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Title: Characterization of the Venom of C. d. cumanesis of Colombia: Proteomic Analysis and Antivenomic Study
Author: Quintana-Castillo, Juan Carlos
Vargas, Leidy Johana
Segura, Cesar
Estrada-Gómez, Sebastián
Bueno-Sánchez, Julio César
Alarcón, Juan Carlos
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Issue Date: 17-Feb-2018
Keywords: C. d. cumanensis venom
peptide identification
Abstract: The Colombian rattlesnake Crotalus durissus cumanensis is distributed in three geographic zones of the country: the Atlantic Coast, the upper valley of the Magdalena River, and the eastern plains of the Colombian Orinoquía. Its venom induces neurological symptoms, such as eyelid ptosis, myasthenic facies, and paralysis of the respiratory muscles, which can lead to death. Identification and analysis of C. d. cumanensis showed nine groups of proteins responsible for the neurotoxic effect, of which the crotoxin complex was the most abundant (64.71%). Immunorecognition tests of C. d. cumanensis showed that the use of a commercial antivenom manufactured in Mexico resulted in immunoreactivity.
Program: Medicina
Headquarters: Medellín
Type: Artículo
Citation: Quintana-Castillo, J.C., Vargas, L.J., Segura, C., Estrada-Gómez, S., Bueno-Sánchez, J.C. y Alarcón, J.C. (2018). Characterization of the Venom of C. d. cumanesis of Colombia: Proteomic Analysis and Antivenomic Study. Toxins 2018, 10, 85. Recuperado de:
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