Special Issue "Cobra Cytotoxins: Structure, Evolution, Biological Activities, Underlying Molecular Mechanism, and Derived Bioactive Analogues"

A special issue of Toxins (ISSN 2072-6651). This special issue belongs to the section "Animal Venoms".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 1 October 2022.

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Peter V. Dubovskii
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Guest Editor
Shemyakin-Ovchinnikov Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russian
Interests: cobra venom; proteomics; cytolytic peptides; antiproliferative activity; structure-functional relationship; antimicrobial peptide; template-based design of bioactive peptides; lipid/peptide interactions; apoptosis; action synergism

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,  

Cobra cytotoxins (cardiotoxins) are representatives of the three-finger proteins, which constitute a substantial part of cobra and coral snake venom. They have a long history of investigation, with nearly half a century having elapsed since they were first isolated and the amino acid composition of the first representatives was determined. The views on the evolution and spatial structure of these molecules, their biological activity, and underlying mechanisms are scattered over this long period. This Special Issue is devoted to concentrating all these data and examining them with modern eyes, removing possible controversies. Moreover, newly emerging topics, including pharmacological applications of these molecules and derived analogues, are welcome.

Dr. Peter V. Dubovskii
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • three-finger toxins
  • cobra cytotoxins
  • biological activity
  • mechanism of activity

Published Papers

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