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Minor snake venom proteins: Structure, function and potential applications

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Boldrini-Franca, Johara ; Cologna, Camila Takeno ; Pucca, Manuela Berto ; Figueiredo Bordon, Karla de Castro ; Amorim, Fernando Gobbi ; Pino Anjolette, Fernando Antonio ; Cordeiro, Francielle Almeida ; Wiezel, Gisele Adriano ; Cerni, Felipe Augusto ; Pinheiro-Junior, Ernesto Lopes ; Tanaka Shibao, Priscila Yumi ; Ferreira, Isabela Gobbo ; de Oliveira, Isadora Sousa ; Cardoso, Lara Aime ; Arantes, Eliane Candiani
Total Authors: 15
Document type: Review article
Source: BIOCHIMICA ET BIOPHYSICA ACTA-GENERAL SUBJECTS; v. 1861, n. 4, p. 824-838, APR 2017.
Web of Science Citations: 18

Snake venoms present a great diversity of pharmacologically active compounds that may be applied as research and biotechnological tools, as well as in drug development and diagnostic tests for certain diseases. The most abundant toxins have been extensively studied in the last decades and some of them have already been used for different purposes. Nevertheless, most of the minor snake venom protein classes remain poorly explored, even presenting potential application in diverse areas. The main difficulty in studying these proteins lies on the impossibility of obtaining sufficient amounts of them for a comprehensive investigation. The advent of more sensitive techniques in the last few years allowed the discovery of new venom components and the indepth study of some already known minor proteins. This review summarizes information regarding some structural and functional aspects of low abundant snake venom proteins classes, such as growth factors, hyaluronidases, cysteine-rich secretory proteins, nucleases and nucleotidases, cobra venom factors, vespryns, protease inhibitors, antimicrobial peptides, among others. Some potential applications of these molecules are discussed herein in order to encourage researchers to explore the full venom repertoire and to discover new molecules or applications for the already known venom components.(C) 2016 Published by Elsevier B.V. (AU)

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