VENOM RESEARCH SOLUTIONS

Posts Tagged ‘viper’

Identification of novel haemoglobin-modifying activity in snake venom libraries using the PHERAstar FS

Identification of novel haemoglobin-modifying activity in snake venom libraries using the PHERAstar FS. This is work we have done with our friends at BMG Labtech and their excellent PHERAstar FS. This enabled us to understand a novel activity of venoms, particularly viper venoms but also a cobra (Naja nigricollis), which oxidises Fe2+ haemoglobin to Fe3+…

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Venom A to Z – B is for Basic phospholipase

Basic Phospholipase (PLA2) is a neurotoxic and haemotoxic enzyme common in Viper venoms, including rattlesnakes. Basic PLA2s, particularly those from Crotalus durrisus (pictured – C.durrisus vergrandis) have a wide range of therapeutic potenials for disease areas such as immunolgy, inflammation, infection, cancer and pain.

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