What can toxins tell us for drug discovery?

@article{Harvey1998WhatCT,
  title={What can toxins tell us for drug discovery?},
  author={A. L. Harvey and Karen N. Bradley and Steve A. Cochran and Edward G. Rowan and Judith A. Pratt and Jorge A. Quillfeldt and Diana Alicia Jerusalinsky},
  journal={Toxicon : official journal of the International Society on Toxinology},
  year={1998},
  volume={36 11},
  pages={1635-40}
}
Toxins are of interest in drug design because the toxins provide three-dimensional templates for creating small molecular mimics with interesting pharmacological properties. Toxins are also useful in drug discovery because they can be used as pharmacological tools to uncover potential therapeutic targets. With their high potency and selectivity, toxins are often more useful in functional experiments than standard pharmacological agents. We have used two groups of neurotoxins, the dendrotoxins… CONTINUE READING
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