Experientia

, Volume 36, Issue 7, pp 868–869 | Cite as

Myotoxic phospholipases A from snake venom,Pseudechis colletti, producing myoglobinuria in mice

  • D. Mebs
  • Y. Samejima
Article

Summary

2 proteins producing myoglobinuria in mice were isolated from the venom of the Australian elapid snakePseudechis colletti and identified as phospholipases A showing close similarities in amino acid composition to a similarly acting enzyme from a sea snake venom (Enhydrina schistosa).

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© Birkhäuser Verlag 1980

Authors and Affiliations

  • D. Mebs
    • 1
    • 2
  • Y. Samejima
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Zentrum der RechtsmedizinUniversity of FrankfurtFrankfurt(Federal Republic of Germany)
  2. 2.Hoshi Institute of Pharmaceutical ScienceTokyo(Japan)

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