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  1. Content type: Research

    Sperm contains a wealth of cell surface receptors and ion channels that are required for most of its basic functions such as motility and acrosome reaction. Conversely, animal venoms are enriched in bioactive ...

    Authors: Tarek Mohamed Abd El-Aziz, Sawsan Al Khoury, Lucie Jaquillard, Mathilde Triquigneaux, Guillaume Martinez, Sandrine Bourgoin-Voillard, Michel Sève, Christophe Arnoult, Rémy Beroud and Michel De Waard

    Citation: Journal of Venomous Animals and Toxins including Tropical Diseases 2018 24:2

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  2. Content type: Review

    In Brazil, the scorpion species responsible for most severe incidents belong to the Tityus genus and, among this group, T. serrulatus, T. bahiensis, T. stigmurus and T. obscurus are the most dangerous ones. Other...

    Authors: Ana Leonor Abrahão Nencioni, Emidio Beraldo Neto, Lucas Alves de Freitas and Valquiria Abrão Coronado Dorce

    Citation: Journal of Venomous Animals and Toxins including Tropical Diseases 2018 24:3

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  3. Content type: Research

    The present study evaluated the effect of treatment with benznidazole on mRNA expression of IFN-γ, IL-17, IL-10, TGF-β and FoxP3 in spleen and heart tissue of BALB/c mice in the acute phase of an experimental ...

    Authors: Mariana Gatto, Larissa Ragozo Cardoso Oliveira, Fernanda De Nuzzi Dias, João Pessoa Araújo Júnior, Carlos Roberto Gonçalves Lima, Eliana Peresi Lordelo, Rodrigo Mattos dos Santos and Cilmery Suemi Kurokawa

    Citation: Journal of Venomous Animals and Toxins including Tropical Diseases 2017 23:47

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  4. Content type: Research

    Classically, Crotalus durissus terrificus (Cdt) venom can be described, according to chromatographic criteria, as a simple venom, composed of four major toxins, namely: gyroxin, crotamine, crotoxin and convulxin....

    Authors: Laudicéia Alves de Oliveira, Rui Seabra Ferreira Jr, Benedito Barraviera, Francilene Capel Tavares de Carvalho, Luciana Curtolo de Barros, Lucilene Delazari dos Santos and Daniel Carvalho Pimenta

    Citation: Journal of Venomous Animals and Toxins including Tropical Diseases 2017 23:46

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  5. Content type: Review

    Bradykinin-potentiating peptides (BPPs) are molecules discovered by Sergio Ferreira – who found them in the venom of Bothrops jararaca in the 1960s – that literally potentiate the action of bradykinin in vivo by,...

    Authors: Juliana Mozer Sciani and Daniel Carvalho Pimenta

    Citation: Journal of Venomous Animals and Toxins including Tropical Diseases 2017 23:45

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  6. Content type: Review

    The protein composition of animal venoms is usually determined by peptide-centric proteomics approaches (bottom-up proteomics). However, this technique cannot, in most cases, distinguish among toxin proteoform...

    Authors: Rafael D. Melani, Fabio C. S. Nogueira and Gilberto B. Domont

    Citation: Journal of Venomous Animals and Toxins including Tropical Diseases 2017 23:44

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  7. Content type: Research

    Sea urchins are animals commonly found on the Brazilian shoreline, being Echinometra lucunter the most abundant species. Accidents caused by E. lucunter have been reported as one of the most frequent in Brazil, a...

    Authors: Juliana Mozer Sciani, Bianca Zychar, Luis Roberto Gonçalves, Renata Giorgi, Thiago Nogueira and Daniel Carvalho Pimenta

    Citation: Journal of Venomous Animals and Toxins including Tropical Diseases 2017 23:43

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  8. Content type: Research

    The N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) receptors are glutamate receptors that play vital roles in central nervous system development and are involved in synaptic plasticity, which is an essential process for learning...

    Authors: Maleeha Waqar and Sidra Batool

    Citation: Journal of Venomous Animals and Toxins including Tropical Diseases 2017 23:42

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  9. Content type: Review

    Viral infections have long been the cause of severe diseases to humans, increasing morbidity and mortality rates worldwide, either in rich or poor countries. Yellow fever virus, H1N1 virus, HIV, dengue virus, ...

    Authors: Carolina Manganeli Polonio, Carla Longo de Freitas, Nagela Ghabdan Zanluqui and Jean Pierre Schatzmann Peron

    Citation: Journal of Venomous Animals and Toxins including Tropical Diseases 2017 23:41

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  10. Content type: Research

    Among the hymenopteran insect venoms, those from social wasps and bees – such as honeybee, hornets and paper wasps – have been well documented. Their venoms are composed of a number of peptides and proteins an...

    Authors: Kohei Kazuma, Kenji Ando, Ken-ichi Nihei, Xiaoyu Wang, Marisa Rangel, Marcia Regina Franzolin, Kanami Mori-Yasumoto, Setsuko Sekita, Makoto Kadowaki, Motoyoshi Satake and Katsuhiro Konno

    Citation: Journal of Venomous Animals and Toxins including Tropical Diseases 2017 23:40

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  11. Content type: Research

    More than 1.2 million scorpion stings occur annually worldwide, particularly in tropical regions. In the absence of proper medical care, mortality due to venomous scorpion stings is an important public health ...

    Authors: Vahid Ebrahimi, Esmael Hamdami, Mohammad Djaefar Moemenbellah-Fard and Shahrokh Ezzatzadegan Jahromi

    Citation: Journal of Venomous Animals and Toxins including Tropical Diseases 2017 23:39

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  12. Content type: Letter to the Editor

    On June 9th, 2017 WHO categorized snakebite envenomation into the Category A of the Neglected Tropical Diseases. This new situation will allow access to new funding, paving the way for wider and deeper researches...

    Authors: Jean-Philippe Chippaux

    Citation: Journal of Venomous Animals and Toxins including Tropical Diseases 2017 23:38

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  13. Content type: Research

    The gamma-type phospholipase A2 inhibitor (PLIγ) is a natural protein commonly found in snake serum, which can neutralize pathophysiological effects of snake venom phospholipases A2. Therefore, this protein is a ...

    Authors: Jingjing Li, Ying Xiong, Shimin Sun, Lehan Yu and Chunhong Huang

    Citation: Journal of Venomous Animals and Toxins including Tropical Diseases 2017 23:37

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  14. Content type: Research

    Snake venoms are a complex mixture of proteins, organic and inorganic compounds. Some of these proteins, enzymatic or non-enzymatic ones, are able to interact with platelet receptors, causing hemostatic disord...

    Authors: Mariana Santos Matias, Bruna Barbosa de Sousa, Déborah Fernanda da Cunha Pereira, Edigar Henrique Vaz Dias, Carla Cristine Neves Mamede, Mayara Ribeiro de Queiroz, Anielle Christine Almeida Silva, Noelio Oliveira Dantas, Andreimar Martins Soares, Júnia de Oliveira Costa and Fábio de Oliveira

    Citation: Journal of Venomous Animals and Toxins including Tropical Diseases 2017 23:36

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  15. 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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  16. Content type: Research

    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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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  21. 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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  22. 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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  23. 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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  24. 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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