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Antibacterial and antiparasitic effects of Bothrops marajoensis venom and its fractions: Phospholipase A2 and L-amino acid oxidase.
Some proteins present in snake venom possess enzymatic activities, such as phospholipase A(2) and l-amino acid oxidase. In this study, we verify the action of the Bothrops marajoensis venom (BmarTV),Expand
Renal effects and vascular reactivity induced by Tityus serrulatus venom.
Tityus serrulatus, popularly known as yellow scorpion, is one of the most studied scorpion species in South America and its venom has supplied some highly active molecules. The effects of T.Expand
Transcriptome Analysis in Venom Gland of the Predatory Giant Ant Dinoponera quadriceps: Insights into the Polypeptide Toxin Arsenal of Hymenopterans
Background Dinoponera quadriceps is a predatory giant ant that inhabits the Neotropical region and subdues its prey (insects) with stings that deliver a toxic cocktail of molecules. Human accidentsExpand
Syndecan-1 in Acute Decompensated Heart Failure--Association With Renal Function and Mortality.
BACKGROUND Heart failure (HF) is a leading cause of hospitalization throughout the world, and the mortality rate remains elevated. HF is frequently complicated by acute kidney injury (AKI), worseningExpand
Larvicidal activity of the water extract of Moringa oleifera seeds against Aedes aegypti and its toxicity upon laboratory animals.
In this work, biological effects of the water extract of Moringa oleifera seeds (WEMOS) were assessed on eggs and 3rd instar larvae of Aedes aegypti and on its toxicity upon laboratory animalsExpand
Evaluation of renal function in leprosy: a study of 59 consecutive patients.
BACKGROUND Renal abnormalities in leprosy have been largely described in medical literature, but there are few studies evaluating renal function in these patients. METHODS This is a cross-sectionalExpand
Acute renal failure after massive honeybee stings.
Two clinical cases of patients who survived after numerous attacks of Africanized bees (600 and 1500 bee stings, respectively) are reported. Clinical manifestation was characterized by diffuse andExpand
Renal and vascular effects of the natriuretic peptide isolated from Crotalus durissus cascavella venom.
Crotalus durissus cascavella is a snake that is usually found in the scrublands of northeast Brazil. The components of its venom may have effects on the vascular and renal systems. Recently, a newExpand
Purification and characterization of the biological effects of phospholipase A(2) from sea anemone Bunodosoma caissarum.
Sea anemones contain a variety of biologically active substances. Bunodosoma caissarum is a sea anemone from the Cnidaria phylum, found only in Brazilian coastal waters. The aim of the present workExpand
Evaluation of the antichagasic activity of batroxicidin, a cathelicidin‐related antimicrobial peptide found in Bothrops atrox venom gland
&NA; Antimicrobial peptides (AMPs) are potential alternatives to conventional antibiotics, as they have a fast mode of action, a low likelihood of resistance development and can act in conjunctionExpand