Urodacus

Summary

Alias: Urocacus

Top Publications

  1. doi Structure, molecular modeling, and function of the novel potassium channel blocker urotoxin isolated from the venom of the Australian scorpion Urodacus yaschenkoi
    Karen Luna-Ramírez
    Australian Venom Research Unit and Cardiovascular Therapeutics Unit, Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics, University of Melbourne, Parkville, Victoria, Australia K L R, C E W Departamento de Medicina Molecular y Bioprocesos, Instituto de Biotecnologia, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Avenida Universidad, Cuernavaca, Mexico R R C, V Q H, F I V C, L D P Department of Biophysics and Cell Biology, Research Center for Molecular Medicine, University of Debrecen, Debrecen, Hungary A B, G P MTA DE Cell Biology and Signaling Research Group, Debrecen, Hungary G P and Department of Biochemistry, La Trobe Institute for Molecular Science, La Trobe University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia J C
    Mol Pharmacol 86:28-41. 2014
  2. doi Effects of reconstruction of a pre-European vertebrate assemblage on ground-dwelling arachnids in arid Australia
    Colin J Silvey
    Department of Zoology, La Trobe University, Melbourne, Vic, 3068, Australia
    Oecologia 178:497-509. 2015
  3. pmc Whole Transcriptome of the Venom Gland from Urodacus yaschenkoi Scorpion
    Karen Luna-Ramírez
    Australian Venom Research Unit, Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics, University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    PLoS ONE 10:e0127883. 2015
  4. pmc Bioactivity of Natural and Engineered Antimicrobial Peptides from Venom of the Scorpions Urodacus yaschenkoi and U. manicatus
    Karen Luna-Ramírez
    Fraunhofer Institute for Molecular Biology and Applied Ecology, Winchester Strasse 2, D 35394 Giessen, Germany
    Toxins (Basel) 9:. 2017
  5. pmc Genetic and morphological analyses indicate that the Australian endemic scorpion Urodacus yaschenkoi (Scorpiones: Urodacidae) is a species complex
    Karen Luna-Ramírez
    Museum Victoria, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    Peerj 5:e2759. 2017
  6. pmc Evolution stings: the origin and diversification of scorpion toxin peptide scaffolds
    Kartik Sunagar
    CIMAR CIIMAR, Centro Interdisciplinar de Investigacao Marinha e Ambiental, Universidade do Porto, Rua dos Bragas, 177, 4050 123 Porto, Portugal
    Toxins (Basel) 5:2456-87. 2013
  7. doi Characterization of the venom from the Australian scorpion Urodacus yaschenkoi: Molecular mass analysis of components, cDNA sequences and peptides with antimicrobial activity
    Karen Luna-Ramírez
    Australian Venom Research Unit and Cardiovascular Therapeutics Unit, Pharmacology Department, University of Melbourne, Parkville, Victoria 3010, Australia
    Toxicon 63:44-54. 2013
  8. ncbi Australian scorpion stings: a prospective study of definite stings
    Geoffrey K Isbister
    Discipline of Clinical Pharmacology, University of Newcastle, Newcastle Mater Misericordiae Hospital, Clinical Sciences Building, Level 5 Edith Street, Waratah, NSW 2298, Australia
    Toxicon 41:877-83. 2003
  9. ncbi Scorpion stings in Australia: five definite stings and a review
    G K Isbister
    Newcastle Mater Misericordiae Hospital, Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia
    Intern Med J 34:427-30. 2004

Scientific Experts

  • Bryan G Fry
  • Geoffrey K Isbister
  • Karen Luna-Ramírez
  • Verónica Quintero-Hernández
  • Lourival D Possani
  • Colin J Silvey
  • Kartik Sunagar
  • Andreas Vilcinskas
  • Adam D Miller
  • Gordana Rasic
  • Mohammad Rahnamaeian
  • Miray Tonk
  • Victor Rivelino Juárez-González
  • Matthew W Hayward
  • Heloise Gibb
  • Janni Christensen
  • Gyorgy Panyi
  • Rita Restano-Cassulini
  • Adam Bartok
  • Fredy I V Coronas
  • Christine E Wright
  • Sergio A Muñoz-Gómez
  • Ivan Koludarov
  • Eivind A B Undheim
  • Agostinho Antunes
  • Angelo H C Chan
  • Leonel Vargas-Jaimes
  • Cesar V F Batista
  • Kenneth D Winkel

