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78,135 Venoms and toxins (peptides and non-peptides) found in snakes, spiders, scorpions, insects, and other microorganisms are also significant in drug discovery due to their specific interactions with macromolecular targets in the body, and have been proven crucial while studying receptors, ion channels, and enzymes. Toxins like α-bungarotoxin (from the venom of the elapid snake Taiwanese banded krait (Bungarus multicinctus)),136,137 tetrodotoxin (from puffer fish and many other widely varying animals including certain bacteria)138–143 and teprotide (from Brazilian viper)144 etc.
In the drug discovery and development stages, the pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics including absorption, distribution, metabolism, excretion, and toxicity (ADMET) for the test drug molecule are thoroughly investigated. After analyzing all these data, the drug molecule may enter into the final development stage for drug delivery that involves proper production formulation, which is eventually considered for clinical trials. The whole process may be summarized in the flowchart (Fig. qxd 9/7/2011 4:23 PM b1214 Page 17 Bioactive Natural Products Natural Products in Drug Discovery ADMET Target Identification Drug Discovery Stage Drug Development Stage (Product Formulation) 17 Clinical Trial Stage Approval Processes Launching of the drug on the market, after successful clinical trials followed by proper approvals Lead Optimization Rational Drug DesignBased Analog Synthesis Discovery of NP-Lead Bioactivity-Guided Screening, Isolation and Characterization of Natural Products (NPs) Fig.
Doripenem Doripenem (20; Finibax®/Doribax™; Shionogi Co. , 2005; Johnson & Johnson, 2007), a synthetic carbapenem-type β-lactam, has appeared to be an ultra-broad spectrum injectable antibiotic. It was launched in Japan by Shionogi Co. Ltd. 244,245 When doripenem is absorbed into the body, the drug takes effect by eliminating the initial bacteria causing the infection. Primarily, doripenem decreases the process of cell wall growth, which eventually leads to elimination of the infectious cell bacteria altogether.