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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 ...
Neutralization of myotoxic phospholipases A2 from the venom of the snake Bothrops asper by monoclonal antibodies
The neutralization of two myotoxic phospholipases A2 from the venom of Bothrops asper, myotoxins I and II, by two murine monoclonal antibodies is reported. The monoclonal antibodies, MAb-3 and Mab-4, recognize different ...
Stability, distribution and use of antivenoms for snakebite envenomation in Latin America: Report of a workshop
The issues of antivenom stability and distribution, and the training of health staff in the correct use of antivenoms in Latin America were discussed in a workshop held at Instituto Clodomiro Picado, Costa Rica, in September ...
Isolation and characterization of basic myotoxic phospholipases A2 from Bothrops godmani (Godman's pit viper) snake venom
Two basic myotoxic phospholipases A2 were purified to homogeneity from the venom of Bothrops godmani from Costa Rica by ion-exchange chromatography on CM-Sephadex. They have molecular weights of 14,300 (myotoxin I) and ...
Molecular Characterization of Two Major Dengue Outbreaks in Costa Rica
Dengue virus (DENV) (Flavivirus, Flaviviridae) is a reemerging arthropod-borne virus with a worldwide circulation, transmitted mainly by Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus mosquitoes. Since the first detection of its ...
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 ...