How can venom peptides be developed into human therapeutics?
- At: 2014 FIP Congress in PSWC, Melbourne (Australia)
- Type: Presentation
- By: KING, Glenn (The University of Queensland, Institute for Molecular Bioscience, St lucia, Australia)
Venomous animals have a long history as a source of medical treatments. Snake venom has been used in Ayurvedic medicine since the 7th century B.C. to prolong life and treat arthritis and gastrointestinal ailments, while tarantulas are used by indigenous populations of Central and South America to treat ailments ranging from asthma to cancer... The access to the whole abstract and the presentation file is available to FIP members and to congress participants of that specific congress.