Opossums could save you from that deadly snake bite
That, opossums right. Resistance to snake venom to test their
superpowers to save thousands of lives that could be harnessed for the
A new universal opossums derived from the antivenom could defang the deadly effects of snake venom.
give a sentence “Playing Possum’s play,” it could be argued that
opossums are really human society all have a role to play. Thanks to new
research that can be set to change. These marsupials only by a scorpion
and snake bites but the plant and bacterial toxins as well as the
attacks that can save people from the antivenom may be important for the
development shows that .
According to a press release about the
study, opossums, seemingly immune to snake bites are poisonous. So that
the opossum for use on humans can exploit the features of the antivenom
was why he wants to know about the researchers found. The first bit of
research on this topic was in the 1940s and early 1990s was followed by
San Jose State University researcher Claire F. current Komives somebody
to create a working education up to the antivenom therapy Then says.
small chain of amino acids – – he and his team showed that a peptide
from the ’90s up to the research can neutralize snake venom. Researchers
peptide synthesized in the lab, and then an American Western
Diamondback Snake and Russell’s viper venom from one of Pakistan was
injected into the mice. The treatment worked and the mice were protected
from any adverse effects.
How do they spell the antivenom peptides
Interestingly enough, scientists do not know exactly. One theory is that
they are toxic to humans and render it ineffective, that is bound to a
protein in snake venom.
Speaking of things that are toxic to
humans, Komives and his team to create the antivenom has found a novel
way. They reprogrammed to generate peptide E. coli bacteria, which help
recruit. This unique production method, the preponderance of poisonous
snakes generally have less access to the antivenoms help people in poor
areas of the world which can be easily and cheaply made the antivenom,
allowing large amounts of will.
According to the International
Society of Toxicology, at least 421,000 people, with 20,000 deaths
resulted, each year are bitten by venomous snake that is estimated. Most
loads South Asia, Southeast Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa is in. But
before giving way to the antivenom, the team plans to test it on mice.
theme, the American Chemical Society, the 249th National Meeting and
Exposition will be presented on March 23 in “The Chemistry of natural