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Research Article

Purification and Functional Characterisation of Rhiminopeptidase A, a Novel Aminopeptidase from the Venom of Bitis gabonica rhinoceros

  • Sakthivel Vaiyapuri,

    Affiliation: School of Biological Sciences, University of Reading, Whiteknights, Reading, United Kingdom

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  • Simon C. Wagstaff,

    Affiliation: Alistair Reid Venom Research Unit, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Pembroke Place, Liverpool, United Kingdom

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  • Kimberley A. Watson,

    Affiliation: School of Biological Sciences, University of Reading, Whiteknights, Reading, United Kingdom

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  • Robert A. Harrison,

    Affiliation: Alistair Reid Venom Research Unit, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Pembroke Place, Liverpool, United Kingdom

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  • Jonathan M. Gibbins,

    Affiliations: School of Biological Sciences, University of Reading, Whiteknights, Reading, United Kingdom, Blood Transfusion Research Group, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

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  • E. Gail Hutchinson mail

    e.g.hutchinson@reading.ac.uk

    Affiliation: School of Biological Sciences, University of Reading, Whiteknights, Reading, United Kingdom

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  • Published: August 10, 2010
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0000796

About the Authors

Sakthivel Vaiyapuri, Kimberley A. Watson, Jonathan M. Gibbins, E. Gail Hutchinson
School of Biological Sciences, University of Reading, Whiteknights, Reading, United Kingdom
Simon C. Wagstaff, Robert A. Harrison
Alistair Reid Venom Research Unit, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Pembroke Place, Liverpool, United Kingdom
Jonathan M. Gibbins
Blood Transfusion Research Group, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Corresponding Author

Email: e.g.hutchinson@reading.ac.uk

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: SV SCW KAW RAH JMG EGH. Performed the experiments: SV SCW. Analyzed the data: SV KAW RAH JMG EGH. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: SV RAH JMG EGH. Wrote the paper: SV EGH.