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Toxicon. 2012 Nov;60(6):1018-21. doi: 10.1016/j.toxicon.2012.06.018. Epub 2012 Jul 14.

Preclinical testing of Peruvian anti-bothropic anti-venom against Bothrops andianus snake venom.

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Departamento de Bioquímica e Imunologia, Instituto de Ciências Biológicas, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Av. Antonio Carlos 6627, CP: 486, CEP: 31270-901, Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil.


Bothrops andianus is a venomous snake found in the area of Machu Picchu (Peru). Its venom is not included in the antigenic pool used for production of the Peruvian anti-bothropic anti-venom. B. andianus venom can elicit many biological effects such as hemorrhage, hemolysis, proteolytic activity and lethality. The Peruvian anti-bothropic anti-venom displays consistent cross-reactivity with B. andianus venom, by ELISA and Western Blotting and is also effective in neutralizing the venom's toxic activities.

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