Snake venoms and hemostasis.

  title={Snake venoms and hemostasis.},
  author={Qiumin Lu and Jeannine M Clemetson and Kenneth J. Clemetson},
  journal={Journal of thrombosis and haemostasis : JTH},
  volume={3 8},
Snake venoms are complex mixtures of biologically active proteins and peptides. Many of them affect hemostasis by activating or inhibiting coagulant factors or platelets, or by disrupting endothelium. Based on sequence, these snake venom components have been classified into various families, such as serine proteases, metalloproteinases, C-type lectins, disintegrins and phospholipases. The various members of a particular family act selectively on different blood coagulation factors, blood cells… CONTINUE READING


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