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 May 2012)
Prof. Dr. Hiroshi Nagai
Department of Ocean Science, Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology, 4-5-7 Konan, Minato-ku, Tokyo 108-8477, Japan
The sea anemones belong to the phylum Cnidaria. The distinguishing feature of cnidarians is nematocysts, specialized venomous organs that the animals use mainly for capturing prey and protecting themselves from predators. This means all the cnidarians have venom. So far, a number of polypeptide toxins have been isolated and characterized from the sea anemones. Among these studies, ion-channel toxins and pore forming toxins have been characterized. Some ion channel toxins are revealed to be useful tools for biomedical and physiological science. The recent reports showed that sea anemones, including their toxins, are still attractive sources for novel bioactive compounds. This special issue will focus on biological activity, mode of action, ecological significance, isolation and characterization of bioactive compounds including toxins from the sea anemones.
Prof. Dr. Hiroshi Nagai
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- sea anemone
- biological activity
- bioactive compounds
Article: Cyclisation Increases the Stability of the Sea Anemone Peptide APETx2 but Decreases Its Activity at Acid-Sensing Ion Channel 3
Mar. Drugs 2012, 10(7), 1511-1527; doi:10.3390/md10071511
Received: 30 May 2012; in revised form: 14 June 2012 / Accepted: 6 July 2012 / Published: 16 July 2012| Download PDF Full-text (613 KB) | Download XML Full-text
Mar. Drugs 2012, 10(7), 1545-1565; doi:10.3390/md10071545
Received: 18 April 2012; in revised form: 4 July 2012 / Accepted: 11 July 2012 / Published: 19 July 2012| Download PDF Full-text (4790 KB) | Download XML Full-text
Review: Exploiting the Nephrotoxic Effects of Venom from the Sea Anemone, Phyllodiscus semoni, to Create a Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome Model in the Rat
Mar. Drugs 2012, 10(7), 1582-1604; doi:10.3390/md10071582
Received: 31 May 2012; in revised form: 29 June 2012 / Accepted: 12 July 2012 / Published: 23 July 2012| Download PDF Full-text (5387 KB) | Download XML Full-text
Article: Functional Expression in Escherichia coli of the Disulfide-Rich Sea Anemone Peptide APETx2, a Potent Blocker of Acid-Sensing Ion Channel 3
Mar. Drugs 2012, 10(7), 1605-1618; doi:10.3390/md10071605
Received: 4 June 2012; in revised form: 18 July 2012 / Accepted: 19 July 2012 / Published: 23 July 2012| Download PDF Full-text (858 KB) | Download XML Full-text
Mar. Drugs 2012, 10(8), 1812-1851; doi:10.3390/md10081812
Received: 31 May 2012; in revised form: 9 July 2012 / Accepted: 25 July 2012 / Published: 22 August 2012| Download PDF Full-text (16456 KB) | Download XML Full-text
Last update: 10 October 2012