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An acidic phospholipase A(2) with antibacterial activity from Porthidium nasutum snake venom.
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PMID:  22251437     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Snake venoms are complex mixtures of proteins among which both basic and acidic phospholipases A(2) (PLA(2)s) can be found. Basic PLA(2)s are usually responsible for major toxic effects induced by snake venoms, while acidic PLA(2)s tend to have a lower toxicity. A novel PLA(2), here named PnPLA(2), was purified from the venom of Porthidium nasutum by means of RP-HPLC on a C18 column. PnPLA(2) is an acidic protein with a pH of 4.6, which migrates as a single band under both non-reducing and reducing conditions in SDS-PAGE. PnPLA(2) had a molecular mass of 15,802.6Da, determined by ESI-MS. Three tryptic peptides of this protein were characterized by HPLC-nESI-MS/MS, and N-terminal sequencing by direct Edman degradation showing homology to other acidic PLA(2)s from viperid venoms. PnPLA(2) displayed indirect hemolytic activity in agarose erythrocyte-egg yolk gels and bactericidal activity against Staphylococcus aureus in a dose-dependent manner, with a MIC and MBC of 32μg/mL. In addition, PnPLA(2) showed a potent inhibitory effect on platelet aggregation with doses up to 40μg/mL. This acidic PLA(2), in contrast to basic enzymes isolated from other viperid snake venoms, was not cytotoxic to murine skeletal muscle myoblasts C(2)C(12). This is the first report on a bactericidal protein of Porthidium nasutum venom.
Leidy Johana Vargas; Mónica Londoño; Juan Carlos Quintana; Carolina Rua; Cesar Segura; Bruno Lomonte; Vitelbina Núñez
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-1-10
Journal Detail:
Title:  Comparative biochemistry and physiology. Part B, Biochemistry & molecular biology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1879-1107     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 Jan 
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Created Date:  2012-1-18     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  9516061     Medline TA:  Comp Biochem Physiol B Biochem Mol Biol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2011. Published by Elsevier Inc.
Programa Ofidismo/Escorpionismo, Universidad de Antioquia, Street 62 No. 52-59, A.A. 1226, Medellín, Colombia.
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