Detail Information

Publications9

  1. doi Structure, molecular modeling, and function of the novel potassium channel blocker urotoxin isolated from the venom of the Australian scorpion Urodacus yaschenkoi
    Karen Luna-Ramírez
    Australian Venom Research Unit and Cardiovascular Therapeutics Unit, Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics, University of Melbourne, Parkville, Victoria, Australia K L R, C E W Departamento de Medicina Molecular y Bioprocesos, Instituto de Biotecnologia, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Avenida Universidad, Cuernavaca, Mexico R R C, V Q H, F I V C, L D P Department of Biophysics and Cell Biology, Research Center for Molecular Medicine, University of Debrecen, Debrecen, Hungary A B, G P MTA DE Cell Biology and Signaling Research Group, Debrecen, Hungary G P and Department of Biochemistry, La Trobe Institute for Molecular Science, La Trobe University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia J C
    Mol Pharmacol 86:28-41. 2014
    ..characterization of urotoxin, the first K(+) channel toxin isolated from the venom of the Australian scorpion Urodacus yaschenkoi. It is a basic peptide consisting of 37 amino acids with an amidated C-terminal residue...
  2. doi Effects of reconstruction of a pre-European vertebrate assemblage on ground-dwelling arachnids in arid Australia
    Colin J Silvey
    Department of Zoology, La Trobe University, Melbourne, Vic, 3068, Australia
    Oecologia 178:497-509. 2015
    ..The dominant dune scorpion, Urodacus yaschenkoi, was less abundant and a wolf spider (Lycosa gibsoni species group) more abundant in reconstructed ..
  3. pmc Whole Transcriptome of the Venom Gland from Urodacus yaschenkoi Scorpion
    Karen Luna-Ramírez
    Australian Venom Research Unit, Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics, University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    PLoS ONE 10:e0127883. 2015
    ..b>Urodacus yaschenkoi belongs to the most widely distributed family of Australian scorpions (Urodacidae) and it is found all ..
  4. pmc Bioactivity of Natural and Engineered Antimicrobial Peptides from Venom of the Scorpions Urodacus yaschenkoi and U. manicatus
    Karen Luna-Ramírez
    Fraunhofer Institute for Molecular Biology and Applied Ecology, Winchester Strasse 2, D 35394 Giessen, Germany
    Toxins (Basel) 9:. 2017
    ..Here, we investigated natural and engineered AMPs from the scorpions Urodacus yaschenkoi and U...
  5. pmc Genetic and morphological analyses indicate that the Australian endemic scorpion Urodacus yaschenkoi (Scorpiones: Urodacidae) is a species complex
    Karen Luna-Ramírez
    Museum Victoria, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    Peerj 5:e2759. 2017
    ..the first insight into the molecular variation and evolutionary history of the endemic Australian scorpion Urodacus yaschenkoi...
  6. pmc Evolution stings: the origin and diversification of scorpion toxin peptide scaffolds
    Kartik Sunagar
    CIMAR CIIMAR, Centro Interdisciplinar de Investigacao Marinha e Ambiental, Universidade do Porto, Rua dos Bragas, 177, 4050 123 Porto, Portugal
    Toxins (Basel) 5:2456-87. 2013
    ..Australian scorpion lineages, for instance, have been completely neglected, with only a single scorpion species (Urodacus yaschenkoi) having its venom transcriptome sequenced...
  7. doi Characterization of the venom from the Australian scorpion Urodacus yaschenkoi: Molecular mass analysis of components, cDNA sequences and peptides with antimicrobial activity
    Karen Luna-Ramírez
    Australian Venom Research Unit and Cardiovascular Therapeutics Unit, Pharmacology Department, University of Melbourne, Parkville, Victoria 3010, Australia
    Toxicon 63:44-54. 2013
    ..This communication reports the first results of a proteome analysis of the venom of the scorpion Urodacus yaschenkoi performed by mass fingerprinting, after high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) separation...
  8. ncbi Australian scorpion stings: a prospective study of definite stings
    Geoffrey K Isbister
    Discipline of Clinical Pharmacology, University of Newcastle, Newcastle Mater Misericordiae Hospital, Clinical Sciences Building, Level 5 Edith Street, Waratah, NSW 2298, Australia
    Toxicon 41:877-83. 2003
    ..and Urodacidae (five, all Urodacus spp.). The majority of stings (76%) were by one genus of scorpion Lychas spp...
  9. ncbi Scorpion stings in Australia: five definite stings and a review
    G K Isbister
    Newcastle Mater Misericordiae Hospital, Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia
    Intern Med J 34:427-30. 2004
    ..The stings from Australian buthid scorpions cause more severe effects than from the larger species in the families Urodacidae (genus Urodacus) and Liochelidae (genus Liocheles).