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- Molander, Marianne; Staerk, Dan; Mørck Nielsen, Hanne; Brandner, Johanna M.; Diallo, Drissa; Kusamba Zacharie, Chifundera; van Staden, Johannes; Jäger, Anna K.
- Journal of ethnopharmacology 2015 v.165 pp. 1-8
- Grewia mollis, etc ; Dichrostachys cinerea; Paullinia pinnata; Tamarindus indica; antiserum; cell movement; cytotoxicity; enzymes; ethanol; models; mortality; necrosis; plant extracts; snake bites; therapeutics; tissue repair; traditional medicine; venoms; Sub-Saharan Africa; Show all 19 Subjects
- ... Snakebite envenomation causes 5000–10,000 mortalities and results in more than 5–15,000 amputations in sub-Saharan Africa alone every year. The inaccessibility of antiserum therapy is a vast problem, and only about 2.5% of the actual need for antiserum in Africa is covered. Numerous plants have shown in vitro inhibitory activity against one or more of the hydrolytic enzymes involved in snakebite-i ...