Snake venomics of Bothriechis nigroviridis reveals extreme variability among palm pitviper venoms: different evolutionary solutions for the same trophic purpose.

@article{Fernandez2010SnakeVO,
  title={Snake venomics of Bothriechis nigroviridis reveals extreme variability among palm pitviper venoms: different evolutionary solutions for the same trophic purpose.},
  author={Julian Fernandez and Bruno Lomonte and L Puig Sanz and Yamileth Angulo and Jos{\'e} Mar{\'i}a Guti{\'e}rrez and Juan J Calvete},
  journal={Journal of proteome research},
  year={2010},
  volume={9 8},
  pages={
          4234-41
        }
}
We report the proteomic characterization and biological activities of the venom of the black-speckled palm pitviper, Bothriechis nigroviridis, a neotropical arboreal pitviper from Costa Rica. In marked contrast to other Bothriechis species investigated, the venom of B. nigroviridis does not possess detectable Zn(2+)-dependent metalloproteinases, and is uniquely characterized by a high content of crotoxin-like PLA(2) and vasoactive peptides. These data suggest that different evolutionary… CONTINUE READING
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