Invertebrate Venoms by Species
Buthid and non-buthid scorpions.
The peptides in these venoms have a wide range of activities principally on ion channels such as K+, Ca2+ , Na+ and Cl-
Our other venomous and poisonous invertebrates cover an enormous diversity from Myriapoda and Coleoptera, through to Hymenoptera and Cnidaria. Thus there is a wide range of tools available practically for any target.
Vertebrate Venoms by Species
Cobras, mambas, taipans. etc.
These peptide rich venoms contain three finger toxins that bind specifically to ion channels, but also GPCR’s and other receptors.
Vipers, pit vipers, rattlesnakes etc.
Along with a diverse range of enzymes, viper venoms also contain cell penetrating peptides and antimicrobial compounds. This is the largest group of animals delivering venom derived drugs.
All other venomous/poisonous vertebrate groups
Other venomous vertebrates such as lizards have already delivered a block buster type II diabetes drug and many more such compounds are likely.