Special Issue "Toxins - Organic and Analytical Chemistry"
A special issue of Molecules (ISSN 1420-3049).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 November 2010)
Dr. Jean-Marc Sabatier
Laboratory INSERM U1097-ERT 62 'Ingenierie des Peptides a Visee Therapeutique', Universite de la Mediterranee, Faculte de Medecine Nord, Boulevard Pierre Dramard, 13916 Marseille, Cedex 20, France
Phone: +33 640 15 24 19
Fax: +33 442 29 16 12
Interests: toxinology; animal toxins; ion channel blockers; toxin-derived drug; drug design; peptide and protein engineering; therapy
Animal venoms are rich sources of potent bioactive molecules. A majority of these are peptides acting on ion channels, cellular receptors, or enzymes. During the last decade, serious efforts have been made to detail the pharmacology of toxins and venom peptides, highlighting their structural and functional diversities, as well as potential value as chemotherapeutic drugs to treat specific human diseases. This special issue of Molecules deals with the various aspects of toxins (and derivatives) from both marine and non-marine environments, including their potential applications in therapy.
Dr. Jean-Marc Sabatier
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- animal venoms
- ion channel blockers
- toxin-derived drug
- drug design
- toxin engineering
Molecules 2010, 15(4), 2825-2844; doi:10.3390/molecules15042825
Received: 9 March 2010; in revised form: 6 April 2010 / Accepted: 12 April 2010 / Published: 19 April 2010| Download PDF Full-text (503 KB)
Molecules 2011, 16(1), 202-220; doi:10.3390/molecules16010202
Received: 30 November 2010; in revised form: 20 December 2010 / Accepted: 29 December 2010 / Published: 30 December 2010| Download PDF Full-text (3737 KB)
Article: Lipophilic Toxin Profile in Mytilus galloprovincialis during Episodes of Diarrhetic Shellfish Poisoning (DSP) in the N.E. Adriatic Sea in 2006
Molecules 2011, 16(1), 888-899; doi:10.3390/molecules16010888
Received: 22 November 2010; in revised form: 31 December 2010 / Accepted: 18 January 2011 / Published: 21 January 2011| Download PDF Full-text (274 KB)
Review: Quantitative Mass Spectrometry for Bacterial Protein Toxins — A Sensitive, Specific, High-Throughput Tool for Detection and Diagnosis
Molecules 2011, 16(3), 2391-2413; doi:10.3390/molecules16032391
Received: 14 February 2011; in revised form: 1 March 2011 / Accepted: 9 March 2011 / Published: 14 March 2011| Download PDF Full-text (1625 KB)
Last update: 24 January 2011