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- Abdulrahman Al Asmari; Rajamohammed Abbas Manthiri; Haseeb Ahmad Khan
- Saudi Journal of Biological Sciences 2014 v.21 pp. 436-441
- Bitis arietans; Echis; Naja; freeze drying; gel chromatography; mucus; nucleotide sequences; phylogeny; ribosomal RNA; snake bites; snake venoms; snakes
- ... Identification of snake species is important for various reasons including the emergency treatment of snake bite victims. We present a simple method for identification of six snake species using the gel filtration chromatographic profiles of their venoms. The venoms of Echis coloratus, Echis pyramidum, Cerastes gasperettii, Bitis arietans, Naja arabica, and Walterinnesia aegyptia were milked, lyop ...
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- Marianne Molander; Line Nielsen; Søren Søgaard; Dan Staerk; Nina Rønsted; Drissa Diallo; Kusamba Zacharie Chifundera; Johannes van Staden; Anna K. Jäger
- Journal of ethnopharmacology 2014 v.157 pp. 171-180
- Bauhinia thonningii; Bitis arietans; Combretum; Grewia mollis; Lannea; Naja; Strychnos; active ingredients; antiserum; bioassays; enzyme inhibition; enzyme inhibitors; ethanol; hyaluronoglucosaminidase; inhibitory concentration 50; mortality; necrosis; patients; phospholipase A2; plant anatomy; polyphenols; proteinases; snake bites; snakes; traditional medicine; Democratic Republic of the Congo; Mali; South Africa
- ... Snakebite envenomation, every year, causes estimated 5–10,000 mortalities and results in more than 5–15,000 amputations in sub-Saharan Africa alone. Antiserum is not easily accessible in these regions or doctors are simply not available, thus more than 80% of all patients seek traditional practitioners as first-choice. Therefore it is important to investigate whether the plants used in traditional ...