Elucidation of trends within venom components from the snake families Elapidae and Viperidae using gel filtration chromatography

Robert Leslie James Graham*, Ciaren Graham, David Theakston, Geoff McMullan, Christopher Shaw

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Abstract

Research into snake venom components has intensified over the last number of decades, particularly that work directed towards the discovery of novel agents with potential applications in clinical therapy. In the present study we report, for the first time, defined patterns observed in the G-50 chromatographic elution profiles from 30 snake venoms taken from Elapidae and Viperidae families, as well as previously unreported patterns within subfamilies of these snake species. Development of this chromatographic technique thus offers a rapid method for the general classification of snakes within these families as well as providing insights into hitherto uncharacterised trends within the venoms of snake subfamilies that have opened new avenues for further investigation. © 2007 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)121-129
Number of pages9
JournalToxicon
Volume51
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2008

Keywords

  • Gel permeation chromatography
  • Snake venom

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Toxicology

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