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Title: Scorpion venom: A poison or a medicine-mini review
Authors: Shah, Pir Tariq
Ali, Farooq
Qayyum, Sadia
Ahmed, Shehzad
Haleem, Kashif Syed
Tauseef, Isfahan
Hayat, Azam Hayat
Malik, Attiya Abdul
Ramzan, Rahdia
Khan, Ibrar
Keywords: Scorpion venom;Antibacterial;Antifungal;Antiviraland Anticancer Potential
Issue Date: Apr-2018
Publisher: NISCAIR-CSIR, India
Abstract: The Scorpion’s venom considered to be highly complex mixture of nucleotides, enzymes, mucoproteins, biogenic amines, salts, as well as peptides and proteins, which have been used in traditional medicine for thousands of years mainly in Asia and Africa. With the significant discoveries in the number of valuable biologically active components of scorpion venom, numerous drug candidates have been found with the potential to encounter many of the emerging global health crisis. This mini-review sheds light on the application of scorpion venoms and toxins as potential novel antibacterial, antifungal and antiviral, especially as anticancer therapeutics.
Page(s): 773-778
ISSN: 0975-1033 (Online); 0379-5136 (Print)
Appears in Collections:IJMS Vol.47(04) [April 2018]

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