Solutions or mixtures of toxic and nontoxic substances elaborated by snake (Ophidia) salivary glands for the purpose of killing prey or disabling predators and delivered by grooved or hollow fangs. They usually contain enzymes, toxins, and other factors.
Limbless REPTILES of the suborder Serpentes.
Venoms from snakes of the subfamily Crotalinae or pit vipers, found mostly in the Americas. They include the rattlesnake, cottonmouth, fer-de-lance, bushmaster, and American copperhead. Their venoms contain nontoxic proteins, cardio-, hemo-, cyto-, and neurotoxins, and many enzymes, especially phospholipases A. Many of the toxins have been characterized.
A genus of poisonous snakes of the VIPERIDAE family. About 50 species are known and all are found in tropical America and southern South America. Bothrops atrox is the fer-de-lance and B. jararaca is the jararaca. (Goin, Goin, and Zug, Introduction to Herpetology, 3d ed, p336)
Bites by snakes. Bite by a venomous snake is characterized by stinging pain at the wound puncture. The venom injected at the site of the bite is capable of producing a deleterious effect on the blood or on the nervous system. (Webster's 3d ed; from Dorland, 27th ed, at snake, venomous)
Venoms from SNAKES of the viperid family. They tend to be less toxic than elapid or hydrophid venoms and act mainly on the vascular system, interfering with coagulation and capillary membrane integrity and are highly cytotoxic. They contain large amounts of several enzymes, other factors, and some toxins.
Venoms from snakes of the family Elapidae, including cobras, kraits, mambas, coral, tiger, and Australian snakes. The venoms contain polypeptide toxins of various kinds, cytolytic, hemolytic, and neurotoxic factors, but fewer enzymes than viper or crotalid venoms. Many of the toxins have been characterized.
A family of snakes comprising three subfamilies: Azemiopinae (the mountain viper, the sole member of this subfamily), Viperinae (true vipers), and Crotalinae (pit vipers). They are widespread throughout the world, being found in the United States, Central and South America, Europe, Asia and Africa. Their venoms act on the blood (hemotoxic) as compared to the venom of elapids which act on the nervous system (neurotoxic). (Goin, Goin, and Zug, Introduction to Herpetology, 3d ed, pp333-36)
Antisera used to counteract poisoning by animal VENOMS, especially SNAKE VENOMS.
Venoms from snakes of the genus Naja (family Elapidae). They contain many specific proteins that have cytotoxic, hemolytic, neurotoxic, and other properties. Like other elapid venoms, they are rich in enzymes. They include cobramines and cobralysins.
A family of extremely venomous snakes, comprising coral snakes, cobras, mambas, kraits, and sea snakes. They are widely distributed, being found in the southern United States, South America, Africa, southern Asia, Australia, and the Pacific Islands. The elapids include three subfamilies: Elapinae, Hydrophiinae, and Lauticaudinae. Like the viperids, they have venom fangs in the front part of the upper jaw. The mambas of Africa are the most dangerous of all snakes by virtue of their size, speed, and highly toxic venom. (Goin, Goin, and Zug, Introduction to Herpetology, 3d ed, p329-33)
Poisonous animal secretions forming fluid mixtures of many different enzymes, toxins, and other substances. These substances are produced in specialized glands and secreted through specialized delivery systems (nematocysts, spines, fangs, etc.) for disabling prey or predator.
A genus of venomous snakes of the subfamily Crotalinae. Twelve species of this genus are found in North and Central America and Asia. Agkistrodon contortrix is the copperhead, A. piscivorus, the cottonmouth. The former is named for its russet or orange-brown color, the latter for the white interior of its mouth. (Goin, Goin, and Zug, Introduction to Herpetology, 3d ed, p336; Moore, Poisonous Snakes of the World, 1980, p75)
Venoms obtained from Apis mellifera (honey bee) and related species. They contain various enzymes, polypeptide toxins, and other substances, some of which are allergenic or immunogenic or both. These venoms were formerly used in rheumatism to stimulate the pituitary-adrenal system.
Proteins obtained from species of REPTILES.
A genus of snakes of the family VIPERIDAE, one of the pit vipers, so-called from the pit hollowing out the maxillary bone, opening between the eye and the nostril. They are distinctively American serpents. Most of the 25 recognized species are found in the southwestern United States and northern Mexico. Several species are found as far north as Canada and east of the Mississippi, including southern Appalachia. They are named for the jointed rattle (Greek krotalon) at the tip of their tail. (Goin, Goin, and Zug: Introduction to Herpetology, 3d ed; Moore: Poisonous Snakes of the World, 1980, p335)
The largest family of snakes, comprising five subfamilies: Colubrinae, Natricinae, Homalopsinae, Lycodontinae, and Xenodontinae. They show a great diversity of eating habits, some eating almost anything, others having a specialized diet. They can be oviparous, ovoviviparous, or viviparous. The majority of North American snakes are colubrines. Among the colubrids are king snakes, water moccasins, water snakes, and garter snakes. Some genera are poisonous. (Goin, Goin, and Zug, Introduction to Herpetology, 3d ed, pp321-29)
Venoms produced by the wasp (Vespid) family of stinging insects, including hornets; the venoms contain enzymes, biogenic amines, histamine releasing factors, kinins, toxic polypeptides, etc., and are similar to bee venoms.
A genus of snakes of the family VIPERIDAE. About 30 species are currently recognized, found in southeast Asia and adjacent island chains. The Okinawa habu frequently enters dwellings in search of rats and mice; the Chinese habu is often found in suburban and agricultural areas. They are quite irritable. (Moore: Poisonous Snakes of the World, 1980, p136)
Venoms of arthropods of the order Araneida of the ARACHNIDA. The venoms usually contain several protein fractions, including ENZYMES, hemolytic, neurolytic, and other TOXINS, BIOLOGICAL.
Venoms from animals of the order Scorpionida of the class Arachnida. They contain neuro- and hemotoxins, enzymes, and various other factors that may release acetylcholine and catecholamines from nerve endings. Of the several protein toxins that have been characterized, most are immunogenic.
A proteolytic enzyme obtained from the venom of fer-de-lance (Bothrops atrox). It is used as a plasma clotting agent for fibrinogen and for the detection of fibrinogen degradation products. The presence of heparin does not interfere with the clotting test. Hemocoagulase is a mixture containing batroxobin and factor X activator. EC 3.4.21.-.
Venoms from animals of the phylum Arthropoda. Those most investigated are from scorpions and spiders of the class Arachnidae and from ant, bee, and wasp families of the Insecta order Hymenoptera. The venoms contain protein toxins, enzymes, and other bioactive substances and may be lethal to man.
An enzyme that catalyzes the oxidative deamination of L-amino acids to KETO ACIDS with the generation of AMMONIA and HYDROGEN PEROXIDE. L-amino acid oxidase is widely distributed in and is thought to contribute to the toxicity of SNAKE VENOMS.
Proteases which use a metal, normally ZINC, in the catalytic mechanism. This group of enzymes is inactivated by metal CHELATORS.
A family of polypeptides purified from snake venoms, which contain the arginine-glycine-aspartic acid (RGD) sequence. The RGD tripeptide binds to integrin receptors and thus competitively inhibits normal integrin-ligand interactions. Disintegrins thus block adhesive functions and act as platelet aggregation inhibitors.
Phospholipases that hydrolyze the acyl group attached to the 2-position of PHOSPHOGLYCERIDES.
A genus of poisonous snakes of the subfamily Elapinae of the family ELAPIDAE. They comprise the kraits. Twelve species are recognized and all inhabit southeast Asia. They are considered extremely dangerous. (Moore: Poisonous Snakes of the World, 1980, p120)
Compounds that inhibit or block the activity of a PHOSPHOLIPASE A2 enzyme.
Toxic substances from microorganisms, plants or animals that interfere with the functions of the nervous system. Most venoms contain neurotoxic substances. Myotoxins are included in this concept.
A specific complex of toxic proteins from the venom of Crotalus durissus terrificus (South American rattlesnake). It can be separated into a phospholipase A and crotapotin fragment; the latter consists of three different amino acid chains, potentiates the enzyme, and is specifically neurotoxic.
Phospholipases that hydrolyze one of the acyl groups of phosphoglycerides or glycerophosphatidates.
A phosphoric diester hydrolase that removes 5'-nucleotides from the 3'-hydroxy termini of 3'-hydroxy-terminated OLIGONUCLEOTIDES. It has low activity towards POLYNUCLEOTIDES and the presence of 3'-phosphate terminus on the substrate may inhibit hydrolysis.
The order of amino acids as they occur in a polypeptide chain. This is referred to as the primary structure of proteins. It is of fundamental importance in determining PROTEIN CONFORMATION.
A family of snakes comprising the boas, anacondas, and pythons. They occupy a variety of habitats through the tropics and subtropics and are arboreal, aquatic or fossorial (burrowing). Some are oviparous, others ovoviviparous. Contrary to popular opinion, they do not crush the bones of their victims: their coils exert enough pressure to stop a prey's breathing, thus suffocating it. There are five subfamilies: Boinae, Bolyerinae, Erycinae, Pythoninae, and Tropidophiinae. (Goin, Goin, and Zug, Introduction to Herpetology, 3d ed, p315-320)
Venoms produced by FISHES, including SHARKS and sting rays, usually delivered by spines. They contain various substances, including very labile toxins that affect the HEART specifically and all MUSCLES generally.
Venoms from the superfamily Formicoidea, Ants. They may contain protein factors and toxins, histamine, enzymes, and alkaloids and are often allergenic or immunogenic.
A subcategory of secreted phospholipases A2 that includes enzymes isolated from a variety of sources. The creation of this group is based upon similarities in the structural determinants of the enzymes including a negatively charged carboxy-terminal segment.
Descriptions of specific amino acid, carbohydrate, or nucleotide sequences which have appeared in the published literature and/or are deposited in and maintained by databanks such as GENBANK, European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL), National Biomedical Research Foundation (NBRF), or other sequence repositories.
Most abundant proteins in COBRA venom; basic polypeptides of 57 to 62 amino acids with four disulfide bonds and a molecular weight of less than 7000; causes skeletal and cardiac muscle contraction, interferes with neuromuscular and ganglionic transmission, depolarizes nerve, muscle and blood cell membranes, thus causing hemolysis.
Venoms from mollusks, including CONUS and OCTOPUS species. The venoms contain proteins, enzymes, choline derivatives, slow-reacting substances, and several characterized polypeptide toxins that affect the nervous system. Mollusk venoms include cephalotoxin, venerupin, maculotoxin, surugatoxin, conotoxins, and murexine.
ENDOPEPTIDASES which use a metal such as ZINC in the catalytic mechanism.
A subcategory of phospholipases A2 that are secreted from cells. They are 14 kDa proteins containing multiple disulfide-bonds and access their substrate via an interfacial binding site that interacts with phospholipid membranes. In addition specific PHOSPHOLIPASE A2 RECEPTORS can bind to and internalize the enzymes.
A class of enzymes that catalyze the hydrolysis of one of the two ester bonds in a phosphodiester compound. EC 3.1.4.
A genus of snakes of the family VIPERIDAE. It is distributed in West Pakistan, most of India, Burma, Ceylon, Thailand, southeast China, Taiwan, and a few islands of Indonesia. It hisses loudly when disturbed and strikes with great force and speed. Very prolific, it gives birth to 20-60 young. This viper is the leading cause of snakebite in India and Burma. (Moore: Poisonous Snakes of the World, 1980, p127)
Toxins, contained in cobra (Naja) venom that block cholinergic receptors; two specific proteins have been described, the small (short, Type I) and the large (long, Type II) which also exist in other Elapid venoms.
Toxins isolated from the venom of Laticauda semifasciata, a sea snake (Hydrophid); immunogenic, basic polypeptides of 62 amino acids, folded by four disulfide bonds, block neuromuscular end-plates irreversibly, thus causing paralysis and severe muscle damage; they are similar to Elapid neurotoxins.
Arthropods of the order Scorpiones, of which 1500 to 2000 species have been described. The most common live in tropical or subtropical areas. They are nocturnal and feed principally on insects and other arthropods. They are large arachnids but do not attack man spontaneously. They have a venomous sting. Their medical significance varies considerably and is dependent on their habits and venom potency rather than on their size. At most, the sting is equivalent to that of a hornet but certain species possess a highly toxic venom potentially fatal to humans. (From Dorland, 27th ed; Smith, Insects and Other Arthropods of Medical Importance, 1973, p417; Barnes, Invertebrate Zoology, 5th ed, p503)
A class of enzymes that catalyze the hydrolysis of phosphoglycerides or glycerophosphatidates. EC 3.1.-.
Venoms produced by frogs, toads, salamanders, etc. The venom glands are usually on the skin of the back and contain cardiotoxic glycosides, cholinolytics, and a number of other bioactive materials, many of which have been characterized. The venoms have been used as arrow poisons and include bufogenin, bufotoxin, bufagin, bufotalin, histrionicotoxins, and pumiliotoxin.
The degree of similarity between sequences of amino acids. This information is useful for the analyzing genetic relatedness of proteins and species.
Specific, characterizable, poisonous chemicals, often PROTEINS, with specific biological properties, including immunogenicity, produced by microbes, higher plants (PLANTS, TOXIC), or ANIMALS.
Glands of external secretion that release its secretions to the body's cavities, organs, or surface, through a duct.
Neurotoxic proteins from the venom of the banded or Formosan krait (Bungarus multicinctus, an elapid snake). alpha-Bungarotoxin blocks nicotinic acetylcholine receptors and has been used to isolate and study them; beta- and gamma-bungarotoxins act presynaptically causing acetylcholine release and depletion. Both alpha and beta forms have been characterized, the alpha being similar to the large, long or Type II neurotoxins from other elapid venoms.
Peptide hydrolases that contain at the active site a SERINE residue involved in catalysis.
Cell surface receptors that bind to and internalize SECRETED PHOSPHOLIPASES A2. Although primarily acting as scavenger receptors, these proteins may also play a role in intracellular signaling. Soluble forms of phospholipase A2 receptors occur through the action of proteases and may a play a role in the inhibition of extracellular phospholipase activity.
An enzyme fraction from the venom of the Malayan pit viper, Agkistrodon rhodostoma. It catalyzes the hydrolysis of a number of amino acid esters and a limited proteolysis of fibrinogen. It is used clinically to produce controlled defibrination in patients requiring anticoagulant therapy. EC 3.4.21.-.
Agents that cause clotting.
Abnormal fluid accumulation in TISSUES or body cavities. Most cases of edema are present under the SKIN in SUBCUTANEOUS TISSUE.
A genus of cone-shaped marine snails in the family Conidae, class GASTROPODA. It comprises more than 600 species, many containing unique venoms (CONUS VENOMS) with which they immobilize their prey.
The arrangement of two or more amino acid or base sequences from an organism or organisms in such a way as to align areas of the sequences sharing common properties. The degree of relatedness or homology between the sequences is predicted computationally or statistically based on weights assigned to the elements aligned between the sequences. This in turn can serve as a potential indicator of the genetic relatedness between the organisms.
Members of the class of compounds composed of AMINO ACIDS joined together by peptide bonds between adjacent amino acids into linear, branched or cyclical structures. OLIGOPEPTIDES are composed of approximately 2-12 amino acids. Polypeptides are composed of approximately 13 or more amino acids. PROTEINS are linear polypeptides that are normally synthesized on RIBOSOMES.
Liquid chromatographic techniques which feature high inlet pressures, high sensitivity, and high speed.
The attachment of PLATELETS to one another. This clumping together can be induced by a number of agents (e.g., THROMBIN; COLLAGEN) and is part of the mechanism leading to the formation of a THROMBUS.
Venoms from jellyfish; CORALS; SEA ANEMONES; etc. They contain hemo-, cardio-, dermo- , and neuro-toxic substances and probably ENZYMES. They include palytoxin, sarcophine, and anthopleurine.
Models used experimentally or theoretically to study molecular shape, electronic properties, or interactions; includes analogous molecules, computer-generated graphics, and mechanical structures.
The sequence of PURINES and PYRIMIDINES in nucleic acids and polynucleotides. It is also called nucleotide sequence.
Any member of the group of ENDOPEPTIDASES containing at the active site a serine residue involved in catalysis.
Electrophoresis in which a polyacrylamide gel is used as the diffusion medium.
The characteristic 3-dimensional shape of a protein, including the secondary, supersecondary (motifs), tertiary (domains) and quaternary structure of the peptide chain. PROTEIN STRUCTURE, QUATERNARY describes the conformation assumed by multimeric proteins (aggregates of more than one polypeptide chain).
Plasma glycoprotein clotted by thrombin, composed of a dimer of three non-identical pairs of polypeptide chains (alpha, beta, gamma) held together by disulfide bonds. Fibrinogen clotting is a sol-gel change involving complex molecular arrangements: whereas fibrinogen is cleaved by thrombin to form polypeptides A and B, the proteolytic action of other enzymes yields different fibrinogen degradation products.
An analytical method used in determining the identity of a chemical based on its mass using mass analyzers/mass spectrometers.
Single-stranded complementary DNA synthesized from an RNA template by the action of RNA-dependent DNA polymerase. cDNA (i.e., complementary DNA, not circular DNA, not C-DNA) is used in a variety of molecular cloning experiments as well as serving as a specific hybridization probe.
The sum of the weight of all the atoms in a molecule.
A plasma protein that is the inactive precursor of thrombin. It is converted to thrombin by a prothrombin activator complex consisting of factor Xa, factor V, phospholipid, and calcium ions. Deficiency of prothrombin leads to hypoprothrombinemia.
Bleeding or escape of blood from a vessel.
The restriction of a characteristic behavior, anatomical structure or physical system, such as immune response; metabolic response, or gene or gene variant to the members of one species. It refers to that property which differentiates one species from another but it is also used for phylogenetic levels higher or lower than the species.
5-Thymidylic acid. A thymine nucleotide containing one phosphate group esterified to the deoxyribose moiety.
The dose amount of poisonous or toxic substance or dose of ionizing radiation required to kill 50% of the tested population.
Drugs or agents which antagonize or impair any mechanism leading to blood platelet aggregation, whether during the phases of activation and shape change or following the dense-granule release reaction and stimulation of the prostaglandin-thromboxane system.
Bites and stings inflicted by insects.
A plant genus of the family ANACARDIACEAE best known for the edible fruit.
A single-chain polypeptide derived from bovine tissues consisting of 58 amino-acid residues. It is an inhibitor of proteolytic enzymes including CHYMOTRYPSIN; KALLIKREIN; PLASMIN; and TRYPSIN. It is used in the treatment of HEMORRHAGE associated with raised plasma concentrations of plasmin. It is also used to reduce blood loss and transfusion requirements in patients at high risk of major blood loss during and following open heart surgery with EXTRACORPOREAL CIRCULATION. (Reynolds JEF(Ed): Martindale: The Extra Pharmacopoeia (electronic version). Micromedex, Inc, Englewood, CO, 1995)
Separation technique in which the stationary phase consists of ion exchange resins. The resins contain loosely held small ions that easily exchange places with other small ions of like charge present in solutions washed over the resins.
The process of cumulative change at the level of DNA; RNA; and PROTEINS, over successive generations.
The insertion of recombinant DNA molecules from prokaryotic and/or eukaryotic sources into a replicating vehicle, such as a plasmid or virus vector, and the introduction of the resultant hybrid molecules into recipient cells without altering the viability of those cells.
The process of cleaving a chemical compound by the addition of a molecule of water.
Chromatography on non-ionic gels without regard to the mechanism of solute discrimination.
A mass spectrometric technique that is used for the analysis of large biomolecules. Analyte molecules are embedded in an excess matrix of small organic molecules that show a high resonant absorption at the laser wavelength used. The matrix absorbs the laser energy, thus inducing a soft disintegration of the sample-matrix mixture into free (gas phase) matrix and analyte molecules and molecular ions. In general, only molecular ions of the analyte molecules are produced, and almost no fragmentation occurs. This makes the method well suited for molecular weight determinations and mixture analysis.
The destruction of ERYTHROCYTES by many different causal agents such as antibodies, bacteria, chemicals, temperature, and changes in tonicity.
Amidines substituted with a benzene group. Benzamidine and its derivatives are known as peptidase inhibitors.
Esters formed between the aldehydic carbon of sugars and the terminal phosphate of adenosine diphosphate.
The rate dynamics in chemical or physical systems.
The parts of a macromolecule that directly participate in its specific combination with another molecule.
Non-nucleated disk-shaped cells formed in the megakaryocyte and found in the blood of all mammals. They are mainly involved in blood coagulation.
A characteristic feature of enzyme activity in relation to the kind of substrate on which the enzyme or catalytic molecule reacts.
An enzyme formed from PROTHROMBIN that converts FIBRINOGEN to FIBRIN.
The effects, both local and systemic, caused by the bites of SPIDERS.
The process of the interaction of BLOOD COAGULATION FACTORS that results in an insoluble FIBRIN clot.
Any of numerous winged hymenopterous insects of social as well as solitary habits and having formidable stings.
The process in which substances, either endogenous or exogenous, bind to proteins, peptides, enzymes, protein precursors, or allied compounds. Specific protein-binding measures are often used as assays in diagnostic assessments.
Surface glycoproteins on platelets which have a key role in hemostasis and thrombosis such as platelet adhesion and aggregation. Many of these are receptors.
A class of animal lectins that bind to carbohydrate in a calcium-dependent manner. They share a common carbohydrate-binding domain that is structurally distinct from other classes of lectins.
Cold-blooded, air-breathing VERTEBRATES belonging to the class Reptilia, usually covered with external scales or bony plates.
A small aquatic oviparous mammal of the order Monotremata found in Australia and Tasmania.
Organic compounds that generally contain an amino (-NH2) and a carboxyl (-COOH) group. Twenty alpha-amino acids are the subunits which are polymerized to form proteins.
The relationship between the chemical structure of a compound and its biological or pharmacological activity. Compounds are often classed together because they have structural characteristics in common including shape, size, stereochemical arrangement, and distribution of functional groups.
Chemical groups containing the covalent disulfide bonds -S-S-. The sulfur atoms can be bound to inorganic or organic moieties.
A class of enzymes that catalyze the conversion of a nucleotide and water to a nucleoside and orthophosphate. EC 3.1.3.-.
A serine endopeptidase that is formed from TRYPSINOGEN in the pancreas. It is converted into its active form by ENTEROPEPTIDASE in the small intestine. It catalyzes hydrolysis of the carboxyl group of either arginine or lysine. EC
Peptides composed of between two and twelve amino acids.
Peptide neurotoxins from the marine fish-hunting snails of the genus CONUS. They contain 13 to 29 amino acids which are strongly basic and are highly cross-linked by disulfide bonds. There are three types of conotoxins, omega-, alpha-, and mu-. OMEGA-CONOTOXINS inhibit voltage-activated entry of calcium into the presynaptic membrane and therefore the release of ACETYLCHOLINE. Alpha-conotoxins inhibit the postsynaptic acetylcholine receptor. Mu-conotoxins prevent the generation of muscle action potentials. (From Concise Encyclopedia Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, 3rd ed)
A genus of the Torpedinidae family consisting of several species. Members of this family have powerful electric organs and are commonly called electric rays.
An enzyme that catalyzes the transfer of a phosphate group to the 5'-terminal hydroxyl groups of DNA and RNA. EC
A process that includes the determination of AMINO ACID SEQUENCE of a protein (or peptide, oligopeptide or peptide fragment) and the information analysis of the sequence.
The level of protein structure in which combinations of secondary protein structures (alpha helices, beta sheets, loop regions, and motifs) pack together to form folded shapes called domains. Disulfide bridges between cysteines in two different parts of the polypeptide chain along with other interactions between the chains play a role in the formation and stabilization of tertiary structure. Small proteins usually consist of only one domain but larger proteins may contain a number of domains connected by segments of polypeptide chain which lack regular secondary structure.
A subclass of PEPTIDE HYDROLASES that catalyze the internal cleavage of PEPTIDES or PROTEINS.
A family of membrane-anchored glycoproteins that contain a disintegrin and metalloprotease domain. They are responsible for the proteolytic cleavage of many transmembrane proteins and the release of their extracellular domain.

