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Mipartoxin-I, a novel three-finger toxin, is the major neurotoxic component in the venom of the redtail coral snake Micrurus mipartitus (Elapidae)
The major venom component of Micrurus mipartitus, a coral snake distributed from Nicaragua to northern South America, was characterized biochemically and functionally. This protein, named mipartoxin-I, is a novel member ...
Neutralization of coral snake Micrurus nigrocinctus venom by a monovalent antivenom
The neutralizing ability of a monovalent anti-Micrurus nigrocinctus (coral snake) antivenom produced in Costa Rica was tested against the lethal, myotoxic and phospholipase A2 activities of homologous venom. In addition, ...
Action of Micrurus dumerilii carinicauda coral snake venom on the mammalian neuromuscular junction
(Pergamon-elsevier Science LtdOxfordInglaterra, 2002)
Venomous snakes of Costa Rica: biological and medical implications of their venom proteomic profiles analyzed through the strategy of snake venomics
(Journal of Proteomics XX (2014) XXX – XXX, Available online 24 February 2014, 2014-02-24)
In spite of its small territory of ~50,000 km2, Costa Rica harbors a remarkably rich biodiversity. Its herpetofauna includes 138 species of snakes, of which sixteen pit vipers (family Viperidae, subfamily Crotalinae), five ...
Neuromuscular Activity of Micrurus laticollaris (Squamata: Elapidae) Venom in Vitro
(Mdpi AgBaselSuíça, 2014)
A comparison of in vitro methods for assessing the potency of therapeutic antisera against the venom of the coral snake Micrurus nigrocinctus
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 ...
Snake venomics of Micrurus alleni and Micrurus mosquitensis from the Caribbean region of Costa Rica reveals two divergent compositional patterns in New World elapids
Protein composition, toxicity, and neutralization of the venoms of Micrurus alleni and Micrurus mosquitensis, two sympatric monadal coral snakes found in humid environments of the Caribbean region of Costa Rica, were ...
Venoms of Micrurus coral snakes: evolutionary trends in compositional patterns emerging from proteomic analyses
The application of proteomic tools to the study of snake venoms has led to an impressive growth in the knowledge about their composition (venomics), immunogenicity (antivenomics), and toxicity (toxicovenomics). About ...