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Some Preliminary Studies on the Haemolytic Activity of the Venom of Four Viper Species

Some Preliminary Studies on the Haemolytic Activity of the Venom of Four Viper Species

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Title: Some Preliminary Studies on the Haemolytic Activity of the Venom of Four Viper Species
Author: Osman, Omran F.; Saeed, Sara, A. K.; Allam, T. M
Abstract: Snake venom is a complex mixture of biologically active chemicals which have haemolytic, neruotoxic, and myotoxic effects. The venomous snakes of the family Viperidae have definite haemolytic effects. This study was conducted to determine the haemolytic activity of the venom of four viper species, two of them were Sudanese species Echis carienatus and Bitis arietans, and the other two were Egyptian species Cerastes cerastes and Pseudocerstes persicus by using blood agar plates of the domestic rabbit. The haemolytic activity showed some variation but with no significant differences among the four vipers. The electrophoresis using Polyacylamide Gel (PAGE) was applied to the venom samples of the two Sudanese viper species Echis carienatus and Bities arietans to compare their protein components. Some different banding patterns were shown in the protein profile of their venoms. The toxicity of viper venoms does not only depend on the haemolytic activity, as the venom of each viper is a complicated mixture of toxic materials that differ in quantity, composition and effects.
URI: http://khartoumspace.uofk.edu/123456789/27823


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