Isolation and characterization of nerve growth factor from the venom of Naja naja atra. (1/438)

Nerve growth factor was isolated from the venom of Naja naja atra by ion exchange and gel permeation chromatography and was found to be homogeneous by disc gel electrophoresis. The molecular weight was estimated to be approximately 20,000 by gel filtration and 22,000 by ultracentrifugation. This protein, which showed an isoelectric point of pH 7.02, probably consists of two subunits of equal molecular weight which are held together or interact with each other noncovalently. The biological activity survives treatment by a number of proteolytic enzymes, such as trypsin [EC], chymotrypsin [EC], and pepsin [EC].  (+info)

Isolation and amino acid sequence of a neurotoxic phospholipase A from the venom of the Australian tiger snake Notechis scutatus scutatus. (2/438)

The complete amino acid sequence of notechis 5, a neurotoxic phospholipase A from the venom of Notechis scutatus scutatus (Australian tiger snake), has been elucidated. The main fragmentation of the 119-residue peptide chain was accomplished by digesting the reduced and S-carboxymethylated derivative of the protein with a staphylococcal protease specific for glutamoyl bonds. Tryptic peptides were used to align and complete the sequence of the four staphylococcal protease peptides. The sequence was determined by Edman degradation by means of the direct phenylthiohydantoin method. Notechis 5 differs in seven positions from the recently elucidated sequence of the presynaptic neurotoxin notexin from the same venom. Notechis 5 has a 50% higher specific prospholipase A activity than notexin when assayed against egg yolk but is only one-third as toxic.  (+info)

NMR spatial structure of alpha-conotoxin ImI reveals a common scaffold in snail and snake toxins recognizing neuronal nicotinic acetylcholine receptors. (3/438)

A 600 MHz NMR study of alpha-conotoxin ImI from Conus imperialis, targeting the alpha7 neuronal nicotinic acetylcholine receptor (nAChR), is presented. ImI backbone spatial structure is well defined basing on the NOEs, spin-spin coupling constants, and amide protons hydrogen-deuterium exchange data: rmsd of the backbone atom coordinates at the 2-12 region is 0.28 A in the 20 best structures. The structure is described as a type I beta-turn (positions 2-5) followed by a distorted helix (positions 5-11). Similar structural patterns can be found in all neuronal-specific alpha-conotoxins. Highly mobile side chains of the Asp-5, Arg-7 and Trp-10 residues form a single site for ImI binding to the alpha7 receptor. When depicted with opposite directions of the polypeptide chains, the ImI helix and the tip of the central loop of long chain snake neurotoxins demonstrate a common scaffold and similar positioning of the functional side chains, both of these structural elements appearing essential for binding to the neuronal nAChRs.  (+info)

Probing the role of C-1 ester group in Naja naja phospholipase A2-phospholipid interactions using butanetriol-containing phosphatidylcholine analogues. (4/438)

To understand the role of the ester moiety of the sn-1 acyl chain in phospholipase A2-glycerophospholipid interactions, we introduced an additional methylene residue between the glycerol C1 and C2 carbon atoms of phosphatidylcholines, and then studied the kinetics of hydrolysis and the binding of such butanetriol-containing phospholipids with Naja naja phospholipase A2. Hydrolysis was monitored by using phospholipids containing a NBD-labelled sn-2 acyl chain and binding was ascertained by measuring the protein tryptophan fluorescence. The hydrolysis of butanetriol-containing phospholipids was invariably slower than that of the glycerol-containing phospholipids. In addition, the enzyme binding with the substrate was markedly decreased upon replacing the glycerol residue with the 1,3,4-butanetriol moiety in phosphatidylcholines. These results have been interpreted to suggest that the sn-1 ester group in glycerophospholipids could play an important role in phospholipase A2-phospholipid interactions.  (+info)

