Special Issue "Toxins - Organic and Analytical Chemistry"
A special issue of Toxins (ISSN 2072-6651).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 November 2009)
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.
Last update: 8 August 2014