Biochemical characterization of proteins and enzymes of Bungarus caeruleus venom

Rajan, S. S. and Rajendran, A. and Vishwanath, B. S. (2013) Biochemical characterization of proteins and enzymes of Bungarus caeruleus venom. Biomedicine and Preventive Nutrition, 3 (2). pp. 145-149. ISSN 2210-5239

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Bungarus caeruleus (Common Krait) is a nocturnal venomous snake that is responsible for many snakebites in India. In the present study, we report the biochemical parameters involved in the neurotoxicity of the venom. The purpose of this study was to characterize the toxic enzymes and proteins in crude krait venom. The results of this study indicate that crude venom consists of proteases esterases, oxidases and nucleotidases enzymes. The highly prominent enzymes responsible for toxicity was found to be hyaluronidases and phospholipases. Crude venom on electrophoresis under reduced conditions showed more number of low molecular weight proteins than high molecular weight proteins.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: article, priority journal, controlled study, nonhuman, enzyme activity, hyaluronidase, alkaline phosphatase, molecular weight, phospholipase A2, snake venom, zymography, toxicity testing, Bungarus caeruleus, polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis, protein degradation, envenomation, protein analysis, biochemistry, 5' nucleotidase, phospholipase, poisonous snake, amino acid oxidase, arginine esterase, enzyme analysis
Subjects: C Chemical Science > Biochemistry
Divisions: Department of > Biochemistry
Depositing User: Arshiya Kousar Library Assistant
Date Deposited: 31 Oct 2019 10:02
Last Modified: 31 Oct 2019 10:02

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