Accession Number : AD0466949


Title :   DETOXIFICATION OF THE VENOMS OF THE RUSSELL'S VIPER (VIPERA RUSSELLII) AND WATER MOCCASIN (AGKISTRODON PISCIVORUS) BY PHOTOOXIDATION,


Corporate Author : ARMY MEDICAL RESEARCH LAB FORT KNOX KY


Personal Author(s) : Kocholaty, Walter F ; Ashley, Billy D


Report Date : 12 May 1965


Pagination or Media Count : 8


Abstract : Photooxidation of six venoms of domestic and foreign snakes resulted in the detoxification of all venoms. Immunization of rabbits with two of the detoxified venoms, Agkistrodon piscivorus and Vipera russellii, resulted in the production of antibodies which protected mice against the action of unaltered venom. (Author)


Descriptors :   *IMMUNOLOGY , PHOTOCHEMICAL REACTIONS , VENOMS , VENOMS , REPTILES , PHOTOSENSITIVITY(BIOLOGICAL) , IMMUNITY , ANTIGENS , ANTIBODIES , OXIDATION , TOXICITY , ENZYMES , BIOCHEMISTRY , CARBOXYLIC ESTER HYDROLASES , BIOLOGICAL STAINS , PATHOLOGY , MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM , RABBITS


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE