Spider Venoms

Cita: P. Gopalakrishnakone, Maria Elena Lima, Gerardo A. Corzo, Diego, E. (Eds.) 2016. Spider Venoms. Springer Netherlands. Dordrecht (Holanda). pp. 450.
Páginas: 4

Periodo de realización: 1900/01/01 al 2016/01/01

Tipo: Libro de divulgación

Lugar(es) de estudio: Dordrecht, Países Bajos, 2431 Veerle, Bélgica, Cuernavaca, Mor., México, Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brasil
Resumen: "Spider venoms are a great and extensive source of bioactive compounds, and as such form a boundless and bountiful area awaiting us to discover and explore it. Springer’s Toxinology handbook series offers assistance in entering this vast and still largely uncharted territory, guiding through this tremendous space in – and hopefully for the enthusiastic reader-scientist also over – unprecedented ways. Through biochemical characterization, structure-function studies, proteomics, bioinformatics, molecular biology, transcriptomics, and genomics of various spider species, our knowledge concerning venom components, toxins, and their mode of action has increased considerably over the years. It is by virtue of dedicated scientists that new toxins are discovered and that new insights arise, leading the way towards the investigation of their pharmacological effects and, hopefully, as a consequence, arriving at the discovery of venom components as new drug candidates. The Spider Venom volume contains 20 chapters, each one revealing different aspects of and perspectives on the current scientific state of the art and research progress of spider venoms. Its authors are scientists, experts in their subdomain. We aimed to present the enthusiastic reader-scientist, students, and other people interested in this fascinating subject with a general work of spider venoms, with every chapter reflecting a description of the specialists’ work or offering an overview of a particular aspect. Furthermore, their contributions are the fruit of diverse international collaborations, reflecting that scientific investigation today is a worldwide trade."

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