Cardiovascular toxicity from marine envenomation

Seymour, Benjamin, Andreosso, Athena, and Seymour, Jamie (2015) Cardiovascular toxicity from marine envenomation. In: Ramachandran, Meenaksh Sundaram, and Thirumalaikolundusubramanian, P., (eds.) The Heart and Toxins. Elsevier, London, UK, pp. 203-223.

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Within the marine realm there are many organisms that produce toxins, some of which are cardiotoxic to human beings. They exhibit their toxicity at both cellular and molecular levels, often via channelopathy. Arguably, cnidarians are the most venomous, capable of causing cardiac complications within a few minutes of envenomation. However, marine toxins and their cardiotoxicity is still an area of ongoing research. This chapter discusses the major groups of marine cardiotoxins and outlines their possible mechanisms.

Item ID: 43633
Item Type: Book Chapter (Research - B1)
ISBN: 978-0-12-416595-3
Keywords: marine toxins; heart; cardiotoxins; jellyfish; channelopathy; ciguatera
Date Deposited: 05 May 2016 04:15
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1103 Clinical Sciences > 110399 Clinical Sciences not elsewhere classified @ 100%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9201 Clinical Health (Organs, Diseases and Abnormal Conditions) > 920199 Clinical Health (Organs, Diseases and Abnormal Conditions) not elsewhere classified @ 100%
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