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The key to understanding the neurotoxicity of snake bites: why is the mongoose immune to cobra venom (Part 3)

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In the final post on the snake venom topic we will discuss how the mongoose has been able to overcome the neurotoxic effects of cobra venom. We have learnt how ACh fits into the shape of the specific shape of … Continue reading

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The key to understanding the neurotoxicity of snake & spider bites (Part 2)

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In this blog we will discuss how different neurotoxins (snake & spider) can interfere with nerve impulse conduction & muscle contractions. We will do this using the wash basin model  to see how toxins change the effective ACh concentrations at … Continue reading

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The key to understanding the neurotoxicity of snake & spider bites (Part 1)

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I want to briefly discuss the biochemistry underlying the toxic effects of venoms trying to explain basic concepts with my beloved wash-basin analogy & also the lock & key theory. Snake & spider venom contain various toxic substances. These via … Continue reading

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