"Venom" of the slow loris: sequence similarity of prosimian skin gland protein and Fel d 1 cat allergen

@article{Krane2003VenomOT,
  title={"Venom" of the slow loris: sequence similarity of prosimian skin gland protein and Fel d 1 cat allergen},
  author={Sonja Krane and Yasuhiro Itagaki and Koji Nakanishi and Paul J. Weldon},
  journal={Naturwissenschaften},
  year={2003},
  volume={90},
  pages={60-62}
}
Bites inflicted on humans by the slow loris (Nycticebus coucang), a prosimian from Indonesia, are painful and elicit anaphylaxis. Toxins from N. coucang are thought to originate in the brachial organ, a naked, gland-laden area of skin situated on the flexor surface of the arm that is licked during grooming. We isolated a major component of the brachial organ secretions from N. coucang, an approximately 18 kDa protein composed of two 70–90 amino-acid chains linked by one or more disulfide bonds… CONTINUE READING
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