Powerful proteins from polyp possessing predators
Robinson P.J., Trim, S.A. and Trim, C.M. 2021. Powerful proteins from polyp possessing predators. in: Mariottini, G.L., Killi, N. and Xiao, L. (ed.) The Cnidaria: only a problem or also a source Nova Science Publishers.
|Authors||Robinson P.J., Trim, S.A. and Trim, C.M.|
|Editors||Mariottini, G.L., Killi, N. and Xiao, L.|
Cnidarians are soft bodied animals possessing complex venom systems which have evolved to allow for the capture of arthropod and vertebrate prey, as well as to defend themselves against such predators. The effects of these venoms on humans, as a result of envenomation, has been studied for many decades, whereas the possibility of using these proteins to fight human disease is in its infancy. Drug discovery utilisation of Cnidarian venoms has been hampered by availability of animals and suitable extraction techniques that allow for study of such protein toxins. Studies of toxins that have been suitably purified for drug discovery have, by in large, only investigated target engagement and negated to investigate other drug like properties such as absorption, dispersion, metabolism, and excretion (ADME). This chapter will review the sourcing of Cnidaria for drug discovery, extraction of venom components, actions of venoms on drug relevant targets and their suitability as drug like molecules.
|Keywords||Cnidarian; Venom; ADME; Drug discover; Extraction techniques|
|Book title||The Cnidaria: only a problem or also a source|
|Publisher||Nova Science Publishers|
|Output status||In press|
|Publication process dates|
|Accepted||26 Nov 2020|
|Deposited||04 Jan 2021|
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