Scorpions

Known as: Scorpion, Scorpiones 
Arthropods of the order Scorpiones, of which 1500 to 2000 species have been described. The most common live in tropical or subtropical areas. They… (More)
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2012
2012
Scorpion envenomation is an important public health hazard in tropical and sub-tropical regions. Envenomation by scorpions can… (More)
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2009
Review
2009
Throughout evolution, numerous proteins have been convergently recruited into the venoms of various animals, including centipedes… (More)
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2007
Highly Cited
2007
The aim of this retrospective descriptive study was to describe the epidemiological and some common clinical symptoms and signs… (More)
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2007
2007
Scorpions like other venomous animals posses a highly specialized organ that produces, secretes and disposes the venom components… (More)
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2005
Highly Cited
2005
Animals and higher plants express endogenous peptide antibiotics called defensins. These small cysteine-rich peptides are active… (More)
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2003
Highly Cited
2003
Scorpion venom is a complex mixture of salts, small molecules, peptides, and proteins. Scorpions employ this valuable tool in… (More)
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2001
Highly Cited
2001
Scorpions are abundant in arid areas, where their population biomass may exceed that of vertebrates. Since scorpions are… (More)
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2000
Highly Cited
2000
Scorpion primers can be used to detect PCR products in homogeneous solution. Their structure promotes a unimolecular probing… (More)
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2000
Review
2000
Most scorpion toxins are ligand peptides that recognize and bind to integral membrane proteins known as ion-channels. To date… (More)
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1993
Highly Cited
1993
We have previously demonstrated that the venom of the scorpion Leiurus quinquestriatus blocks small-conductance Cl- channels… (More)
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