In this study, we are presenting the inflammatory and aphrodisiac potential of lionfish venom. Based on a case at the east Mediterranean coast of Turkey, our group made observations, certain blood as well as physiological tests to interpret the effect of the venom on the victim. The patient’s blood amounted to an immune response that had an inflammatory character rather than an allergic reaction based on the changes in the white blood cell content. Moreover, the patient had signs of muscle tissue injury as well as arrhythmia. The venom had erectile function increasing activity on the victim who was in line with the previously reported effect of lionfish venom at the intracellular level that also overlaps with the activity of Sildenafil. Our study suggests potential erectile dysfunction (impotence) treatment applications of the lionfish venom and is, to our knowledge, the first study to report and interpret such a potential of the venom.
|Konular||Deniz ve Tatlı Su Biyolojisi|
|Destekleyen Kurum||Mersin Üniversitesi|
|Yayımlanma Tarihi||30 Eylül 2020|
|Gönderilme Tarihi||30 Temmuz 2020|
|Kabul Tarihi||30 Eylül 2020|
|Yayınlandığı Sayı||Yıl 2020, Cilt 3, Sayı 3|