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Efforts to describe toxins from the two major families of venomous snakes (Viperidae and Elapidae) usually reveal proteins belonging to few structural types, particular of each family. Here we(More)
The neotropical tick Amblyomma cajennense is a significant pest to domestic animals, the most frequently human-biting tick in South America and the main vector of Brazilian spotted fever (caused by(More)
Bioactive compounds of great interest are found in the saliva of hematophagous organisms. While exploring a cDNA library derived from the salivary glands of the tick Amblyomma cajennense, a(More)
Insularin (INS) was obtained from Bothrops insularis venom by reversed-phase high-performance liquid chromatography using a C(18) column and characterized as a disintegrin by peptide mass fingerprint(More)