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  • A snaky treatment for snakebites.
     // Current Science; 5/6/94, Vol. 79 Issue 18, p15 

    Reports on the effects of poisonous snakes' venom. Protein substance as snakes' protection from the poison of other snakes; Neutralization of the destructive effects of venom from five different species of poisonous snakes by the protein; Future remedy for snake bites; Research on effects of...

  • Mythconceptions.
    Coward, Mat // Fortean Times; Aug2015, Issue 330, p23 

    The article reports on the myths and misconceptions associated with the sucking out the venom when a person gets a snake-bite and informs that the venom gets injected into the body immediately after the snake-bite.

  • Sting in the tale.
    Sweet, Melissa // Bulletin with Newsweek; 2/19/2002, Vol. 120 Issue 6312, p15 

    Focuses on the effectivity of jellyfish venom. Strength of Irukandji jellyfish venom to cause immediate death; Query on preventing the stings of deadly jellyfish; Lack of finances in making the antivenom treatment.

  • Why in the world.
    Gordon, David George // Current Science; 5/14/99, Vol. 84 Issue 16, p15 

    Provides facts on cone snail venom. Toxicity of the venom; Health benefits of the venom; Effect of ziconitide, a substance in the venom on the human nervous system; Efforts on the production of ziconitide for public use.

  • Honey bee (Apis mellifera) venom induces AIM2 inflammasome activation in human keratinocytes.
    Gordon, David George // Current Medical Literature: Dermatology; 2012, Vol. 17 Issue 4, p112 

    A review of the article "Honey bee (Apis mellifera) venom induces AIM2 inflammasome activation in human keratinocytes," by Y. Dombrowski and colleagues which appeared in the journal "Allergy" is presented.

  • Prevalencia de la alergia a la picadura de himenópteros en estudiantes de medicina veterinaria de la ciudad de Monterrey, Nuevo León, México.
    Cruz, Alfredo Arias; Toscano, Gina Monsiváis; Martínez, Gabriela Gallardo; González Díaz, Sandra Nora; Rodríguez, Gabriela Galindo // Revista Alergia de Mexico; may/jun2007, Vol. 54 Issue 3, p77 

    Background: reported prevalence of allergic systemic reactions to hymenoptera venom occur in up to 3.3% and large local reactions occur in 17% in the general population. Objective: To investigate the prevalence of hymenoptera sting allergy in a group of veterinary medicine students from...

  • Its bacteria are worse than its bite.
    Cruz, Alfredo Arias; Toscano, Gina Monsiváis; Martínez, Gabriela Gallardo; González Díaz, Sandra Nora; Rodríguez, Gabriela Galindo // New Scientist; 06/14/97, Vol. 154 Issue 2086, p13 

    Explains the cause of the severe reactions from the venomous bite of the brown reclusive spider, Loxosceles reclusa. Results of the study of Bruce Bleakly of South Dakota State University in Brookings, South Dakota; Toxins produced by bacteria from brown recluse spider puree.

  • Bites and stings due to terrestrial and aquatic animals in Europe.
    Cruz, Alfredo Arias; Toscano, Gina Monsiváis; Martínez, Gabriela Gallardo; González Díaz, Sandra Nora; Rodríguez, Gabriela Galindo // Weekly Epidemiological Record; 9/21/2001, Vol. 76 Issue 38, p290 

    Provides an overview of the main characteristics and advances concerning the diagnosis and management of bites and stings of terrestrial and aquatic animals in the European countries. Frequency of snake bites; Venom glands of scorpion species; Treatment of Hymenoptera stings.

  • Paging Doc Oc.
    Cruz, Alfredo Arias; Toscano, Gina Monsiváis; Martínez, Gabriela Gallardo; González Díaz, Sandra Nora; Rodríguez, Gabriela Galindo // Asian Pacific Post; 4/23/2009, p10 

    The article discusses a research by Bryan Fry and colleagues which investigated whether the venom found in octopuses, cuttlefish and some squid contain compounds that can help develop drugs for conditions like pain management, allergies and cancer.

  • Unusual neurotoxic envenomations by Vipera aspis aspis snakes in France.
    de Haro, L; Robbe-Vincent, A; Saliou, B; Valli, M; Bon, C; Choumet, V // Human & Experimental Toxicology; Mar2002, Vol. 21 Issue 3, p137 

    Vipera aspis aspis (V.a.a.) is the most dangerous poisonous snake in South-Eastern France. The clinical symptoms observed after V.a.a. envenomations involve mostly local signs (pain, edema) associated in the more severe cases with systemic symptoms (gastro-intestinal and cardiovascular...

