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Discovering candidate molecules from animal toxins with potential application in biotechnology

New Content ItemCall for papers in the Journal of Venomous Animals and Toxins including Tropical Diseases.

Edited by Suely V. Sampaio, Eliane C. Arantes and Marco A. Sartim

Envenoming caused by venomous and poisonous animals is considered an important public health threat in tropical countries due to their wide distribution and the high occurrence of accidents in urban and rural areas. This health issue has been encouraging the scientific community to investigate the clinical aspects of envenoming and to search for more effective antivenom therapies. Moreover, the growing concern in discovering novel molecules with potential application as therapeutic agents and/or as biotechnological tools has increased the interest in exploring venoms as natural sources of pharmacologically active compounds. The advances in high throughput approaches in Toxinology, such as the genomic, transcriptomic and proteomic techniques, have unveiled a remarkable functional and structural complexity in venom and poison composition, revealing a variety of molecules that target proteins, receptors, or ion channels with distinct potency and specificity.

Considering the relevance of this issue, the Journal of Venomous Animals and Toxins including Tropical Diseases is calling for papers in a thematic series on “Discovering candidate molecules from animal toxins with potential application in biotechnology” edited by Dr. Suely V. Sampaio, Dr. Eliane C. Arantes and Dr. Marco A. Sartim (University of São Paulo, Brazil). The series will accept research approaching “omics” analysis, structural and biological studies, and biotechnological application comprising venoms and/or isolated toxins from animals.

The submission deadline is July 31, 2018.

Manuscripts should be formatted according to our submission guidelines and submitted via the online submission system. In the submission system, please make sure the correct collection title is chosen from the additional information tab. Please also indicate clearly in the covering letter that the manuscript is to be considered for the “Discovering candidate molecules from animal toxins with potential application in biotechnology” series.

If you would like to enquiry about the suitability of a manuscript for consideration, please email a pre-submission enquiry to editorial@jvat.org.br.

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