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Component that inhibits pain is discovered in snake toxins

Lack of partnerships and investments affects the progress of research and undertakes discoveries into treatments that can help

 
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Venom is a complex mixture of organic and inorganic substances
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A biologist and researcher at the Institute of Health Sciences (ICS), Federal University of Bahia (UFBA), Luciana Silva Lyra couples and, in partnership with the researcher Gisele Farias, started researching antinociceptive activity, which aims to find the component in the venom snakes which acts as an inhibitor of pain, more specifically, to inhibit the growth of tumors affecting the nervous system.

Luciana explains that the research process is lengthy and involves isolating the component that caused the expected effect, to make it economically viable and its production is authorized by the Ministry of Health We know that there is that possibility, now, what we need is to find who is the poison, the substance that causes the inhibitory effect. She adds that there is a breakthrough in research in this field, however, lacks partnerships developed between studies and the pharmaceutical industry, in terms of the synthesis part, sale of patents and discoveries. The researcher often finds a medicine, but do not know what to do with it. We have experience in dialogue with the market segments, to research a product with return to society, he emphasizes.

The animal venoms are a complex mixture of various organic and inorganic substances, with growth still little known. At least for snakes the poisons, it is suggested that the first active substances are proteolytic enzymes which probably aided digestion, causing the food to be an easier and safer explained. The researcher deepens these issues in the article titled Toxin as biotechnological tools and pharmacological, published in the Medical Gazette of Bahia, in November this year.

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   Palavras-chave:   Poison    Toxins    Drugs    Poisonous animals    UFBA    Captopril    Pain    Blood pressure    Tumors   
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