Accession Number : AD0714182

Title :   Toxicity and Some Enzymatic Properties and Activities in the Venoms of Crotalidae, Elapidae and Viperidae.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY MEDICAL RESEARCH LAB FORT KNOX KY

Personal Author(s) : Kocholaty,Walter F. ; Ledford,Edith B. ; Daly,Joyce G. ; Billings,Thomas A.

Report Date : 05 JUN 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 20

Abstract : The i.v. and i.p. toxicities and some enzymatic properties of representative venoms of the families Crotalidae, Elapidae and Viperidae were determined. Differences between the venoms of the three genera in toxicity and enzymatic activity were considerable. Variations in enzymatic potencies and toxicities were most pronounced in the Crotalidae. No correlation was found between enzyme composition, enzyme potency and toxicity in any of the venoms investigated. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*VENOMS, TOXICITY), (*ENZYMES, VENOMS), (*REPTILES, VENOMS), CORRELATION TECHNIQUES, PROTEINS, ELECTROPHORESIS

Subject Categories : Toxicology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE