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  1. Research

    Cloning, structural modelling and characterization of VesT2s, a wasp venom hyaluronidase (HAase) from Vespa tropica

    Wasp venom is a complex mixture containing proteins, enzymes and small molecules, including some of the most dangerous allergens. The greater banded wasp (Vespa tropica) is well-known for its lethal venom, whose ...

    Prapenpuksiri Rungsa, Paroonkorn Incamnoi, Sophida Sukprasert, Nunthawun Uawonggul, Sompong Klaynongsruang, Jureerut Daduang, Rina Patramanon, Sittiruk Roytrakul and Sakda Daduang

    Journal of Venomous Animals and Toxins including Tropical Diseases 2016 22:28

    Published on: 22 October 2016

  2. Research

    Cytotoxic activity of Androctonus australis hector venom and its toxic fractions on human lung cancer cell line

    Several studies have showed that animal venoms are a source of bioactive compounds that may inhibit the growth of cancer cells, which makes them useful agents for therapeutic applications. Recently, it was est...

    Louisa Béchohra, Fatima Laraba-Djebari and Djelila Hammoudi-Triki

    Journal of Venomous Animals and Toxins including Tropical Diseases 2016 22:29

    Published on: 22 October 2016

  3. Research

    Mycobacterium genavense infection in two species of captive snakes

    Mycobacterium is an important zoonotic agent with companion, livestock and wildlife animals reportedly playing a role as reservoirs. Although its association with reptiles has been des...

    Leila Sabrina Ullmann, Ramiro das Neves Dias-Neto, Didier Quevedo Cagnini, Ricardo Seiti Yamatogi, Jose Paes Oliveira-Filho, Viviane Nemer, Rodrigo Hidalgo Friciello Teixeira, Alexander Welker Biondo and João Pessoa Araújo

    Journal of Venomous Animals and Toxins including Tropical Diseases 2016 22:27

    Published on: 18 October 2016

  4. Research

    Tityus serrulatus envenoming in non-obese diabetic mice: a risk factor for severity

    In Brazil, accidents with venomous animals are considered a public health problem. Tityus serrulatus (Ts), popularly known as the yellow scorpion, is most frequently responsible for the severe accidents in the co...

    Guilherme Honda de Oliveira, Felipe Augusto Cerni, Iara Aimê Cardoso, Eliane Candiani Arantes and Manuela Berto Pucca

    Journal of Venomous Animals and Toxins including Tropical Diseases 2016 22:26

    Published on: 17 September 2016

  5. Research

    Heterologous expression, protein folding and antibody recognition of a neurotoxin from the Mexican coral snake Micrurus laticorallis

    The cysteine-rich neurotoxins from elapid venoms are primarily responsible for human and animal envenomation; however, their low concentration in the venom may hamper the production of efficient elapid antiven...

    Herlinda Clement, Vianey Flores, Guillermo De la Rosa, Fernando Zamudio, Alejandro Alagon and Gerardo Corzo

    Journal of Venomous Animals and Toxins including Tropical Diseases 2016 22:25

    Published on: 9 September 2016

  6. Research

    Scorpionism by Tityus silvestris in eastern Brazilian Amazon

    Scorpionism is a serious public health problem in Brazil. Although cases of envenomation by scorpions are frequent in Brazil, Tityus silvestris – found throughout the Amazon region – is considered of minor medica...

    Johne Souza Coelho, Edna Aoba Yassui Ishikawa, Paulo Roberto Silva Garcez dos Santos and Pedro Pereira de Oliveira Pardal

    Journal of Venomous Animals and Toxins including Tropical Diseases 2016 22:24

    Published on: 26 August 2016

  7. Research

    Anti-Trimeresurus albolabris venom IgY antibodies: preparation, purification and neutralization efficacy

    Snakebite incidence in southwestern China is mainly attributed to one of the several venomous snakes found in the country, the white-lipped green pit viper Trimeresurus albolabris. Since antivenom produced from h...

    Hai-long Duan, Qi-yi He, Bin Zhou, Wen-wen Wang, Bo Li, Ying-zheng Zhang, Qiu-ping Deng, Ying-feng Zhang and Xiao-dong Yu

    Journal of Venomous Animals and Toxins including Tropical Diseases 2016 22:23

    Published on: 24 August 2016

  8. Research

    An update on the epidemiological situation of spotted fever in Brazil

    Spotted fever is a tick-borne rickettsial disease. In Brazil, its notification to the Ministry of Health is compulsory. Since 2007, cases of spotted fever have been integrated to the Notifiable Diseases Inform...

