Format

Send to

Choose Destination
See comment in PubMed Commons below
Immunopharmacol Immunotoxicol. 2008;30(4):647-78. doi: 10.1080/08923970802279019 .

Inhibitors of snake venoms and development of new therapeutics.

Author information

  • 1Natural Toxins Research Center, College of Arts and Sciences, Texas A&M University-Kingsville, Kingsville, Texas, USA.

Abstract

Natural inhibitors of snake venoms play a significant role in the ability to neutralize the degradation effects induced by venom toxins. It has been known for many years that animal sera and some plant extracts are competent in neutralizing snake venoms. The purpose of this review is to highlight the recent work that has been accomplished with natural inhibitors of snake venoms as well as revisiting the past research including those found in plants. The biomedical value of these natural inhibitors can lead to the development of new therapeutics for an assortment of diseases as well as contributing to efficient antivenoms for the treatment of ophidic accidents.

[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
PubMed Commons home

PubMed Commons

0 comments
How to join PubMed Commons

    Supplemental Content

    Full text links

    Icon for Taylor & Francis
    Loading ...
    Write to the Help Desk