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Handbook of Venoms and Toxins of Reptiles

Edited By: Stephen P Mackessy

521 pages, Col & b/w figs, tabs

CRC Press

Hardback | Jul 2009 | #173651 | ISBN-13: 9780849391651
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About this book

Bringing together contributions from many of the world's leading experts in toxinology, the Handbook of Venoms and Toxins of Reptiles covers a broad range of topics relevant to a wide range of professionals including clinicians, biomedical researchers, herpetologists, and zoologists, as well as pharmacologists and evolutionary scientists. It discusses phylogeny and gland structure, venom enzymes and toxins, non-protein venom components, and envenomation and its treatment, including ideal treatments contrasted with that which is actually available in specific areas of the world. The text also addresses venom enzymes and assay procedures used to detect venoms along with venom toxins.


Contents

Field of Reptile Toxinology: Snakes, Lizards, and Their Venoms, S.P. Mackessy Recent Advances in Venomous Snake Systematics, A. Quijada-Mascarenas and W. Wuster Reptile Venom Glands: Form, Function, and Future, S.A. Weinstein, T.L. Smith, and K.V. Kardong Snake Venom Metalloproteinases, J.W. Fox and S.M.T. Serrano Snake Venom Metalloproteinases: Biological Roles and Participation in the Pathophysiology of Envenomation, J.M. Gutierrez, A. Rucavado, and T. Escalante Thrombin-like Snake Venom Serine Proteinases, D.J. Phillips, S.D. Swenson, and F.S. Markland, Jr. Snake Venom Nucleases, Nucleotidases, and Phosphomonoesterases, B.L. Dhananjaya, B.S. Vishwanath, and C.J.M. D'Souza Snake Venom Phospholipase A2 Enzymes, R. Doley, X. Zhou, and R.M. Kini Snake Venom Acetylcholinesterase, M. Ahmed, J.B.T. Rocha, V.M. Morsch, and M.R.C. Schetinger Snake Venom L-Amino Acid Oxidases, N.-H. Tan and S.-Y. Fung Hyaluronidases, a Neglected Class of Glycosidases from Snake Venom: Beyond a Spreading Factor, K. Kemparaju, K. S. Girish, and S. Nagaraju Enzyme Inhibitors in Reptile Venoms and Innate Immunity to Snake Venoms, A.G. da Costa Neves-Ferreira, R.H. Valente, J. Perales, and G.B. Domont Snake Venom Three-Finger Toxins, R.P. Hegde, N. Rajagopalan, R. Doley, and R.M. Kini Sarafotoxins, the Snake Venom Homologs of the Endothelins, A. Bdolah Fasciculins: Toxins from Mamba Venoms That Inhibit Acetylcholinesterase, A.L. Harvey Cysteine-rich Secretory Proteins in Reptile Venoms, W.H. Heyborne and S.P. Mackessy Snake Venomics and Disintegrins: Portrait and Evolution of a Family of Snake Venom Integrin Antagonists, J.J. Calvete, P. Juarez, and L. Sanz Reptile C-type Lectins, X.-Y. Du and K.J. Clemetson Snake Venom Nerve Growth Factors, M.F. Lavin, S. Earl, G. Birrell, L. St. Pierre, J. de Jersey, and P. Masci The Role of Purine and Pyrimidine Nucleosides in Snake Venoms, S.D. Aird Envenomation: Prevention and Treatment in Australia, J. White Snakebite in Africa: Current Situation and Urgent Needs, J.-P. Chippaux Envenomations by Reptiles in the United States, J. Smith and S. Bush Snakebite Envenomation in Central America, J.M. Gutierrez Index

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Biography

Stephen P. Mackessy is currently professor of biology in the School of Biological Sciences at the University of Northern Colorado (UNC). His research broadly encompasses the biology of venomous snakes and the biochemistry of snake venoms, and he has published over one hundred scientific papers, book chapters, and natural history notes.

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