The Resource Biological Toxins and Bioterrorism, edited by P. Gopalakrishnakone, Mahdi Balali-Mood, Lyndon Llewellyn, Bal Ram Singh, (electronic resource)

Biological Toxins and Bioterrorism, edited by P. Gopalakrishnakone, Mahdi Balali-Mood, Lyndon Llewellyn, Bal Ram Singh, (electronic resource)

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Biological Toxins and Bioterrorism
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Biological Toxins and Bioterrorism
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edited by P. Gopalakrishnakone, Mahdi Balali-Mood, Lyndon Llewellyn, Bal Ram Singh
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eng
Summary
Biological toxins are an important part of our world, a reality with which we need to cope, so in parallel with understanding their mechanisms of action and thereby improving our fundamental knowledge, there are successful efforts to utilize them as therapeutics against some debilitating human and animal diseases. In view of the complexity of different types of biotoxins and the broad range of toxin structure, physiology, utility, and countermeasures including regulatory issues, it was thus aimed to compile a book on biotoxins and bioweapons. This reference work in the Toxinology handbook series gathers together knowledge from around the globe about naturally inspired and manufactured biological weapons. The authors describe how they work; how authorities may detect their presence, prevent their use, and diagnose their impacts; and the means by which medical and paramedical professionals may treat victims. Also described are how they have been used to further our knowledge and what insights they have given us into evolutionary and physiological processes. Finally, it is also discussed how these toxins can be used as therapeutics and what the implications of such therapeutics are to their use as biothreat agents. This volume provides a reference accessible to scientists, educators, and medical experts alike with an interest in biotoxins, focusing on the major toxins used as bioweapons. Regulatory agencies will also benefit from the information provided in this book. Some in the intended audience may need to understand how they elicit their effects and how we can defend ourselves against them. Others may be interested in the sometimes colorful histories that surround this subset of biotoxins that can be and, in some cases, have been used as weapons
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RM1-950
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non fiction
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  • Gopalakrishnakone, P.
  • Balali-Mood, Mahdi.
  • Llewellyn, Lyndon.
  • Singh, Bal Ram
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Toxinology
Series volume
1
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  • Medicine
  • Toxicology
  • Pharmaceutical technology
  • Life sciences
  • Biochemistry
  • Physiology
  • Biomedicine
  • Pharmacology/Toxicology
  • Pharmaceutical Sciences/Technology
  • Life Sciences, general
  • Animal Biochemistry
  • Animal Physiology
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Biological Toxins and Bioterrorism, edited by P. Gopalakrishnakone, Mahdi Balali-Mood, Lyndon Llewellyn, Bal Ram Singh, (electronic resource)
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mixed
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online resource
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cr
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rdacarrier
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not applicable
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Abrin and Immunoneutralization: A Review -- Abrin: A Review -- Aflatoxins -- Aptamers as Antidotes against Toxins -- Artificial Resistance using Antitoxins and Anti-venoms -- Basic Chemistry of Toxins Relevant to Vaccine, Diagnostics, and Countermeasures -- Bioactive Peptides Against Bioterror Agents -- Biological Toxin Detection: A Review -- Biology, Ecology and Evolution of Receptor-Based Toxin Resistance -- Biosecurity and Toxins -- Botulinum Toxins Antidotes -- Botulinum Toxins: A Review -- Cellular Assays for Toxins -- Challenges in Developing Inhibitors Against Toxins -- Cholera Toxin -- Counterfeit Botulinum Medical Products and Risk of Bioterrorism -- Decoy-Receptor-Like Toxin-Binding Proteins and Their Potential Role in Toxin Resistance -- Diagnostics of Botulism -- Evolutionary Traits of Toxins -- Mycotoxins -- Mycotoxins II -- Pheromones and Amphibian Biology -- Public Health Lab Response to Potential Toxin Bioterrorism -- Review on BTW: Toxins and Contemporary Bioterrorism -- Ricin as Bioweapons -- Ricin: A Review -- Toxins and Food Safety -- Toxins Detection -- Toxins of GID Relevance -- The Biology of Chemical Signals as Toxins and in Venoms
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unknown
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XXIV, 604 p. 123 illus., 95 illus. in color. eReference.
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multiple file formats
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electronic
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9789400758698
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uncompressed
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computer
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rdamedia
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c
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10.1007/978-94-007-5869-8
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online resource.
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absent
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access
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remote
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(DE-He213)978-94-007-5869-8
Label
Biological Toxins and Bioterrorism, edited by P. Gopalakrishnakone, Mahdi Balali-Mood, Lyndon Llewellyn, Bal Ram Singh, (electronic resource)
Publication
Antecedent source
mixed
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Abrin and Immunoneutralization: A Review -- Abrin: A Review -- Aflatoxins -- Aptamers as Antidotes against Toxins -- Artificial Resistance using Antitoxins and Anti-venoms -- Basic Chemistry of Toxins Relevant to Vaccine, Diagnostics, and Countermeasures -- Bioactive Peptides Against Bioterror Agents -- Biological Toxin Detection: A Review -- Biology, Ecology and Evolution of Receptor-Based Toxin Resistance -- Biosecurity and Toxins -- Botulinum Toxins Antidotes -- Botulinum Toxins: A Review -- Cellular Assays for Toxins -- Challenges in Developing Inhibitors Against Toxins -- Cholera Toxin -- Counterfeit Botulinum Medical Products and Risk of Bioterrorism -- Decoy-Receptor-Like Toxin-Binding Proteins and Their Potential Role in Toxin Resistance -- Diagnostics of Botulism -- Evolutionary Traits of Toxins -- Mycotoxins -- Mycotoxins II -- Pheromones and Amphibian Biology -- Public Health Lab Response to Potential Toxin Bioterrorism -- Review on BTW: Toxins and Contemporary Bioterrorism -- Ricin as Bioweapons -- Ricin: A Review -- Toxins and Food Safety -- Toxins Detection -- Toxins of GID Relevance -- The Biology of Chemical Signals as Toxins and in Venoms
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
XXIV, 604 p. 123 illus., 95 illus. in color. eReference.
File format
multiple file formats
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9789400758698
Level of compression
uncompressed
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.1007/978-94-007-5869-8
Other physical details
online resource.
Quality assurance targets
absent
Reformatting quality
access
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(DE-He213)978-94-007-5869-8

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