Snake fetuin: isolation and structural analysis of new fetuin family proteins from the sera of venomous snakes.

@article{Aoki2009SnakeFI,
  title={Snake fetuin: isolation and structural analysis of new fetuin family proteins from the sera of venomous snakes.},
  author={Narumi Aoki and Masanobu Deshimaru and Kenji Kihara and Shigeyuki Terada},
  journal={Toxicon : official journal of the International Society on Toxinology},
  year={2009},
  volume={54 4},
  pages={481-90}
}
Novel proteins were isolated from the sera of Chinese Mamushi (Gloydius blomhoffi brevicaudus) and Habu (Trimeresurus flavoviridis). The primary structures of these proteins were determined by protein sequencing, and the nucleotide sequences were established by cDNA cloning from the liver mRNAs. They belonged to the fetuin family having a double-headed cystatin-like domain and a His-rich domain, akin to HSF, an antihemorrhagic factor isolated from Habu serum. They showed no antihemorrhagic… CONTINUE READING