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Snake venoms: from production to bioprospecting

Guest editors: Anita Mitico Tanaka Azevedo, Karen de Morais Zani and Alexandre Tashima
Snake venoms: from production to bioprospecting

Call for papers in the Journal of Venomous Animals and Toxins including Tropical Diseases

Edited by Anita Mitico Tanaka Azevedo, Karen de Morais Zani and Alexandre Tashima

Snakes are responsible for intriguing feelings; they are simultaneously seen as dangerous and fascinating animals. Snakebite envenoming, classified as a neglected tropical disease by the World Health Organization (WHO), is accountable for approximately 50.000 deaths annually, mainly in least developed countries. It is known that variability in venom composition occurs among populations and individuals of the same species, according to gender, diet, ontogeny, or even geographic distribution, which may result in different clinical manifestations of envenoming. Knowledge of such variations allows the selection of appropriate specimens for production of more effective antivenoms and biological products.

Based on these aspects, the proposed thematic series edited by Anita Mitico Tanaka Azevedo (Butantan Institute, SP, Brazil), Karen de Morais Zani (Butantan Institute, SP, Brazil) and Alexandre Tashima (Federal University of São Paulo, SP, Brazil) aims to contribute to research on maintenance of snakes in captivity, best practices for animal welfare, and guidelines for antivenom and biological products production. If you have any work that can add to this fascinating subject, you are invited to join us.

The proposed deadline for submissions is until March 31, 2020*
(*Due to the coronavirus pandemic JVATiTD has extended the deadline for submissions to May 1st.)

Manuscripts should be formatted according to our submission guidelines and submitted via the online submission system. Please indicate clearly in the covering letter that the manuscript is to be considered for the “Snake venoms: from production to bioprospecting” series.

If you would like to enquire about the suitability of a manuscript for consideration, please email a pre-submission enquiry to editorial.jvatitd@unesp.br.


Review  |   Maintenance of venomous snakes in captivity for venom production at Butantan Institute from 1908 to the present: a scoping history

Kathleen Fernandes Grego1, Samira Emanuela Maria Vieira1, Jarbas Prado Vidueiros1, Eliana de Oliveira Serapicos1, Cibele Cíntia Barbarini1, Giovanni Perez Machado da Silveira1, Fabíola de Souza Rodrigues1, Lucas de Carvalho Francisco Alves1, Daniel Rodrigues Stuginski1, Luciana Carla Rameh-de-Albuquerque1, Maria de Fátima Domingues Furtado1, Anita Mitico Tanaka-Azevedo1, Karen de Morais-Zani1, Marisa Maria Teixeira da Rocha1, Wilson Fernandes1, Sávio Stefanini Sant’Anna1

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Research  |   Design, synthesis, and evaluation of Bothrops venom serine protease peptidic inhibitors

Gloria Maria da Silva1, Daniel Henrique Berto de Souza1, Karoline B. Waitman1, Matteo Celano Ebram1, Melissa R. Fessel2 , Iuliu Cezar Zainescu3, Fernanda C. Portaro4, Montse Heras5, Sonia A. de Andrade1

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Research  |   In-depth transcriptome reveals the potential biotechnological application of Bothrops jararaca venom gland

Leandro de Mattos Pereira1,2, Elisa Alves Messias1, Bruna Pereira Sorroche1, Angela das Neves Oliveira1, Lidia Maria Rebolho Batista Arantes1, Ana Carolina de Carvalho1, Anita Mitico Tanaka-Azevedo3, Kathleen Fernandes Grego3, André Lopes Carvalho1, Matias Eliseo Melendez1,4,5

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Research  |   Venom complexity of Bothrops atrox (common lancehead) siblings

Daniela Miki Hatakeyama1,2, Lídia Jorge Tasima1,2, Cesar Adolfo Bravo-Tobar1,2, Caroline Serino-Silva1,2, Alexandre Keiji Tashima3,Caroline Fabri Bittencourt Rodrigues1,2, Weslei da Silva Aguiar1,2, Nathália da Costa Galizio1,2, Eduardo Oliveira Venancio de Lima1, Victor Koiti Kavazoi1,2, Juan David Gutierrez-Marín1,2, Iasmim Baptista de Farias1,2, Sávio Stefanini Sant’Anna1, Kathleen Fernandes Grego1, Karen de Morais-Zani1,2, Anita Mitico Tanaka-Azevedo1,2

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Research  |   Comparative gender peptidomics of Bothrops atrox venoms: are there differences between them?

Adriana Simizo1, Eduardo S. Kitano2, Sávio S. Sant’Anna3, Kathleen Fernandes Grego3, Anita Mitico Tanaka-Azevedo3, Alexandre K. Tashima1,4

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Research  |   A Kunitz-type peptide from Dendroaspis polylepis venom as a simultaneous inhibitor of serine and cysteine proteases

Roberto Tadashi Kodama1, Alexandre Kazuo Kuniyoshi1, Cristiane Castilho Fernandes da Silva1, Daniela Cajado-Carvalho1, Bruno Duzzi1, Douglas Ceolin Mariano2, Daniel C. Pimenta2, Rafael Borges3, Wilmar Dias da Silva1, Fernanda Calheta Vieira Portaro1

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Research  |   Geographic variation of individual venom profile of Crotalus durissus snakes

Leandro Norberto da Silva-Júnior1,2, Lara de Souza Abreu1, Caroline Fabri Bittencourt Rodrigues1,3, Nathália da Costa Galizio1,3, Weslei da Silva Aguiar1,3, Caroline Serino-Silva1,3, Valdomiro Souza dos Santos2, Isabella Alves Costa2, Luis Vicente Franco Oliveira2, Sávio Stefanini Sant’Anna1, Kathleen Fernandes Grego1, Anita Mitico Tanaka-Azevedo1, Leandro Nascimento da Silva Rodrigues2, Karen de Morais-Zani1,3

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Research  |   Streamlined downstream process for efficient and sustainable (Fab')2 antivenom preparation

Tihana Kurtović1, Marija Brgles1, Maja Lang Balija1, Stephanie Steinberger2, Dora Sviben1, Martina Marchetti-Deschmann2, Beata Halassy1

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Research  |   Venomics and antivenomics of the poorly studied Brazil’s lancehead, Bothrops brazili (Hoge, 1954), from the Brazilian State of Pará

Libia Sanz1, Alicia Pérez1, Sarai Quesada-Bernat1, Rafaela Diniz-Sousa2,3,4, Leonardo A. Calderón2,3,5,6, Andreimar M. Soares2,3,4,5,7, Juan J. Calvete1, Cleópatra A. S. Caldeira2,3,5

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Research  |   Crotamine in Crotalus durissus: distribution according to subspecies and geographic origin, in captivity or nature

Lídia J. Tasima1,2, Caroline Serino-Silva1,2, Daniela M. Hatakeyama1,2, Erika S. Nishiduka3, Alexandre K. Tashima3, Sávio S. Sant’Anna1, Kathleen F. Grego1, Karen de Morais-Zani1,2, Anita M. Tanaka-Azevedo1,2

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