The in vitro effects of two chirodropid (Chironex fleckeri and Chiropsalmus sp.) venoms: efficacy of box jellyfish antivenom.

@article{Ramasamy2003TheIV,
  title={The in vitro effects of two chirodropid (Chironex fleckeri and Chiropsalmus sp.) venoms: efficacy of box jellyfish antivenom.},
  author={Sharmaine Ramasamy and Geoff K Isbister and Jamie E Seymour and Wayne C. Hodgson},
  journal={Toxicon : official journal of the International Society on Toxinology},
  year={2003},
  volume={41 6},
  pages={703-11}
}
The pharmacological and biochemical isolation of cnidarian venoms has been hindered by difficulties with both extracting pure venom from nematocysts and venom stability. The development of a new technique to extract active, pure venom of Chironex fleckeri and Chiropsalmus sp. has enabled identify both neurotoxic and myotoxic activity in their venoms. These activities are similar, but not identical in each species. Venom (50 micro g/ml) from both species significantly inhibited indirect and… CONTINUE READING