Non-parallel expression of a triflavin-like disintegrin venom protein in the main glands of Trimeresurus mucrosquamatus

Yaw Wen Guo*, Hwan Wun Liu, Yu Chi Lin, Mei-Chih Liang

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Abstract

Snake venom proteins are synthesized and accumulated in the venom gland. Based on studies that have focused on the morphological and biochemical changes that occur in the venom gland after the release of venom, it was believed that each cell synthesized all the venom components. However, the kinetics of snake venom protein expression remains largely unknown. In this report, we propose a non-parallel synthesis mechanism for the production of triflavin-like disintegrin venom protein in the main glands of Trimeresurus mucrosquamatus.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)266-270
Number of pages5
JournalToxin Reviews
Volume28
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Nov 2009

Keywords

  • Immunohistochemical analysis
  • Kinetics
  • Protein synthesis
  • Venom release

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