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  1. Content type: Research

    Because jellyfish are capable of provoking envenomation in humans, they are considered hazardous organisms. Although the effects of their toxins are a matter of concern, information on the venom components, bi...

    Authors: Seong Kyeong Bae, Hyunkyoung Lee, Yunwi Heo, Min Jung Pyo, Indu Choudhary, Chang Hoon Han, Won Duk Yoon, Changkeun Kang and Euikyung Kim

    Citation: Journal of Venomous Animals and Toxins including Tropical Diseases 2017 23:35

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    Vector-borne diseases are important public health issues and, consequently, in silico models that simulate them can be useful. The susceptible-infected-recovered (SIR) model simulates the population dynamics o...

    Authors: Maria Laura Gabriel Kuniyoshi and Fernando Luiz Pio dos Santos

    Citation: Journal of Venomous Animals and Toxins including Tropical Diseases 2017 23:34

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  3. Content type: Research

    Venoms represent a still underexplored reservoir of bioactive components that might mitigate or cure diseases in conditions in which conventional therapy is ineffective. The bradykinin-potentiating peptides (B...

    Authors: Tamara M. Fucase, Juliana M. Sciani, Ingrid Cavalcante, Vincent L. Viala, Bruno B. Chagas, Daniel C. Pimenta and Patrick J. Spencer

    Citation: Journal of Venomous Animals and Toxins including Tropical Diseases 2017 23:33

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  4. Content type: Review

    Urease from Canavalia ensiformis seeds was the first enzyme ever to be crystallized, in 1926. These proteins, found in plants, bacteria and fungi, present different biological properties including catalytic hydro...

    Authors: Arlete Beatriz Becker-Ritt, Camila Saretta Portugal and Célia Regina Carlini

    Citation: Journal of Venomous Animals and Toxins including Tropical Diseases 2017 23:32

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  5. Content type: Review

    Scorpion envenomation is a public health problem, especially in tropical and subtropical countries. Considering the high incidence of scorpionism in some areas, pregnant women and nursing mothers may be possib...

    Authors: Ana Leticia Coronado Dorce, Adriana do Nascimento Martins, Valquiria Abrão Coronado Dorce and Ana Leonor Abrahão Nencioni

    Citation: Journal of Venomous Animals and Toxins including Tropical Diseases 2017 23:31

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  6. Content type: Research

    Major drawbacks of the available treatment against Chagas disease (American trypanosomiasis) include its toxicity and therapeutic inefficiency in the chronic phase of the infection, which makes it a concern am...

    Authors: Tatiana Rodrigues Alexandre, Marta Lopes Lima, Mariana Kolos Galuppo, Juliana Tonini Mesquita, Matilia Ana do Nascimento, Augusto Leonardo dos Santos, Patricia Sartorelli, Daniel Carvalho Pimenta and Andre Gustavo Tempone

    Citation: Journal of Venomous Animals and Toxins including Tropical Diseases 2017 23:30

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  7. Content type: Research

    Mass spectrometry-guided venom peptide profiling is a powerful tool to explore novel substances from venomous animals in a highly sensitive manner. In this study, this peptide profiling approach is successfull...

    Authors: Hiroko Kawakami, Shin G. Goto, Kazuya Murata, Hideaki Matsuda, Yasushi Shigeri, Tomohiro Imura, Hidetoshi Inagaki and Tetsuro Shinada

    Citation: Journal of Venomous Animals and Toxins including Tropical Diseases 2017 23:29

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  8. Content type: Short report

    Snakebite treatment requires administration of an appropriate antivenom that should contain antibodies capable of neutralizing the venom. To achieve this goal, antivenom production must start from a suitable i...

    Authors: Ricardo Teixeira-Araújo, Patrícia Castanheira, Leonora Brazil-Más, Francisco Pontes, Moema Leitão de Araújo, Maria Lucia Machado Alves, Russolina Benedeta Zingali and Carlos Correa-Netto

    Citation: Journal of Venomous Animals and Toxins including Tropical Diseases 2017 23:28

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  9. Content type: Review

    In this paper we discuss recent significant developments in the field of venom research, specifically the emergence of top-down proteomic applications that allow achieving compositional resolution at the level...

