Snake Venoms and Envenomation

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Clinical and pathophysiological aspects are reviewed in the next section, which includes an overview of the therapeutic use of snake venom-derived compounds by Reid (Celtic Biotech Iowa, Inc.)
Snake Venoms and Envenomation
Snake Venoms and Envenomation

Snake Venoms and Envenomation

In many parts of the globe, snake bites are a major health issue. Understanding pathology of envenomation and chemical composition of snake venoms is important in the development of medical countermeasures (including, but not limited to, antivenoms) to treat snake bites. Furthermore, harnessing the power of biologically active constituents of venoms in a controlled fashion may help to develop new drugs to treat various medical conditions.

The first part of the book discusses general issues related to snake venom and envenomation. The opening chapter by Hess Lopes et al. (Butantan Institute) gives an overview of venomous snakes. Mackessy and Saviola (University of Northern Colorado) discuss venoms of rear-fanged snakes as a newly recognized source of biologically active compounds. A chapter by Wiley and Harrison (Kentucky Reptile Zoo) outlines state-of-the-art practices for venom production.

Clinical and pathophysiological aspects are reviewed in the next section, which includes an overview of the therapeutic use of snake venom-derived compounds by Reid (Celtic Biotech Iowa, Inc.), a chapter by Thakur and Mukherjee (Tezpur University) on viper venom proteins that modulate blood coagulation, and a chapter by Raymond (Receptopharm, Inc.) and Reid (Celtic Biotech Iowa, Inc.) with co-authors discussing whether venom peptides could be useful as a treatment for rabies.

In the next two chapters, Squaiella-Baptisto et al. (Butantan Institute) discuss immunological responses to snake envenomation, and Khadilkar (Premium Serums and Vaccines Pvt. Ltd) describes manufacturing and use of antivenoms for snake bite immunotherapy. The last three chapters of the book focus on the structure and function of various snake venom proteins - serine proteinases (chapter by Coronado et al., Universidade Estadual Paulista), cytotoxic proteins and enzymes (in a chapter by Tan and Tan, University of Malaya), and purine-release enzymes (chapter by Dhananjaya, Jain University).

As a compact yet comprehensive and authoritative monograph, this book should be equally interesting to both established researchers and to graduate students interested in toxinology and pathology of envenomation. The former will find unique and cutting-edge topics that are not thoroughly reviewed elsewhere. The latter will be able to get a preview of selected key topics in the very extensive field of toxinology.

Snake Venoms and Envenomation : Modern Trends and Future Prospects
by Yuri N. Utkin and Arcadius V. Krivoshein
English, 2016, ISBN: 1634847431, 314 Pages, PDF, 14 MB
Snake Venoms and Envenomation 2016 1634847431

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