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Assembling an arsenal, the scorpion way

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Evolutionary Biology, January 2008
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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (93rd percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (90th percentile)

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1 blog
twitter
1 tweeter
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1 patent
facebook
1 Facebook page

Citations

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Title
Assembling an arsenal, the scorpion way
Published in
BMC Evolutionary Biology, January 2008
DOI 10.1186/1471-2148-8-333
Pubmed ID
Authors

Adi Kozminsky-Atias, Adi Bar-Shalom, Dan Mishmar, Noam Zilberberg

Abstract

For survival, scorpions depend on a wide array of short neurotoxic polypeptides. The venoms of scorpions from the most studied group, the Buthida, are a rich source of small, 23-78 amino acid-long peptides, well packed by either three or four disulfide bridges that affect ion channel function in excitable and non-excitable cells.

Twitter Demographics

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Spain 1 2%
Netherlands 1 2%
Sudan 1 2%
Belgium 1 2%
Unknown 61 94%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 18 28%
Researcher 11 17%
Student > Master 11 17%
Student > Bachelor 7 11%
Student > Doctoral Student 5 8%
Other 7 11%
Unknown 6 9%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 32 49%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 9 14%
Veterinary Science and Veterinary Medicine 2 3%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 2 3%
Chemistry 2 3%
Other 9 14%
Unknown 9 14%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 15. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 15 October 2019.
All research outputs
#1,213,618
of 14,904,292 outputs
Outputs from BMC Evolutionary Biology
#377
of 2,653 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#14,048
of 211,601 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Evolutionary Biology
#30
of 305 outputs
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