The effects of specific antibody fragments on the 'irreversible' neurotoxicity induced by Brown snake (Pseudonaja) venom. (5/438)

Brown snake (Pseudonaja) venom has been reported to produce 'irreversible' post synaptic neurotoxicity (Harris & Maltin, 1981; Barnett et al., 1980). A murine phrenic nerve/diaphragm preparation was used to study the neurotoxic effects of this venom and pre- and post-synaptic components were distinguished by varying the temperature and frequency of nerve stimulation. There were no myotoxic effects and the neurotoxicity proved irreversible by washing alone. The effects of a new Fab based ovine antivenom have been investigated and proved able to produce a complete, rapid (< 1 h) reversal of the neurotoxicity induced by Brown snake venom. A reversal was also possible when the antivenom addition was delayed for a further 60 min. We believe that this is the first time such a reversal has been shown.  (+info)

SVPD-post-labeling detection of oxidative damage negates the problem of adventitious oxidative effects during 32P-labeling. (6/438)

The exploitation of oxidative DNA lesions as biomarkers of oxidative stress in vivo requires techniques that allow for the precise and valid measurement of oxidative damage to DNA. Previously, endogenous levels of the oxidative lesion 8-hydroxy-2'-deoxyguanosine (8-HO-dG) in rat tissues determined by a micrococcal nuclease/calf spleen phosphodiesterase-based 32P-post-labeling protocol were found to be at least 10-fold higher than those determined by HPLC with electrochemical detection. This was attributed to the adventitious oxidation of the normal nucleotides (dGp) occurring during the labeling stage of the postlabeling protocol, which could only be prevented by the introduction of additional chromatographic steps to remove the unmodified species prior to labeling. In the present study we report that an alternative snake venom phosphodiesterase-based 32P-post-labeling procedure (SVPD-postlabeling) negates the problem of adventitious oxidative damage during labeling by virtue of a unique digestion strategy. In SVPD-post-labeling, digestion yields certain lesions (thymine glycols, phosphoglycolates and abasic sites) as damage-containing dimer species which are ready substrates for labeling. In contrast, the undamaged DNA is recovered as mononucleoside species (dN) which are not substrates for labeling and so remain undetected. Furthermore, even if the mononucleosides are oxidized during labeling, they will not contribute to the level of damage detected. Indeed, we demonstrate that neither the external gamma-irradiation of the digested DNA samples nor increasing the incubation time of the labeling reaction alters the levels of damage detected by SVPD-post-labeling. The negation of adventitious oxidative effects during labeling deems that an optimized SVPD-post-labeling procedure should be well-suited for the biomonitoring of endogenous oxidative stress in vivo.  (+info)

Long-term regeneration of fast and slow murine skeletal muscles after induced injury by ACL myotoxin isolated from Agkistrodon contortrix laticinctus (broad-banded copperhead) venom. (7/438)

The aim of the present work was to analyze the regenerated muscle types I and II fibers of the soleus and gastrocnemius muscles of mice, 8 months after damage induced by ACL myotoxin (ACLMT). Animals received 5 mg/kg of ACLMT into the subcutaneous lateral region of the right hind limb, near the Achilles tendon; contralateral muscles received saline. Longitudinal and cross sections (10 microm) of frozen muscle tissue were evaluated. Eight months after ACLMT injection, both muscle types I and II fibers of soleus and gastrocnemius muscles still showed centralized nuclei and small regenerated fibers. Compared with the left muscle, the incidence of type I fibers increased in the right muscle (21% +/- 03% versus 12% +/- 06%, P = 0.009), whereas type II fibers decreased (78% +/- 02% versus 88% +/- 06%, P = 0.01). The incidence of type IIC fibers was normal. These results confirm that ACLMT induced muscle type fiber transformation from type II to type I, through type IIC. The area analysis of types I and II fibers of the gastrocnemius revealed that injured right muscles have a higher percentage of small fibers in both types I and II fibers (0-1,500 microm2) than left muscles, which have larger normal type I and II fibers (1,500-3,500 microm2). These results indicate that ACLMT can be used as an excellent model to study the rearrangement of motor units and the transformation of muscle fiber types during regeneration.  (+info)

Reaction of an activated complex of guinea-pig complement components, C56, with unsensitized erythrocytes and with erythrocytes carrying C3b molecule. (8/438)

During the interaction of guinea-pig complement intermediate cells, EAC423, with guinea-pig C5 and C6, an activated complex of C5 and C6, C56, was demonstrated in the fluid phase of the reaction mixture. C56 also was eluted from EAC42356 which had been generated by the interaction of EAC423 with C5 and C6. Both preparations of C56 showed quite similar characteristics and were not distinguished from one another. Both were capable of reacting with unsensitized erythrocytes (E) in the presence of C7 to form EC567. Further, they were able to react with EAC43 in the absence of C7 to form EAC43568 but did react with EAC43 pretreated with C3b inactivator, dithiothreitol or N-bromosuccinimide. These results indicate that guinea-pig C56 generated on EAC423 has a tendency to dissociate into the fluid phase. Nevertheless, the dissociated C56 can bind again to intact C3b molecule on the cells. The ability of cell-bound C3b to combine with C56 may lead to localization of C56 to the cell membrane carrying C3b, resulting in acceleration of attachment of C567 to the membrane. This assumption could be supported by the finding that the replacement of E by EAC43 increased the susceptibility of the cells to lytic action of complement induced by cobra venom factor. Thus, a new function of cell-bound C3b as localizing C56 to the membrane of sensitized cells was indicated.  (+info)

