1*Anjali Choba, 2Shikha Attri
1M.Pharma in pharmacology from shoolini university solan, himachal pradesh
2M.Pharm in pharmaceutical chemistry from lachoo memorial college of science and technology, jodhpur
Venomous creatures have a sophisticated mechanism for prey capture which includes a vast array of biologically-active compounds, such as enzymes, proteins, peptides and small molecular weight compounds. The venom peptides are directed against a wide variety of pharmacological targets, making them an invaluable source of ligands for studying the properties of these targets in different experimental paradigms. Much knowledge has been gained in terms of how poisons and venoms and their composite toxins give rise to the syndromes associated with envenoming and poisoning and in some isolated cases there have been a few such agents promoted for therapeutic use. A number of these peptides have been used for the treatment of pain, diabetes, multiple sclerosis and cardiovascular diseases.