    Stefan Vilges de Oliveira, Jessica Noronha Guimarães, Guilherme Carneiro Reckziegel, Bidiah Mariano da Costa Neves, Keline Medeiros de Araújo-Vilges, Lidsy Ximenes Fonseca, Fernanda Voietta Pinna, Simone Valéria Costa Pereira, Eduardo Pacheco de Caldas, Gilberto Salles Gazeta and Rodrigo Gurgel-Gonçalves

    Journal of Venomous Animals and Toxins including Tropical Diseases 2016 22:22

    Published on: 22 August 2016

  9. Research

    Cardiorespiratory alterations in rodents experimentally envenomed with Hadruroides lunatus scorpion venom

    Hadruroides lunatus is the most abundant scorpion species in the Peruvian central coast, where most of the accidents involving humans are registered. In spite of its prevalence, there ...

    Fernanda Costal-Oliveira, Clara Guerra-Duarte, Maira Souza Oliveira, Karen Larissa Pereira de Castro, Leticia Lopes-de-Sousa, Aline Lara, Enéas Ricardo de Morais Gomes, Cesar Bonilla, Sílvia Guatimosim, Marília Martins Melo and Carlos Chávez-Olórtegui

    Journal of Venomous Animals and Toxins including Tropical Diseases 2016 23:2

    Published on: 15 July 2016

  10. Review

    Paths to the discovery of antivenom serotherapy in France

    The current study presents a descriptive chronological survey of the articles published by Césaire Auguste Phisalix and Albert Calmette on snake poison, with the aim of shedding a light on the areas of researc...

    Rosany Bochner

    Journal of Venomous Animals and Toxins including Tropical Diseases 2016 22:20

    Published on: 8 June 2016

  11. Case report

    Fatal neurotoxic envenomation following the bite of a greater black krait (Bungarus niger) in Nepal: a case report

    Neurotoxic envenomation following bites by kraits (Bungarus species) is a leading cause of snakebite mortality in South Asia. Over a long time, this had been attributed only to one species, the common krait (Bung...

    Deb Prasad Pandey, Sanjib Kumar Sharma, Emilie Alirol, François Chappuis and Ulrich Kuch

    Journal of Venomous Animals and Toxins including Tropical Diseases 2016 22:19

    Published on: 3 June 2016

  12. Research

    Behavioral alterations induced by repeated saxitoxin exposure in drinking water

    Blooms of the saxitoxin-producing cyanobacterium Cylindrospermopsis raciborskii have been contaminating drinking water reservoirs in Brazil for many years. Although acute effects of saxitoxin intoxication are wel...

    Felipe Diehl, Patricia Baptista Ramos, Juliane Marques dos Santos, Daniela Martí Barros and João Sarkis Yunes

    Journal of Venomous Animals and Toxins including Tropical Diseases 2016 22:18

    Published on: 17 May 2016

  13. Research

    Initial peptidomic profiling of Brazilian sea urchins: Arbacia lixula, Lytechinus variegatus and Echinometra lucunter

    Sea urchins can be found throughout the Brazilian coast and are reported to be one of the major causes of marine accidents on the shoreline. Although not lethal, these accidents are reported to be extremely pa...

    Juliana Mozer Sciani, Andrews Krupinski Emerenciano, José Roberto Machado Cunha da Silva and Daniel Carvalho Pimenta

    Journal of Venomous Animals and Toxins including Tropical Diseases 2016 22:17

    Published on: 4 May 2016

  14. Research

    Synthesis and antimicrobial evaluation of two peptide LyeTx I derivatives modified with the chelating agent HYNIC for radiolabeling with technetium-99m

    Current diagnostic methods and imaging techniques are not able to differentiate septic and aseptic inflammation. Thus, reliable methods are sought to provide this distinction and scintigraphic imaging is an in...

    Leonardo Lima Fuscaldi, Daniel Moreira dos Santos, Natália Gabriela Silva Pinheiro, Raquel Silva Araújo, André Luís Branco de Barros, Jarbas Magalhães Resende, Simone Odília Antunes Fernandes, Maria Elena de Lima and Valbert Nascimento Cardoso

    Journal of Venomous Animals and Toxins including Tropical Diseases 2016 22:16

    Published on: 22 April 2016

  15. Research

    Canine visceral leishmaniasis in the Northeast Region of Brazil

    Visceral leishmaniasis (VL) is a zoonosis that affects dogs and other mammals, including humans. Contact with dogs is a major risk factor for humans. This disease is endemic in several regions of Brazil. The a...

    Flávio Gonçalves Brito, Helio Langoni, Rodrigo Costa da Silva, Tereza Emmanuelle de Farias Rotondano, Marcia Almeida de Melo and Giselle Souza da Paz

    Journal of Venomous Animals and Toxins including Tropical Diseases 2016 22:15

    Published on: 12 April 2016

  16. Case report

    Survival of a newborn from a pregnant woman with rabies infection

    Rabies is very common in People’s Republic of China. Each year thousands of people die because of this disease, but rabies diagnosed in pregnancy is very rare.

