Accession Number:

ADA201053

Title:

Snake Venom Components and Their Cross Reactivity: A Short Review

Descriptive Note:

Memorandum rept.

Corporate Author:

DEFENCE RESEARCH ESTABLISHMENT SUFFIELD RALSTON (ALBERTA)

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1988-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

24.0

Abstract:

Snake venoms are complex mixtures of organic and inorganic compounds, many of which exhibit biological activity. It has been demonstrated that antisera raised against a single purified venom protein form one species of snake will react with proteins in the venom of other species. This cross- reactivity between species may have evolutionary applications, but recent studies on the variability of venom components within a species make these evolutionary conclusions questionable. Canada.

Subject Categories:

  • Biochemistry
  • Toxicology
  • Pharmacology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE