Cita: P. Gopalakrishnakone, Maria Elena Lima, Gerardo A. Corzo, Diego, E. (Eds.) 2016. Spider Venoms. Springer Netherlands. Dordrecht (Holanda). pp. 450.
Periodo de realización: 1900/01/01 al 2016/02/01
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 assuch form a boundless and bountiful area awaiting us to discover and exploreit. Springer’s Toxinology handbook series offers assistance in entering this vastand still largely uncharted territory, guiding through this tremendous space in – andhopefully for the enthusiastic reader-scientist also over – unprecedented ways.Through biochemical characterization, structure-function studies, proteomics,bioinformatics, molecular biology, transcriptomics, and genomics of various spiderspecies, our knowledge concerning venom components, toxins, and their mode ofaction has increased considerably over the years. It is by virtue of dedicatedscientists that new toxins are discovered and that new insights arise, leading theway towards the investigation of their pharmacological effects and, hopefully, as aconsequence, arriving at the discovery of venom components as new drugcandidates.The Spider Venom volume contains 20 chapters, each one revealing differentaspects of and perspectives on the current scientific state of the art and researchprogress of spider venoms. Its authors are scientists, experts in their subdomain. Weaimed to present the enthusiastic reader-scientist, students, and other people interestedin this fascinating subject with a general work of spider venoms, with everychapter reflecting a description of the specialists’ work or offering an overview of aparticular aspect. Furthermore, their contributions are the fruit of diverse internationalcollaborations, reflecting that scientific investigation today is a worldwidetrade."