Special Issue "Animal Venoms"

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A special issue of Toxins (ISSN 2072-6651). This special issue belongs to the section "Animal Venoms".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 November 2009)

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
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
E-Mail: sabatier.jm1@libertysurf.fr
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

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Animal venoms are extremely rich and complex natural sources of bioactive molecules that display a variety of molecular targets and functions. The most represented venom compounds are peptide toxins active on ion channels (e.g. ion channel blockers). Because these molecules are often highly potent with potential clinical value, some of them are currently being structurally optimized and developed as candidate drugs to treat specific human pathologies (e.g. autoimmune disorders). This special issue of Toxins deals with the various aspects of venomous compounds, including structural features, pharmacology, structure-activity relationships, toxin-based drug design, lead/peptide engineering and development as chemotherapeutic agents.

Dr. Jean-Marc Sabatier
Guest Editor

Keywords

  • venomous animal
  • venom
  • toxin
  • ion channel
  • ion channel modulator
  • toxin engineering
  • drug design
  • chemotherapeutic drug
  • therapy

Published Papers (8 papers)

Toxins 2012, 4(12), 1552-1564; doi:10.3390/toxins4121552
Received: 26 November 2012; in revised form: 10 December 2012 / Accepted: 14 December 2012 / Published: 18 December 2012
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Toxins 2010, 2(4), 793-808; doi:10.3390/toxins2040793
Received: 11 March 2010; in revised form: 31 March 2010 / Accepted: 19 April 2010 / Published: 20 April 2010
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Toxins 2010, 2(4), 494-516; doi:10.3390/toxins2040494
Received: 18 February 2010; in revised form: 22 March 2010 / Accepted: 24 March 2010 / Published: 30 March 2010
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Toxins 2010, 2(4), 417-427; doi:10.3390/toxins2040417
Received: 4 March 2010; in revised form: 22 March 2010 / Accepted: 23 March 2010 / Published: 25 March 2010
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Toxins 2010, 2(2), 262-282; doi:10.3390/toxins2020261
Received: 22 January 2010; in revised form: 10 February 2010 / Accepted: 11 February 2010 / Published: 21 February 2010
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Toxins 2010, 2(1), 163-173; doi:10.3390/toxins2010163
Received: 6 December 2009; in revised form: 13 January 2010 / Accepted: 19 January 2010 / Published: 22 January 2010
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Toxins 2010, 2(1), 10-23; doi:10.3390/toxins2010010
Received: 1 December 2009; in revised form: 18 December 2009 / Accepted: 24 December 2009 / Published: 28 December 2009
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Toxins 2009, 1(2), 100-112; doi:10.3390/toxins1020100
Received: 9 October 2009; in revised form: 18 November 2009 / Accepted: 23 November 2009 / Published: 24 November 2009
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Last update: 5 March 2014

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