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Molecular phylogeny and evolution of the cone snails (Gastropoda, Conoidea).
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A large-scale molecular phylogeny that includes 320 of the 761 recognized valid species of the cone snails (Conus), one of the most diverse groups of marine molluscs, based on three mitochondrial genes, is presented, the first phylogeny of the taxon to employ concatenated sequences of several genes. Expand
A novel conotoxin inhibiting vertebrate voltage-sensitive potassium channels.
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A new conotoxin has been isolated from the venom of Conus virgo and comprises a single chain of 35 amino acids cross-linked by four disulfide bridges, which is the first member of a structurally new superfamily ofconus peptides and the first conot toxin affecting vertebrate K+ channels. Expand
The Mitochondrial Genome of the Venomous Cone Snail Conus consors
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The mitochondrial genome sequence of the fish-hunting cone snail Conus consors is reported and a novel putative control region (CR) which seems to be absent in the mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) of other cone snail species is described. Expand
Sudden unexpected death under acute influence of cannabis.
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These are the first cases of suspected fatal cannabis intoxications where full postmortem investigations, including autopsy, toxicological, histological, immunohistochemical and genetical examinations, were carried out and it is assumed that the young men experienced fatal cardiovascular complications evoked by smoking cannabis. Expand
Novel conopeptides of the I-superfamily occur in several clades of cone snails.
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I-superfamily conopeptides were detected both in vermivorous and piscivorous species of Conus, thus demonstrating the widespread presence of such toxins in this speciose genus beyond evolutionary and ecological groups. Expand
Variability of tetrodotoxin and of its analogues in the red-spotted newt, Notophthalmus viridescens (Amphibia: Urodela: Salamandridae).
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Bayesian and maximum likelihood phylogenetic analysis of specimens from the various populations revealed that populations from the northern states of the USA and Canada are genetically homogenous, whereas the newts from Florida exhibited a much higher level of genetic divergence. Expand
New conopeptides of the D-superfamily selectively inhibiting neuronal nicotinic acetylcholine receptors.
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Two novel types of conopeptides specifically block neuronal nAChRs of the alpha7, alpha3beta2 and alpha4beta2 subtypes in nanomolar concentrations are isolated from the venom of Conus mustelinus and Conus capitaneus. Expand
European recommendations integrating genetic testing into multidisciplinary management of sudden cardiac death
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Recommendations on management of SCD emphasize the importance of increasing the proportion of both medical and medicolegal autopsies and educating the professionals, and Multidisciplinary collaboration is of utmost importance. Expand
Biological Activities of Aqueous and Organic Extracts from Tropical Marine Sponges
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The aqueous extract from Myrmekioderma styx possessed the strongest hemagglutinating activity, whilst AChE inhibiting activity was found only in a few sponges and was generally weak, except in the methanolic extract of T. ophiraphidites. Expand
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