Charmian D N Cher

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Various clinical manifestations leading to death have been documented in most cases of bites caused by venomous snakes. Cobra envenomation is an extremely variable process and known to cause profound neurological abnormalities. The complexity of cobra venom can induce multiple-organ failure, leading to death in case of severe envenomation. Intramuscular(More)
BACKGROUND Phospholipase A2 liberates free fatty acids and lysophospholipids upon hydrolysis of phospholipids and these products are often associated with detrimental effects such as inflammation and cerebral ischemia. The neuroprotective effect of neutral phospholipase from snake venom has been investigated. RESULTS A neutral anticoagulant secretory(More)
Victims of snakebite quickly succumb to severe respiratory failure, which can be fatal if left untreated. One of the most toxic components of snake venom is phospholipase A2 (PLA2; EC 3.1.1.4). PLA2 isolated from the elapid, Naja sputatrix, induced pulmonary inflammation and edema when administered intravenously and intratracheally to rats. Analysis of(More)
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