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  1. Content type: Case report

    Erucism is a skin reaction to envenomation from certain poisonous caterpillar bristles. In Brazil, most reports of erucism provoked by Lonomia caterpillars are from the southern region. Most manifestations of eru...

    Authors: Poliana Abrantes Schmitberger, Tássia Clara Fernandes, Robson Corrêa Santos, Rafael Campos de Assis, Andréia Patrícia Gomes, Priscila Karina Siqueira, Rodrigo Roger Vitorino, Eduardo Gomes de Mendonça, Maria Goreti de Almeida Oliveira and Rodrigo Siqueira-Batista

    Citation: Journal of Venomous Animals and Toxins including Tropical Diseases 2013 19:14

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  2. Content type: Research

    The venom of the Cuban scorpion Rhopalurus junceus is poorly study from the point of view of their components at molecular level and the functions associated. The purpose of this article was to conduct a proteomi...

    Authors: Rodolfo Rodríguez-Ravelo, Fredy I V Coronas, Fernando Z Zamudio, Lidia González-Morales, Georgina Espinosa López, Ariel Ruiz Urquiola and Lourival D Possani

    Citation: Journal of Venomous Animals and Toxins including Tropical Diseases 2013 19:13

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  3. Content type: Research

    Lung cancer causes 1.4 million deaths worldwide while non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) represents 80-85% of the cases. Cisplatin is a standard chemotherapy against this type of cancer; however, tumor cell re...

    Authors: Heidi I Monroy-Estrada, Yolanda I Chirino, Irma E Soria-Mercado and Judith Sánchez-Rodríguez

    Citation: Journal of Venomous Animals and Toxins including Tropical Diseases 2013 19:12

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  4. Content type: Research

    It is estimated that venoms of marine cone snails (genus Conus) contain more than 100,000 different small peptides with a wide range of pharmacological and biological actions. Some of these peptides were devel...

    Authors: Mohamed A Abdel-Rahman, Ismail M Abdel-Nabi, Mohamed S El-Naggar, Osama A Abbas and Peter N Strong

    Citation: Journal of Venomous Animals and Toxins including Tropical Diseases 2013 19:10

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  5. Content type: Review

    Biomolecules from Cerastes cerastes venom have been purified and characterized. Two phospholipases isolated from Cerastes cerastes venom share 51% of homology. CC2-PLA2 exhibits antiplatelet activity that blocks ...

    Authors: Fatah Chérifi and Fatima Laraba-Djebari

    Citation: Journal of Venomous Animals and Toxins including Tropical Diseases 2013 19:11

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  6. Content type: Research

    The hemolytic activity of skin secretions obtained by stimulating the frog Kaloula pulchra hainana with diethyl ether was tested using human, cattle, rabbit, and chicken erythrocytes. The skin secretions had a si...

    Authors: Shuangshuang Wei, Tingting Chi, Aiyun Meng, Congwei Chen, Tianchen An, Manchuriga Wang and Yingxia Zhang

    Citation: Journal of Venomous Animals and Toxins including Tropical Diseases 2013 19:9

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  7. Content type: Research

    Previous works had shown that scorpion venom induced neurotransmitter elevation and an inflammatory response associated with various anatomo-pathological modifications. The most dangerous scorpions species in ...

    Authors: Hadjer Saidi, Sonia Adi-Bessalem, Djelila Hammoudi-Triki and Fatima Laraba-Djebari

    Citation: Journal of Venomous Animals and Toxins including Tropical Diseases 2013 19:8

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  8. Content type: Short report

    The aim of the present study was to estimate hepatitis B virus seroprevalence among first-time blood donors in the city of Campo Grande, Mato Grosso do Sul State, in the central-western region of Brazil.

    Authors: Andréa de Siqueira Campos Lindenberg, Ana Rita Coimbra Motta-Castro, Marco Antonio Puga, Tayana Serpa Ortiz Tanaka, Marina Sawada Torres, Sonia Maria Fernandes-Fitts and Rivaldo Venancio Cunha

    Citation: Journal of Venomous Animals and Toxins including Tropical Diseases 2013 19:7

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  9. Content type: Research

    The present study compared two methods used successfully in a large-scale program for the collection of scorpion venoms, namely the milking of adult scorpions via manual and electrical stimulation.

    Authors: Naoual Oukkache, Fatima Chgoury, Mekki Lalaoui, Alejandro Alagón Cano and Noreddine Ghalim

    Citation: Journal of Venomous Animals and Toxins including Tropical Diseases 2013 19:5

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  10. Content type: Research

    In Guinea Elapids are responsible for 20% of envenomations. The associated case fatality rate (CFR) ranged 15-27%, irrespective of treatment.

    Authors: Mamadou C Baldé, Jean-Philippe Chippaux, Mamadou Y Boiro, Roberto P Stock and Achille Massougbodji

    Citation: Journal of Venomous Animals and Toxins including Tropical Diseases 2013 19:6

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  11. Content type: Research

    The venom of the family Viperidae, including the saw-scaled viper, is rich in serine proteinases and metalloproteinases, which affect the nervous system, complementary system, blood coagulation, platelet aggre...

    Authors: Hossein Salmanizadeh, Mahdi Babaie and Hossein Zolfagharian

    Citation: Journal of Venomous Animals and Toxins including Tropical Diseases 2013 19:3

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  12. Content type: Research

    Venomous snakes are among the most serious health hazards for rural people in tropical regions of the world. Herein we compare the monthly activity patterns of eight venomous snake species (Elapidae and Viperi...

    Authors: Godfrey C Akani, Nwabueze Ebere, Daniel Franco, Edem A Eniang, Fabio Petrozzi, Edoardo Politano and Luca Luiselli

    Citation: Journal of Venomous Animals and Toxins including Tropical Diseases 2013 19:2

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