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Purification and characterization of Contractin A from the pedicellarial venom of sea urchin, Toxopneustes pileolus.
A component that causes contraction of the isolated guinea pig tracheal smooth muscle was isolated in homogeneous form from the venom of the pedicellaria of the sea urchin, Toxopneustes pileolus. ItExpand
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Complete primary structure and biochemical properties of gilatoxin, a serine protease with kallikrein-like and angiotensin-degrading activities.
The activity and the complete primary structure of gilatoxin, a glycoprotein component from the venom of the Mexican beaded lizard (Heloderma horridum horridum) has been elucidated. Gilatoxin, aExpand
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Biochemical characterization of lebetase, a direct-acting fibrinolytic enzyme from Vipera lebetina snake venom.
Lebetase, the fibrinolytic enzyme isolated from Vipera lebetina (Levantine viper) snake venom is a metalloenzyme that contains one mole of Zn2+ and one mole of Ca2+ per mole of protein. Lebetase isExpand
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Purification, sequencing, and phylogenetic analyses of novel Lys-49 phospholipases A(2) from the venoms of rattlesnakes and other pit vipers.
Basic phospholipase A(2) homologs with Lys49 substitution at the essential Ca(2+)-binding site are present in the venom of pit vipers under many genera. However, they have not been found inExpand
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Studies of an acidic cardiotoxin isolated from the venom of Mojave rattlesnake (Crotalus scutulatus).
A major lethal protein was isolated from the venom of Mojave rattlesnake (Crotalus scutulatus) by successive purification in DEAE column chromatography and isoelectric focusing. This homogeneous andExpand
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Amino acid sequence and disulfide bond assignment of myotoxin a isolated from the venom of Prairie rattlesnake (Crotalus viridis viridis).
The primary structure of myotoxin a, a myotoxin protein from the venom of the North American rattlesnake Crotalus viridis viridis, was determined and the position of the disulfide bonds assigned. TheExpand
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Characterization of lizard venom hyaluronidase and evidence for its action as a spreading factor.
  • A. Tu, R. R. Hendon
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Comparative biochemistry and physiology. B…
  • 1983
Hyaluronidase was isolated from the lizard (Heloderma horridum horridum) crude venom. The chemical properties were characterized and compared to the same enzyme from other sources. The enzyme wasExpand
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