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Research Article

Effects of Bothrops asper Snake Venom on Lymphatic Vessels: Insights into a Hidden Aspect of Envenomation

  • Javier Mora,

    Affiliation: Departamento de Parasitología, Universidad de Costa Rica, San José, Costa Rica

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  • Rodrigo Mora,

    Affiliation: Departamento de Microbiología, Universidad de Costa Rica, San José, Costa Rica

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  • Bruno Lomonte,

    Affiliation: Instituto Clodomiro Picado, Facultad de Microbiología, Universidad de Costa Rica, San José, Costa Rica

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  • José María Gutiérrez mail

    jgutierr@icp.ucr.ac.cr

    Affiliation: Instituto Clodomiro Picado, Facultad de Microbiología, Universidad de Costa Rica, San José, Costa Rica

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  • Published: October 15, 2008
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0000318

About the Authors

Javier Mora
Departamento de Parasitología, Universidad de Costa Rica, San José, Costa Rica
Rodrigo Mora
Departamento de Microbiología, Universidad de Costa Rica, San José, Costa Rica
Bruno Lomonte, José María Gutiérrez
Instituto Clodomiro Picado, Facultad de Microbiología, Universidad de Costa Rica, San José, Costa Rica

Corresponding Author

Email: jgutierr@icp.ucr.ac.cr

Competing Interests

The authors declare that no competing interests exist

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: JM RM BL JMG. Performed the experiments: JM BL JMG. Analyzed the data: JM RM BL JMG. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: JM RM BL JMG. Wrote the paper: JM RM BL JMG.