Biochemistry of Kinin-Releasing Enzymes in the Venom of the Viper Bitis Gabonica and of the Lizard Heloderma Suspectum

  • Dietrich Mebs
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 8)


Since the investigations of Rocha e Silva et al. (1949) on Bothrops jararaca venom and of Deutsch and Diniz (1955) on other Crotalidae venoms, it is known, that snake venoms possess kinin-releasing properties. Suzuki et al. (1966) purified a bradykinin-releasing enzyme from the venom of Agkistrodon halys blomhoffii and recently Cohen et al. (1969) from Echis coloratus venom.


Snake Venom Venom Gland Heloderma Suspectum King Cobra Esterolytic Activity 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1970

Authors and Affiliations

  • Dietrich Mebs
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  1. 1.Institut für gerichtliche und soziale MedizinUniversität Frankfurt a.M.Germany

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