KAUR, Prameet, GHARIWALA, Vibha, YEO, Kun Song, TAN, Hui Zhing, TAN, Jian Chye Sam, ARMUGAM, Arunmozhiarasi, STRONG, Peter and JEYASEELAN, Kandiah (2012). Biochemistry of envenomation. Current Advances in Clinical Chemistry, 57, 187-252.Full text not available from this repository.
Venoms and toxins are of significant interest due to their ability to cause a wide range of pathophysiological conditions that can potentially result in death. Despite their wide distribution among plants and animals, the biochemical pathways associated with these pathogenic agents remain largely unexplored. Impoverished and underdeveloped regions appear especially susceptible to increased incidence and severity due to poor socioeconomic conditions and lack of appropriate medical treatment infrastructure. To facilitate better management and treatment of envenomation victims, it is essential that the biochemical mechanisms of their action be elucidated. This review aims to characterize downstream envenomation mechanisms by addressing the major neuro-, cardio-, and hemotoxins as well as ion-channel toxins. Because of their use in folk and traditional medicine, the biochemistry behind venom therapy and possible implications on conventional medicine will also be addressed.
|Research Institute, Centre or Group:||Biomolecular Sciences Research Centre|
|Depositing User:||Rebecca Jones|
|Date Deposited:||21 Jun 2012 14:03|
|Last Modified:||21 Jun 2012 14:03|
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