Systemic responses following brain injuries and inflammatory process activation induced by a neurotoxin of Androctonus scorpion venom.

@article{TaibiDjennah2015SystemicRF,
  title={Systemic responses following brain injuries and inflammatory process activation induced by a neurotoxin of Androctonus scorpion venom.},
  author={Zahida Taibi-Djennah and Marie-France Matin-Eauclaire and Laraba-Djebari Fatima},
  journal={Neuroimmunomodulation},
  year={2015},
  volume={22 6},
  pages={347-57}
}
OBJECTIVE Kaliotoxin 2 (KTX2), a neurotoxin isolated from Androctonus australis hector scorpion venom, presents a high affinity with the voltage-gated potassium channels. The targets of KTX2 in the brain and its toxic effects on the cerebral cortex have been extensively studied; however, its deleterious systemic effects on other organ systems have not yet been investigated. Inflammatory response induced by KTX2 is supported by cytokine release which could provoke multiple organ dysfunction and… CONTINUE READING

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