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Brandongalea
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# Posted: 11 Jan 2008 17:36


I need some toxicological info regarding frogs, i attend a course about applied science and we have to make a project on any topic we want and i decided to do this project about the toxic secretion of frogs e.g. the toxins produced by the wtf - antiviral, antibacterial and reduces blood pressure, but that's all i know for the moment, i intend to do research aswell, but any help would be greatly appreciated and i promise i will mention this site in the references


Brandon
Jennifer
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# Posted: 11 Jan 2008 21:51


From http://whitestreefrog.net/facts.html

The White's Tree Frog is not only a great pet and friendly member of nature. Tree frogs have made significant contributions to the scientific community in recent years.

HIV Research

In 2005, researchers at Vanderbilt University reported that they had found that secretions from frogs (most prominently the Australian Red-Eyed Tree Frog) could effectively block HIV infection by producing peptides that attacked the HIV cells. The American Foundation for AIDS Research has agreed to fund the research to allow these scientists to better understand how these peptides kill HIV cells. Though a solution could be years away, frogs may have made the next leap forward in the search for a cure.

More information: Science Daily

Other Advances

Secretions from White's Tree Frogs have also been studied as potential treatment options for

high blood pressure
herpes simplex cold sore infections
staphylococcus

So give your frog some credit. It may look like it's just sitting there, but it ain't easy solving the world's problems!


FrogPrincess
Brandongalea
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# Posted: 11 Jan 2008 21:59


Great info, Frogs are good for the ecosystem but not just that, they can help us in medicine aswell and i want to make other people aware of the benefits these frogs are giving us, i don't think this project is going to be easy but i will give my best for it. Thanks Jennifer


Brandon
Steven Busch
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# Posted: 12 Jan 2008 20:24


bump


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Brandongalea
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146 posts

# Posted: 12 Jan 2008 22:11


bump
lol what do you mean by that?


Brandon
pollywog_uk
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# Posted: 12 Jan 2008 23:17


There are a wide number of species being used for drug research. If you can get a hold of a video of Nigel Marven's Venom Hunters there is a short section in the program about amphibian toxin research it mentions several species and also shows you how they milk Phyllomedusa bicolor.


Brandongalea
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# Posted: 12 Jan 2008 23:29


I'll remember that name for my project which i think will be very interesting. I don't need to hand until May so I have plenty of time, but when it's ready i'll make it availabe on this forum


Brandon
Frogbert
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# Posted: 13 Jan 2008 02:02


There was a whole special on the science channel about different animals and their Poisons helping people...Dang, I wish I could remember the name.


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Brandongalea
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# Posted: 13 Jan 2008 08:28


Thanks frogbert, if you remember just write it over here, but don't worry i think i'll find a lot of info on the net


Brandon
Brandongalea
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# Posted: 9 Feb 2008 07:38


I saw some clips of that guy Nigel Marven. They're awesome.


Brandon
jeanette
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# Posted: 11 Apr 2008 21:04


im afraid i dont know an awful lot about the wtf toxicity, but i did find an interesting thing fireflies making wtf die after the frog has eaten them.
http://www.aspca.org/site/PageServer?pagename=pro_ apcc_vlpp_newsletter082003
poor froggies......................bet theres loads of people that already knew about that but i didnt


jen

Oh My.......... she didnt , did she?
Brandongalea
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# Posted: 11 Apr 2008 22:17


That's interesting and good to know


Brandon
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