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Snake venom metalloproteinases (SVMPs) are predominant in viperid venoms, which provoke hemorrhage and affect hemostasis and thrombosis. P-I class enzymes consist only of a single metalloproteinase domain. Despite sharing high sequence homology, only some of them induce hemorrhage. They have direct fibrin(ogen)olytic activity. Their main biological substrate is fibrin(ogen), whose Aα-chain is degraded rapidly and independently of activation of plasminogen. It is important to understand their biochemical and physiological mechanisms, as well as their applications, to study the etiology of some human diseases and to identify sites of potential intervention. As compared to all current antiplatelet therapies to treat cardiovascular events, the SVMPs have outstanding biochemical attributes: (a) they are insensitive to plasma serine proteinase inhibitors; (b) they have the potential to avoid bleeding risk; (c) mechanistically, they are inactivated/cleared by α2-macroglobulin that limits their range of
Title:Snake Venom Proteins: Development into Antimicrobial and Wound Healing Agents. VOLUME: 11 ISSUE: 1. Author(s):Ramar Perumal Samy, Jayapal Manikandan, Gautam Sethi, Octavio L. Franco, Josiah C. Okonkwo, Bradley G. Stiles, Vincent T.K. Chow, Ponnampalam Gopalakrishnakone and Mohammed Al Qahtani. Affiliation:Venom and Toxin Research Programme, Department of Anatomy, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore, Singapore 117597.. Keywords:Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), snake venom protein, endogenous antibiotics, Lys49 & Asp49-PLA2, inflammatory cytokines, growth factors, skin, wound healing, transcription factors NF-kB, Cys-rich protein.. Abstract:Infectious diseases are a significant cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide, accounting for approximately 50% of all deaths in tropical countries and as much as 20% of deaths in the USA. The emergence of multi-drug resistant (MDR) strains makes the risk of these infections even more threatening and an ...
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Title: Hypotensive Agents from Snake Venoms. VOLUME: 4 ISSUE: 4. Author(s):Roy Joseph, Susanta Pahari, Wayne C. Hodgson and R. Manjunatha Kini. Affiliation:Department of Biological Sciences, Faculty of Science, National University of Singapore, 14 Science Drive 4, Singapore 117543.. Keywords:bradykinin potentiating peptides, natriuretic peptides, sarafatoxin, endothelin, calciseptine, conotoxins and calcium current, vascular permeability, l-type calcium channel, cardiovascular effects. Abstract: Many snake venoms contain toxins which produce profound cardiovascular effects. The site of action of these toxins includes cardiac muscle, vascular smooth muscle and the capillary vascular bed. Some snake venoms, for example, contain peptides that inhibit angiotensin converting enzyme and potentiate the biological actions of bradykinin. Other snake venoms contain structural and functional equivalents of mammalian natriuretic peptides. Sarafotoxins are short peptide toxins found in the venoms of snakes ...
PRIMARY OBJECTIVES:. I. To determine the objective response rate to cilengitide in younger patients with recurrent or progressive high-grade glioma that is refractory to standard therapy.. SECONDARY OBJECTIVES:. I. To estimate the distribution of time to progression, time to treatment failure, and time to death in these patients.. II. To estimate the rate of toxicity, especially symptomatic intratumoral hemorrhage, in these patients.. III. To evaluate the pharmacokinetics of cilengitide in plasma using a limited sampling strategy.. IV. To evaluate the pharmacogenetic polymorphisms in drug transporters (eg, breast cancer resistance protein [BCRP], P-glycoprotein [P-gp]) and relate to cilengitide disposition.. OUTLINE:. Patients receive cilengitide IV over 1 hour on days 1, 4, 8, 11, 15, 18, 22, and 25. Courses repeat every 28 days in the absence of disease progression or unacceptable toxicity.. After completion of study treatment, patients are followed up every 3 months for 2 years and then ...
There is no way to find out by just reading this, but Ive heard a lot about snake venom deforming tissues after exposure, now Im not saying that you should just take some venom and the penis will get bigger. But what Im suggesting that further studies of snake venom and the reactions of tissue under controlled environments might lead the way to understand the benefits of tissue deformation without death. There is an antidote for the snake venom if bitten in the wild, it uses a plant of some kind which acts alone in some cases and target the venom in the nervous system rendering the venom useless as it deforms the cells.. Could a controlled dose of venom mixed with another tissue isolating chemical change the size of cells in the penis? Could such a thing be possible? Its a long shot so dont all laugh at once, but its the ideas that people have that spark discovery.. Here is some facts on what people are trying.. The relationship between microstructural features and macroscopic mechanical ...
Snake venoms contain a number of proteins that interact with components of the haemostatic system that promote or inhibit events leading to blood-clot formation. The snake-venom protein convulxin (Cvx) binds glycoprotein (GP) VI, the platelet receptor for collagen, and triggers signal transduction. Here, the 2.7 A resolution crystal structure of Cvx is presented. In common with other members of this snake-venom protein family, Cvx is an alphabeta-heterodimer and conforms to the C-type lectin-fold topology. Comparison with other family members allows a set of Cvx residues that form a concave surface to be putatively implicated in GPVI binding. Unlike other family members, with the exception of flavocetin-A (FL-A), Cvx forms an (alphabeta)(4) tetramer. This oligomeric structure is consistent with Cvx clustering GPVI molecules on the surface of platelets and as a result promoting signal transduction activity. The Cvx structure and the location of the putative binding sites suggest a model for this
Snake venom is a highly complex cocktail of proteins, peptides, non protein toxins, carbohydrates, lipids, amines and other molecules. The chemical composition of venom varies at all taxonomic levels. Further, composition can vary considerably between snakes in different geographical locations and individuals within those populations. The composition is also subject to change based on diet, age, season and environment. The widely differing manifestations of snake bite could be attributed to complexity of venom to some extent.. The snake venom mainly contains proteins (,90%, dry weight). There are more than hundred different proteins in each venom; with elapid and viperid venoms constituting 25-70% and 80-90% of enzymes respectively. Some non-enzymatic polypeptide toxins and non-toxic proteins are also present. The snake venoms are mainly characterized as neurotoxic and hemotoxic. The neurotoxic venoms act at molecular level, by disrupting the neuromuscular junctions, limiting muscle activity ...
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My laboratory, in collaboration with my colleague Dr. Jon Bjarnason, was one of the first to identify and characterize the metalloproteinases present in numerous snake venoms. These Snake Venom Metalloproteinases; SVMPs are responsible for many of the pathologies associated with snake envenoming. Our research has elucidated the structures of these toxins and identified the biochemical and cellular mechanisms by which the toxins function to give rise to their noted pathologies. Specifically my research interests have been centered on metalloproteinases and extracellular matrix and the processes they regulate in normal and pathological circumstances. Our recent focus has expanded to include the interaction of host and tumor in carcinogenesis and metastasis and the role of stromal microenvironment, inflammation in cancer metastasis and invasion. We are also carrying out research on the discovery and validation of biomarkers associated with normal and chronic wound healing. Our longstanding interest ...
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A nanofiber hydrogel infused with snake venom may be the best material to stop bleeding quickly, according to Rice University scientists., A nanofiber hydrogel infused with snake venom may be the best material to stop bleeding quickly, according to Rice University scientists.
Study Highlights: In preliminary research, an antiplatelet drug based on a snake venom protein prevented blood clotting without leading to excessive bleeding, a dangerous side effect of currently available antiplatelet drugs. The venom protein may be the template for a new class of antiplatelet drugs that offers fewer bleeding complications.
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Scientists have found that a snake venom can provide a safer alternative to drugs like aspirin that help prevent blood clots in heart disease patients. Antiplatelet drugs prevent blood cells called platelets from clumping together and are widely used to treat heart disease.
A nanofiber hydrogel infused with snake venom may work better than anti-coagulants to stop bleeding quickly, a new study suggests.
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Subjects in Groups 2 and 3 will receive a single dose of 2000mg of cilengitide as 1-hour i.v. infusion. Subjects from group 4a will receive a single dose of 1000mg of cilengitide as 1-hour i.v. infusion . PK samples will be collected and basic PK parameters will be calculated. The safety, tolerability, and PK will be evaluated by the Safety Monitoring Committee (SMC). If the SMC has no concerns, Group 4b will be treated with a higher dose (up to 2000mg) of cilengitide. Then, Group 1 (healthy subjects) will be started after the last subject with renal impairment (in either Group 2, 3, or 4a; or in Group 4b, if applicable) has completed all activities on Day 3. They will also receive a single dose of 2000mg of cilengitide as 1-hour i.v. infusion.. The duration of the trial from the first subject enrolled to the last subject last visit will be approximately 6 months (approximately 8 months, in case Group 4b is included). Each subject will participate in the trial for up to 35 days, including ...
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The present invention identified a high affinity binding sequence in collagen type III for the collagen-binding integrin I domains. Provided herein are the methods used to characterize the sequence, the peptides comprising this novel sequence and the use of the peptides in enabling cell adhesion. Also provided herein are methods to identify specific integrin inhibitors, sequences of these inhibitors and their use in inhibiting pathophysiological conditions that may arise due to integrin-collagen interaction ...
Lippa, Rhys A. and Barrett, John and Pal, Sandeep and Rowedder, James E. and Murphy, John A. and Barrett, Tim N. (2020) Discovery of the first potent and selective αvβ5 integrin inhibitor based on an amide-containing core. European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry, 208. 112719. ISSN 0223-5234 Smith, Andrew J. and Dimitrova, Daniela and Arokianathar, Jude N. and Clark, Kenneth F. and Poole, Darren L. and Leach, Stuart G. and Murphy, John A. (2020) Et3SiH + KOtBu provide multiple reactive intermediates that compete in the reactions and rearrangements of benzylnitriles and indolenines. Chemical Science, 11 (45). pp. 12364-12370. ISSN 2041-6520 Lawson, Connor A. and Dominey, Andrew P. and Williams, Glynn D. and Murphy, John A. (2020) Visible light-mediated smiles rearrangements and annulations of non-activated aromatics. Chemical Communications, 56 (77). pp. 11445-11448. ISSN 1359-7345 Rohrbach, Simon and Murphy, John A. and Tuttle, Tell (2020) Computational study on the boundary between the ...
In the process of study, researchers first created a drug that interacts with the receptor found on the exterior of the blood clotting cells. The protein was then mixed with the blood and introduced into the bodies of mice.. The results obtained showed slower blood clot formation in mice having the protein in their system than those without. The protein in the venom interacted with the GPVI, the receptor on the cells, and resultantly inhibited the blood clot formation.. According to another significant benefit revealed in the research, the protein also did not cause the excessive bleeding which is the common side effect of the concurrent medicines used in the treatment.. ...
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TY - JOUR. T1 - Accelerated evolution of snake venom phospholipase A2 isozymes for acquisition of diverse physiological functions. AU - Ogawa, Tomohisa. AU - Nakashima, Kin Ichi. AU - Nobuhisa, Ikuo. AU - Deshimaru, Masanobu. AU - Shimohigashi, Yasuyuki. AU - Fukumaki, Yasuyuki. AU - Sakaki, Yoshiyuki. AU - Hattori, Shosaku. AU - Ohno, Motonori. PY - 1996/11. Y1 - 1996/11. N2 - The nucleotide sequences of two cDNAs and four genes encoding Trimeresurus gramineus venom gland phospholipase A2 (PLA2) isozymes were determined and compared internally and externally with those encoding Trimeresurus flavoviridis venom gland PLA2 isozymes. It was reveald that the protein-coding regions are much more diversified than the 5 and 3 untranslated regions (UTRs) and the introns except for the signal peptide domain. The numbers of nucleotide substitutions per site (K(N)) for the UTRs and the introns were approximately one-quarter of the numbers of nucleotide substitutions per synonymous site (K(s)) for the ...
Snakebite envenoming is a serious condition requiring medical attention and administration of antivenom. Current antivenoms are antibody preparations obtained from the plasma of animals immunised with whole venom(s) and contain antibodies against snake venom toxins, but also against other antigens. In order to better understand the molecular interactions between antivenom antibodies and epitopes on snake venom toxins, a high-throughput immuno-profiling study on all manually curated toxins from Dendroaspis species and selected African Naja species was performed based on custom-made high-density peptide microarrays displaying linear toxin fragments. By detection of binding for three different antivenoms and performing an alanine scan, linear elements of epitopes and the positions important for binding were identified. A strong tendency of antivenom antibodies recognizing and binding to epitopes at the functional sites of toxins was observed. With these results, high-density peptide microarray ...
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A University of Arizona researcher developing a therapy to prevent or delay the dangerous results of rattlesnake and other venomous snakebites in humans has shown that a combination of carbon monoxide and iron inhibits snake venoms effects for up to an hour in animals, a major advance in bringing the treatment to market.. Snake venom is hemotoxic-destructive to the ability of blood to clot-and can cause the destruction of fibrinogen, an essential protein that enables blood to clot and stop excessive bleeding. Snake-venom enzymes also can cause abnormally fast clotting, which can lead to heart attack, stroke and damage to the bodys organs. Both reactions are inhibited by the therapy.. Vance G. Nielsen, professor and vice chair for research in the Department of Anesthesiology at the UA College of Medicine - Tucson, has confirmed that, if given soon enough after a snake bite, the carbon monoxide-iron-based therapy directly can inhibit snake venoms ability to block blood clotting in laboratory ...
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It is estimated that every year, over 100,000 human deaths can be attributed to snakebite from the worlds 700 venomous snake species -- all inflicted in self-defence when the snakes feel threatened by encroaching humans. However, a new piece of research concludes that snake venom did not evolve as a defence mechanism.
Neck, lumbar and pelvic vertebrae are very reduced in number only 2-10 lumbar and pelvic vertebrae are present , while only a short tail remains of the caudal vertebrae. Amphibians and reptiles portal. An older snake may shed its skin only once or twice a year. The probe is marked at the point where it stops, removed, and compared to the subcaudal depth by laying it alongside the scales. More advanced snakes have no remnants of limbs, but basal snakes such as pythons and boas do have traces of highly reduced, vestigial hind limbs. Cobras, vipers, and closely related species use venom to immobilize or kill their prey. This process leads to genome wide homozygosity , expression of deleterious recessive alleles and often to developmental abnormalities. Snakes use smell to track their prey. It is reconstituted with sterile water and becomes antivenom. More than 20 families are currently recognized, comprising about genera and about 3, species. King cobras and the Australian bandy-bandy consume other ...
The origin of snake venom has long been a mystery to both creationists and evolutionists. However, by stepping outside the standard research paradigm, scientists recently showed that snake venom proteins may have arisen from existing salivary proteins.1. The Bible indicates that at the beginning of creation, Gods handiwork was not fraught with death, disease, and violence. Because of Adam and Eves rebellion, creation became subject to all of these negative factors, including snakes with toxic venom. The question then arises of how the curse on creation brought about these deadly changes. Were new genes of malicious intent added by the Creator, or was pre-existing genetic information corrupted or altered in some way? According to what we know about genomic decay and the character of God as revealed in the Bible, it is more likely that genomic modification, possibly associated with degradation (genetic entropy), was the cause.2,3. On the other side of the scientific paradigm lies the ...
