A special issue of Toxins (ISSN 2072-6651). This special issue belongs to the section "Animal Venoms".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 September 2010)
Special Issue Editor
Guest Editor Prof. Dr. Richard J. Lewis
Institute for Molecular Bioscience, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Queensland 4072, Australia
Website: http://www.imb.uq.edu.au/index.html?id=11701 Fax: +61 7 3346 2101 Interests: cone snail and spider venom peptides; sodium and calcium channels; nAChRs; monoamine transporters; adrenoceptors; ciguatera and ciguatoxins; pain; toxin SAR
Special Issue Information
Natural products lethal to animals (toxins) provide a rich source of leads for new therapeutics for diseases that range from cancer to diabetes to pain. This special issue on "Toxins as Therapeutics" focuses on toxins and toxin inspired leads, including the emergence of venoms as an underutilized source of highly evolved bioactive peptides, that have clinical potential.