Venom of the Brown Treesnake, Boiga irregularis: ontogenetic shifts and taxa-specific toxicity.

@article{Mackessy2006VenomOT,
  title={Venom of the Brown Treesnake, Boiga irregularis: ontogenetic shifts and taxa-specific toxicity.},
  author={Stephen P. Mackessy and Nicole M Sixberry and William H. Heyborne and Thomas H. Fritts},
  journal={Toxicon : official journal of the International Society on Toxinology},
  year={2006},
  volume={47 5},
  pages={
          537-48
        }
}
The Brown Treesnake (Boiga irregularis), a rear-fanged member of the polyphyletic family Colubridae, is an introduced predator on Guam which has been responsible for numerous human envenomations. Because little is known about this species' venom, we characterized venom proteins from B. irregularis using enzyme assays, one and 2D electrophoresis, Western blot analysis, mass spectrometry, HPLC and toxicity assays. Venom yields and protein content varied significantly with snake size, and large… CONTINUE READING

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