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Inhibition of local hemorrhage and dermonecrosis induced by Bothrops asper snake venom: effectiveness of early in situ administration of the peptidomimetic metalloproteinase inhibitor batimastat and the chelating agent CaNa2EDTA
The effectiveness of the chelating agent CaNa2EDTA and the peptidomimetic matrix metalloproteinase inhibitor batimastat (BB-94) to inhibit local tissue damage induced by Bothrops asper snake venom was studied in mice. Both ...
Modulation of the Susceptibility of Human Erythrocytes to Snake Venom Myotoxic Phospholipases A2: Role of Negatively Charged Phospholipids as Potential Membrane Binding Sites
Cerrophidion (Bothrops) godmani myotoxins I (CGMT-I) and II (CGMT-II), Asp-49 and Lys-49 phospholipases A(2) (PLA2s), which drastically differ in enzymatic activity, were devoid of direct hemolytic effects on erythrocytes ...
Anti-human erythrocyte antibodies in horse-derived antivenoms used in the treatment of snakebite envenomations
This work examined the presence of antibodies reacting with human erythrocytes in horse-derived antivenoms used in the treatment of snakebite envenomations, and assessed the efficacy of various fractionation protocols in ...
Trends in Snakebite Envenomation Therapy: Scientific, Technological and Public Health Considerations
The therapy of snakebite envenomation has been based on the parenteral administration of animal-derived antivenoms. Despite the success of this treatment at reducing the impact of snakebite mortality and morbidity, mostly ...
Neutralization of local tissue damage induced by Bothrops asper (terciopelo) snake venom
Local tissue damage represents a serious consequence of Bothrops asper envenomations. It encompasses a complex series of alterations, including myonecrosis, dermonecrosis, hemorrhage and edema. Due to its rapid development ...