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  1. Review

    Multiple uses of fibrin sealant for nervous system treatment following injury and disease

    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 ...

    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

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

    Published on: 14 March 2017

  2. Research

    Can anti-bothropstoxin-I antibodies discriminate between Bothrops jararaca and Bothrops jararacussu venoms?

    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...

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

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

    Published on: 11 March 2017

  3. Research

    Standardization and validation of Dot-ELISA assay for Paracoccidioides brasiliensis antibody detection

    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...

    Camila Mika Kamikawa, Rinaldo Poncio Mendes and Adriana Pardini Vicentini

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

    Published on: 15 February 2017

  4. Case report

    Envenomation by the red-tailed coral snake (Micrurus mipartitus) in Colombia

    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...

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

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

    Published on: 14 February 2017

  5. Research

    Hematological and plasma biochemical parameters in a wild population of Naja naja (Linnaeus, 1758) in Sri Lanka

    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...

    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

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

    Published on: 13 February 2017

  6. Research

    Structural determinants of the hyperalgesic activity of myotoxic Lys49-phospholipase A2

    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...

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

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

    Published on: 10 February 2017

  7. Review

    Highlights in the knowledge of brown spider toxins

    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...

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

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

    Published on: 8 February 2017

  8. Research

    Ocellatin peptides from the skin secretion of the South American frog Leptodactylus labyrinthicus (Leptodactylidae): characterization, antimicrobial activities and membrane interactions

    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...

    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

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

    Published on: 19 January 2017

  9. Review

    Antiviral activity of animal venom peptides and related compounds

    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...

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

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

    Published on: 6 January 2017

  10. Review

    A review on the Scorpaena plumieri fish venom and its bioactive compounds

    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...

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

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

    Published on: 21 December 2016

  11. Review

    Endogenous phospholipase A2 inhibitors in snakes: a brief overview

    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...

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

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

    Published on: 21 December 2016

  12. Research

    A spider derived peptide, PnPP-19, induces central antinociception mediated by opioid and cannabinoid systems

    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 ...

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

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

    Published on: 21 December 2016

  13. Research

    Exploring the in vivo wound healing effects of a recombinant hemolin from the caterpillar Lonomia obliqua

    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...

    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

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

    Published on: 21 December 2016

  14. Letter to the Editor

    Melioidosis parotitis in children

    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...

    David Dance

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

    Published on: 5 December 2016

  15. Research

    Composition and biological activities of the aqueous extracts of three scleractinian corals from the Mexican Caribbean: Pseudodiploria strigosa, Porites astreoides and Siderastrea siderea

    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...

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

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

    Published on: 24 November 2016

  16. 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

  17. 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

  18. 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 Jr.

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

    Published on: 18 October 2016

  19. 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

  20. 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

  21. 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

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