  • The injuries with stonefish; toxinology, clinical presentations and treatment.
    Jafari, M.; Mohebbi, GH.; Vazirizadeh, A.; Nabipour, I. // Iranian South Medical Journal; Jan2014, Vol. 16 Issue 6, p493 

    The members of Scorpaenidae family, including stonefish (genus Synanceja) are among the most dangerous and venomous fishes in the word that inhibit in the tropical shallow waters. The toxinology of the venom of stonefish (genus Synanceja) showed that it is a mixture of proteins, containing...

    GARAJ-VRHOVAC, Verica; GAJSKI, Goran // Archives of Industrial Hygiene & Toxicology / Arhiv za Higijenu ; 2009, Vol. 60 Issue 1, p27 

    Several studies have reported radioprotective, antimutagenic, anti-inflammatory, aminociceptive, and anticancer effects of bee venom both in the cell and the whole organism. The aim of this study was to assess the effects of a single high dose of 100 µg mL-1 of whole bee venom in human...

    BARANI KUMAR, R.; SHANMUGA PRIYA, B.; XAVIER SURESH, M.; NARENDRAKUMAR, G. // International Journal of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences; 2014, Vol. 6 Issue 8, p164 

    Objectives: Various types of venoms are being produced by different toxic species which make mild or severe damage to the biological system of target species. The main objective is to disseminate structural information in order to understand the functional importance of the short chain...

    Reiling, Jennifer // JAMA: Journal of the American Medical Association; 3/27/2013, Vol. 309 Issue 12, p1207 

    The article focuses on the use of rattlesnake venom for the treatment of epilepsy. It states that a research has shown that continuous injection of crotalus poison with increasing doses of the poison can help to treat epilepsy. It further informs that dried venom contain contaminating bacteria...

  • Iron and carbon monoxide prevent degradation of plasmatic coagulation by thrombin-like activity in rattlesnake venom.
    Nielsen, V. G. // Human & Experimental Toxicology; Oct2016, Vol. 35 Issue 10, p1116 

    Thousands suffer poisonous snake bite, often from defibrinogenating species annually. Three rattlesnake species in particular, the timber rattlesnake, Eastern diamondback rattlesnake, and Southern Pacific rattlesnake, cause clinically relevant hypofibrinogenemia via thrombin-like activity in...

  • Cytotoxicity of the venom from the nematocysts of jellyfish Cyanea nozakii Kishinouye.
    Cuiping, Li; Pengcheng, Li; Jinhua, Feng; Rongfeng, Li; Huahua, Yu // Toxicology & Industrial Health; Mar2012, Vol. 28 Issue 2, p186 

    In this article, the cytotoxicity of the venom from the nematocysts of jellyfish Cyanea nozakii Kishinouye on human hepatoma cells (Bel-7402, SMMC-7721) and human colon cancer cells (H630) was investigated first. Of the three kinds of cells, the venom had the strongest cytotoxicity on H630 cells...

  • Acute myocardial infarction following a Russell's viper bite: a case report.
    Niraj, Mahboob; Jayaweera, Jayamalee L.; Kumara, Indunil WGD; Tissera, Nirmali WAJ // International Archives of Medicine; 2013, Vol. 6 Issue 1, p1 

    Introduction: Snake bite is a common and devastating environmental hazard, especially in rural areas of tropical countries. Acute myocardial infarction caused by snakebite has rarely been reported. To our knowledge we found only 10 cases of Myocardial infarction following a viper bite in English...

  • Tarantulas Milked for Novel Insecticide in Venom.
    Niraj, Mahboob; Jayaweera, Jayamalee L.; Kumara, Indunil WGD; Tissera, Nirmali WAJ // Australasian Science; Dec2013, Vol. 34 Issue 10, p12 

    The article focuses on the venom of tarantula which can kill common insect pests. It says that the discovery can lead into a development of insecticides with lesser environmental impact. According to professor Glenn King of the University of Queensland, there is an urgent need for an insecticide...

  • Toxicological and Histological Evaluation of Bothrops itapetiningae Venom.
    Oliveira-Jünior, Nelson G.; Silva, Osmar N.; Oliveira, Vanessa C.; Dias, Simoni C.; Franco, Octávio L. // Journal of Herpetology; Dec2012, Vol. 46 Issue 4, p653 

    Envenomation by snakes of the genus Bothrops is characterized by local pain, systemic bleeding, tachycardia, acute renal failure, as well as swelling and redness caused by the enzymatic and proteolytic action of venom. The toxicological and histological effects of the venom of Bothrops...

