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DNase activity in Costa Rican crotaline snake venoms: quantification of activity and identification of electrophoretic variants.
DNase activity of Costa Rican crotaline snake venoms from the genera Bothrops, Crotalus and Lachesis was quantified by an enzymodiffusion method on agarose/DNA gels containing ethidium bromide. The reaction is detected as ...
Experimental myonecrosis induced by the venoms of South American Micrurus (coral snakes)
Venoms from 11 taxa of Micrurus (coral snakes) from Brazil and Colombia were tested for myotoxic activity in mice. All venoms, except that of M. surinamensis, induced myotoxicity as judged by the increase in plasma creatine ...
Turbidity of hyperimmune equine antivenom: the role of phenol and serum lipoproteins
Twenty batches of polyvalent antivenom produced at the Instituto Clodomiro Picado were analyzed for turbidity, both before and after freezing-thawing and lyophilization. Eight batches became turbid upon freezing-thawing, ...
Exposure of dogs to spotted fever group rickettsiae in urban sites associated with human rickettsioses in Costa Rica
The zoonotic transmission cycles of Rickettsia rickettsii and other spotted fever group (SFG) rickettsiae in Latin America have usually been associated with rural or sylvatic environments, although domestic dogs can be ...
Ultrastructural alterations in mouse capillary blood vessels after experimental injection of venom from the snake Bothrops asper (Terciopelo)
Histological and ultrastructural alterations in capillary blood vessels were studied at various time intervals after im injection of 50 micrograms of Bothrops asper snake venom in mouse gastrocnemius muscle. Hemorrhage was ...