Cloning of a prothrombin activator-like metalloproteinase from the West African saw-scaled viper, Echis ocellatus.

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Systemic envenoming by the saw-scaled viper, Echis ocellatus, is responsible for more deaths than any other snake in West Africa. Despite its medical importance, there have been few investigations into the toxin composition of the venom of this viper. Here we describe the isolation of E. ocellatus venom gland cDNAs encoding a protein of 514 amino acids that… (More)

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@article{Hasson2003CloningOA, title={Cloning of a prothrombin activator-like metalloproteinase from the West African saw-scaled viper, Echis ocellatus.}, author={Sidgi Syed Anwer Hasson and Robert David Geoffrey Theakston and Robert A. Harrison}, journal={Toxicon : official journal of the International Society on Toxinology}, year={2003}, volume={42 6}, pages={629-34} }