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Introduction: Snake venom is adapted saliva that is formed by distinct glands of only certain species of snakes. The gland which secretes ...
Due to its various structures in bio-compounds, snake venom is the indisputable result of evolutionary stages of molecules with an increasingly complex structure, high specificity, and of great importance for medicine because of their potential. 4.50, 7.00, 15.00, 28.00, 46.00, 63.00, 95.00, 150.00, 240.00 kDa. The screening revealed the presence of compounds with a molecular weight greater than 80 kDa, in the case of and and genus using a useful and replicable methodology. The extension of protein fractions evaluation in the field up to 230 kDa allows the identification of fractions Torisel price that are insufficiently studied so far, including both their structures and their biological effects. Material and Methods Venom collection In all cases, animal manipulation, including snakes harvesting, was good UNC Institutional Pet Make use of and Treatment Committee authorized protocols, and none from the pets were for the International Union for Conservation of Character threatened varieties ...
Snake venoms affect bloodstream coagulation and platelet function inside a organic way. A23187 with identical IC50 concentrations. They neither influence shape modification nor the cAMP level. Further research demonstrated that trigramin and echistatin purified from and venom, which like RUC-2, got a minor priming impact in induction of fibrinogen-binding or PAC-1 binding, reflecting that TMV-7 induces small publicity of LIBs (unpublished data). It binds ideally to IIb, a binding epitope not the same as those of mAb 7E3, tirofiban, eptifibatide & most RGD-containing disintegrins including dimeric disintegrin, and brief- and medium-size disintegrins. TMV-7 in addition has been shown to become an efficacious antithrombotic agent in FeCl3-induced carotid artery damage, and irradiation-induced mesenteric thrombosis versions. At effective dosages, TMV-7 didnt significantly extend the bleeding period. Its unique system of action could be linked to inhibiting outside-in signaling without influencing ...
Some characteristics of the local tissue damage and inflammatory reactions induced by snake venoms were analyzed in a mouse model. Tissue damage was studied by intravital, light, and electron microscopic techniques, and by the use of biochemical markers. Detailed information on the early development and dynamics of local tissue damage was obtained by intravital microscopy. Main alterations were microvascular plasma leakage, hemorrhage, blood flow disturbances, thrombosis, and myonecrosis. A new technique for the quantification of myonecrosis in vivo was established, based on the principle of MTT reduction. The method was tested for its usefulness in the evaluation of antibody-mediated neutralization of myotoxicity. The inflammatory response to venom included early lymphopenia and neutrophilia, thrombocytopenia, with edema and leukocyte extravasation at the site of injection. A rapid plasma peak of IL-6 was induced by venoms, as well as by purified muscle-damaging and hemorrhagic toxins, in ...
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This gene encodes a member of the ADAM (a disintegrin and metalloprotease domain) family. Members of this family are membrane-anchored proteins structurally related to snake venom disintegrins, and have been implicated in a variety of biologic processes involving cell-cell and cell-matrix interactions, including fertilization, muscle development, and neurogenesis. The encoded preproprotein is proteolytically processed to generate the mature protease. The encoded protease functions in the ectodomain shedding of tumor necrosis factor-alpha, in which soluble tumor necrosis factor-alpha is released from the membrane-bound precursor. This protease also functions in the processing of numerous other substrates, including cell adhesion proteins, cytokine and growth factor receptors and epidermal growth factor (EGF) receptor ligands. The encoded protein also plays a prominent role in the activation of the Notch signaling pathway. Elevated expression of this gene has been observed in specific cell types ...
Snake venom is highly modified saliva containing zootoxins which facilitates the immobilization and digestion of prey, and defends against threats. It is injected by unique fangs after a bite, and some species are also able to spit. The glands that secrete the zootoxins are a modification of the parotid salivary gland found in other vertebrates, and are usually situated on each side of the head, below and behind the eye, and encapsulated in a muscular sheath. The glands have large alveoli in which the synthesized venom is stored before being conveyed by a duct to the base of channeled or tubular fangs through which it is ejected. Venoms contain more than 20 different compounds, mostly proteins and polypeptides. A complex mixture of proteins, enzymes, and various other substances with toxic and lethal properties serves to immobilize the prey animal, enzymes play an important role in the digestion of prey, and various other substances are responsible for important but non-lethal biological ...
This gene encodes a member of the ADAM (a disintegrin and metalloprotease domain) family. Members of this family are membrane-anchored proteins structurally related to snake venom disintegrins, and have been implicated in a variety of biological processes involving cell-cell and cell-matrix interactions, including fertilization, muscle development, and neurogenesis. The expression of this gene is testis-specific. [provided by RefSeq, Jul 2008 ...
Bochra Tourki, Anaïs Dumesnil, Claire Arnaud, Elise Belaidi Corsat, Vincent Richard, et al.. Lebetin 2, a snake venom natriuretic-like peptide and BNP exert cardioprotective effects against ischemia-reperfusion injury in vivo. Fundamental and Clinical Pharmacology, Wiley, 2016, 8 (3), ⟨10.1016/S1878-6480(16)30416-5⟩. ⟨pasteur-01471775⟩ ...
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This gene encodes a member of the ADAM (a disintegrin and metalloprotease domain) family. Members of this family are membrane-anchored proteins structurally related to snake venom disintegrins and have been implicated in a variety of biological processes involving cell-cell and cell-matrix interactions, including fertilization, muscle development, and neurogenesis. It is reported that inactivation of this gene is associated with tumorigenesis in human cancers. [provided by RefSeq, May 2013 ...
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Snake venom is sometimes used as medicine; recent research has shown that snake venom may have value in treating cardiovascular diseases.
Heres something thats strange. One of my old P-III machines got a workunit that only took about half as long as it should have to crunch. My wingman, running an Athlon64 3500+, took only about 5000 seconds less than I did with the P-III. Yet, the results validated okay.. Something just doesnt seem right with this.. Strange P-III results. ...
In our first ten years here, we had only three sightings of these, and it wasnt until the third sighting (in April 2016) that I had a camera with me. This snake announced its presence in an audible manner. I paused, looked around, and saw a patterned brown snake emerging from the vegetation where I had heard the rattling sound. From about 10 feet away, I strained my eyes to look at the tail. Then it puffed up its head, conjuring up a menacing cobra. Oh, relief: a Hognose Snake. I hollered to get Erics attention, and we enjoyed watching it for a few minutes. After its initial bluff didnt scare us away, it shape-shifted its head to a triangular form, more reminiscent of the rattlesnake that I had initially feared. It even moved in a sidewinder fashion, a master impressionist. The one trick we didnt get it to do was to play dead. The round pupil is absolute confirmation that this one was nonpoisonous. Certainly a really fascinating creature to have around, though they are predators of toads, ...
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Its interesting that you can take something so deadly and turn it into something that has the potential to save lives, said Rice chemist Jeffrey Hartgerink.. Batroxobin is a haemotoxin that has similar properties to thrombin, a naturally occurring enzyme in humans that plays an important role in clotting. First recognised in 1936 for its coagulant capabilities, batroxobin is particularly useful for treating patients who have taken the anti-coagulant drug heparin.. Theres a lot of different things that can trigger blood coagulation, but when youre on heparin, most of them dont work, or they work slowly or poorly, Hartgerink said in a statement.. This is important because surgical bleeding in patients taking heparin can be a serious problem. The use of batroxobin allows us to get around this problem because it can immediately start the clotting process, regardless of whether heparin is there or not.. ...
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Genetic analysis of venom allows Indian investigators to determine whether it came from an endangered cobra, helping them to prosecute traffickers.
Antibodies in the antiserum bind the infectious agent or antigen.[8] The immune system then recognizes foreign agents bound to antibodies and triggers a more robust immune response. The use of antiserum is particularly effective against pathogens which are capable of evading the immune system in their unstimulated state but are not robust enough to evade the stimulated immune system. The existence of antibodies to the agent depends on an initial survivor whose immune system, by chance, discovered a counteragent to the pathogen or a host species which carries the pathogen but does not suffer from its effects.[9] Further stocks of antiserum can then be produced from the initial donor or from a donor organism that is inoculated with the pathogen and cured by some stock of pre-existing antiserum. Diluted snake venom is often used as an antiserum to give passive immunity to snake venom itself.[10][11] Horses that were infected by a pathogen were vaccinated thrice in increasing sizes of the dose. The ...
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There have been enough Snake Eyes, Storm Shadow, Cobra Commander and Duke figures that I could cover each variation pretty regularly and still not run out of them for a few more years. In fact, I think thats whats been happening. But what can I do, when those four have been the most ubiquitous characters in GI Joe for the past thirty something years? Hunting through piles of figures, the big four are bound to pop up now and again. So, If you dont like to hear about another Snakes figure, come back tomorrow. Im sure someone different will be in the spotlight. But wait-it might be Duke.. Believe it or not, this black version of the mold was not the first to be released. The man in black was the man in grey and purple for a short time in 2002, a very odd change of pace for the popular ninja. While the greater contrasting colors of that figure brought out the details in the mold, I prefer this black version. I guess my preference goes all the way back to 1982. A perfect Snake Eyes for me would ...
It was about 12.30pm on a Sunday. My kids were in the lounge room, laying about on the couch and watching TV while I prepared their food in the kitchen. Thats when I heard a scream. A moment later Tessa stumbled in and she just sort of dropped onto the ground screaming.
The banded sea snake packs enough poison to kill a human. But to a passing eagle, the snake looks like a tasty-if dangerous-morsel.
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Hashize igihe kinini abafana b’ikipe ya Arsenal binginga Wenger ngo agure rutahizamu mushya wo kunganira Olivier Giroud, ubu ngubu rero birasa naho ibyifuzo byabo byumviswe kuko biravugwako Arsenal igiye kugura Rutahizamu mushya mu masaha make ari imbere.. Nkuko ibinyamakuru byo mu bwongereza bibitangaza ngo ikipe ya Arsenal yaba yamaze kumvikana n’ikipe ya Deportivo La Corogne kuri rutahizamu wayo Lucas Perez w’imyaka 27 y’amavuko.. ...
England appeals to me: Arsenal, Tottenham, Chelsea or Manchester United are nice clubs where I can see myself playing in a few years.. Everywhere I go abroad they know my father, he often asked: Come to Barcelona, Ill give a tour of Camp Nou. I really wanted to go to Barcelona instead of Real Madrid. Barcelona is in my heart, but who am I to say no to Real Madrid?. ...
Arsene Wenger has been at Arsenal so long that Gunners fans feel as if they know him inside out. However, in truth, few fans will ever get to be face-to-face with the Arsenal manager...
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... at IMDb v t e (CS1 Czech-language sources (cs), Articles with short description, Short description is different ... Snake's Venom (Czech: Hadí jed) is a 1982 Czechoslovak drama film directed by František Vláčil. It stars Josef Vinklář. The ...
... is also revealed to be the man killed by Solid Snake at the end of the original 1987 game. Venom Snake and his role ... Snake" in the opening sequence of every mission, "Punished Snake" is never spoken by anyone, while "Venom Snake" is only spoken ... featuring Sutherland as Venom and Hayter as Solid Snake. PC Gamer's Samuel Roberts called the revelation of Venom Snake's ... Venom Snake (ヴェノム・スネーク, Venomu Sunēku), also known as Punished Snake (パニッシュド・スネーク, Panishudo Sunēku), is a fictional character ...
The effect of the venom of proteroglyphous snakes (sea snakes, kraits, mambas, black snakes, tiger snakes, and death adders) is ... predators of the snake that are resistant to snake venom, prey that are in an evolutionary arms race with snakes, and the ... Wikimedia Commons has media related to Snake venom. An overview of the diversity and evolution of snake fangs. Snake ... The boomslang's venom is the most potent of all rear-fanged snakes in the world based on LD50. Although its venom may be more ...
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The venoms of the sea snakes are nonetheless among the most toxic venoms known. It has been argued that since sea snakes are ... Venom in snakes and some lizards is a form of saliva that has been modified into venom over its evolutionary history. In snakes ... The evolutionary history of snake venom is a matter of debate. Historically, snake venom was believed to have evolved once, at ... Long-standing hypotheses of snake venom evolution have assumed that most snakes inject far more venom into their prey than is ...
This enzyme is present in venom of Daboia russelii. Kisiel W, Canfield WM (1981). "Snake venom proteases that activate blood- ... Snake venom factor V activator (EC is an enzyme. This enzyme catalyses the following chemical reaction Fully ... Snake+venom+factor+V+activator at the US National Library of Medicine Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) Portal: Biology (CS1: ... from Russell's viper venom. Identification of isoproteins RVV-V alpha, -V beta, and -V gamma and their complete amino acid ...
Snake venom may have originated with duplication of genes that had been expressed in the salivary glands of ancestors. Venom is ... Some 450 species of snake are venomous. Snake venom is produced by glands below the eye (the mandibular glands) and delivered ... but not to the venom of, for example, king cobras or black mambas. Among marine animals, eels are resistant to sea snake venoms ... snake venom proteins are used to treat conditions including thrombosis, arthritis, and some cancers. Gila monster venom ...
Marsh, NA (July 1998). "Use of snake venom fractions in the coagulation laboratory". Blood Coagulation & Fibrinolysis. 9 (5): ... ISBN 978-1-56238-959-8. Markland, Francis S. (December 1998). "Snake venoms and the hemostatic system". Toxicon. 36 (12): 1749- ... Kini, R. Manjunatha (2006-08-01). "Anticoagulant proteins from snake venoms: structure, function and mechanism". Biochemical ... The venom contains the enzymes RVV-V and RVV-X which activate factor V and factor X, which converts prothrombin into thrombin ...
15-40 [24]. In: Lee C-Y (1979). Snake Venoms. Handbook of Experimental Pharmacology (continuation of Handbuch der ... The largest egg measured 1.0 cm × 0.6 cm (0.39 in × 0.24 in). No information is available regarding the venom of A. barbouri, ... Spawls S, Branch B (1995). The Dangerous Snakes of Africa. Dubai: Ralph Curtis Books / Oriental Press. 192 pp. ISBN 0-88359-029 ... McDiarmid RW, Campbell JA, Touré T (1999). Snake Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference, Volume 1. ...
List of killer snake films "VENOM (AA)". British Board of Film Classification. 2 February 1982. Retrieved 6 March 2016. "Back ... Vincent Canby (5 February 1982). "Venom". New York Times. Retrieved 29 April 2011. Venom at IMDb Venom at Box Office Mojo Venom ... Piers Haggard interview, 2003, MJ Simpson accessed 11 April 2014 "Venom". Retrieved 31 March 2011. "Venom ... Vincent Canby of The New York Times wrote, "If Venom doesn't turn out to be the silliest film of 1982, it's a good bet that it ...
List of killer snake films "Venom (2005)". Box Office Mojo. Internet Movie Database. Retrieved September 9, 2017. "Venom Movie ... Venom at AllMovie Venom at IMDb Venom at Metacritic Venom at Rotten Tomatoes (Articles to be expanded from May 2018, All ... "Venom (2005)". Rotten Tomatoes. Fandango Media. Archived from the original on February 2, 2022. Retrieved May 23, 2018. "Venom ... Venom (also known as The Reaper) is a 2005 American horror film directed by Jim Gillespie and starring Agnes Bruckner, Jonathan ...
