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Chemistry, isolation and microbioassays of arthropod neurotoxins


, : Chemistry, isolation and microbioassays of arthropod neurotoxins. Pesticide chemistry: Advances in International Research, Development, and Legislation: Proceedings of the 7th International Congress of Pesticide chemistry IUPAC (Ed. 1): 75-85

Three groups of arthropods have developed specialized neurotoxins in venom-producing organs: the scorpions spiders and hymenopteran insects (bees wasps and ants. These neurotoxins, which have different targets (the voltage-dependent sodium and potassium channels involved in the conduction of action potentials, and synaptic transmission in the central nervous system and neuromuscular junctions) may provide leads to a new generation of pharmaceuticals or pesticides.

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