Accession Number : ADA329235

Title :   Vth Pan American Symposium on Animal, Plant and Microbial Toxins.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 Dec 94-30 Nov 95,

Corporate Author : OKLAHOMA STATE UNIV STILLWATER

Personal Author(s) : Ownby, Charlotte L.

PDF Url : ADA329235

Report Date : DEC 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 247

Abstract : This report covers recent work in the areas of snake, plant, microbial and arthro- pod toxins. Presentations on snake toxins include work done on neurotoxins such as B-bungarotoxin and k-neurotoxins, phospholipase A2 myotoxins, anti-muscarinic toxins, metalloproteinases, fibrinolytic enzymes, cardiotoxins, and antihemorrhagic factors. Presentations on plant and microbial toxins include work done on ricin, Clostridium perfringens enterotoxin, cone snail peptides, sea anemone toxins, proteinase inhibitors and maitotoxin. Presentations on arthropod toxins included work on scorpion neurotoxins, K+ channel-blocking peptides, lice and wasp proteins, stinging insect venom allergens and Australian funnel-web spider toxins. Techniques and methods employed in these projects ranged from classical biochemistry, pharmacology and pathology to state-of-the-art molecular biology including cloning, expression and mutation studies.

Descriptors :   *ANIMALS, *VENOMS, *TOXINS AND ANTITOXINS, *PLANTS(BOTANY), *MICROORGANISMS, *CLOSTRIDIUM PERFRINGENS, SYMPOSIA, STATE OF THE ART, PEPTIDES, BIOCHEMISTRY, ENZYMES, MUTATIONS, ENTEROTOXINS, MOLECULAR BIOLOGY, CLONES, PATHOLOGY, GENETIC ENGINEERING, CONICAL BODIES, RICIN, SNAKES, PHARMACOLOGY, INSECTS, PEPTIDE HYDROLASES, NEUROTOXINS, SNAILS, ARTHROPODA, ALLERGENS, LICE, FIBRINOLYSIS.

Subject Categories : Biology
      Toxicology
      Microbiology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE