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Arachnids of medical importance in Brazil: main active compounds present in scorpion and spider venoms and tick saliva

Overview of attention for article published in Journal of Venomous Animals and Toxins including Tropical Diseases, August 2015
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Title
Arachnids of medical importance in Brazil: main active compounds present in scorpion and spider venoms and tick saliva
Published in
Journal of Venomous Animals and Toxins including Tropical Diseases, August 2015
DOI 10.1186/s40409-015-0028-5
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Authors

Francielle A. Cordeiro, Fernanda G. Amorim, Fernando A. P. Anjolette, Eliane C. Arantes

Abstract

Arachnida is the largest class among the arthropods, constituting over 60,000 described species (spiders, mites, ticks, scorpions, palpigrades, pseudoscorpions, solpugids and harvestmen). Many accidents are caused by arachnids, especially spiders and scorpions, while some diseases can be transmitted by mites and ticks. These animals are widely dispersed in urban centers due to the large availability of shelter and food, increasing the incidence of accidents. Several protein and non-protein compounds present in the venom and saliva of these animals are responsible for symptoms observed in envenoming, exhibiting neurotoxic, dermonecrotic and hemorrhagic activities. The phylogenomic analysis from the complementary DNA of single-copy nuclear protein-coding genes shows that these animals share some common protein families known as neurotoxins, defensins, hyaluronidase, antimicrobial peptides, phospholipases and proteinases. This indicates that the venoms from these animals may present components with functional and structural similarities. Therefore, we described in this review the main components present in spider and scorpion venom as well as in tick saliva, since they have similar components. These three arachnids are responsible for many accidents of medical relevance in Brazil. Additionally, this study shows potential biotechnological applications of some components with important biological activities, which may motivate the conducting of further research studies on their action mechanisms.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
India 1 <1%
Unknown 117 99%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 25 21%
Researcher 18 15%
Student > Master 17 14%
Student > Ph. D. Student 11 9%
Student > Doctoral Student 9 8%
Other 17 14%
Unknown 21 18%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 34 29%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 18 15%
Veterinary Science and Veterinary Medicine 5 4%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 4 3%
Immunology and Microbiology 4 3%
Other 22 19%
Unknown 31 26%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 4. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 21 October 2018.
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