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Biological Toxins and Bioterrorism

Series: Toxinology

Gopalakrishnakone, P., Balali-Mood, M., Llewellyn, L., Singh, B.R. (Eds.)

2015, XXIV, 604 p. 123 illus., 95 illus. in color.

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  • Complete and comprehensive overview of toxinology
  • Written by a very large team of experts from all around the world
  • Covers all areas of toxinology, including topics like bioterrorism, toxin evolution and toxin based drug development
In recent years, the field of Toxinology has expanded substantially. On the one hand it studies venomous animals, plants and micro organisms in detail to understand their mode of action on targets. While on the other, it explores the biochemical composition, genomics and proteomics of toxins and venoms to understand their three interaction with life forms (especially humans), development of antidotes and exploring their pharmacological potential. Therefore, Toxinology has deep linkages with biochemistry, molecular biology, anatomy and pharmacology. In addition, there is a fast developing applied subfield, clinical toxinology, which deals with understanding and managing medical effects of toxins on human body. Given the huge impact of toxin-based deaths globally, and the potential of venom in generation of drugs for so-far incurable diseases (for example, Diabetes, Chronic Pain), the continued research and growth of the field is imminent. This has led to the growth of research in the area and the consequent scholarly output by way of publications in journals and books. Despite this ever growing body of literature within biomedical sciences, there is still no all-inclusive reference work available that collects all of the important biochemical, biomedical and clinical insights relating to Toxinology. The Handbook of Toxinology aims to address this gap and cover the field of Toxinology comprehensively.

Content Level » Research

Keywords » Drug Development - Drug Discovery - Toxin - Toxinology - Venom

Related subjects » Animal Sciences - Biochemistry & Biophysics - Life Sciences - Pharmacology & Toxicology

Table of contents 

Abrin and Immunoneutralization: A Review.- Abrin: A Review.- Aflatoxins.- Aptamers as Antidotes against Toxins.- Artificial Resistance using Antitoxins and Anti-venoms.- Basic Chemistry of Toxins Relevant to Vaccine, Diagnostics, and Countermeasures.- Bioactive Peptides Against Bioterror Agents.- Biological Toxin Detection: A Review.- Biology, Ecology and Evolution of Receptor-Based Toxin Resistance.- Biosecurity and Toxins.- Botulinum Toxins Antidotes.- Botulinum Toxins: A Review.- Cellular Assays for Toxins.- Challenges in Developing Inhibitors Against Toxins.- Cholera Toxin.- Counterfeit Botulinum Medical Products and Risk of Bioterrorism.- Decoy-Receptor-Like Toxin-Binding Proteins and Their Potential Role in Toxin Resistance.- Diagnostics of Botulism.- Evolutionary Traits of Toxins.- Mycotoxins.- Mycotoxins II.- Pheromones and Amphibian Biology.- Public Health Lab Response to Potential Toxin Bioterrorism.- Review on BTW: Toxins and Contemporary Bioterrorism.- Ricin as Bioweapons.- Ricin: A Review.- Toxins and Food Safety.- Toxins Detection.- Toxins of GID Relevance.- The Biology of Chemical Signals as Toxins and in Venoms.

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Distribution rights for India: Delhi Book Store, New Delhi, India

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