    Zhen-Yu Qu, Guo-Wei Li, Qiao-Ge Chen, Peng Jiang, Chang Liu and Alfred Lam

    Journal of Venomous Animals and Toxins including Tropical Diseases 2016 22:14

    Published on: 2 April 2016

  17. Research

    Snakebites notified to the poison control center of Morocco between 2009 and 2013

    Snakebites cause considerable death and injury throughout the globe, particularly in tropical regions, and pose an important yet neglected threat to public health. In 2008, the Centre Anti Poison et de Parmaco...

    Fouad Chafiq, Faiçal El Hattimy, Naima Rhalem, Jean-Philippe Chippaux, Abdelmajid Soulaymani, Abdelrhani Mokhtari and Rachida Soulaymani-Bencheikh

    Journal of Venomous Animals and Toxins including Tropical Diseases 2016 22:8

    Published on: 16 March 2016

  18. Editorial

    The 6th international conference on envenomation by Snakebites and Scorpion Stings in Africa: a crucial step for the management of envenomation

    During the 6th International Conference on Envenomation by Snakebites and Scorpion Stings in Africa held in Abidjan, from 1 to 5 June 2015, the measures for the management of envenomation were discussed and new r...

    Jean-Philippe Chippaux, Marc Hermann Akaffou, Bernard Kouadio Allali, Mireille Dosso, Achille Massougbodji and Benedito Barraviera

    Journal of Venomous Animals and Toxins including Tropical Diseases 2016 22:11

    Published on: 16 March 2016

  19. Research

    Retrospective study on the incidence of envenomation and accessibility to antivenom in Burkina Faso

    Snakebite is a common neglected public health issue, especially in poor rural areas of sub-Saharan Africa, Asia and Latin America. Passive immunotherapy with safe and effective antivenom is the only approved t...

    Sandrine Gampini, Sonia Nassouri, Jean-Philippe Chippaux and Rasmané Semde

    Journal of Venomous Animals and Toxins including Tropical Diseases 2016 22:10

    Published on: 16 March 2016

  20. Research

    Epidemiology of snakebites in Kédougou region (eastern Senegal): comparison of various methods for assessment of incidence and mortality

    Although considered a public health issue in Senegal, the actual incidence and mortality from snakebite are not known. In the present study, an epidemiological survey was carried out in Kédougou region, southe...

    Absa Lam, Bouna Camara, Oumar Kane, Amadou Diouf and Jean-Philippe Chippaux

    Journal of Venomous Animals and Toxins including Tropical Diseases 2016 22:9

    Published on: 16 March 2016

  21. Research

    Contribution of ultrasonography to the diagnosis of internal bleeding in snakebite envenomation

    In Africa, snakebite envenomations are frequently complicated by life-threatening hemorrhagic syndromes. The authors of the present study conducted a prospective analysis at the University Hospital of Parakou ...

    Blaise Adelin Tchaou, Kofi-Mensa Savi de Tové, Yolande Sissinto-Savi de Tové, Aurélien Tchémaha C. Djomga, Abdou-Rahman Aguemon, Achille Massougbodji and Jean-Philippe Chippaux

    Journal of Venomous Animals and Toxins including Tropical Diseases 2016 22:13

    Published on: 16 March 2016

  22. Research

    Experimental Lachesis muta rhombeata envenomation and effects of soursop (Annona muricata) as natural antivenom

    In the Atlantic forest of the North and Northeast regions of Brazil, local population often uses the fruit juice and the aqueous extract of leaves of soursop (Annona muricata L.) to treat Lachesis muta rhombeata ...

    Caroline Marroni Cremonez, Flávia Pine Leite, Karla de Castro Figueiredo Bordon, Felipe Augusto Cerni, Iara Aimê Cardoso, Zita Maria de Oliveira Gregório, Rodrigo Cançado Gonçalves de Souza, Ana Maria de Souza and Eliane Candiani Arantes

    Journal of Venomous Animals and Toxins including Tropical Diseases 2016 22:12

    Published on: 8 March 2016

  23. Research

    Anticancer properties of phospholipase A2 from Daboia siamensis venom on human skin melanoma cells

    Phospholipase A2 (PLA2) is a major component of the Daboia siamensis venom, which is able to hydrolyse the membrane of various cells. For this reason, the activity of PLA2 was investigated regarding its pharmaceu...

    Suchitra Khunsap, Orawan Khow, Supranee Buranapraditkun, Sunutcha Suntrarachun, Songchan Puthong and Supatsorn Boonchang

    Journal of Venomous Animals and Toxins including Tropical Diseases 2016 22:7

    Published on: 16 February 2016

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