Peran Herpetofauna dalam Bidang Kesehatan: Peluang dan Tantangan


  • Aditya K. Karim Jurusan Biologi FMIPA Universitas Cenderawasih, Jayapura–Papua
  • Zainal A. Wasaraka PS. Pendidikan Biologi, FKIP Universitas Cenderawasih, Jayapura
  • Linus Y. Chrystomo Jurusan Biologi FMIPA Universitas Cenderawasih, Jayapura–Papua
  • Ervina Indrayani Jurusan Biologi FMIPA Universitas Cenderawasih, Jayapura–Papua



Skin secretions and venom from many species of amphibi (frogs and toads) and reptil (group of herpetofauna) from different famillies contain a wide range of unique physiological compounds with biological activity such as peptide, protein, non-protein, and enzyme. They are potent for drug development. The compounds, known as mode of action have practical application as pharmaceutical agents, diagnostic reagents or preparative tools. Peptides with potential anticancer, fibrinolityc, antibacterial, antifungal, antidiabetic activity play important roles in human health. This review introduces roles of herpetofauna for drugs development, potential therapeutic values and their application in human health and disease.

Key words: Herpetofauna, skin secretion, venom, drugs development, health.


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Author Biographies

Aditya K. Karim, Jurusan Biologi FMIPA Universitas Cenderawasih, Jayapura–Papua

Jurusan Biologi FMIPA Universitas Cenderawasih, Jayapura–Papua

Zainal A. Wasaraka, PS. Pendidikan Biologi, FKIP Universitas Cenderawasih, Jayapura

PS. Pendidikan Biologi, FKIP Universitas Cenderawasih, Jayapura

Linus Y. Chrystomo, Jurusan Biologi FMIPA Universitas Cenderawasih, Jayapura–Papua

Jurusan Biologi FMIPA Universitas Cenderawasih, Jayapura–Papua

Ervina Indrayani, Jurusan Biologi FMIPA Universitas Cenderawasih, Jayapura–Papua

Jurusan Biologi FMIPA Universitas Cenderawasih, Jayapura–Papua


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