ELECTROPHORETIC CHARACTERIZATION OF ELAPID, VIPERID AND CROTALID SNAKE VENOMS

Authors
  1. Connolley-Mendoza, C.E.
  2. Bhatti, T.
  3. Bhatti, A.R.
Corporate Authors
Defence Research Establishment Suffield, Ralston ALTA (CAN)
Abstract
The report deals with comparative studies of snake venoms from 21 species representing Elapidae, Crotalidae and Viperidae. Both native and denatured venoms have been analyzed by polyacrylamide gel electrophoretic methods with or without sodium dodecyl sulfate. Electrophoreses showed qualitatively the commonality of protein and polypeptide components in venoms from various snake species. Electropherograms also showed the characteristic protein or polypeptide profiles which differentiate one species from another. These profiles, consisting of a combination of protein or polypeptide bands, suggested that each venom is unique for each species, although similarity abounds amoung subspecies or related species.
Report Number
DRES-M-1280 — Memorandum
Date of publication
15 Aug 1989
Number of Pages
30
DSTKIM No
89-03613
CANDIS No
61509
Format(s):
Hardcopy;Originator's fiche received by DSIS

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