Characterization of alpha-neurotoxin and phospholipase A2 activities from Micrurus venoms. Determination of the amino acid sequence and receptor-binding ability of the major alpha-neurotoxin from Micrurus nigrocinctus nigrocinctus

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Bougis, Pierre Edouard; Rosso Julien, Jean Pierre; Vargas Rosso, Orietta; Gutiérrez, José María; Rochat, Hervé; Bougis, Pierre Edouard;
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1111/j.1432-1033.1996.0231q.x
  • Subject: Americas | Amino Acid Sequence | Amino Acids | Animals | Chromatography, High Pressure Liquid | Elapid Venoms | Elapidae | Molecular Sequence Data | Neurotoxins | Phospholipases A | Phospholipases A2 | Phylogeny | Sequence Homology, Amino Acid | Toxins, Biological | Snake venom

New World elapids are coral snakes that belong to the genus Micrurus, and for which the venom biochemistry is mostly unknown. Analysis has been difficult because the coral snakes produce small quantities of venom. Clinical observations following bites show mainly neurot... View more
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