Ecarin is a snake venom (Echis carinatus) that directly activates prothrombin to meizothrombin This action is not dependent on phospholipid membranes and . Objective(s): Echis carinatus is one of the venomous snakes in Iran. The venom of Iranian Echis carinatus is a rich source of protein with various factors affecting . In this research, the effects of Echis carinatus crude venom and its fractions on mice were analyzed. Moreover, the results of coagulation tests.

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Group 1 of 3 guinea pigs was injected in the right footpads with 3x minimum oedema cairnatus MED 7. The dried sample was pulverized and stored in plastic bags. If the normal PT is equal to A series of white bows run dorsolaterally. Biochem Biophys Res Commun. Average Venom Qty 20 to 35 mg dry weightU.

Despite their smaller snwke, F ab2 2 and Fab fragments of IgG are also ineffective against the local effects of envenoming, whether administered by intravenous or intramuscular routes [ 89 ]. Dangerousness Severe envenoming possible, potentially lethal. Table 1 PT value for different concentration of E. Approaching the golden age of natural product pharmaceuticals from venom libraries: However, the rate of activation is five orders of magnitude lower than the activation by venoom complex 12and the mechanism of cleavage proceeds through prethrombin-2 rather than through meizothrombin Purification and characterization of venkm, a fibrinolytic enzyme from Vipera lebetina snake venom.

All guinea pigs treated with venom E. Despite these protective effects of the plant extract of the H. A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference, Volume 1. Helene H, Cassian B. At the end of the observation period, animals were sacrificed and dissected.

No attempt should be made to pursue the snake into the undergrowth as this will risk further bites.

Under in vitro conditions, this venom also displays coagulation properties and increases the blood coagulation cascade. The supernatant was filtered on a 0. The conversion of the prothrombin into thrombin is one of the central reactions of blood coagulation 89. Some procoagulant factors, along with its molecular weights, have been reported by Echiss JM et al in addition to the effects of three novel metalloproteinases weighting 56 kDa from the venom of the West African saw-scaled viper, E.

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If no motor vehicle or boat is available, the patient can be carried on a stretcher or hurdle, on the pillion or crossbar of a bicycle or on someone’s back. Khame chiyan in Department of Serum Production for their great help. Echis exhis Saw scaled viper is a venomous snake found in the desert regions of Iran.

Purification and functional characterization of bothrojaractivase, a prothrombin-activating metalloproteinase isolated from Bothrops jararaca snake venom.

Trustees of the British Museum Natural History. At the end of the observation period, animals were sacrificed, and their skins were dissected to examine the haemorrhage neutralisation efficacy of the H. In the hemostatic system, precise control of blood coagulation is mandatory for life. This snake has been selected because of its massive presence in Iran and high incidence of snakebites. Our results revealed that five peaks from F 1 B 1 to F 1 B 5 were isolated Figure 3 and out of five fractions, only F 1 B 4 showed coagulant activity Table 4.

Authors would also like to thank Mr Askari in enzyme section and Ms. Plants constitute rich sources of novel compounds with a variety of pharmacological activities.

It should not be assumed that humankind currently knows all there is to know about any species, even for common species. Some of Ec venom compounds may also be purified and used as procoagulant medicines. Table 1 Prothrombin time test for different concentrations of crude venom of Ec.

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In several experimental and clinical trials, it has been demonstrated that antivenoms are of limited value to stop oedema progression within the first 12—24 hours of treatment, while they are highly efficient in restoring blood coagulation status within the same time interval [ 32 — 34 ]. In very bad cases the swelling may extend up the entire affected limb within 12—24 hours and blisters form on the skin. Of the more dangerous systemic symptoms, hemorrhage and coagulation defects are the most striking.


Head distinct from neck, snout snnake short and rounded. Can grow to a maximum of about 0. Once fibrinogen is removed from the blood, its viscosity will decrease and the blood circulation will be optimized. The mean FT before injection was If disturbed it assumes carinatuz S-shaped coil position and rubs the sides of the body together making a rasping sound.

This study showed that the fraction which separated from Iranian snake Echis carinatus venom can be a prothrombin activators. Its coagulation proteins were isolated and evaluated using chromatographic methods.

Effects of three novel metalloproteinases from the venom of the West African saw-scaled viper, Echis ocellatus on blood coagulation and platelets.

Snake venom of Echis carinatus sochureki – Latoxan

The crude venom was separated into five fractions AH 1 -AH 5all of which were exposed to the PT test in order to study the coagulation process. Accessed 21 September The bite wound should not be tampered with in any way.

This obviously would need further investigations for both systemic and local evaluation. Iran J Basic Med Sci. In some cases, kidney dialysis is necessary due to acute renal failure ARFbut this is not often caused by hypotension. In addition to its high cost and other limited effectiveness, thus, there is a need to develop novel therapeutics to maximise the utility of the snakebite therapies that are available. Most traditional, and many of the more recently fashionable, first aid measures are useless and potentially dangerous.

Therefore, this study represents the second report about H. Serine proteases affecting blood coagulation and fibrinolysis from snake venoms.