Gandhi Radis-Baptista

Universidade Federal do CearáBrazil

BS (1993) in Pharmacy and Biochemistry from University of São Paulo. Received his master degree in Technology of Fermentation in 1996, and his PhD in Life Sciences (Biochemistry) in 2002, both from University of São Paulo. He was associate researcher (postdoctoral fellow) in the Laboratory of Molecular Toxinology at Instituto Butantan (2002-2003). Participated of several scientific missions to the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST/MITI), Japan. Served as associate professor (2005-2008) in Department of Biochemistry at Federal University of Pernambuco. Presently, he is associate professor in Institute of Marine Sciences at Federal University of Ceara. His main scientific interests are polypeptides from marine and terrestrial organims, cell receptors, molecular interaction and recombinant DNA technology.

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Molecular Toxinology has been consolidated as a scientific area focused on the intertwined description of several aspects of animal toxins. In an inquiring biotechnological world, animal toxins appear as an invaluable source for the discovery of therapeutic polypeptides. Animal toxins rely on specific chemical interactions with their partner molecule to exert their biological actions. The comprehension of how molecules interact and recognize their target is essential for the rational exploration of bioactive polypeptides as therapeutics. Investigation on the mechanism of molecular interaction and recognition offers a window of opportunity for the pharmaceutical industry and clinical medicine. Thus, this book brings examples of two interconnected themes - molecular recognition and toxinology concerning to the integration between analytical procedures and biomedical applications.

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