Snake venomics: from the inventory of toxins to biology.

@article{Calvete2013SnakeVF,
  title={Snake venomics: from the inventory of toxins to biology.},
  author={Juan J Calvete},
  journal={Toxicon : official journal of the International Society on Toxinology},
  year={2013},
  volume={75},
  pages={44-62}
}
A deep understanding of the composition of venoms and of the principles governing the evolution of venomous systems is of applied importance for exploring the enormous potential of venoms as sources of chemical and pharmacological novelty but also to fight the dire consequences of snakebite envenomings. This goal is now within the reach of "omic" technologies. A central thesis developed in this essay is the view that making sense of the huge inventory of data gathered through "omic" approaches… CONTINUE READING
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