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Two cases of Leishmania (Leishmania) amazonensis are reported in the domestic dog (Canis familiaris). These are the first records of this parasite in this species. The animals lived in the endemic(More)
Phospholipases A(2) are components of Bothrops venoms responsible for disruption of cell membrane integrity via hydrolysis of its phospholipids. This study used a large nonimmune human scFv library(More)
In various types of snake venom, the major toxic components are proteinases and members of the phospholipase A2 family, although other enzymes also contribute to the toxicity. In this study, we(More)
The study of venom components is an important step toward understanding the mechanism of action of such venoms and is indispensable for the development of new therapies. This work aimed to(More)
Previous studies of human in vivo complement protein levels have only compared data for neonates with that from adult sera. Here, we establish the normal concentration ranges of the following(More)
Crotoxin is the main toxic component of the South American rattlesnake Crotalus durissus terrificus venom. It is composed of two different subunits: CA, crotapotin, and CB (basic subunit of cortoxin(More)
The present study describes the temporal expression of complement regulatory molecules membrane cofactor protein (MCP), decay accelerating factor (DAF), CR1, and CD59 in the human endometrium(More)