Snake and Spider Toxins

Methods and Protocols

  • Avi Priel

Part of the Methods in Molecular Biology book series (MIMB, volume 2068)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Overview

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Marija Mladic, Wilfried M. A. Niessen, Govert W. Somsen, Jeroen Kool
      Pages 27-49
  3. Toxins Purification and Production

  4. Toxins Characterization

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 85-85
    2. Khin Than Yee, Olga Vasieva, Ponlapat Rojnuckarin
      Pages 87-96
    3. Anwar Ullah, Rehana Masood, Zafar Hayat, Ahmed Hafeez
      Pages 163-172
    4. Ondrej Šedo, Stano Pekár, Zbyněk Zdráhal
      Pages 173-181
  5. Characterization of Toxins Function

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 183-183
    2. Stephen D. Swenson, Catalina Silva-Hirschberg, Francis S. Markland
      Pages 185-204
    3. Philip Lazarovici, Cezary Marcinkiewicz, Peter I. Lelkes
      Pages 205-223
    4. Yossi Maatuf, Avi Priel, Philip Lazarovici
      Pages 239-268
    5. Alexey Bingor, Rami Yaka
      Pages 269-274
    6. Shana L. Geffeney, Charles T. Hanifin
      Pages 283-290
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 291-293

About this book


This volume explores techniques and protocols, across various biological disciplines, used to study snake and spider peptide toxins. The chapters in this book are organized into four parts and cover topics such as the use of toxins in drug development; analysis of bioactivity of complex mixtures like venom; extraction of venom glands and the production of toxins; characterization of toxins from the RNA level to the peptide structure; and the determination of the toxin’s biological function. Written in the highly successful Methods in Molecular Biology series format, chapters include introductions to their respective topics, lists of the necessary materials and reagents, step-by-step, readily reproducible laboratory protocols, and tips on troubleshooting and avoiding known pitfalls.
Cutting-edge and thorough, Snake and Spider Toxins: Methods and Protocols is a valuable resource for both novice and expert researchers who are interested in learning more about this evolving field. 


Natural toxins Toxin purification and production Functional analysis Molecular mechanisms Toxin characterization

Editors and affiliations

  • Avi Priel
    • 1
  1. 1.Faculty of Medicine, School of Pharmacy, Institute for Drug ResearchThe Hebrew University of JerusalemJerusalemIsrael

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, LLC, part of Springer Nature 2020
  • Publisher Name Humana, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Springer Protocols
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4939-9844-9
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4939-9845-6
  • Series Print ISSN 1064-3745
  • Series Online ISSN 1940-6029
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