Hemostatic properties of a venomic protein in rat organ trauma.

Previous in vitro work characterized the protease Q8009 isolated from the venom of the Australian brown snake Pseudonaja textilis textilis with Factor Xa-like activity and hemostatic properties. The purpose of the work described here characterizes the in vivo hemostatic properties in a rat model of parenchymatous organ injury. The key parameters of activity… (More)