Modern venom profiling: mining into scorpion venom biodiversity

Smith, Jennifer J. and Alewood, Paul F. (2015). Modern venom profiling: mining into scorpion venom biodiversity. In P. Gopalakrishnakone (Ed.), Scorpion venoms (pp. 547-561) Dordrecht, Netherlands: Springer. doi:10.1007/978-94-007-6404-0_26

Author Smith, Jennifer J.
Alewood, Paul F.
Title of chapter Modern venom profiling: mining into scorpion venom biodiversity
Title of book Scorpion venoms
Place of Publication Dordrecht, Netherlands
Publisher Springer
Publication Year 2015
Sub-type Research book chapter (original research)
DOI 10.1007/978-94-007-6404-0_26
Open Access Status Not Open Access
Series Toxinology
ISBN 9789400764040
Editor P. Gopalakrishnakone
Chapter number 23
Start page 547
End page 561
Total pages 15
Total chapters 23
Collection year 2016
Language eng
Abstract/Summary Scorpions and their sting are infamous for causing pain, morbidity, and, in some cases, death. However, research into scorpion venoms has revealed the presence of components that potentially have beneficial properties for humans. Such components may be developed into therapeutics or bioinsecticides. In order to assess the biodiversity of components present in scorpion venoms, proteomic and transcriptomic approaches have been applied to numerous scorpion species. This chapter presents our current knowledge in the field of venom-wide studies of scorpions. Discussions on the pros and cons of several proteomic and transcriptomic techniques used to investigate scorpion venoms are also included.
Q-Index Code BX
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Institutional Status UQ

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