Exploring the therapeutic potential of jellyfish venom

Daly, Norelle L., Seymour, Jamie, and Wilson, David (2014) Exploring the therapeutic potential of jellyfish venom. Future Medicinal Chemistry, 6 (15). pp. 1715-1724.

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Abstract

The venom of certain jellyfish has long been known to be potentially fatal to humans, but it is only recently that details of the proteomes of these fascinating creatures are emerging. The molecular contents of the nematocysts from several jellyfish species have now been analyzed using proteomic MS approaches and include the analysis of Chironex fleckeri, one of the most venomous jellyfish known. These studies suggest that some species contain toxins related to peptides and proteins found in other venomous creatures. The detailed characterization of jellyfish venom is likely to provide insight into the diversification of toxins and might be a valuable resource in drug design.

Item ID: 36672
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1756-8927
Date Deposited: 05 Mar 2015 04:05
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1101 Medical Biochemistry and Metabolomics > 110106 Medical Biochemistry: Proteins and Peptides (incl Medical Proteomics) @ 100%
SEO Codes: 97 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 970106 Expanding Knowledge in the Biological Sciences @ 100%
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