  • Proteolytic activity of Elapid and Viperid Snake venoms and its implication to digestion.
    Bottrall, Joshua L.; Madaras, Frank; Biven, Christopher D.; Venning, Michael G.; Mirtschin, Peter J. // Journal of Venom Research; Sep2010, Vol. 1, p18 

    Testing whether venoms may aid in digestion of the prey, eleven snake venoms were compared for the presence of proteases and endopeptidases that function in alkaline pH conditions. In vitro experiments examined the relative protease and endopeptidase activity of the venoms, which involved...

  • OEdème facial persistant après une piqûre de vive sur le cuir chevelu.
    Lopez, Jean-Guillaume; Leenhardt, Julien; de Haro, Luc // Annales de Toxicologie Analytique; 2014, Vol. 25 Issue 4, p185 

    In Europe, where marine envenomations are usually not severe, some rare stings may require medical management; for example, weever fish stings, inducing numerous marine envenomations on the European coasts (these accidents lead to frequent consultations during the summer season in the French...

    Stark, C. Patrick; Tiernan, Chelsea; Chiszar, David // Psychological Record; Summer2011, Vol. 61 Issue 3, p363 

    It has been demonstrated that rattlesnakes can discriminate between envenomed and nonenvenomed rodent prey based on venom-related cues deposited during the strike. This behavior is crucial to the snake's ability to choose the chemical trail left by an envenomed rodent fleeing the strike area and...

  • The Biological Effects of Venom Derived from the Ectoparasitic Wasp Eulophus pennicornis (Nees) (Hymenoptera: Eulophidae): Evidence for Dual Endocrine Regulation.
    Bell, Howard A.; Powell, Michelle E.; Price, Dan R.G.; Weaver, Robert J. // Open Entomology Journal; 2010, Vol. 4, p8 

    The venom of the ectoparasitoid Eulophus pennicornis is known to induce developmental arrest in parasitized hosts through the prevention of moulting. However, little work has explored how the venom affects different host stages, whether the observed effects vary with different doses, and whether...

  • Peces venenosos.
    PARKER, STEVE // Pesces; 1997, p54 

    No abstract available.

  • Bee venom for multiple sclerosis.
    D'Epiro, Nancy Walsh // Patient Care; 9/15/1999, Vol. 33 Issue 14, p27 

    Analyzes the active compounds of honey bee (Apis mellifera) venom for potential pharmacologic activity. Venom synthesis for defensive value; Anti-inflammatory and immunomodulatory effects; Usage and precautions; Apitherapy applications; Implications for multiple sclerosis treatment; Most common...

    Ibrahim, Nihal M.; Wahby, Ahmed F. // Egyptian Journal of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology; Jun2010, Vol. 28 Issue 1, p83 

    The immunological cross-reactivity among the Elapidae, Viperidae and Buthidae venoms was detected in dot blot and western blot assays and quantified in ELISA as percentage of absorbance of heterologous versus homologous reaction. Mutual cross-reactivity between the Elapidae and Viperidae venoms...

  • Anti-tumor activity of CrTX in human lung adenocarcinoma cell line A549.
    Ye, Bin; Xie, Yan; Qin, Zheng-hong; Wu, Jun-chao; Han, Rong; He, Jing-kang // Acta Pharmacologica Sinica; Nov2011, Vol. 32 Issue 11, p1397 

    Aim:To assess the cytotoxic effect of crotoxin (CrTX), a potent neurotoxin extracted from the venom of the pit viper Crotalus durissus terrificus, in human lung adenocarcinoma A549 cells and investigated the underlying mechanisms.Methods:A549 cells were treated with gradient concentrations of...

  • Interactions of PLA2-s from Vipera lebetina, Vipera berus berus and Naja naja oxiana Venom with Platelets, Bacterial and Cancer Cells.
    Samel, Mari; Vija, Heiki; Kurvet, Imbi; Künnis-Beres, Kai; Trummal, Katrin; Subbi, Juhan; Kahru, Anne; Siigur, Jüri // Toxins; Feb2013, Vol. 5 Issue 2, p203 

    Secretory phospholipasesA2 (sPLA2s) form a large family of structurally related enzymes widespread in nature. Herein, we studied the inhibitory effects of sPLA2s from Vipera lebetina (VLPLA2), Vipera berus berus (VBBPLA2), and Naja naja oxiana (NNOPLA2) venoms on (i) human platelets, (ii) four...

