Special Issue "Venom-Induced Tissue Damage"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2021.
Interests: regeneration; stem cells; muscle; venom; human; necrosis; therapy; snake
Interests: venom research; sequence, structure and functional analysis of venom proteins; development of diagnostic and improved therapeutic strategies for snakebites; impact of venoms on cardiovascular system
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Venoms from diverse species including snakes, spiders, scorpions, centipedes and jellyfish contain a complex mixture of toxins. While the systemic effects (such as coagulotoxicity and neurotoxicity) of venoms are relatively well understood, there is a paucity of information regarding their impacts on specific tissues or cell types. Therefore, this Special Issue focusses on the direct effects of a broad range of venoms and/or their toxins from any venomous species (both vertebrates and invertebrates) on tissue damage. We welcome manuscripts reporting the cytotoxic actions of venoms and/or their isolated components on any tissues including, but not limited to, skeletal muscle, vasculature, lymphatic system, kidneys, lungs, liver and heart. The manuscript may report robust results using experimental animals under in vivo settings, cultured or isolated cells in ex vivo conditions or any tissue damage-related issues from envenomed human victims. We hope to build this Special Issue with a range of different articles reporting the toxicity of distinctive venoms on various tissues to exemplify the spectrum of venom-induced damage in several tissues/organs. Hence, we would be very grateful if colleagues in the field of venom research could consider submitting their manuscripts to this Special Issue, in order to make this a beneficial to a wide range of researchers in this field.
Prof. Dr. Ketan Patel
Dr. Sakthivel Vaiyapuri
Manuscript Submission Information
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- venom-induced tissue damage
- venomous animals
- tissue damage
- muscle damage
- kidney damage
- liver damage
- venomous bite
- invertebrate venom