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Research Article

Premolis semirufa (Walker, 1856) Envenomation, Disease Affecting Rubber Tappers of the Amazon: Searching for Caterpillar-Bristles Toxic Components

  • Isadora Maria Villas-Boas,

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

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  • Rute Maria Gonçalves-de-Andrade,

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

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  • Giselle Pidde-Queiroz,

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

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  • Suely Lucia Muro Rais Assaf,

    Affiliation: Genetics Laboratory, Butantan Institute, São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil

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  • Fernanda C. V. Portaro,

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

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  • Osvaldo A. Sant'Anna,

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

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  • Carmen W. van den Berg,

    Affiliation: Department of Pharmacology, Oncology and Radiology, School of Medicine, Cardiff University, Cardiff, United Kingdom

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  • Denise V. Tambourgi mail

    dvtambourgi@butantan.gov.br

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

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  • Published: February 28, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0001531

About the Authors

Isadora Maria Villas-Boas, Rute Maria Gonçalves-de-Andrade, Giselle Pidde-Queiroz, Fernanda C. V. Portaro, Osvaldo A. Sant'Anna, Denise V. Tambourgi
Immunochemistry Laboratory, Butantan Institute, São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
Suely Lucia Muro Rais Assaf
Genetics Laboratory, Butantan Institute, São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
Carmen W. van den Berg
Department of Pharmacology, Oncology and Radiology, School of Medicine, Cardiff University, Cardiff, United Kingdom

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: IMVB RMGdA FCVP OAS DVT. Performed the experiments: IMVB RMGdA GPQ OAS. Analyzed the data: IMVB SLMRA FCVP OAS CWvdB DVT. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: RMGdA FCVP OAS DVT. Wrote the paper: IMVB RMGdA CWvdB DVT.