Animal Toxins

Facts and Protocols

  • Hervé Rochat
  • Marie-France Martin-Eauclaire

Part of the Methods and Tools in Biosciences and Medicine book series (MTBM)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XI
  2. Simone Puiseux-Dao, Noureddine Bouaïcha, Georges Diogene
    Pages 20-30
  3. Lászlo Béress, Thomas Bruhn, Judith Sánchez-Rodriguez, Elmar Wachter, Hugues Schweitz
    Pages 31-56
  4. William R. Kem
    Pages 57-73
  5. Lourdes J. Cruz, J. Michael McIntosh, Julita S. Imperial, William R. Gray
    Pages 74-89
  6. Kirill A. Pluzhnikov, Ludmilla V. Shevchenko, Evgeniy V. Grishin
    Pages 90-98
  7. Tom Piek
    Pages 99-115
  8. Terumi Nakajima, Kaori Wakamatsu, Hidehito Mukai
    Pages 116-126
  9. Peter N. Strong, Jonathan D. F. Wadsworth
    Pages 127-151
  10. Christiane Devaux, Mohamed El Ayeb
    Pages 169-182
  11. Maria L. Garcia, Markus Hanner, Hans-Günther Knaus, Robert S. Slaughter, Gregory J. Kaczorowski
    Pages 183-195
  12. Jean-Claude Boulain, Frédéric Ducancel, Gilles Mourier, Pascal Drevet, André Ménez
    Pages 229-245
  13. Alan L. Harvey, Edward G. Rowan
    Pages 276-292
  14. Frédéric Ducancel, Jean-Claude Boulain, André Ménez
    Pages 293-303
  15. R. Manjunatha Kini
    Pages 304-318
  16. Jüri Siigur, Ene Siigur
    Pages 319-346
  17. Back Matter
    Pages 347-365

About this book


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.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Hervé Rochat
    • 1
  • Marie-France Martin-Eauclaire
    • 1
  1. 1.Laboratoire de BiochimieFaculté de MédecineMarseille Cedex 20France

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