Biochemical Studies On The Effect of Plotosus Lineatus Crude Venom (In Vivo) And Its Effect On Eac-Cells (In Vitro)

  • Fawzia A. Fahim
  • Essam A. Mady
  • Samira M. Ahmed
  • M. A. Zaki
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 391)


The oriental catfish, Plotosus lineatus, is one of the most dangerous venomous fishes known which occasionally causes death (Halstead, 1978). This fish is responsible for approximately many hundreds of envenomation to fishermen during handling in Suez Gulf and Red Sea. The envenomation, from P. lineatus, resulted in severe pain, numbness, fever, weakness, nausea, local paralysis and dizziness. In extreme cases there may be a massive edema involving the entire limb and gangrene of the area around wounds (Shiomi et al, 1986, 1987 and 1988 and Zerman, 1989).


Sublethal Dose Venom Gland Skin Secretion Median Lethal Dose Crude Venom 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Fawzia A. Fahim
    • 1
  • Essam A. Mady
    • 1
  • Samira M. Ahmed
    • 2
  • M. A. Zaki
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of BiochemistryFaculty of Science Ain Shams UniversityCairoEgypt
  2. 2.National Institute of Oceanography and FisheriesEgypt

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