A comparison of in vitro methods for assessing the potency of therapeutic antisera against the venom of the coral snake Micrurus nigrocinctus

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Alape Girón, Alberto; Miranda Arrieta, Keyna; Cortés Bratti, Ximena; Stiles, Bradley G.; Gutiérrez, José María;
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1016/S0041-0101(96)00150-X
  • Subject: Antivenins | Snake Bites | Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay | Phospholipases A2 | Snake venom | Animals | Phospholipases A | Elapid Venoms | Elapidae | Receptors, Nicotinic | Mice
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Therapeutic antisera against Micrurus nigrocinctus venom were tested for protection against lethality, as well as for inhibition of the nicotinic acetylcholine receptor (AchR)-binding and neutralization of phospholipase A2 (PLA2) activities of the homologous venom. Prot... View more
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