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Cleavage of the NH2-Terminal Octapeptide of Bothrops asper Myotoxic Lysine-49 Phospholipase A2 Reduces Its Membrane-Destabilizing Effect
Bothrops asper myotoxin II was cleaved with cyanogen bromide to determine the role of NH2-terminal amino acid residues in its ability to destabilize negatively charged liposomes and to induce myonecrosis. After treatment, ...
Snake venomics and antivenomics: Proteomic tools in the design and control of antivenoms for the treatment of snakebite envenoming
Snakebite envenoming represents a neglected tropical disease that has a heavy public health impact, particularly in Asia, Africa and Latin America. A global initiative, aimed at increasing antivenom production and ...
Isolation, characterization and molecular cloning of AnMIP, a new α-type phospholipase A2 myotoxin inhibitor from the plasma of the snake Atropoides nummifer (Viperidae: Crotalinae)
A new phospholipase A2 (PLA2)-inhibitory protein was isolated from the plasma of Atropoides nummifer, a crotaline snake from Central America. This inhibitor was named AnMIP, given its ability to neutralize the activity ...