Tracey Scott-Davey

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Neuro- and myotoxicological signs and symptoms are significant clinical features of envenoming snakebites in many parts of the world. The toxins primarily responsible for the neuro and myotoxicity fall into one of two categories--those that bind to and block the post-synaptic acetylcholine receptors (AChR) at the neuromuscular junction and neurotoxic(More)
INTRODUCTION A bite by Collett's snake, (Pseudechis colletti) can cause rhabdomyolysis in human victims but no signs of neurotoxicity. The pathology of muscle and peripheral nerve has not been described previously. In this study we investigated neuromuscular toxicity in rats. METHODS The venom was inoculated subcutaneously into the anterolateral aspect of(More)
A mutant form of ammodytoxin A, a neurotoxic phospholipase A(2) from the venom of the long nosed viper Vipera ammodytes ammodytes, was prepared by site-directed mutagenesis, conjugated to a nanogold particle and inoculated into the antero-lateral aspect of one hind limb of female mice. Eight hours later the mice were killed, the soleus muscles of both ipsi-(More)
Transverse cryosections, 6-8 mum thick, were cut from unfixed biventer cervicis muscles of chicks and quadriceps muscles of humans, mounted on glass slides and incubated for 1h in either isotonic phosphate buffered saline, pH 7.3 (PBS), or crude venom of venom of Pseudechis colletti at concentrations between 2.1 and 210 microgml(-1) in PBS. They were then(More)
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