    Authors: Juan J. Calvete, Daniel Petras, Francisco Calderón-Celis, Bruno Lomonte, Jorge Ruiz Encinar and Alfredo Sanz-Medel

    Citation: Journal of Venomous Animals and Toxins including Tropical Diseases 2017 23:27

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  10. Content type: Review

    This work offers a general overview on the evolving strategies for the proteomic analysis of snake venoms, and discusses how these may be combined through diverse experimental approaches with the goal of achie...

    Authors: Bruno Lomonte and Juan J. Calvete

    Citation: Journal of Venomous Animals and Toxins including Tropical Diseases 2017 23:26

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  11. Content type: Case report

    Dengue virus infection can have different complications; the best known is hemorrhagic dengue fever. However, other effects such as neurological disorders may endanger the lives of patients. Dengue neurologica...

    Authors: Neydi Osnaya-Romero, Maria-Gabriela Perez-Guille, Sandra Andrade-García, Erika Gonzalez-Vargas, Rebeca Borgaro-Payro, Sandra Villagomez-Martinez, José de Jesús Ortega-Maldonado and Jose Luis Arredondo-García

    Citation: Journal of Venomous Animals and Toxins including Tropical Diseases 2017 23:25

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  12. Content type: Research Article

    Globally, snake envenomation is a well-known cause of death and morbidity. In many cases of snakebite, myonecrosis, dermonecrosis, hemorrhage and neurotoxicity are present. Some of these symptoms may be provok...

    Authors: David Meléndez-Martínez, Juan Manuel Muñoz, Guillermo Barraza-Garza, Martha Sandra Cruz-Peréz, Ana Gatica-Colima, Emilio Alvarez-Parrilla and Luis Fernando Plenge-Tellechea

    Citation: Journal of Venomous Animals and Toxins including Tropical Diseases 2017 23:24

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  13. Content type: Short report

    Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) is a gram-negative bacterium that colonizes the human stomach and causes a variety of gastric diseases. This study evaluated the correlations between th...

    Authors: Marina Saes, Roger Willian de Labio, Lucas Trevizani Rasmussen and Spencer Luiz Marques Payão

    Citation: Journal of Venomous Animals and Toxins including Tropical Diseases 2017 23:23

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  14. Content type: Review

    Hemostatic and adhesive agents date back to World War II, when homologous fibrin sealant came onto scene. Considering that infectious diseases can be transmitted via human blood, a new heterologous fibrin seal...

    Authors: Rui Seabra Ferreira Jr, Luciana Curtolo de Barros, Luciana Patrícia Fernandes Abbade, Silvia Regina Catharino Sartori Barraviera, Maria Regina Cavariani Silvares, Leticia Gomes de Pontes, Lucilene Delazari dos Santos and Benedito Barraviera

    Citation: Journal of Venomous Animals and Toxins including Tropical Diseases 2017 23:21

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  15. Content type: Research

    The five-paced pit viper (Deinagkistrodon acutus), endemic to China and northern Vietnam, is responsible for most snakebites in the Chinese territory. Antivenom produced from horses is the main treatment for snak...

    Authors: Jinhua Liu, Qiyi He, Wenwen Wang, Bin Zhou, Bo Li, Yingfeng Zhang, Cong Luo, Diancheng Chen, Jia Tang and Xiaodong Yu

    Citation: Journal of Venomous Animals and Toxins including Tropical Diseases 2017 23:22

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  16. Content type: Research

    Arthritis is a set of inflammatory conditions that induce aching, stiffness, swelling, pain and may cause functional disability with severe consequences to the patient’s lives. These are multi-mediated patholo...

