Isolation and Characterization of a Natriuretic Peptide from Crotalus oreganus abyssus (Grand Canyon Rattlesnake) and its Effects on Systemic Blood Pressure and Nitrite Levels


Studies on the therapeutic potential of venom peptides have significantly advanced the development of new peptide drugs. A good example is captopril, a synthetic peptide drug, which acts as an anti-hypertensive and potentiating bradykinin, inhibiting the angiotensin-converting enzyme, whose precursor was isolated from the venom of Bothrops jararacussu. The… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s10989-011-9254-z


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