... (VICC) is a medical condition caused by the effects of some snake and caterpillar venoms ... The exact mechanism by which this is accomplished varies greatly venom to venom. Some venoms cause something akin to ... "Snake antivenom for snake venom induced consumption coagulopathy". Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (6): CD011428. doi: ... The anticoagulation effects of snake venom can last for up to two weeks in some species without the administration of antivenom ...
... and snake venoms, especially the effects of bites from rear-fanged venomous snakes. Madge worked as Sherman's field assistant, ... 1971). Snake Venoms and Envenomation. Marcel Dekker, New York. pp. 1-197. ISBN 978-0824714635. Minton, Sherman A., Jr. (1979 ... cared for his live reptile collection and learned to milk venomous snakes for his research into venoms. The couple also ... Listed in the order they were described: Tantilla cucullata Minton, 1956 - Big Bend blackhead snake (Colubridae) Microgecko ...
... these snakes can deliver large amounts of venom when they bite, compensating for the lower venom potency. Average venom yield ... King brown snake or Mulga snake The Australian King brown snake or Mulga snake (Pseudechis australis) is the second longest ... The average venom yield from a snake of this species kept at a snake farm was about 250.8 mg (80 mg dry weight). According to ... The venom of this species is the most rapid-acting venom of any snake species and consists mainly of highly potent neurotoxins ...
Inland Taipan Venom vs. Sea Snakes Venom (most notable Belcher's sea snake) Oakley, Cecily (2011). Interview with Associate ... Venom is known in several families. This has been interpreted[by whom?] to mean venom in snakes originated more than once as ... Snake venom may have both neurotoxic and hemotoxic properties. There are about 600 venomous snake species in the world. The ... which has a venom more toxic than any other land snake or even the sea snakes." Forums, Retrieved April 17, 2014 ...
The glycoprotein VI (GPVI) collagen receptor however, does not seem affected by atrolysin A or other snake venom ... Bjarnason JB, Fox JW (1989). "Hemorrhagic toxins from snake venoms". Journal of Toxicology: Toxin Reviews. 7 (2): 121-209. doi: ... "Identification of sites in the cysteine-rich domain of the class P-III snake venom metalloproteinases responsible for ... Atrolysin A (EC is an enzyme that is one of six hemorrhagic toxins found in the venom of western diamondback ...
The name notexin comes from the fact that this toxin was first found to be the major component in the venom of the tiger snake ... Tu AT (1973). "Neurotoxins of animal venoms: snakes". Annual Review of Biochemistry. 42 (1): 235-258. doi:10.1146/ ... Gutiérrez JM, Cerdas L (November 1984). "[Mechanism of action of myotoxins isolated from snake venoms]". Revista de Biologia ... Yang CC, Chang LS, Wu FS (1991-01-01). "Venom constituents of Notechis scutatus scutatus (Australian tiger snake) from ...
They are one of the few species of snakes that engage in scavenging behavior. Like most other American pit vipers, the venom ... These snakes can go for up to two years without food in the wild. A 5+1⁄2-month starvation study showed the snakes reduced ... The snakes also feed from within on energy-rich lipid stores. The most interesting finding was the snakes grew during the study ... doi:10.1111/j.1439-0310.1981.tb01270.x. Bjarnason, Jon Bragi; Fox, Jay William (1988). "Hemorrhagic Toxins from Snake Venoms". ...
Like other mamba species, western green mamba venom is among the most rapid-acting venom of snakes. The speed of onset of ... Unlike that of many snake species, the venom of mambas has little phospholipase A2. Overall, the venom of the western green ... Snakes of Medical Importance include those with highly dangerous venom resulting in high rates of morbidity and mortality, or ... 2006). Snake Venoms and Envenomations. United States: Krieger Publishing Company. p. 300. ISBN 978-1-57524-272-9. Dreyer, S. B ...
Snakes of medical Importance include those with highly dangerous venom resulting in high rates of morbidity and mortality, or ... "Snake Venom". School of Chemistry. University of Bristol. Archived from the original on 15 September 2009. Retrieved 18 ... Unlike that of many snake species, the venom of mambas has little phospholipase A2. Although cardiotoxins have been isolated in ... The strength or toxicity of snake venom is traditionally measured using the LD50 (lethal dose 50%) test; in essence, injecting ...
Batroxobin, is a serine protease found in snake venom produced by Bothrops atrox and Bothrops moojeni, venomous species of pit ... Venom in medicine is the medicinal use of venoms for therapeutic benefit in treating diseases. Venom is any poisonous compound ... This use of venom continued into the Middle Ages and well into the 19th century. The first modern study of venom in a medical ... Serrano, SM (February 2013). "The long road of research on snake venom serine proteinases". Toxicon. 62: 19-26. doi:10.1016/j. ...
"Wide distribution of cysteine-rich secretory proteins in snake venoms: isolation and cloning of novel snake venom cysteine-rich ... Other snake venom proteins in the CRISP family: Piscivorin from the Eastern Cottonmouth Triflin from the Habu snake Ablomin ... Snake venom CRISPs belonging to different subgroups act on different biological targets, contributing in this way to the ... Mebs D (1989). "Snake venoms: Toolbox of the neurobiologist". Endeavour. 13 (4): 157-161. doi:10.1016/s0160-9327(89)80003-1. ...
In 1938, Slotta and his brother-in-law Heinz Fraenkel-Conrat isolated crotoxin from venom, the first snake toxin to be isolated ... Chemistry and Biochemistry of Snake Venoms. Springer-Verlag, 1955. Slotta, Karl Heinrich. Grundriss der modernen Arzneistoff- ... Slotta, a sterol chemist, studied medical applications of snake venom. ... After moving to Miami, Florida with his wife and son in the 1956, Slotta unsuccessfully looked for a polio cure using venom. ...
ISBN 0-398-02808-7. Markland FS (1998). "Snake Venoms and the Hemostatic System". Toxicon 36: 1749-1800. Scarborough RM, Rose ... Brown JH (1973). Toxicology and Pharmacology of Venoms from Poisonous Snakes. Springfield, Illinois: Charles C. Thomas. 184 pp ... Brown (1973) gives an average venom yield of 18 mg (dried venom) (Klauber, 1956) and LD50 values of 2.8,12.6 mg/kg IV, 6.0,6.8 ... "Florida Snake Venom Experiments". Proceedings of the Florida Academy of Sciences 2: 70-76. Behler JM, King FW (1979). The ...
Allman Updyke, Erin and Welsh, Erin (2022) [31/05/2022]. "Episode 97 Snake Venoms: Collateral Damage". This Podcast Will Kill ... The snake detection theory, also sometimes called the snake detection hypothesis, suggests that snakes have contributed to the ... Support for the idea of a high visual sensitivity to snakes has been proven in primate neural activity in response to snake ... Snake stimuli are particularly distracting during perceptual tasks, suggesting that the brain preferentially processes snake ...
Snake venoms act as toxins at the neuromuscular junction and can induce weakness and paralysis. Venoms can act as both ... In doing so, the victim of these snake bite suffer from profound weakness. Such neurotoxins do not respond well to anti-venoms ... Lewis RL, Gutmann L (June 2004). "Snake venoms and the neuromuscular junction". Semin Neurol. 24 (2): 175-9. doi:10.1055/s-2004 ... α-Bungarotoxin is a toxin found in the snake species Bungarus multicinctus that acts as an ACh antagonist and binds to AChRs ...
"Awesome Snakes - Venom". Archived copy. Archived from the original on 2007-07-02. Retrieved 2007-07-02. Scholtes, Peter S. ( ... Annie and Danny have continued playing music together as the punk rock duo The Awesome Snakes. Sturgeon now plays in The ...
Hati, Rathanath (1999). "Snake Venom Hemorrhagins". Critical Reviews in Toxicology. 29 (1): 1-19. doi:10.1080/10408449991349168 ... These include other snakes, such as kingsnakes (Lampropeltis), coachwhips (Masticophis), indigo snakes (Drymarchon), and racers ... ISBN 978-0-9754641-3-7. Keegan, HL (1944). "Indigo snakes feeding upon poisonous snakes". Copeia. 1944 (1): 59. doi:10.2307/ ... In most other snakes, the tail tip, or terminal spine, is cone-shaped, hardly any thicker than the rest of the skin, and is ...
In conclusion, after discussion on the therapeutic uses of snake venom, he conjectured that the diluted venom or a constituent ... Ridley described snake venom ophthalmia in a 30-year-old labourer, who was cutting grass when a Black-necked cobra spat venom ... and other snakes. Like other snakes, it may fall prey to raptors, especially different species of snake eagles that migrate to ... Other snakes also prey on this species. Like other spitting cobras, this species is known for its ability to project venom at a ...
Snake Venom' launched". The Scotsman. 23 October 2013. Retrieved 21 June 2014. "'Bubblegum-flavoured' Snake Venom beer is ... "Brewmeister Snake Venom". Brewmeister (official website). Archived from the original on 31 May 2014. Retrieved 20 June 2014. " ... In 2013, Brewmeister replaced Armageddon with a stronger beer called Snake Venom claiming 67.5% ABV, and put a warning label on ... "World's strongest beer 'Snake Venom' launched". The Scotsman. 2013-10-23. DeNinno, Nadine (October 25, 2012). "World's ...
Handbook of Venoms and Toxins of Reptiles. Boca Raton: CRC Press. pp. 65-91. Goris, R.C. (2011). "Infrared Organs of Snakes: An ... In all, Euchambersia seems to have had a venom gland (housed in the maxillary fossae), a delivery mechanism of the venom (the ... most deliver venom through the lower jaw, while snakes have specialized ducts. An alternate hypothesis suggested by Benoit et ... grooved canines in Euchambersia would parallel the fangs of various venomous snakes as well as the venom-delivering incisors of ...
Although bitten by a snake, he takes Sagyetha by surprise, decapitates him, and takes the head back to his own lines to use it ... In the midst of the final charge, Conan passes out from the venom, but his men are victorious. As Conan wakes, he finds himself ... and then by venomous snakes conjured by the shaman Sagyetha, nephew of the late Zogar Sag. Conan and Flavius, one of his fellow ...
She took a serum that enables her to become a snake-like creature. White Ghost I - Dusan al Ghul is the first White Ghost was ... Enterprises cloud seeder in a plot to affect Gotham City's population with a hybrid compound of the mutagen and Joker venom. ...
Whilst B. fasciolatus is a venomous snake its venom is generally considered mild to humans*. *Note: All snake bites should be ... Brachyurophis fasciolatus is a species of snake from the family Elapidae, commonly named the narrow-banded shovel-nosed snake, ... This snake is oviparous with an average clutch size of three to five eggs. Oviposition (egg-laying) and hatching occurs during ... The narrow-banded shovel-nosed snake is on average 30 cm (12 in) in total length, reaching to approximately 40 cm (16 in) in ...
... made from the venom of highly poisonous snakes. Inspector Ghote's suspect is the snake-handler Chandra Chagoo. But Chagoo is ... The institution's work is largely concerned with making new medicines from the venom of poisonous snakes. Dr Subbiah ... The plot concerns an institute that researches medicines made from snake venom, a genuine area of scientific research, ... the snake handler responsible for extracting the venom on which ACE-i is based--if only because Chandra Chagoo has been ...
Their venom is not considered to be dangerous to humans. Western lyre snake, Trimorphodon biscutatus (Duméril, Bibron & Duméril ... Snakes of North America, Vertebrates of Mexico, Snakes of Central America, Snake genera, Taxa named by Edward Drinker Cope). ... Trimorphodon is a genus of mildly venomous, rear-fanged, colubrid snakes. They are commonly known as lyre snakes, named after ... Texas lyre snake, Trimorphodon vilkinsonii (Cope, 1886) Wright, A.H. and A.A. Wright. 1957. Handbook of Snakes of the United ...
... commonly known as the many-spotted snake or the Cape reed snake, is a species of mildly venomous snake in the family ... the venom may cause localized swelling, inflammation, and pain. The venom is delivered by enlarged grooved teeth at the rear of ... Monotypic snake genera, Snakes of Africa, Reptiles of Mozambique, Reptiles of South Africa, Reptiles of Zimbabwe, Taxa named by ... Branch, Bill (2004). Field Guide to Snakes and other Reptiles of Southern Africa Third Revised Edition, Second impression. ...
Ocelot: The days of Naked Snake are long gone. Welcome back, Venom Snake. Kojima Productions. Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom ... Solid Snake. / Solid Snake: No! That is not Solid Snake! Solidus Snake: What a pleasant surprise - brother. Kojima Productions ... Snake rescues her, but in the process Snake is bitten by a snake and the two are lost in a sandstorm as Soviet forces hunt for ... Additionally, the Metal Gear Solid prequels follow Big Boss's past as Naked Snake and legend development via Venom Snake as ...
... half reptile with the abilities to turn into a snake, poison people with highly-toxic venom or use his venom to transform other ... David Klimo was involved in an accident and is thought to have been injected with electrified snake venom, and thus mutated ... Bio-Con looks more like a leather mummy than a snake, mostly because his body is composed of several serpents twisted around ... such as scorpions and snakes, into biological weapons, which appears to form a basis of the plotline of the Endangered Species ...
Snake Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference, vol. 1. Herpetologists' League. 511 pp. ISBN 1-893777-00-6 ( ... Klauber (1956) gives an average venom yield of 56 mg for this species. For comparison, the same study yielded an average of 277 ...
... "snake", thus sand-snake. In the genus Psammophis the maxillary teeth are 10 to 13 in number, with one or two in the middle much ... All species in the genus are venomous, and the venom is considered mild and not dangerous to humans. The generic name ... Psammophis is a genus of snakes in the family Psammophiidae. The genus comprises 33 species, which are found in Africa and Asia ... Psammophis species are chiefly sand-snakes, but they are also found on low bushes. Species in the genus Psammophis feed ...
and spiders In the back of the snake's jaw are small, chiseled fangs that are used to inject venom into their prey. All crowned ... What Snake Is That? A Field Guide to the Snakes of the United States East of the Rocky Mountains. D. Appleton-Century. New York ... The snake will attempt to burrow in the sand when threatened, or by crawling beneath organic litter and other debris. The snake ... The southeastern crown snake is commonly found in both damp and dry woodland habitats. The snake is active during the day ...
... , the Gunther's vine snake, is a species of tree snake endemic to the Western Ghats. It is primarily restricted ... It is considered to have a mild venom and is rear-fanged. It is presumed to be ovoviviparous, giving birth to live young ones. ... Snakes of India, Endemic fauna of the Western Ghats, Snakes of Asia, Reptiles described in 1864, Taxa named by Albert Günther) ... It is a diurnal, semi arboreal and sometimes terrestrial snake, often found in low bushes or rocks and high elevation forests ...
He threw the snake on the procurer's body, pinched her nose and lips to mimic a snakebite, and left quickly. The procurer woke ... The procurer asked her servants to cut off her nose and her lips to prevent the venom from spreading. In the morning, everyone ... One day, Vinaya-dhara spotted a dead snake, and picked it up. He borrowed money from a friend, and gained admittance to Ananga- ... Vinaya-dhara also came back with a stick, pretended to kill the snake, and said that something needed to be done about the ...
She was a Spanish woman given an Aztec curse that caused her to spit several corn snakes until she spat venom. After doing so, ... Alma appeared in the 2006 movie Snakes on a Train. ... Snakes on A Train, Cast and Crew, Retrieved February 15, 2011 ...
He collected a large number of venomous snakes which he handled himself when extracting their venom. Smith eventually came to ... his investigations he collected a large amount of information about the relative virulence of the venom of Australian snakes. ... and did a large amount of research endeavouring to find a vaccine against the effects of snake bite. ... the conclusion that it was bacteriologically impossible to inoculate against snake-bite, but while carrying out ...
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The Duvernoy's gland of garters are posterior (to the rear) of the snake's eyes. The mild venom is spread into wounds through a ... The checkered garter snake is one of the easiest garter snakes to tame. Even a wild-caught one can become tame in a few days if ... The checkered garter snake (Thamnophis marcianus) is a species of garter snake in the subfamily Natricinae of the family ... The checkered garter snake is typically greenish in color, with a distinct, black checkerboard pattern down its back. It is ...
Blue coral snake venom has only occasionally caused human deaths. This species has unusually long venom glands, extending to 25 ... "Blue coral snake venom is ridiculously potent and causes instant paralysis". Business Insider. "The Venom From This Beautiful ... Unlike other snakes of the family Elapidae, its venom does not contain a neurotoxin. The toxic element is instead a unique ... The snake, especially when juvenile, is often confused with the pink-headed reed snake (Calamaria schlegeli) as they share ...
The venom of A. taylori is significantly stronger than that of A. contortrix and can cause severe tissue damage and potentially ... Taylor's cantils are uncommon to rare snakes in the wild and listed as a threatened species in Mexico. It occurs in a variety ... Its venom is believed to be similar to its close relative, the cantil Agkistrodon bilineatus, and potentially fatal.: 265-266 p ... Snakes, the Evolution of Mystery in Nature. University of California Press, Berkeley. xiii, 351pp. ISBN 0-520-20014-4 Titus, ...