    Authors: Renata Gonçalves Dias, Sandra Coccuzzo Sampaio, Morena Brazil Sant’Anna, Fernando Queiroz Cunha, José María Gutiérrez, Bruno Lomonte, Yara Cury and Gisele Picolo

    Citation: Journal of Venomous Animals and Toxins including Tropical Diseases 2017 23:18

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  17. Content type: Review

    It is of popular and scientific knowledge that toxins from snake venom (among them the PLA2 and myotoxins) are neutralized by various compounds, such as antibodies and proteins purified from animal blood. Venomou...

    Authors: Norival A. Santos-Filho and Claudia T. Santos

    Citation: Journal of Venomous Animals and Toxins including Tropical Diseases 2017 23:19

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  18. Content type: Research

    Agaricus brasiliensis is a medicinal mushroom with immunomodulatory and antitumor activities attributed to the β-glucans presented in the polysaccharide fraction of its fruiting body. ...

    Authors: Priscila Raquel Martins, Ângela Maria Victoriano de Campos Soares, Andrea Vanessa da Silva Pinto Domeneghini, Márjorie Assis Golim and Ramon Kaneno

    Citation: Journal of Venomous Animals and Toxins including Tropical Diseases 2017 23:17

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  19. Content type: Case report

    Deinagkistrodon acutus envenomation is associated with severe hematological and wound complications but is rarely described.

    Authors: Chin-Lung Cheng, Yan-Chiao Mao, Po-Yu Liu, Liao-Chun Chiang, Shu-Chen Liao and Chen-Chang Yang

    Citation: Journal of Venomous Animals and Toxins including Tropical Diseases 2017 23:20

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  20. Content type: Case report

    Cardiotoxicity is a documented complication of Crotalinae envenomation. Reported cardiac complications following snake envenomation have included acute myocardial infarction, electrocardiogram abnormalities an...

    Authors: Dan Quan and Kenneth Zurcher

    Citation: Journal of Venomous Animals and Toxins including Tropical Diseases 2017 23:16

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  21. Content type: Letter to the Editor

    Authors: Erlane Marques Ribeiro, Thayse Figueiredo Lopes, Sáile Cavalcante Kerbage, André Luis Santos Pessoa and Luciano Pamplona de Góes Cavalcanti

    Citation: Journal of Venomous Animals and Toxins including Tropical Diseases 2017 23:15

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  22. Content type: Research

    Envenomation caused by multiple stings from Africanized honeybees Apis mellifera constitutes a public health problem in the Americas. In 2015, the Brazilian Ministry of Health reported 13,597 accidents (incidence...

    Authors: Alexandre Naime Barbosa, Leslie Boyer, Jean-Philippe Chippaux, Natalia Bronzatto Medolago, Carlos Antonio Caramori, Ariane Gomes Paixão, João Paulo Vasconcelos Poli, Mônica Bannwart Mendes, Lucilene Delazari dos Santos, Rui Seabra Ferreira Jr and Benedito Barraviera

    Citation: Journal of Venomous Animals and Toxins including Tropical Diseases 2017 23:14

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  23. Content type: Review

    Lesions to the nervous system often produce hemorrhage and tissue loss that are difficult, if not impossible, to repair. Therefore, scar formation, inflammation and cavitation take place, expanding the lesion ...

    Authors: Natalia Perussi Biscola, Luciana Politti Cartarozzi, Suzana Ulian-Benitez, Roberta Barbizan, Mateus Vidigal Castro, Aline Barroso Spejo, Rui Seabra Ferreira Jr., Benedito Barraviera and Alexandre Leite Rodrigues Oliveira

    Citation: Journal of Venomous Animals and Toxins including Tropical Diseases 2017 23:13

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  24. Content type: Research

    Snakes of the genus Bothrops, popularly known as pit vipers, are responsible for most cases of snakebite in Brazil. Within this genus, Bothrops jararacussu and B. jararaca deserve special attention due to the sev...

