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Comparative proteomic analysis of the venom of the taipan snake, Oxyuranus scutellatus, from Papua New Guinea and Australia: Role of neurotoxic and procoagulant effects in venom toxicity
The venom proteomes of populations of the highly venomous taipan snake, Oxyuranus scutellatus, from Australia and Papua New Guinea (PNG), were characterized by reverse-phase HPLC fractionation, followed by analysis of ...
Snake venomics and toxicological profiling of the arboreal pitviper Bothriechis supraciliaris from Costa Rica
The genus Bothriechis comprises a lineage of nine species of Neotropical pitvipers distributed mainly in highlands across Middle America, all adapted to arboreal habitats. Bothriechis supraciliaris is a relatively recently ...
Comparative study of the efficacy and safety of two polyvalent, caprylic acid fractionated [IgG and F(ab0)2] antivenoms, in Bothrops asper bites in Colombia
The efficacy and safety of two polyvalent horse-derived antivenoms in Bothrops asper envenomings were tested in a randomized, double-blind, clinical trial performed in Colombia. Both antivenoms were manufactured from the ...
Myotoxic and cytolytic activities of dimeric Lys49 phospholipase A2 homologues are reduced, but not abolished, by a pH-induced dissociation
Lys49 phospholipase A2 (PLA2) homologues are myotoxic proteins devoid of catalytic activity. Their toxic determinants map to the C-terminal region 115–129, which plays an effector role in membrane damage. The dimeric state ...
Purification of IgG and albumin from human plasma by aqueous two phase system fractionation
The current shortages in human plasma products at global levels justify the development of new, cost effective plasma fractionation methods. We have developed a fractionation process to obtain immunoglobulin G (IgG) and ...
Snake venomics of the pit vipers Porthidium nasutum, Porthidium ophryomegas, and Cerrophidion godmani from Costa Rica: Toxicological and taxonomical insights
Within the Neotropical pit vipers, a lineage of primarily Middle American snake species referred to as the “Porthidium group” includes the genera Atropoides, Cerrophidion, and Porthidium. In this study, the venom proteomes ...