Potentially, this is one of North America's most dangerous snakes, due to its long fangs, impressive size, and high venom yield ... Type C venom has none of the above components and is relatively weak. The neurotoxic component of the type A venom is referred ... In Massachusetts, the snakes are active from mid-May to mid-October. Early settlers were afraid of the snake, as its population ... ISBN 0-486-26629-X. "Snake Venoms and the Neuromuscular Junction: Spontaneous Activity". 2004-08-16. Retrieved ...
ISBN 1-84773-086-8. Venom at The World Of Atheris. Accessed 9 September 2007. Boulenger, G.A. 1896. Catalogue of the Snakes in ... Toxicology and Pharmacology of Venoms from Poisonous Snakes. Springfield, Illinois: Charles C. Thomas. 184 pp. LCCCN 73-229. ... Poisonous Snakes of the World. US Govt. New York: Dover Publications Inc. 203 pp. ISBN 0-486-26629-X. O'Shea, Mark (2008). ... These snakes are entirely terrestrial and are usually found in or around these rodent burrows. One of the distinguishing ...
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  • Snake-bites are well-known medical emergencies in many parts of the world, especially in rural areas. (
  • Beyond the cannabis play, snake venom is used to manufacture drugs like high blood pressure medication and is used in treatments for blood clots, heart disease and as an antidote for snake bites. (
  • Researchers explain that current clinical trials on snake bites are helping in those efforts. (
  • The initial production of antivenin (the clinical term for anti-venom) for treating coral snake bites is the function of an 11,500-square-foot facility Pfizer is building near the center of the 2,100-acre animal health research farm it has in Richland Township. (
  • To counter bites, venom can be milked from snakes to produce anti-venom. (
  • So it could also be to heal instantly the GENE vaccination damages with snake venom cures: "antiserum", homeopathic remedies for snake bites such as Lachesis or Ophiophagus hannah (King's cobra), or also antibody medicaments against snake venoms, and in general also dialysis will better life after a snake venom injection, and there is the elimination of metals (graphene oxide) with alga cures etc. (
  • Many of these compounds have overlapping/redundant functions, resulting in the possibility of similar envenomation symptoms in bites from snakes of different families. (
  • Second most common species for deadly snake bites in Taiwan. (
  • This leaves us severely unprotected against snake bites. (
  • The question then becomes: will we be able to produce a new effective antivenom in time to avoid the horrible consequences of snake bites? (
  • When faced with threats ranging from snake bites to COVID infections, some white blood cells retaliate with a peculiar tactic: spewing out their own DNA to form pathogen-trapping nets. (
  • Dry bites: These occur when there is no venom deposition, and therefore there are no signs or symptoms beyond a puncture wound. (
  • It is estimated that less than 10% of pit viper bites and 30-50% or coral snake bites are dry. (
  • Severe envenomation and death have resulted from bites from decapitated snakes. (
  • Bites of an eastern brown snake can cause severe symptoms of envenomation and sometimes might even kill people. (
  • Both the North American and Eastern brown snakes can bite when threatened or provoked, but their bites have different severities on people. (
  • People bitten by an eastern brown snake should call medical help right away because their bites contain venom. (
  • On the other hand, the eastern brown snake is a very dangerous species whose bites cause severe symptoms and serious complications. (
  • Well, you should always carry a Livabit Venom Extractor Kit and protect yourself from snake bites. (
  • In addition, this extractor kit is not just useful for snake bites. (
  • Their venom has the potential to be deadly, so for the best chance to survive, bites should be treated by medical professionals as soon as possible. (
  • In an April 11, 2022 video interview, entitled "Watch the Water," former chiropractor Dr. Bryan Ardis made the astounding claim that COVID-19 is not a virus, but a snake venom. (
  • Biologists think that mutations such as duplication of these "good" genes led to the production of toxins now found in snake venom. (
  • It could be that this just lets the snake deliver more of the same toxins, but it's also highly likely that these duplications led to the evolution of new functions. (
  • Such gene duplicates may have persisted in the genome of venomous snakes, the authors suggest, because toxins produced when those genes were expressed in the salivary and accessory glands provided selective advantages in obtaining prey. (
  • Researchers suggest that by co-opting more and more genes for the production of more and more toxins, snakes like the king cobra's ancestors stayed a step ahead of their prey and produced increasingly complex biological weapons. (
  • The objective of Venomics was to advance the research on these animal toxins, and to sequence the peptides contained in the venoms of 201 different types of animals, then produce them individually. (
  • Molecular evolution and phylogeny of elapid snake venom three-finger toxins. (
  • The NETs and the blood clots they cause might help contain venom toxins to a particular area, keeping the damage localized. (
  • The venom of eastern brown snakes is a mixture of complex toxins that can do various types of damage to their prey and even to the human body. (
  • Like botulinum toxins, most snake venoms are a mixture of many proteins which are often neurotoxins with LD50s below 1 mg/kg. (
  • Currently, there are six drugs made from the venom of snakes and other poisonous species that have approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). (
  • Viper was the most common poisonous snake. (
  • Are Brown Snakes Poisonous (Venomous) or Dangerous? (
  • So, are brown snakes poisonous or dangerous? (
  • It provides anti-venom to treat victims of poisonous snake-bite and, with the help of the James Ashe Antivenom Trust (JAAT), it provides it free of charge to those unable to afford it. (
  • Despite the differences that are exhibited between poisonous and venomous snakes, both of them will bring no good in case of a bite. (
  • The most important fact about poisonous snakes is that they do not have a specialised mechanism for the poisoning of the victim. (
  • Therefore, it becomes clear that poisonous snakes are not deliberate killers. (
  • It should be stated that the poisonous snakes are not venomous although they are commonly referred to be. (
  • That means the actual poisonous snakes do not intend to kill or immobilize another animal using poison. (
  • As an example, the rat snake could never be detrimental unless it is consumed as a food and the digested matter becomes poisonous to the consumer. (
  • There are no poisonous snakes, but they can be accidentally poisonous in case of ingestion or absorption. (
  • What is the difference between Poisonous and Venomous Snake? (
  • Venomous snakes become detrimental to the prey via injecting the venom, whereas poisonous snakes could be harmful to the consumer in case of ingestion or absorption. (
  • The victim is meant to immobilize or kill through venom in venomous snakes while poisonous snakes do not intend to kill the victim. (
  • Venomous snakes have specialized venom injecting organs (fangs and venom glands) and mechanisms, but poisonous snakes neither do have such organs nor mechanisms. (
  • Venomous snakes are directly detrimental for the victim while poisonous snakes indirectly become harmful. (
  • Venomous snakes are serious, deliberate killers while poisonous snakes are not. (
  • Venom: Poisonous substance secreted by animals such as snakes, spiders, and scorpions and typically injected into prey or aggressors by biting or stinging. (
  • Is It Safe To Suck The Venom Out Of A Snake Bite? (
  • What is it about the bite of the famous Texas coral snake that makes it so excruciatingly painful for so long? (
  • Hopefully this research will lead into a more effective way of counteracting the bite of this snake, and alleviating the pain it can cause. (
  • When venomous snakes bite, muscles squeeze the venom out via a duct into each fang, which injects venom into victims. (
  • Unfortunately for people, these venoms have the same effect on us, although snakes mostly bite in self-defence or accidentally because they have been surprised. (
  • Six hundred and thirty three cases of snake bite, seen in a teaching hospital, upto the age of 18 years, over a period of 8 years from 1985 to 1992 constituted the material for the study. (
  • Detailed history with special reference to the type of snake, circumstances leading to the bite and clinical consequences were studied and final outcome was noted. (
  • One substance that protected against the bite of 10 different snakes saw its production thwarted in 2014 because i t simply wasn't profitable enough to continue development. (
  • He then explains that the symptoms of snake bite, such as "the dying process" of cellular tissue, would take place when someone is injected, and that we haven't seen those symptoms in the injected. (
  • Even a recently killed snake can envenomate because bite reflexes may persist for several hours. (
  • Dr. Shortt, the eminent ophiologist of Madras, has recorded indisputable evidence of its value when quickly and largely used after the bite of venomous snakes. (
  • If you are walking in high water, you may feel a bite, but not know that you were bitten by a snake. (
  • Pay attention to the following snake bite signs and symptoms. (
  • Try to see and remember the color and shape of the snake, which can help with treatment of the snake bite. (
  • Do not pick up the snake or try to trap it (this may put you or someone else at risk for a bite). (
  • Do Brown Snakes Bite? (
  • All species of brown snakes bite. (
  • On the other hand, their venomous counterparts bite and deliver potent venom into their victims' bodies using their fangs. (
  • Thankfully, eastern brown snakes are not aggressive and do not often bite. (
  • Although both species can bite, only the eastern brown snake is dangerous to humans. (
  • Bio-Ken holds biannual snake-bite seminars which are attended by experts from all over the world. (
  • Bio-Ken is promoting an educational scheme to teach people the correct procedures when faced with a snake-bite, the importance of snakes and why they should not necessarily be killed on sight. (
  • Open labelled study to evaluate the safety and efficacy of snake venom antiserum - Sri Lanka (SL-AVS) developed for Sri Lankan species vs currently used anti snake venom in patients with patients with snake bite. (
  • As the bite of the venomous snake takes place, the venom is directly transferred as it is into the lymphatic system. (
  • We injected contortrostatin, a protein found in southern copperhead snake venom, directly into the mammary glands of mice where human breast cancer cells had been injected two weeks earlier. (
  • Snakes expressing such genetic variations in their salivary glands would have been better able to capture dinner. (
  • The possibility that snake venom glands are "part of a core genetic network regulating secretion that has been co-opted during the evolution of the snake venom gland from an ancestral role in the pancreas and foregut secretory cells," 5 is consistent with their results, the researchers write, saying their work "highlights an inherent link between these two secretory tissues. (
  • Venom glands are thought to have evolved from ancestral salivary glands, but Perry and colleagues show that this also required the evolution of new regulatory sequences and the repurposing of existing regulatory systems to control the precise expression of these dangerous genes. (
  • But first the researchers had to obtain the raw material for their studies: venoms and venom glands from a wide variety of animals, some of them exotic and not exactly docile. (
  • Venom is produced by modified salivary glands in the mouth. (
  • On rare occasion, venom has also been found to differ between the venom glands of an individual snake. (
  • Solutions or mixtures of toxic and nontoxic substances elaborated by snake (Ophidia) salivary glands for the purpose of killing prey or disabling predators and delivered by grooved or hollow fangs. (
  • In venomous snakes, there are body structures developed for this purpose such as venom glands and fangs. (
  • Usually, the salivary glands are developed into venom glands, and the venom is injected through specialized mechanisms in each venomous snake. (
  • We and others have found that similar proteins are present in many different snakes of the viper family to a greater or lesser degree. (
  • Snake venom is not a single substance but a cocktail of proteins encoded by many different genes. (
  • The proteins, which work together to incapacitate the victim, are produced in the main venom gland-a modified salivary gland located behind the eyes-and also in an accessory venom gland of hitherto unknown function. (
  • Genes encoding venom proteins are located at multiple locations in the king cobra's genome. (
  • There are four main gene families that create venom proteins in the King Cobra, and they have all expanded hugely compared to other parts of the genome," Casewell explains. (
  • Venoms largely consist of repurposed regulatory proteins and peptides, overexpressed and stored in a specialized gland only millimeters from the snake's brain. (
  • There is a wide variety of venom among different snake species, but generally venom contains enzymes that digest proteins, which cause animals to go into shock and cause damage to body tissues and internal organs, and/or proteins that affect the functioning of nerves. (
  • Although snake venoms are primarily made up of proteins (some of which are enzymes) and peptides, they may also contain small organic compounds. (
  • B. thalassinus and B. aurifer venoms are comprised by similar toxin arsenals dominated by SVMPs (33-39% of the venom proteome), CTLs (11-16%), BPP-like molecules (10-13%), and CRISPs (5-10%), and are characterized by the absence of PLA2 proteins. (
  • King cobras prey on snakes, lizards, rodents, and birds in the forests of India and Southeast Asia after immobilizing them with deadly venom. (
  • The biologists believe this "coevolutionary arms race between venomous snakes and their prey" 3 shaped the evolution of snake venom and the evolution of snakes . (
  • The authors liken the evolution of snake venom and the coevolution of venom resistance in snakes' prey to a biological arms race. (
  • Snakes use venom to anaesthetise or kill prey and sometimes to help digest it. (
  • Their venom is powerful enough to paralyze and kill their prey, while it can also be strong enough to cause severe complications in humans. (
  • They lack fangs and venom, but instead, they have specialized sets of teeth and jaws that help them eat their prey. (
  • Despite dietary studies suggesting that palm-pitvipers are generalists with an ontogenetic shift toward endothermic prey, venom proteomic analyses have revealed remarkable divergence between the venoms of the Costa Rican species, B. lateralis, B. schlegelii, B. supraciliaris, and B. nigroviridis. (
  • The refrigerator contains more than 4,000 from 201 venomous species: snakes, spiders and cone snails, among them. (
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  • To produce their neurotoxic, cardiotoxic or hemotoxic effects, venoms affect specific cells of living organisms through peptides,' Gilles explains. (
  • Corona is a drinking water contamination with snake venom, and peptides from snake venom was found in the so-called "corona vaccinations", and some of the side effects also correspond to the snake poison of Chinese royal cobra and Chinese krait. (
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  • Snake venoms are made of peptides…and generally are degraded in our stomach…If you were to swallow snake venom…it wouldn't cause toxicity. (
  • Before, peptides with a similar effect were only known in the venom of snakes. (
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  • The Tripepid complex, also contained in the Lanserhof Lab Serum, with an active ingredient modelled on viper venom, dissolves expression lines and prevents wrinkles. (
  • Kate is a herpetologist whose research explores the morphology, biodiversity, and evolution of amphibians and reptiles, with a regional specialization in central Africa and a taxonomic focus on snakes, the snake venom-delivery system, and snakebite. (
  • The primary challenge for treating snakebite is the extreme variation in venom composition across populations and species of snakes. (
  • He explained that an essential approach to tackling snakebite was to prevent or neutralise snake venom on its arrival at the human and animal tissue or blood that required a prophylactic agent or vaccine. (
  • We searched Medline/PubMed, Scopus and Cochrane Library up to January 2021 using keywords such as snakebite and snake envenomation. (
  • Bangor University Scientist and Herpetologist Dr Anita Malhotra specialises in research on venomous snakes and their venom and is taking part in a global snakebite awareness campaign this year. (
  • However, their venom potency is so high that the eastern brown snake is responsible for causing more snakebite fatalities than any other species in the country. (
  • He is a Fellow of the Academy of Wilderness Medicine and serves as a primary subject matter expert on austere snake envenomation management for the United States Department of Defense and special operations medicine community. (
  • Trying to better understand the role of the acidic isoforms on the envenomation process, an acidic phospholipase A2 was purified from Bothrops moojeni snake venom through two chromatographic steps (BmooPLA2). (
