- Spider-venom peptides as bioinsecticidesMonique J Windley
Neurotoxin Research Group, School of Medical and Molecular Biosciences, University of Technology, Sydney, NSW, Australia
Toxins (Basel) 4:191-227. 2012..Here we review the structure and pharmacology of these toxins and discuss the potential of this vast peptide library for the discovery of novel bioinsecticides...
- The Janus-faced atracotoxins are specific blockers of invertebrate K(Ca) channelsSimon J Gunning
Neurotoxin Research Group, Department of Medical and Molecular Biosciences, University of Technology, Sydney, NSW, Australia
FEBS J 275:4045-59. 2008..This study establishes the Janus-faced atracotoxins as valuable tools for the study of invertebrate K(Ca) channels and suggests that K(Ca) channels might be potential insecticide targets...
- A novel family of insect-selective peptide neurotoxins targeting insect large-conductance calcium-activated K+ channels isolated from the venom of the theraphosid spider Eucratoscelus constrictusMonique J Windley
School of Medical and Molecular Biosciences, University of Technology, Sydney, PO Box 123, Broadway NSW 2007, Australia
Mol Pharmacol 80:1-13. 2011..This study therefore establishes these toxins as tools for studying the role of BK(Ca) channels in insects and lead compounds for the development of novel insecticides...