Characterization of biological activity of Scatophagus argus venom.

@article{Sivan2010CharacterizationOB,
  title={Characterization of biological activity of Scatophagus argus venom.},
  author={Gisha Sivan and K Venketasvaran and Chandni Radhakrishnan},
  journal={Toxicon : official journal of the International Society on Toxinology},
  year={2010},
  volume={56 6},
  pages={914-25}
}
Scatophagus argus of the family Scatophagidae inflicts painful wounds in fishermen while handling it. The venom induces prominent local tissue damage characterized by pain, edema and necrosis. The pathogenesis of acute muscle damage in gastrocnemius muscle induced by S. argus venom was studied in mice. The inflammatory response induced by S. argus venom in the mice hind paw was studied measuring paw edema. Intramuscular injection of S. argus venom induced motoxicity. The effect of S. argus… CONTINUE READING

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