    Authors: Ricardo Teixeira Araujo, Carlos Corrêa-Netto, Leonora Brazil-Más, Caio Raony Farina Silveira, Irene Fernandes and Russolina Benedeta Zingali

    Citation: Journal of Venomous Animals and Toxins including Tropical Diseases 2017 23:12

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  25. Content type: Research

    Paracoccidioidomycosis (PCM) is a neglected systemic mycosis caused by a dimorphic fungus of the Paracoccidioides genus. The standard diagnosis is based on isolation of the fungi in culture, and by microscopic vi...

    Authors: Camila Mika Kamikawa, Rinaldo Poncio Mendes and Adriana Pardini Vicentini

    Citation: Journal of Venomous Animals and Toxins including Tropical Diseases 2017 23:11

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  26. Content type: Case report

    Although the red-tailed coral snake (Micrurus mipartitus) is widely distributed in Colombia and its venom is highly neurotoxic and life threatening, envenomation by this species is rare. Therefore, this report ma...

    Authors: Carlos A. Cañas, Fernando Castro-Herrera and Santiago Castaño-Valencia

    Citation: Journal of Venomous Animals and Toxins including Tropical Diseases 2017 23:9

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  27. Content type: Research

    Hematological studies of any animal species comprise an important diagnostic method in veterinary medicine and an essential tool for the conservation of species. In Sri Lanka, this essential technique has been...

    Authors: Duminda S. B. Dissanayake, Lasanthika D. Thewarage, Rathnayake M. P. Manel Rathnayake, Senanayake A. M. Kularatne, Jamburagoda G. Shirani Ranasinghe and Rajapakse P. V. Jayantha Rajapakse

    Citation: Journal of Venomous Animals and Toxins including Tropical Diseases 2017 23:8

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  28. Content type: Research

    Bothropstoxin-I (BthTx-I) is a Lys49-phospholipase A2 (Lys49-PLA2) from the venom of Bothrops jararacussu, which despite of the lack of catalytic activity induces myotoxicity, inflammation and pain. The C-termina...

    Authors: Vanessa Olzon Zambelli, Lucimara Chioato, Vanessa Pacciari Gutierrez, Richard John Ward and Yara Cury

    Citation: Journal of Venomous Animals and Toxins including Tropical Diseases 2017 23:7

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  29. Content type: Review

    Brown spiders are venomous arthropods that use their venom for predation and defense. In humans, bites of these animals provoke injuries including dermonecrosis with gravitational spread of lesions, hematologi...

    Authors: Daniele Chaves-Moreira, Andrea Senff-Ribeiro, Ana Carolina Martins Wille, Luiza Helena Gremski, Olga Meiri Chaim and Silvio Sanches Veiga

    Citation: Journal of Venomous Animals and Toxins including Tropical Diseases 2017 23:6

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  30. Content type: Research

    The availability of antimicrobial peptides from several different natural sources has opened an avenue for the discovery of new biologically active molecules. To the best of our knowledge, only two peptides is...

    Authors: Karla A. G. Gusmão, Daniel M. dos Santos, Virgílio M. Santos, María Esperanza Cortés, Pablo V. M. Reis, Vera L. Santos, Dorila Piló-Veloso, Rodrigo M. Verly, Maria Elena de Lima and Jarbas M. Resende

    Citation: Journal of Venomous Animals and Toxins including Tropical Diseases 2017 23:4

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  31. Content type: Review

    Viruses exhibit rapid mutational capacity to trick and infect host cells, sometimes assisted through virus-coded peptides that counteract host cellular immune defense. Although a large number of compounds have...

    Authors: Élida Cleyse Gomes da Mata, Caroline Barbosa Farias Mourão, Marisa Rangel and Elisabeth Ferroni Schwartz

    Citation: Journal of Venomous Animals and Toxins including Tropical Diseases 2017 23:3

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  32. Content type: Review

    The most poisonous fish species found along the Brazilian coast is the spotted scorpionfish Scorpaena plumieri. Though hardly ever life-threatening to humans, envenomation by S. plumieri can be quite hazardous, p...