  • Bee venom.
    Samel, Mari; Vija, Heiki; Kurvet, Imbi; Künnis-Beres, Kai; Trummal, Katrin; Subbi, Juhan; Kahru, Anne; Siigur, Jüri // Reactions Weekly; 2/13/2010, Issue 1288, p8 

    The article describes the case of a 49-year-old woman with polyarthralgia, muscle pain and weakness who developed angioedema and systemic lupus erythematosus after undergoing bee venom trial. She developed fever after receiving bee venom on her knees. Her fever immediately resolved after...

  • Cardiovascular Responses to Bothrops alternatus (Urutu) Snake Venom in Anesthetized Dogs.
    Dias, Lourdes; Rodrigues, Mariana; Smaal, Adriana; Rennó, André; Mello, Sueli; Moreno, Heitor; Hyslop, Stephen // Cardiovascular Toxicology; Sep2012, Vol. 12 Issue 3, p243 

    The cardiovascular responses to Bothrops alternatus snake venom in anesthetized dogs were investigated. Venom (0.3 mg/kg, i.v.) markedly decreased arterial blood pressure, coronary perfusion pressure, and cardiac output (CO) after 5 min, with progressive recovery of the first two parameters to...

  • The Need for Full Integration of Snakebite Envenoming within a Global Strategy to Combat the Neglected Tropical Diseases: The Way Forward.
    Gutiérrez, José María; Warrell, David A.; Williams, David J.; Jensen, Simon; Brown, Nicholas; Calvete, Juan J.; Harrison, Robert A. // PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases; Jun2013, Vol. 7 Issue 6, p1 

    The authors discuss the global strategies to combat snakebite envenoming and other neglected tropical diseases (NTDs). They report that more than 5 million people suffer snakebite every year resulting in 25,000-125,000 deaths based on conservative estimates. They note the significant achievement...

  • Pharmacological Alternatives for the Treatment of Neurodegenerative Disorders: Wasp and Bee Venoms and Their Components as New Neuroactive Tools.
    Silva, Juliana; Monge-Fuentes, Victoria; Gomes, Flávia; Lopes, Kamila; dos Anjos, Lilian; Campos, Gabriel; Arenas, Claudia; Biolchi, Andréia; Gonçalves, Jacqueline; Galante, Priscilla; Campos, Leandro; Mortari, Márcia // Toxins; Aug2015, Vol. 7 Issue 8, p3179 

    Neurodegenerative diseases are relentlessly progressive, severely impacting affected patients, families and society as a whole. Increased life expectancy has made these diseases more common worldwide. Unfortunately, available drugs have insufficient therapeutic effects on many subtypes of these...

  • Venom Concentrations and Clotting Factor Levels in a Prospective Cohort of Russell’s Viper Bites with Coagulopathy.
    Isbister, Geoffrey K.; Maduwage, Kalana; Scorgie, Fiona E.; Shahmy, Seyed; Mohamed, Fahim; Abeysinghe, Chandana; Karunathilake, Harendra; O’Leary, Margaret A.; Gnanathasan, Christeine A.; Lincz, Lisa F. // PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases; 8/21/2015, Vol. 9 Issue 8, p1 

    Background: Russell’s viper envenoming is a major problem in South Asia and causes venom induced consumption coagulopathy. This study aimed to investigate the kinetics and dynamics of venom and clotting function in Russell’s viper envenoming. Methodology/Principal Findings: In a...

  • Latrodectus Envenomation in Greece.
    Antoniou, Garyfallia Nikolaos; Iliopoulos, Dimitrios; Kalkouni, Rania; Iliopoulou, Sofia; Rigakos, Giorgos; Baka, Agoritsa // Permanente Journal; Fall2014, Vol. 18 Issue 4, pE155 

    During the summer period 2011-2012, seven widow spider bites in Greece were reported to the Hellenic Center for Disease Control and Prevention. Widow spiders (in the genus Latrodectus) are found all over the world, including Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia, and the US. Alpha-latrotoxin (main...

