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An examination of the potential role of spider digestive proteases as a causative factor in spider bite necrosis.
Tissue necrosis following spider bites is a widespread problem. In the continental United States, the brown recluse (Loxosceles reclusa), hobo spider (Tegenaria agrestis), garden spider (ArgiopeExpand
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Astacin family metallopeptidases and serine peptidase inhibitors in spider digestive fluid.
Digestive fluid of the araneid spider Argiope aurantia is known to contain zinc metallopeptidases. Using anion-exchange chromatography, size-exclusion chromatography, sucrose density gradientExpand
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Survey for potentially necrotizing spider venoms, with special emphasis on Cheiracanthium mildei.
It has proven difficult to identify those spiders which cause necrotic lesions. In an effort to design a simple, inexpensive screening method for identifying spiders with necrotizing venoms, we haveExpand
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Relation between the outer cover of the egg case of Argiope aurantia (Araneae: Araneidae) and the emergence of its spiderlings
To emerge from the egg case, Argiope aurantia spiderlings must penetrate a tightly woven outer cover composed primarily of large‐diameter cylindrical gland fibers and small‐diameter fibers, likely ofExpand
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Misdiagnosis of Spider Bites: Bacterial Associates, Mechanical Pathogen Transfer, and Hemolytic Potential of Venom from the Hobo Spider, Tegenaria agrestis (Araneae: Agelenidae)
ABSTRACT The European spider Tegenaria agrestis (Walckenaer) (hobo spider) has been implicated as a spider of medical importance in the Pacific Northwest since its introduction in the late 1980s.Expand
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[Initial data on shoulder pathology in workers exposed to the risk of lifting patients in different rest homes in Trento Province].
A total of 829 subjects (females: 364 aged < 36 years and 360 aged > 35 years; males: 52 aged < 36 years and 53 aged > 35 years) employed on assistance and handling of patients in 42 geriatricExpand
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INTO THE DIGESTIVE SYSTEM PROTEASES OF ARGIOPE AURANT 1 A ( ARANEAE : ARANEIDAE ) , HEMOLYTIC AGENTS OF SPIDER VENOMS , AND THE ROLE OF BOTH IN NECROTIC ARACHNIDISM
Necrotic arachnidism, or tissue necrosis following spider bites is a widespread problem. Knowledge of the exact mechanism that produces such lesions is still incomplete. Here I have examined spiderExpand