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An overview of Lysine-49 phospholipase A2 myotoxins from crotalid snake venoms and their structural determinants of myotoxic action
In 1984, the first venom phospholipase A2 (PLA2) with a lysine substituting for the highly conserved aspartate 49 was discovered, in the North American crotalid snake Agkistrodon p. piscivorus [J. Biol. Chem. 259 (1984) ...
Structural characterization and phylogenetic relationships of myotoxin II from Atropoides (Bothrops) nummifer snake venom, a Lys49 phospholipase A2 homologue
In order to analyze its structure–function relationships, the complete amino acid sequence of myotoxin II from Atropoides (Bothrops) nummifer from Costa Rica was determined. This toxin is a Lys49-type phospholipase A2 ...
Ability of fucoidan to prevent muscle necrosis induced by snake venom myotoxins: comparison of high- and low-molecular weight fractions
Fucoidan, a natural polysaccharide extracted from brown seaweed, inhibits the myotoxic phospholipases A2 present in the venoms of crotalid snakes. This study evaluated the influence of molecular weight on the ability of ...
Differential susceptibility of C2C12 myoblasts and myotubes to group II phospholipase A2 myotoxins from crotalid snake venoms
Group II phospholipase A2 (PLA2) myotoxins isolated from Viperidae/Crotalidae snake venoms induce a rapid cytolytic effect upon diverse cell types in vitro. Previous studies suggested that this effect could be more ...
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 ...
Screening for target toxins of the antiophidic protein DM64 through a gel-based interactomics approach
DM64 is a glycosylated protein with antivenomactivity isolated fromthe serum of the opossumDidelphis aurita. It binds non-covalently to myotoxins I (Asp49) and II (Lys49) from Bothrops asper venom and inhibits their myotoxic ...