In the picture: disulfide-poor conopeptides, a class of pharmacologically interesting compounds

@inproceedings{Lebbe2016InTP,
  title={In the picture: disulfide-poor conopeptides, a class of pharmacologically interesting compounds},
  author={Eline K. M. Lebbe and Jan Tytgat},
  booktitle={Journal of Venomous Animals and Toxins including Tropical Diseases},
  year={2016}
}
During evolution, nature has embraced different strategies for species to survive. One strategy, applied by predators as diverse as snakes, scorpions, sea anemones and cone snails, is using venom to immobilize or kill a prey. This venom offers a unique and extensive source of chemical diversity as it is driven by the evolutionary pressure to improve prey capture and/or to protect their species. Cone snail venom is an example of the remarkable diversity in pharmacologically active small peptides… CONTINUE READING