Methods and Tools in Biosciences and Medicine

Animal Toxins

Facts and Protocols

Editors: Rochat, Herve, Martin-Eauclaire, Marie-France (Eds.)

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It is now something of a truism to say that natural toxins form a major compo­ nent of the molecular tools used increasingly frequently by the ever growing number of laboratories of various kinds. Evidence for this is provided not only by the increasing number of firms including such toxins in their catalogues but also by the large number of demands received by those who discover new tox­ ins. This book is designed to facilitate the work of scientists interested in explor­ ing a new domain of toxicology or in using toxins as tools for research. The length of this book has been kept reasonable by concentrating on animal tox­ ins, most of which are polypeptides. The venom of each animal contains a large number of toxins, which may be similar in terms of their physical and chemical properties and are therefore difficult to purify. However, their pharmacological activities may be very differ­ ent. These toxins are extremely active, and it is therefore necessary to demon­ strate conclusively that the activity observed really does correspond to the newly characterized molecule.

Table of contents (19 chapters)

  • Assays for Dinoflagellate Toxins, Specifically Brevetoxin, Ciguatoxin, and Saxitoxin

    Trainer, Vera L. (et al.)

    Pages 1-19

  • Maitotoxin, Okadaic Acid, and Microcystins: Toxins That Disturb Signal Transduction and Phosphorylations

    Puiseux-Dao, Simone (et al.)

    Pages 20-30

  • Sea Anemone Toxins, Acting on Na+ Channels and K+ Channels: Isolation and Characterization

    Béress, Lászlo (et al.)

    Pages 31-56

  • Nemertine Toxins

    Kem, William R.

    Pages 57-73

  • Conus Peptides and Their Iodinated Derivatives as Probes for Ion Channels and Receptors

    Cruz, Lourdes J. (et al.)

    Pages 74-89

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Animal Toxins
Book Subtitle
Facts and Protocols
Editors
  • Herve Rochat
  • Marie-France Martin-Eauclaire
Series Title
Methods and Tools in Biosciences and Medicine
Copyright
2000
Publisher
Birkhäuser Basel
Copyright Holder
Birkhäuser Verlag
eBook ISBN
978-3-0348-8466-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-0348-8466-2
Softcover ISBN
978-3-7643-6020-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 365
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