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Research Article

Diversity of Micrurus Snake Species Related to Their Venom Toxic Effects and the Prospective of Antivenom Neutralization

  • Gabriela D. Tanaka,

    Affiliation: Immunochemistry Laboratory, Butantan Institute, São Paulo, SP, Brazil

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  • Maria de Fátima D. Furtado,

    Affiliation: Herpetology Laboratory, Butantan Institute, São Paulo, SP, Brazil

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  • Fernanda C. V. Portaro,

    Affiliation: Immunochemistry Laboratory, Butantan Institute, São Paulo, SP, Brazil

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  • Osvaldo Augusto Sant'Anna,

    Affiliation: Immunochemistry Laboratory, Butantan Institute, São Paulo, SP, Brazil

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  • Denise V. Tambourgi mail

    dvtambourgi@butantan.gov.br

    Affiliation: Immunochemistry Laboratory, Butantan Institute, São Paulo, SP, Brazil

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  • Published: March 09, 2010
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0000622

About the Authors

Gabriela D. Tanaka, Fernanda C. V. Portaro, Osvaldo Augusto Sant'Anna, Denise V. Tambourgi
Immunochemistry Laboratory, Butantan Institute, São Paulo, SP, Brazil
Maria de Fátima D. Furtado
Herpetology Laboratory, Butantan Institute, São Paulo, SP, Brazil

Corresponding Author

Email: dvtambourgi@butantan.gov.br

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: OAS DVT. Performed the experiments: GDT MdFDF. Analyzed the data: GDT MdFDF FCVP OAS DVT. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: MdFDF FCVP DVT. Wrote the paper: GDT MdFDF FCVP OAS DVT.