Transcriptome Analysis of Scorpion Species Belonging to the Vaejovis Genus

  title={Transcriptome Analysis of Scorpion Species Belonging to the Vaejovis Genus},
  author={Ver{\'o}nica Quintero-Hern{\'a}ndez and Santos Ram{\'i}rez-Carreto and Maria Teresa Romero-Guti{\'e}rrez and Laura Leticia Valdez-V{\'e}l{\'a}zquez and Baltazar Becerril and Lourival Domingos Possani and Ernesto Ortiz},
  booktitle={PloS one},
Scorpions belonging to the Buthidae family have traditionally drawn much of the biochemist's attention due to the strong toxicity of their venoms. Scorpions not toxic to mammals, however, also have complex venoms. They have been shown to be an important source of bioactive peptides, some of them identified as potential drug candidates for the treatment of several emerging diseases and conditions. It is therefore important to characterize the large diversity of components found in the non… CONTINUE READING
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