Peptide therapeutics from venomous marine organisms

As venomous marine organisms, sea anemones and cone snails are a promising and largely unexplored source of ion channel modulators and other peptides of value as diagnostic tools and/or for the treatment of numerous diseases. This project will evaluate the structural and functional diversity of bioactive peptides recently identified from transcriptomic/proteomic analyses of Australian sea anemones and other marine organisms.

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