  • Neurotoxicity in Snakebite—The Limits of Our Knowledge.
    Ranawaka, Udaya K.; Lalloo, David G.; de Silva, H. Janaka // PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases; Oct2013, Vol. 7 Issue 10, p1 

    Snakebite is classified by the WHO as a neglected tropical disease. Envenoming is a significant public health problem in tropical and subtropical regions. Neurotoxicity is a key feature of some envenomings, and there are many unanswered questions regarding this manifestation. Acute neuromuscular...

  • A heteromeric Texas coral snake toxin targets acid-sensing ion channels to produce pain.
    Bohlen, Christopher J.; Chesler, Alexander T.; Sharif-Naeini, Reza; Medzihradszky, Katalin F.; Zhou, Sharleen; King, David; Sánchez, Elda E.; Burlingame, Alma L.; Basbaum, Allan I.; Julius, David // Nature; 11/17/2011, Vol. 479 Issue 7373, p410 

    Natural products that elicit discomfort or pain represent invaluable tools for probing molecular mechanisms underlying pain sensation. Plant-derived irritants have predominated in this regard, but animal venoms have also evolved to avert predators by targeting neurons and receptors whose...

  • Be a Creator, Not an Inheritor (Guest Voice).
    Schlundt, Dale // Moderate Voice; 9/16/15, p2 

    In this article, the author discusses the importance of being a creator rather than a inheritor, citing several examples. He informs about the very scholarly response of a male gynecologist on the impact of venom on author's unborn son. He also argues against the issue of immigration reform...

  • Toxic Effects of Crude Venom of a Desert Cobra, Walterinnesia aegyptia, on Liver, Abdominal Muscles and Brain of Male Albino Rats.
    Khalid Al-Sadoon, Mohammed; Mohamed Orabi, Gamal; Badr, Gamal // Pakistan Journal of Zoology; 2013, Vol. 45 Issue 5, p1359 

    The toxic effect of an acute dose of Walterinnesia aegyptia crude venom was studied in male albino rats. Liver enzymes, alaninetransaminase (ALT), aspartate transaminase (AST) and gamma glutamyltransferase(γ-GT), total protein concentration and Alkaline phosphatase(ALP) enzyme activity in the...

  • Clinical and Demographic Profile of Snake Envenomation in Himachal Pradesh, India.
    PIYUSH GAUTAM; NIVEDITA SHARMA; MILAP SHARMA; SANJEEV CHOUDHARY // Indian Pediatrics; Nov2014, Vol. 51 Issue 11, p934 

    We describe profile of 60 children [mean (SD) age, 9.5 (3.8) y] presenting to the department of Pediatrics with snake envenomation. Neurotoxic bites were predominant (53%) and required mean (SD) 21.5 (9.29) antisnake venom vials, while children with neurohemotoxic features required mean (SD)...

  • Haematological Effects of Odontobuthus odonturus (Arachnida: Buthidae) Venom in Albino Mice.
    Mishal, Rabia; Tahir, Hafiz Muhammad; Yaqoob, Rabia; Zafar, Kinza; Arshad, Muhammad; Sher, Muhammad // Pakistan Journal of Zoology; Oct2015, Vol. 47 Issue 5, p1213 

    Scorpion envenomation represents a significant cause of morbidity and mortality in many countries. Odontobuthus odonturus is a medically important scorpion that inhibits sandy areas. In the present study we evaluated the in-vivo toxic effects of O. odonturus venom on male albino mice. Scorpions...

  • Damage to the Median and Ulnar Nerves After a Snake Bite.
    Zanette, Giampietro; Lauriola, Matteo Francesco; Tamburin, Stefano // Canadian Journal of Neurological Sciences; Nov2015, Vol. 42 Issue 6, p448 

    The article discusses the case of a 26-year-old woman who experienced median and ulnar nerve necrosis resulting in ultrasound feature of a double neuroma-incontinuity after being bitten by a spectacled cobra (Naja naja) to the forearm. Topics discussed include the number of cases resulting from...

  • The Buzz About Ocular Stings.
    Kabat, Alan G.; Sowka, Joseph W. // Review of Optometry; 10/15/2011, Vol. 148 Issue 10, p130 

    The article discusses ocular sting injuries from bee and wasp and the management for such injuries. It discusses the three categories of bee sting injuries such as mechanical, toxic, and immunologic and the effects of different therapeutics in the said cases. It says that ocular stings may lead...

