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  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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

  11. 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

  12. 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

  13. 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

  14. 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

  15. 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

  16. Reviewer acknowledgement

    Reviewer acknowledgement 2015

    The Editor of Journal of Venomous Animals and Toxins including Tropical Diseases would like to thank all of our reviewers, both external and Editorial Board Members, who have contributed to the journal in Volume ...

    Benedito Barraviera

    Journal of Venomous Animals and Toxins including Tropical Diseases 2016 22:6

    Published on: 4 February 2016

  17. Research

    Cloning and purification of the first termicin-like peptide from the cockroach Eupolyphaga sinensis

    Termicin is an antimicrobial peptide with six cysteines forming three disulfide bridges that was firstly isolated from the salivary glands and hemocytes of the termite Pseudacanthotermes spiniger. In contrast to ...

    Zichao Liu, Kehua Yuan, Ruopeng Zhang, Xuchen Ren, Xiaolong Liu, Shuhua Zhao and Dingkang Wang

    Journal of Venomous Animals and Toxins including Tropical Diseases 2016 22:5

    Published on: 28 January 2016

  18. Research

    Anti-leptospirosis agglutinins in Brazilian capybaras (Hydrochoerus hydrochaeris)

    The interest in commercial use of wild animals is increasing, especially regarding raising of capybaras. Although this wild species is potentially lucrative for the production of meat, oil and leather, it is s...

    Helio Langoni, Ivone Yumi Kuribara, Ana Paula Ferreira Lopes Correa, Leila Sabrina Ullmann, Gabriela Pacheco Sánchez and Simone Baldini Lucheis

    Journal of Venomous Animals and Toxins including Tropical Diseases 2016 22:4

    Published on: 27 January 2016

  19. Case report

    On frogs, toxins and true friendship: an atypical case report

    The authors report a series of events including the scientific interest for poisonous dendrobates of French Guiana, the human confrontation with the immensity of the evergreen rainforest, the fragility of the ...

    Cláudio Tadeu Daniel-Ribeiro and Christian Roussilhon

    Journal of Venomous Animals and Toxins including Tropical Diseases 2016 22:3

    Published on: 25 January 2016

  20. Research

    FabAV antivenin use after copperhead snakebite: clinically indicated or knee-jerk reaction?

    Crotalidae Polyvalent Immune Fab (Ovine) (FabAV) antivenin is commonly recommended after pit viper snakebites. Because copperhead envenomations are usually self-limited, some physicians are reluctant to use th...

    Stephen C. Gale, Jo Ann Peters, LaDonna Allen, Robert Creath and Viktor Y. Dombrovskiy

    Journal of Venomous Animals and Toxins including Tropical Diseases 2016 22:2

    Published on: 13 January 2016

  21. Research

    Melittin induces in vitro death of Leishmania (Leishmania) infantum by triggering the cellular innate immune response

    Apis mellifera venom, which has already been recommended as an alternative anti-inflammatory treatment, may be also considered an important source of candidate molecules for biotechnol...

    Andreia Vieira Pereira, Gustavo de Barros, Erika Gracielle Pinto, Andre Gustavo Tempone, Ricardo de Oliveira Orsi, Lucilene Delazari dos Santos, Sueli Calvi, Rui Seabra Ferreira, Daniel Carvalho Pimenta and Benedito Barraviera

    Journal of Venomous Animals and Toxins including Tropical Diseases 2016 22:1

    Published on: 8 January 2016

  22. Research

    Lack of association among TNF-α gene expression, -308 polymorphism (G > A) and virulence markers of Helicobacter pylori

    Tumor necrosis factor plays a critical role in the pathogenesis of gastric diseases such as gastric cancer, and an abnormal inflammatory response has frequently been observed in dyspeptic patients. Helicobacter p...

    Luanna Munhoz Zabaglia, Mariane Avante Ferraz, Weendelly Nayara Pereira, Wilson Aparecido Orcini, Roger Willian de Labio, Agostinho Caleman Neto, Fernanda Wisnieski, Juliana Garcia de Oliveira, Marilia de Arruda Cardoso Smith, Spencer Luiz Marques Payão and Lucas Trevizani Rasmussen

    Journal of Venomous Animals and Toxins including Tropical Diseases 2015 21:54

    Published on: 30 December 2015

  23. Case report

    Hemorrhagic stroke in children caused by Bothrops marajoensis envenoming: a case report

    According to the World Health Organization, snakebites are considered neglected diseases. Bothrops, the genus most frequently implicated in envenomations in Brazil, includes the species B. marajoensis Hoge, 1966,...

    Pedro Pereira de Oliveira Pardal, Augusto Cezar Jennings da Silva Pinheiro, Cristiane Tarcis Cunha Silva, Paulo Roberto Silva Garcez Santos and Maria Apolônia da Costa Gadelha

    Journal of Venomous Animals and Toxins including Tropical Diseases 2015 21:53

    Published on: 14 December 2015

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