Highlights in arthropod venoms: Potential applications in medicine and biotechnology
Edited by Maria Elena de Lima, Yong-Hua Ji and Maria Stankiewics
With over 800,000 species, many of them venomous, the phylum Arthropod is still underexplored from a toxinological perspective. Taken together, the venoms of these animals may contain millions of potentially active molecules and some of them have already been key in the investigation of receptors, ion channels and other cellular structures and functions, offering new perspectives for the development of drugs, treatments and biotechnologies.
This collection of articles has not been sponsored and articles have undergone the journal’s standard peer-review process. The Guest Editors declare no competing interests.