Micrurus altirostris (Uruguayan coral snake)

Venom composition image
Figure 1: Composition of M.altirostris venom, studied at the proteomic level (A) and at the transcriptomic level (B) (Correa-Netto et al., 2011). The following families are represented: 3FTx (snake three-finger toxin), CRISP, PLA2 (phospholipase A2), LAAO (flavin monoamine oxidase (L-amino-acid oxidase)), Snaclec, SVMP (P-III) (Venom metalloproteinase), venom Kunitz-type, lysosomal lipase A, natriuretic peptide, veficolin, Ohanin/vespryn and waprin.
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Lethal dose
LD(50) on white mice is
0.6-0.7 mg/kg by intramuscular injection
0.5 mg/kg by intraperitoneal injection
0.2-0.3 mg/kg by intravenous injection

LD(50) on Synbranchus marmoratus
(a fish) is

0.7-0.8 mg/kg by intramuscular injection
0.6-0.7 mg/kg by intraperitoneal injection

LD(50) on Gymnotus carapo
(a fish) is

0.9 mg/kg by intramuscular injection
0.7-0.8 mg/kg by intraperitoneal injection

LD(50) on Amphisbaena cunhai
(a squamate reptile) is

0.4-0.5 mg/kg by intramuscular injection
0.2-0.3 mg/kg by intraperitoneal injection

LD(50) on Liophis typhlus
(a colubrid snake) is

0.1-0.2 mg/kg by intramuscular injection
0.06-0.07 mg/kg by intraperitoneal injection

da Silva Jr. and Aird, 2001.

Venom protein entries in UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot

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15 entries

Micrurus altirostris (Uruguayan coral snake) (Elaps altirostris)

3S151_MICAT Three finger toxin MALT0051C (MALT0051C) Snake three-finger toxin family, ...
3S152_MICAT Three finger toxin MALT0052C (MALT0052C) Snake three-finger toxin family, ...
3S154_MICAT Three finger toxin MALT0054C (MALT0054C) Snake three-finger toxin family, ...
3S157_MICAT Three finger toxin MALT0057C (MALT0057C) Snake three-finger toxin family, ...
3S158_MICAT Three finger toxin MALT0058C Snake three-finger toxin family, ...
3S166_MICAT Three finger toxin MALT0066C (MALT0066C) Snake three-finger toxin family, ...
3SX0_MICAT Three-finger toxin MALT0070C (3FTx MALT0070C) Snake three-finger toxin family, ...
3SX3_MICAT Three-finger toxin MALT0063C (3FTx MALT0063C) Snake three-finger toxin family, ...
3SX4_MICAT Three-finger toxin MALT0044C (3FTx MALT0044C) Snake three-finger toxin family, ...
3SX5_MICAT Three-finger toxin MALT0065C (3FTx MALT0065C) Snake three-finger toxin family, ...
3SX9_MICAT Three-finger toxin MALT0059C (3FTx MALT0059C) Snake three-finger toxin family, ...
PA226_MICAT Phospholipase A2 (EC (MALT0026C) Phospholipase A2 family, Group I ...
PA235_MICAT Phospholipase A2 MALT0035C (svPLA2) (EC Phospholipase A2 family, Group I ...
VKT_MICAT Protease inhibitor (MALT0027C) (Fragment) Venom Kunitz-type family
VNP_MICAT Natriuretic peptide (NP) Natriuretic peptide family