• SIMRAN SHARMA Department of Zoology, Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Gorakhpur University, Gorakhpur
  • RAVI KANT UPADHYAY Department of Zoology, Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Gorakhpur University, Gorakhpur



Coelenterate toxins, Ion channels, Venoms biological, Pharmaceutical and therapeutic effects


Present review article emphasizes species specific coelenterate toxins, its pharmaceutical and therapeutic effects. Most of the coelenterates inflict venom accidently by using nematocysts found on arms. These animals very quickly do massive and multiple inflictions of venom which causes cardiotoxicity that leads to the death of human beings. Coelenterate venom toxin groups differ in their composition and show diverse biological activity i.e. cytolytic or neurotoxic, hemolytic, anti-parasitic activity, α-amylase inhibitor activity, and analgesic activity anti-cancerous and antitumor activity, anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial activity. Coelenterate venom initiates toxic and immunological reactions exert their effects by modifying the properties of the ion channels involved in action potential generation in nerve, heart, and skeletal muscles. This article suggests available information, on coelenterate toxins could be used to develop potential therapeutic interventions for various human diseases and disorders.


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How to Cite

SHARMA, S., and R. K. UPADHYAY. “COELENTERATE TOXINS, ITS PHARMACEUTICAL AND THERAPEUTIC EFFECTS”. International Journal of Current Pharmaceutical Research, vol. 13, no. 6, Nov. 2021, pp. 11-19, doi:10.22159/ijcpr.2021v13i6.1912.



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