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Comparison of Active Venom Components between Eastern Brown Snakes Collected from South Australia and Queensland
The abundance and activity of the prothrombin activator (pseutarin C) within the venom of the Eastern brown snake (Pseudonaja textilis textilis) is the primary determinant of its coagulation potency.Expand
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Identification of novel proteins from the venom of a cryptic snake Drysdalia coronoides by a combined transcriptomics and proteomics approach.
We have investigated the transcriptome and proteome of the venom of a cryptic Australian elapid snake Drysdalia coronoides. To probe into the transcriptome, we constructed a partial cDNA library fromExpand
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Isolation and amino acid sequence of a new long-chain neurotoxin with two chromatographic isoforms (Aa el and Ae e2) from the venom of the Australian death adder (Acanthophis antarcticus).
The amino acid sequence of a previously undescribed toxin from Australian death adder venom (Acanthophis antarcticus) has been elucidated. It appears to exist in two forms which are separated byExpand
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Cloning and characterization of the pseudonajatoxin b precursor.
An Australian common brown snake, Pseudonaja textilis, is known to contain highly lethal neurotoxins. Among them, a long-chain alpha-neurotoxin, pseudonajatoxin b, has been identified. In thisExpand
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Proteomic comparisons of venoms of long-term captive and recently wild-caught Eastern brown snakes (Pseudonaja textilis) indicate venom does not change due to captivity.
UNLABELLED Snake venom is a highly variable phenotypic character, and its variation and rapid evolution are important because of human health implications. Because much snake antivenom is producedExpand
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Twentieth century toxinology and antivenom development in Australia.
It was not until the last decade of the 19th century that an experimental approach (led by Bancroft in Queensland and Martin in Sydney and Melbourne) brought a higher plane of scientific objectivityExpand
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Validation of a cell-based assay to differentiate between the cytotoxic effects of elapid snake venoms.
INTRODUCTION Acanthophis genus (i.e. death adders) and the Naja genus (i.e. cobras) belong to the family elapidae. The current study compared the in vitro cytotoxicity of venoms from four AcanthophisExpand
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Comparative Studies of the Venom of a New Taipan Species, Oxyuranus temporalis, with Other Members of Its Genus
Taipans are highly venomous Australo-Papuan elapids. A new species of taipan, the Western Desert Taipan (Oxyuranus temporalis), has been discovered with two specimens housed in captivity at theExpand
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ANTIVENOM DEVELOPMENT IN AUSTRALIA
Brown snakes, Pseudonaja genus, cause more bites and deaths to animals and humans in Australia than any other terrestrial snake genus. Some aspects of treatment of brown snakebites with antivenomExpand
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Cross‐Neutralisation of the Neurotoxic Effects of Egyptian Cobra Venom with Commercial Tiger Snake Antivenom
Cross‐neutralisation has been demonstrated for haemorrhagic venoms including Echis spp. and Cerastes spp. and for Australia elapid procoagulant toxins. A previous study showed that commercial tigerExpand
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