Effects of snake venom polypeptides on central nervous system.

@article{Osipov2012EffectsOS,
  title={Effects of snake venom polypeptides on central nervous system.},
  author={Alexey V. Osipov and Yuri N. Utkin},
  journal={Central nervous system agents in medicinal chemistry},
  year={2012},
  volume={12 4},
  pages={
          315-28
        }
}
  • A. Osipov, Y. Utkin
  • Published 30 November 2012
  • Biology
  • Central nervous system agents in medicinal chemistry
The nervous system is a primary target for animal venoms as the impairment of its function results in the fast and efficient immobilization or death of a prey. There are numerous evidences about effects of crude snake venoms or isolated toxins on peripheral nervous system. However, the data on their interactions with the central nervous system (CNS) are not abundant, as the blood-brain barrier (BBB) impedes penetration of these compounds into brain. This updated review presents the data about… 
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