Scorpion Venom: A Poison or a Medicine-Mini Review

Scorpion Venom: A Poison or a Medicine-Mini Review

Abstract

The Scorpion’s venom considered to be highly complex mixture of nucleotides, enzymes, mucoproteins, biogenic amines, salts, as well as peptides and proteins, which have been used in traditional medicine for thousands of years mainly in Asia and Africa. With the significant discoveries in the number of valuable biologically active components of scorpion venom, numerous drug candidates have been found with the potential to encounter many of the emerging global health crisis. This mini-review sheds light on the application of scorpion venoms and toxins as potential novel antibacterial, antifungal and antiviral, especially as anticancer therapeutics.

No. of Pages
773-778
Volume
47
Author's Details
Pir Triq Shah and Ibrar Khan
Research Field
Microbiology