Monday, 2 March 2015

Mapping lizard venom makes it possible to develop new drugs

Date:
February 24, 2015

Source:
Aarhus University

Summary:
Lizards and other reptiles are not normally considered venomous, but a number of lizard species actually do produce and use venom. The most classic venomous lizard is no doubt the gila monster -- a heavy-bodied lizard. As the first in the world, a group of researchers has made a comprehensive description of the proteins in the venom which can prove to be relevant in connection with developing new types of drugs.

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