Research Papers.

Trained as a researcher, I am engaged in the same process as my clients, so I well understand the obstacles and pressures they face when it comes to publishing their work.  I have seen immense changes in scientific publishing during my career, but I won't detail those here.  Younger researchers probably couldn't even imagine creating figures by hand, using graph paper, adhesive black tape, and plastic letters, when the Apple IIe was the state-of-the-art personal computer.

Some representative publications are listed below.

Snake venom NAD glycohydrolases: Primary structures and genomic structure.

Organic constituents of snake venoms: The picture is vastly more complex than we imagined.

Polyamines as snake toxins and their probable pharmacological functions in envenomation.

Snake venoms as integrated systems: Abundant proteins evolve more rapidly.

Population genomic analysis of a pitviper reveals microevolutionary forces underlying venom chemistry.

Coralsnake Venomics: Analysis of venom gland transcriptomes and proteomes of six Brazilian species.

A severe accident caused by an Ocellate River Stingray (Potamotrygon motoro) in Central Brazil. How well do we really understand stingray venom chemistry, envenomation, and therapeutics?

Elution of tightly bound solutes from Concanavalin A Sepharose:  Factors affecting the desorption of cottonmouth venom glycoproteins.

A novel peptide from the ACEI/BPP-CNP precursor in the venom of Crotalus durissus collilineatus.

Taxonomic distribution and quantitative analysis of free purine and pyrimidine nucleosides in snake venoms.

Ophidian envenomation strategies and the role of purines. 

Prey Specificity, Comparative Lethality and Compositional Differences of Brazilian Micrurus Venoms.

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