Special Issue "Ion Channel Neurotoxins"
A special issue of Toxins (ISSN 2072-6651).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 August 2014).
Interests: Antimicrobial peptides; Antibacterial; Antibiotics; Structure-activity relationships; Bacteriocins; Drug design; Peptide engineering
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Animal venoms (scorpions, snakes, cone snails, worms, sea anemones, frogs, wasps, etc.) are invaluable sources of pharmacologically-active compounds with various molecular targets. Among venom compounds, peptide toxins target the diverse ion channels (potassium, calcium, sodium and chloride channels). These molecules are often highly potent, more or less selective and, sometimes, have a potential therapeutic value depending on their cellular targets. Some peptide toxins are structurally optimized to be developed as candidate drugs to treat pain and specific human pathologies, such as autoimmune and neurological disorders. This special issue of ‘Toxins’ deals with all aspects of the venomous molecules, including structural properties, pharmacology, structure-activity relationships, toxin-based drug design, toxin engineering and development as chemotherapeutic drugs.
Dr. Jean-Marc Sabatier
Manuscript Submission Information
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- animal toxin
- venomous animal
- ion channel
- ion channel modulator
- drug design
- toxin engineering
- chemotherapeutic drug