    Authors: Fabiana V. Campos, Thiago N. Menezes, Pedro F. Malacarne, Fábio L. S. Costa, Gustavo B. Naumann, Helena L. Gomes and Suely G. Figueiredo

    Citation: Journal of Venomous Animals and Toxins including Tropical Diseases 2016 22:35

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  33. Content type: Review

    The blood plasma of numerous snake species naturally comprises endogenous phospholipase A2 inhibitors, which primarily neutralize toxic phospholipases A2 that may eventually reach their circulation. This inhibito...

    Authors: Patrícia Cota Campos, Lutiana Amaral de Melo, Gabriel Latorre Fortes Dias and Consuelo Latorre Fortes-Dias

    Citation: Journal of Venomous Animals and Toxins including Tropical Diseases 2016 22:37

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  34. Content type: Research

    Some peptides purified from the venom of the spider Phoneutria nigriventer have been identified as potential sources of drugs for pain treatment. In this study, we characterized the antinociceptive effect of the ...

    Authors: Daniela da Fonseca Pacheco, Ana Cristina Nogueira Freitas, Adriano Monteiro C. Pimenta, Igor Dimitri Gama Duarte and Maria Elena de Lima

    Citation: Journal of Venomous Animals and Toxins including Tropical Diseases 2016 22:34

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  35. Content type: Research

    Hemolin proteins are cell adhesion molecules from lepidopterans involved in a wide range of cell interactions concerning their adhesion properties. However, hemolin’s roles in cell proliferation and wound heal...

    Authors: Ana Claudia Sato, Rosemary Viola Bosch, Sonia Elisabete Alves Will, Miryam Paola Alvarez-Flores, Mauricio Barbugiani Goldfeder, Kerly Fernanda Mesquita Pasqualoto, Bárbara Athayde Vaz Galvão da Silva, Sonia Aparecida de Andrade and Ana Marisa Chudzinski-Tavassi

    Citation: Journal of Venomous Animals and Toxins including Tropical Diseases 2016 22:36

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  36. Content type: Letter to the Editor

    A recent paper published in JVATiTD reporting a child in Hainan with parotitis caused by Burkholderia pseudomallei misleadingly described parotitis as a rare manifestation of melioidosis. In fact, it is one of th...

    Authors: David Dance

    Citation: Journal of Venomous Animals and Toxins including Tropical Diseases 2016 22:33

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  37. Content type: Research

    Scleractinian corals (stony corals) are the most abundant reef-forming cnidarians found in coral reefs throughout the world. Despite their abundance and ecological importance, information about the diversity o...

    Authors: Alejandro García-Arredondo, Alejandra Rojas-Molina, César Ibarra-Alvarado, Fernando Lazcano-Pérez, Roberto Arreguín-Espinosa and Judith Sánchez-Rodríguez

    Citation: Journal of Venomous Animals and Toxins including Tropical Diseases 2016 22:32

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  38. Content type: Case report

    Suppurative parotitis caused by Burkholderia pseudomallei has been rarely found outside endemic areas.

    Authors: Zengzhen Fu, Yingzi Lin, Qiang Wu and Qianfeng Xia

    Citation: Journal of Venomous Animals and Toxins including Tropical Diseases 2016 22:31

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in Journal of Venomous Animals and Toxins including Tropical Diseases 2017 23:5

  39. Content type: Review

    During evolution, nature has embraced different strategies for species to survive. One strategy, applied by predators as diverse as snakes, scorpions, sea anemones and cone snails, is using venom to immobilize...

    Authors: Eline K. M. Lebbe and Jan Tytgat

    Citation: Journal of Venomous Animals and Toxins including Tropical Diseases 2016 22:30

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  40. Content type: Research

    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...

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

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

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  41. Content type: Research

    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 ...

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

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

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  42. Content type: Research

    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...

    Authors: 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 Jr.

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

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  43. Content type: Research

    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...

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

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

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  44. Content type: Research

    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...

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

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

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  45. Content type: Research

    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...

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

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

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  46. Content type: Research

    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...

    Authors: 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

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

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  47. Content type: Research

    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...

    Authors: 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

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

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  48. Content type: Research

    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 ...

    Authors: 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

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

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