Therapeutic potential of venom peptides

  title={Therapeutic potential of venom peptides},
  author={R. Lewis and M. Garcia},
  journal={Nature Reviews Drug Discovery},
  • R. Lewis, M. Garcia
  • Published 2003
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Nature Reviews Drug Discovery
  • Venomous animals have evolved a vast array of peptide toxins for prey capture and defence. These peptides are directed against a wide variety of pharmacological targets, making them an invaluable source of ligands for studying the properties of these targets in different experimental paradigms. A number of these peptides have been used in vivo for proof-of-concept studies, with several having undergone preclinical or clinical development for the treatment of pain, diabetes, multiple sclerosis… CONTINUE READING
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