Natural Toxins

Natural Toxins

Characterization, Pharmacology and Therapeutics

1st Edition - May 22, 1989

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  • Editors: C.L. Ownby, G.V. Odell
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483286815

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The 9th World Congress on Animal, Plant and Microbial Toxins was sponsored by the International Society on Toxinology which recently celebrated its 25th anniversary. The Society was organized to promote research into all aspects of natural toxins, and to help with the dissemination of knowledge. This book presents the most recent information on natural toxins from animal, plant and microbial origins and describes the state of research and clinical studies in the field. The material included is illustrated, referenced and fully indexed.


For researchers, clinicians and students of natural toxins, biologists, biochemists, microbiologists, chemists and marine biologists.

Table of Contents

  • Section headings and selected papers: Overview of Toxins. Freshwater cyanobacteria (blue-green algae) toxins, W W Carmichael. Interaction of Toxins with Ion Channels. The molecular pharmacology of toxins that modify voltage-gated sodium channels, G R Strichartz. Use of Cloning Techniques in the Study of Toxins. Postsynaptically-acting toxins and proteins with phospholipase structure from snake venoms: complete amino acid sequences deduced from cDNAs and production of a toxin with staphylococcal protein A gene fusion vector, F Ducancel et al. Three-Dimensional Structures of Toxins. Three-dimensional structures and structure-function relationships of scorpion neurotoxins, J C Fontecilla-Camps et al. Clinical Aspects and Therapies. Pathophysiology and treatment of scorpion poisoning, L Freire-Maia & J A Campos. Subject Index. Taxonomic Index.

Product details

  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Pergamon 1989
  • Published: May 22, 1989
  • Imprint: Pergamon
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483286815

About the Editors

C.L. Ownby

G.V. Odell

Affiliations and Expertise

Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK, USA

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