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  1. Content type: Research

    Among other applications, immunotherapy is used for the post-exposure treatment and/or prophylaxis of important infectious diseases, such as botulism, diphtheria, tetanus and rabies. The effectiveness of serum...

    Authors: Carla Cristina Squaiella-Baptistão, Fábio Carlos Magnoli, José Roberto Marcelino, Osvaldo Augusto Sant’Anna and Denise V. Tambourgi

    Citation: Journal of Venomous Animals and Toxins including Tropical Diseases 2018 24:16

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  2. Content type: Review

    In general, clinical research network capacity building refers to programs aimed at enhancing networks of researchers to conduct clinical research. Although in the literature there is a large body of research ...

    Authors: Guowei Li, Qianyu Wu, Yanling Jin, Thuva Vanniyasingam and Lehana Thabane

    Citation: Journal of Venomous Animals and Toxins including Tropical Diseases 2018 24:15

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  3. Content type: Research

    The whole blood clotting test (WBCT) is a simple test of coagulation that is often used in the assessment, diagnosis, and therapeutic monitoring of snakebite patients in sub-Saharan Africa. WBCT requires only ...

    Authors: Jordan Max Benjamin, Jean-Philippe Chippaux, Bio Tamou Sambo and Achille Massougbodji

    Citation: Journal of Venomous Animals and Toxins including Tropical Diseases 2018 24:14

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  4. Content type: Research

    Matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) are key players in tumor progression, helping tumor cells to modify their microenvironment, which allows cell migration to secondary sites. The role of integrins, adhesion rece...

    Authors: Milene Nóbrega de Oliveira Moritz, Lívia Mara Santos Eustáquio, Kelli Cristina Micocci, Ana Carolina Caetano Nunes, Patty Karina dos Santos, Tamires de Castro Vieira and Heloísa Sobreiro Selistre-de-Araujo

    Citation: Journal of Venomous Animals and Toxins including Tropical Diseases 2018 24:13

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  5. Content type: Research

    Cnidarian venoms and extracts have shown a broad variety of biological activities including cytotoxic, antibacterial and antitumoral effects. Most of these studied extracts were obtained from sea anemones or j...

    Authors: Fernando Lazcano-Pérez, Ariana Zavala-Moreno, Yadira Rufino-González, Martha Ponce-Macotela, Alejandro García-Arredondo, Miguel Cuevas-Cruz, Saúl Gómez-Manzo, Jaime Marcial-Quino, Barbarín Arreguín-Lozano and Roberto Arreguín-Espinosa

    Citation: Journal of Venomous Animals and Toxins including Tropical Diseases 2018 24:12

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  6. Content type: Research

    Peripheral nerve injury is a worldwide clinical problem, and the preferred surgical method for treating it is the end-to-end neurorrhaphy. When it is not possible due to a large nerve gap, autologous nerve gra...

    Authors: Roghayeh Mozafari, Sergiy Kyrylenko, Mateus Vidigal Castro, Rui Seabra Ferreira Jr, Benedito Barraviera and Alexandre Leite Rodrigues Oliveira

    Citation: Journal of Venomous Animals and Toxins including Tropical Diseases 2018 24:11

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  7. Content type: Case report

    Bites provoked by the genus Micrurus represent less than 1% of snakebite cases notified in Brazil, a tiny fraction compared with other genus such as Bothrops and Crotalus, which together represent almost 80% of a...

    Authors: Marcelo Abrahão Strauch, Guilherme Jones Souza, Jordana Nahar Pereira, Tyelli dos Santos Ramos, Marcelo Oliveira Cesar, Marcelo Amorim Tomaz, Marcos Monteiro-Machado, Fernando Chagas Patrão-Neto and Paulo A. Melo

    Citation: Journal of Venomous Animals and Toxins including Tropical Diseases 2018 24:10

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  8. Content type: Research

    Envenoming by kraits (genus Bungarus) is a medically significant issue in South Asia and Southeast Asia. Malayan krait (Bungarus candidus) venom is known to contain highly potent neurotoxins. In recent years, the...

    Authors: Mongkon Charoenpitakchai, Kulachet Wiwatwarayos, Nattapon Jaisupa, Muhamad Rusdi Ahmad Rusmili, Supachoke Mangmool, Wayne C. Hodgson, Chetana Ruangpratheep, Lawan Chanhome and Janeyuth Chaisakul

    Citation: Journal of Venomous Animals and Toxins including Tropical Diseases 2018 24:9

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  9. Content type: Review

    Scorpions are distributed throughout Iran and the genus Hemiscorpius is particularly important in this region. Hemiscorpius lepturus is the most significant species within the genus in the country. Since scorpion...

    Authors: Rouhullah Dehghani, Fatemeh Kamiabi and Malihe Mohammadi

    Citation: Journal of Venomous Animals and Toxins including Tropical Diseases 2018 24:8

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  10. Content type: Research

    Advancements in proteomics, including the technological improvement in instrumentation, have turned mass spectrometry into an indispensable tool in the study of venoms and toxins. In addition, the advance of n...

    Authors: Camila Takeno Cologna, Renata Santos Rodrigues, Jean Santos, Edwin de Pauw, Eliane Candiani Arantes and Loïc Quinton

    Citation: Journal of Venomous Animals and Toxins including Tropical Diseases 2018 24:6

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  11. Content type: Research

    Wasp venoms constitute a molecular reservoir of new pharmacological substances such as peptides and proteins, biological property holders, many of which are yet to be identified. Exploring these sources may le...

    Authors: Rafaela Diniz-Sousa, Anderson M. Kayano, Cleópatra A. Caldeira, Rodrigo Simões-Silva, Marta C. Monteiro, Leandro S. Moreira-Dill, Fernando P. Grabner, Leonardo A. Calderon, Juliana P. Zuliani, Rodrigo G. Stábeli and Andreimar M. Soares

    Citation: Journal of Venomous Animals and Toxins including Tropical Diseases 2018 24:5

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  12. Content type: Editorial

    This editorial provides a brief overview of the importance of pilot or feasibility trials or studies, the challenges with current practices in their conduct and reporting, an introduction to the Consolidated S...

    Authors: Luciana P. F. Abbade, Joelcio F. Abbade and Lehana Thabane

    Citation: Journal of Venomous Animals and Toxins including Tropical Diseases 2018 24:4

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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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  21. 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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  22. 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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  23. 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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