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Author Topic: Snake Venom Compounds Show Activity Against Hepatitis C  (Read 4545 times)

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Snake Venom Compounds Show Activity Against Hepatitis C
« on: March 05, 2018, 11:09:48 am »
A pair of compounds isolated from snake venom each show evidence of combating hepatitis C virus (HCV).

Publishing their findings in PLOS ONE, Brazilian researchers followed up on research indicating that animal venom has shown antiviral activity against dengue, a virus in the same family as HCV. These scientists isolated two compounds from rattlesnake venom, known as phospholipase A2 (PLA2-CB) and crotapotin (CP).

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