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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 ...
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 ...
Antimicrobial activity of myotoxic phospholipases A2 from crotalid snake venoms and synthetic peptide variants derived from their C-terminal region
A short peptide derived from the C-terminal region of Bothrops asper myotoxin II, a Lys49 phospholipase A2 (PLA2), was previously found to reproduce the bactericidal activity of its parent molecule. In this study, a panel ...
Structure of myotoxin-II, a catalytically inactive Lys49 phospholipase A2 homologue from Atropoides nummifer venom
Lys49 snake-venom phospholipase A2 (PLA2) homologues are highly myotoxic proteins which, although lacking catalytic activity, possess the ability to disrupt biological membranes, inducing significant muscle-tissue loss ...