  • This observation of shared venom compounds across snake families, combined with the somewhat similar envenomation system of each snake family (please see part 4 of this series), leads us to believe that these snakes shared a common, venomous ancestor. (
  • Now, within each snake family, it is possible for genera (and species) to have venoms that are distinct from one another, giving you a better idea of the likely envenomation symptoms from those snakes. (
  • THE University of Jos Africa Centre of Excellence in Phytomedicine Research and Development (ACEPRD) is seeking for funds to conduct clinical trials of the world's first anti-snake venom vaccine. (
  • It would be recalled that after 24 years of intensive research, the ACEPRD has developed an anti-snake venom vaccine called COVIP-Plus. (
  • The VC said while anti-snake drugs currently in the market were curative, COVIP-plus is preventive. (
  • According to him, the vaccine holds the potential to drastically reduce the use of anti-snake sera globally. (
  • The VC further said that the anti-snake vaccine works in both human beings as well as animals. (
  • Polyvalent anti snake venom (ASV) was given to 479 cases. (
  • The presenting symptoms, associated complications and unavailability of anti-snake venom also contribute to mortality (10,11). (
  • Dr Owen Kaluwa mentioned that t he significance of the conference was underpinned by the fact that quality clinical care required access to quality-assured medical products including medicines, vaccines, blood and blood products, other biologics such as anti-snake venom, devices and diagnostics. (
  • Intervention- Snake Venom Antiserum, I.P. is a sterile solution containing enzyme refined anti snake venom equine immunoglobulin F(ab')2 fragments for parenteral administration. (
  • The park houses a number of snake species, lizards, crocodiles and turtles. (
  • Some of the popular species of reptiles found here include King Cobra, Banded Krait, vipers,the reticulated python (Python Reticulatus) and alligators, the Indian rock python (Python Molorus).Apart form snakes, the park is also home to other reptiles like turtles, crocodiles and lizards. (
  • King cobras rarely hunt animals like rats and lizards, in contrary to other snake species. (
  • About 10,500 species of reptiles (animals such as lizards and snakes) are found around the world and about 150 to 200 new species are also discovered every year. (
  • Evolution of Snake Venom: A New Use for Old Genes? (
  • The evolution of snake venom required snakes to develop a highly specialized venom gland to produce and store a diverse and deadly protein cocktail for delivery to their victims. (
  • Maimako added apart from snake venom, it can also neutralise scorpion, scorpion, bees and spider venoms and could be potent in the human body for one year. (
  • Because it's so fast acting, so potent and highly specific to its target, venom has all of the ingredients necessary for making a drug. (
  • This snake possesses short but sharp fangs that penetrate human skin and deliver a very potent venom. (
  • Its venom is one of the most potent globally, which doesn't help its already fearsome reputation. (
  • Although these snakes venom can be potent, they only have short fangs, growing up to 4 mm. (
  • While some snake venoms may be highly potent, other, less potent venoms might kill faster. (
  • A potent but slow-acting venom might leave enough time to intervene, while a fast-acting poison with a lower LD50 might kill you before you can get help. (
  • These venoms are among the most potent found in snakes, yet the venom yield per animal is less than that of most vipers or pit vipers . (
  • The most likely geographic locations where outdoor workers would encounter venomous snakes is in the American South, Southwest, and West. (
  • Do you often encounter venomous snakes there? (
  • Venom could be any toxin that is usually injected via biting or stinging, but it is neither ingested nor absorbed. (
  • The major toxin family found in the venoms of both neonate B. lateralis and B. schlegelii, is serine proteinase (SVSP), comprising about 20% of their toxin arsenals. (
  • The king cobra ( Ophiophagus hannah ) is the world's longest venomous snake and the choice companion of snake charmers. (
  • Fifteen percent of the world's animals produce venom, it turns out. (
  • A king cobra snake is the world's largest venomous snake, more than three times the size of a common pin-headed viper and 50 times as heavy. (
  • It can grow to be almost 18.5 feet long and weigh up to 13 pounds, making it one of the world's most dangerous snakes. (
  • Fibrinogen-clotting enzyme, pictobin, from Bothrops pictus snake venom. (
  • Snake venomics and antivenomics of Bothrops atrox venoms from Colombia and the Amazon regions of Brazil, Perú and Ecuador suggest the occurrence of geographic variation of venom phenotype by a trend towards paedomorphism. (
  • Although family Atractaspididae and Colubridae contain some nonvenomous snake species (not possessing fangs or venom), members of families Elapidae and Viperidae are exclusively venomous. (
  • Among the 2000 species of snakes globally, 400 are venomous and belong to 4 families: Viperidae (vipers), Elapidae (cobra, krait and coral snake), Hydrophidae (sea snake) and Colubridae (6). (
  • Members of the taxonomic families Elapidae, Viperidae, and Atractaspididae are some notorious venomous snakes, and some colubrid members can also be venomous. (
  • Humans can die from king cobra venom in as little as 30 minutes. (
  • He said that snake venoms are valuable systems for understanding links between the genotype and phenotype of animals, and these biochemically active secretions also have major implications for humans, as snakebites cause over 100,000 deaths a year. (
  • Why is snake venom so dangerous to humans? (
  • Humans can benefit from this as well, apparently, since venom can be manipulated to target pathogenic predators. (
  • Of course, humans have developed another use for snake venom: protecting people who've been bitten by snakes. (
  • Are Brown Snakes Dangerous to Humans? (
  • Neurotoxins, Haemotoxins, Cardiotoxins, and Cytotoxins are the main types of venom substances that are produced in venomous snakes, and both those types are known to be deadly for humans and many other animals. (
  • At March 7's SciCafe, From Poison to Panacea: Using Snake Venom to Combat Cancer , University of Southern California biochemistry professor Frank Markland will share his research on a protein found in snake venom and how it's being used to combat cancer in the lab. (
  • The venom of all coral snakes is strongly neurotoxic, it affects the nervous system and can cause respiratory paralysis and suffocation. (
  • Even the venom from snakebites can cause them to form, as well as just regular old cuts and injuries. (
  • The signs and symptoms that develop from venomous snakebites may vary in severity based on the type and amount of venom injected. (
  • Instead of innocent bystanders who are unintentionally bitten, the great majority of snakebites are actually caused by snake handlers. (
  • Although radioimmunoassay has been used to detect venom in patients with snakebites , it is impractical and expensive. (
  • A look at how multibanded krait snake venom interacts with the nicotinic acetylcholine receptor that mediates nerve activation of muscles. (
  • Pigs are one of four known mammalian species which possess mutations in the nicotinic acetylcholine receptor that protect against snake venom. (
  • Rosmarinic acid, a new snake venom phospholipase A2 inhibitor from Cordia verbenacea (Boraginaceae): antiserum action potentiation and molecular interaction. (
  • Snake Venom Antiserum is supplied in 10 ml glass vial with 10 ml sterile water for injection, as diluent. (
  • Snakes comprising the family Atractaspididae, such as the side-stabbing stiletto snakes, burrowing asps, and mole vipers, can be very confusing as they share a number of fang and venom gland characteristics with the other three venomous snake families and can be either front- or rear-fanged venomous (although they are generally considered front-fanged for a variety of reasons discussed in the other articles in this 'Snake Venom' series). (
  • Pit Vipers, such as rattlesnakes, copperheads, and water moccasins have slit-like pupils, triangular heads (due to venom pouches), and a pit located between the eyes and nostrils). (
  • When you talk about brown snakes , some people will exhibit utter fear, saying they are deadly and highly venomous. (
  • While in Australia and Papua New Guinea , brown snakes, called eastern brown snakes, refer to huge fast-moving, 7-feet snakes that are also highly venomous. (
  • The main three types of venomous snakes are known as the highly venomous, moderately venomous, and mildly or non-venomous. (
  • According to a study recently published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation, scientists from the University of Arizona have discovered an enzyme similar to one found in rattlesnake venom that could be driving COVID-19 deaths. (
  • We found evidence that there was an enzyme, a snake-like enzyme, in the blood of people who were in extraordinarily high levels," said Dr. Floyd Chilton, the senior author of the study with the University of Arizona, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. (
  • The snake-like enzyme is found in healthy people at low levels to prevent bacterial infections. (
  • The active ingredient in the glue is batroxobin (also known as reptilase), a blood-clotting enzyme from the venom of lancehead snakes . (
  • We could imagine setting up a new European project dedicated to the scientific exploit of this data in order to understand, for instance, why individuals within the same species of cone snails present different venoms according to their level of development or the region they're in,' Gilles explains. (
  • Prialt, which is used by roughly 22 million adults in the U.S. who suffer from severe and chronic pain, could not be made without the venom of cone snails. (
  • There are few types of snakes based on the type of venom, and they can be further classified into different categories according the type of weaponry. (
  • As the supply of Coral Snake anti-venom dwindles down to nothing and the expiration date approaches, Pfizer announces that it has broken ground a facility to start production again. (
  • Elapids, like the coral snake, have brilliantly colored bands (red, black, and yellow), and can be confused with non-venomous snakes such as the scarlet kingsnake, Mexican milk snake, and red milk snake. (
  • Our encounter with the South American Aquatic Coral Snake , also known as "Micrurus Ssrinamensis" in the Madidi Jungle National Park, Amazon Basin , Bolivia . (
  • The Aquatic Coral Snake ( Micrurus surinamensis ) is found throughout the Amazon including the Guianas , Brazil , Bolivia, Suriname . (
  • Phospholipases A2 are important components of snake venoms, the basic isoforms have been more extensively studied than the acidic groups, maybe due to their higher toxicity. (
  • Although there can be up to 100 distinct compounds (including subtypes and isoforms not represented here) within any one snake's venom, there are snakes that possess less than a dozen different venom components (that's not to say that there is necessarily a direct association between the number of venom components present and toxicity of the venom). (
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  • As you can see in the table below, some types of venom compounds exist in a single family of snakes, while others are present in all three families examined here. (
  • If someone were to ask you to think of a life-saving substance, snake venom is probably low on the list-especially if you've read our recent article about snakes in India-but scientists from the Universities of Manitoba, Shantou, and Western Ontario have discovered how this unlikely ingredient can actually save someone's life rather than take it. (
  • The team hopes that in the future, once the substance is refined, their snake venom super glue will help first responders, soldiers on the battlefield, and doctors during surgery. (
  • It contains the highly effective anti-age substance SYN-AKE, which was developed by the synthesis of Wagler's rattlesnake venom. (
  • South African snake venoms and antivenoms / by Poul Agerholm Christensen. (
  • The death rate among snake victims was 5.2% (33 cases). (
  • They can inject up to 4 mg of venom into their victims when provoked, but despite injecting less venom, a bit from an eastern brown snake is life-threatening. (
  • From the venomous King Cobras living in the jungles of South Asia, to the harmless Garter snakes living in North American backyards, there are over 3,000 species of snake across our planet. (
  • For something that is almost as universally loathed as rattlesnakes, it seems fitting and interesting and ironic that the venom that they have in rattlesnakes might be the key in getting out of this situation," Hughes said. (
  • The venomous snakes that are native to the United States include rattlesnakes, copperheads, water moccasins (cottonmouth), and coral snakes. (
  • This opens up new opportunities to understand how variation in snake venom, both within and between snake species, corresponds to variation in the genome. (
  • Our work provides the first description of the regulatory architecture that drives snake venom expression, providing critical context for understanding the molecular interactions that govern venom variation," Castoe said. (
  • These phenomena partially explain how/why there are problems with the effectiveness of antivenom, because it can be difficult to account for all of these sources of venom variation in the production of antivenom. (
  • The integration of the pattern of venom variation across Bothriechis into a phylogenetic and biogeographic framework may lay the foundation for assessing, in future studies, the evolutionary path that led to the present-day variability of the venoms of palm-pitvipers. (
  • Venomics expert Dr. Mandë Holford, who teaches chemistry at the Hunter College and City University of New York (CUNY) Graduate Center, told the WEF in 2018 that snake venom has "ushered in a whole new way for pharmaceutical industries to treat pain, they are now looking for things that target something other than opioid receptors. (
  • Casewell suspects snake venom originated when variations in existing genetic material-duplications and other mutations-produced toxic products. (
  • In this study the authors apply a diverse array of cutting-edge approaches to investigate this topic, and their ensuing collection of regulatory sequence, transcription factor, signaling cascade and chromatin accessibility data and associated analyses provides completely unparalleled insight into the regulatory architecture of the snake venom system," Casewell said. (
  • As early as 2020, it was reported that snake poison could have triggered symptoms in the drinking water, which are called "Corona" today. (
  • The symptoms of "Corona" and the symptoms of the gene vaccinations are largely the same with the effect of snake venoms. (
  • The venom of a southern copperhead, pictured above, contains a protein that may have cancer-fighting powers. (
  • The problem with a snake venom-derived protein is that you'd have to milk every copperhead in existence to get enough to treat one patient. (
  • So now, we can grow these bacteria in large vats to make a new protein, vicrostatin, which mimics the activity of the snake venom protein. (
  • I was attending a meeting in Tokyo in the 1980s, and I ran into a fellow who had been working with a similar protein from snake venom when the idea dawned on me. (
  • It was fortuitous because copperheads were the species of snake I was working with at the time to isolate another protein, and since we had that particular venom on hand, we thought we would try it. (
  • The biomaterials research team from the University of Queensland's Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (AIBN), led by Postdoctoral Research Fellow Amanda Kijas, has discovered a protein in the venom of two snakes (Australia's eastern brown and scaled viper) that could serve as a useful accelerant in the human body's natural blood-clotting process, according to a statement from the institution published on Monday. (
  • On the contrary, SPR revealed that α-cobratoxin, a three-finger protein from cobra venom, does not bind to GLIC. (
  • Snake researcher, Joe Slowinski, was killed by a pencil size multibanded krait in Burma in 2001. (
  • Krait venom and 18 amino acid receptor fragment, 1idg. (
  • Krait venom and fragment, NMR ensemble, 1idh. (
  • This researcher at the Atomic Energy and Alternative Energies Commission outside Paris coordinates a European project called Venomics, which has been studying therapeutic uses of animal venom . (
  • COVIP-Plus induces immunogenicity reaction in animals, producing high neutralising immunoglobulin (antibodies) titers against the venoms different snake species within 30 days. (
  • In addition to studying specific venom genes, we can now investigate parts of the genome involved in the regulation of these genes as well," said Perry, who received his Ph.D. from UTA in 2021 with Castoe as his faculty advisor. (
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  • Overall, genus-wide venomics illustrate the high evolvability of palm-pitviper venoms. (
  • Kate is the author of three books, including most recently Snakes of Central and Western Africa (2019, Johns Hopkins University Press, with co-author J-P. Chippaux), as well as over 40 scientific articles and book chapters. (
  • The genetic information responsible for the king cobra's venom, they found, also produces non-venom-related products throughout the snake's body. (
  • I have done venom snake's head poring using prop replacement method before ,now it's time for me to turn him into a ped. (