  • Reversible Myocarditis after Black Widow Spider Envenomation.
    Dendane, Tarek; Abidi, Khalid; Madani, Naoufel; Benthami, Asmae; Gueddari, Fatima-Zohra; Abouqal, Redoune; Zeggwagh, Amine-Ali // Case Reports in Medicine; 2012, p1 

    Black widow spiders can cause variable clinical scenarios from local damage to very serious conditions including death. Acute myocardial damage is rarely observed and its prognostic significance is not known. We report a rare case of a 35-year-old man who developed an acute myocarditis with...

  • True Science, Fake History.
    Roberts, Jacob // Chemical Heritage; Summer2014, Vol. 32 Issue 2, p7 

    The article focuses on the life and work of Italian scientist Francesco Redi. Topics covered include Redi's work on germ theory and spontaneous generation, investigation of why snakes are deadly and the belief that venom is harmless unless injected into the bloodstream, 1678 hoax about the...

  • Sustained Ventricular Tachycardia and Cardiogenic Shock due to Scorpion Envenomation.
    Miranda, Carlos Henrique; Maio, Karina Tozatto; Moreira, Henrique Turin; Moraes, Marcos; do Carmo Custodio, Viviane Imaculada; Pazin-Filho, Antonio; Cupo, Palmira // Case Reports in Medicine; 2014, p1 

    We describe a case of severe scorpion envenomation in an adult patient, with the presence of very rapid sustained ventricular tachycardia followed by cardiogenic shock, which was reversed by scorpion antivenom administration. Scorpion venom causes cardiac changes that can lead to an environment...

  • Incidence and impact outcome of hyperglycaemia in severe scorpion envenomed children requiring intensive care admission.
    Chtara, Kamilia; Bahloul, Mabrouk; Turki, Olfa; Baccouche, Najeh; Regaieg, Kais; Ben Hamida, Chokri; Chelly, Hedi; Chabchoub, Imen; Chaari, Anis; Bouaziz, Mounir // Intensive Care Medicine; Oct2015, Vol. 41 Issue 10, p1871 

    The article presents a study on the incidence and impact outcome of hyperglycaemia in severe scorpion envenomed children that require intensive care admission. Based on the study results, hyperglycaemia is usually observed in severe scorpion envenomation in children requiring intensive care unit...

    Riaz, Z.; Zaman, M. Q.; Ullah, Z.; Habib-ur-Rehman; Yousaf, M. S.; Rabbani, I.; Khan, M. I.; Hussain, M. S.; Tahir, S.; Majeed, K. A. // JAPS: Journal of Animal & Plant Sciences; Oct2015, Vol. 25 Issue 5, p1344 

    The present study evaluated the acute bio-physiological effects of Lethal dose 50 (LD 50) of crude venom of Black Pakistani Cobra, Naja naja karachiensis, collected from Southern Punjab, Pakistan. Adult mice (n=20) were injected intramuscularly with normal saline (n/s) or LD50 of crude venom...

  • Centipede Venoms and Their Components: Resources for Potential Therapeutic Applications.
    Hakim, Md. Abdul; Shilong Yang; Ren Lai // Toxins; Nov2015, Vol. 7 Issue 11, p4832 

    Venomous animals have evolved with sophisticated bio-chemical strategies to arrest prey and defend themselves from natural predators. In recent years, peptide toxins from venomous animals have drawn considerable attention from researchers due to their surprising chemical, biochemical, and...

  • Parasitoidism of the Sarcophaga dux (Diptera: Sarcophagidae) on the Mesobuthus martensii (Scorpiones: Buthidae) and Its Implications.
    CHENG-MIN SHI; XUE-SHU ZHANG; DE-XING ZHANG // Annals of the Entomological Society of America; Nov2015, Vol. 108 Issue 6, p978 

    The Chinese scorpion, Mesobuthus martensii (Karsch, 1879), is a medically important arthropod, with its venom representing a rich resource for bioactive molecules. Very little is known about the natural enemies of scorpion, albeit some populations are on the verge of extinction due to human...

  • The Pro-Coagulant Fibrinogenolytic Serine Protease Isoenzymes Purified from Daboia russelii russelii Venom Coagulate the Blood through Factor V Activation: Role of Glycosylation on Enzymatic Activity.
    Mukherjee, Ashis K. // PLoS ONE; Feb2014, Vol. 9 Issue 2, p1 

    Proteases from Russell's viper venom (RVV) induce a variety of toxic effects in victim. Therefore, four new RVV protease isoenzymes of molecular mass 32901.044 Da, 333631.179 Da, 333571.472 Da, and 34594.776 Da, were characterized in this study. The first 10 N-terminal residues of these serine...

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