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Bacterial toxins and virulence factors in disease
Biosynthesis and targeting of pertussis toxin diphthamide - the toxin target in protein synthesis elogation factor 2 leukocidines heat-stable enterotoxin of escherichia coli therapeutic effects of…
Complete primary structure and biochemical properties of gilatoxin, a serine protease with kallikrein-like and angiotensin-degrading activities.
- P. Utaisincharoen, S. Mackessy, R. Miller, A. Tu
- Biology, ChemistryThe Journal of biological chemistry
- 15 October 1993
Amino acid sequence alignment of gilatoxin with batroxobin, crotalase, kallikrein, thrombin, trypsin, and several partial sequences of other Heloderma toxins reveals that there is considerable homology between these enzymes, particularly in the regions of the presumed catalytic site.
Purification, sequencing, and phylogenetic analyses of novel Lys-49 phospholipases A(2) from the venoms of rattlesnakes and other pit vipers.
- I. Tsai, Y. Chen, Y. M. Wang, M. Tu, A. Tu
- BiologyArchives of biochemistry and biophysics
- 15 October 2001
Phylogenetic analyses based on the amino acid sequences of 28 Lys49-phospholipases separate the pitviper of the New World from those of the Old World, and the arboreal Asiatic species from the terrestrial Asiatics species.
Hemorrhagic toxins from rattlesnake (Crotalus atrox) venom. Pathogenesis of hemorrhage induced by three purified toxins.
The experimental injection of three purified hemorrhagic toxins induced hemorrhage by the same mechanism as does the crude venom, ie, per rhexis, in addition, one of the toxins, hemorrhagic toxin beta, causes myonecrosis.
Studies of an acidic cardiotoxin isolated from the venom of Mojave rattlesnake (Crotalus scutulatus).
Amino acid sequence and disulfide bond assignment of myotoxin a isolated from the venom of Prairie rattlesnake (Crotalus viridis viridis).
Myotoxin a did not show any close relationship to other toxins except crotamine from the South American rattlesnake Crotalus durissus terrificus and was compared with the sequences of other snake venom toxins using the computer program RELATE to determine whether myot toxin a is similar to any other types of toxins.