Special Issue "Arthropod Venoms"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 November 2015).
Interests: venoms-based drug discovery; venoms-based insecticide discovery; venom evolution; ion channel blockers; acid-sensing ion channels; voltage-gated sodium channels; chronic pain; stroke; NMR structural biology
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Arthropods are the most successful group of animals, representing more than 80% of extant animals species. This phylum is rich in venomous animals, including assassin bugs, ants, bees, caterpillars, centipedes, spiders, scorpions, and wasps. Arthropod venoms are used primarily for predation (e.g., assassin bugs and spiders) or defense (e.g., ants and bees), or sometimes for more specialized purposes, such as immobilization of host species for oviposition in the case of endoparasitoid wasps. This Special Issue will highlight the rich diversity of arthropod venoms, the ecological role of these venoms and their constituent toxins, and the potential of arthropod venom components for drug and insecticide development.
Prof. Dr. Glenn F. King
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a double-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Toxins is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2400 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- arthropod venom
- assassin bug
- toxin evolution
- venom-derived drugs
- venom-derived insecticides