Volume No. :   4

Issue No. :  1

Year :  2014

ISSN Print :  2231-5667

ISSN Online :  2231-5675


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Investigation of antibacterial and haemolytic activity of Russell’s viper and Echis carinatus venom



Address:   AK. Prabhakaran1*, P. Kumaravel1, J. Priya1, G. Melchias2, A. Edward3, G. Sridevi4
1Department of Biotechnology, Vysya College, Salem- 636 103, Tamil Nadu, India.
2Department of Botany, St. Joseph's College (Autonomous), Tiruchirappalli- 620 002, Tamil Nadu, India.
3Department of Biotechnology, St. Joseph's College (Autonomous), Tiruchirappalli- 620 002, Tamil Nadu, India.
4Department of Antitoxin, King’s Institute of Preventive Medicine and Research, Guindy, Chennai- 600 032, Tamil Nadu, India.
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ABSTRACT:
Snake bites represent a serious public health problem around the world. Snake venom known to cause different metabolic disorders by altering the cellular and enzymatic activities in animals. The present study aims to investigate the effect of antibacterial and haemolytic activity of Russell’s viper (RV) and Echis carinatus (EC) venom. Most bacteria’s are highly active against RV and EC venom at this concentration (100µg/ml). The current results showed that Russell’s viper and Echis carinatus venom has a significant antibacterial effect against Escherichia coli, Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Vibrio cholera by comparing with standard antibiotics. The haemolytic activity effect was determined with blood agar plates and finally it confirms the venom having a property of haemolysis.
KEYWORDS:
Russell’s viper, Echis carinatus, Antibacterial activity, Haemolytic activity.
Cite:
AK. Prabhakaran, P. Kumaravel, J. Priya, G. Melchias, A. Edward, G. Sridevi. Investigation of antibacterial and haemolytic activity of Russell’s viper and Echis carinatus venom. Asian J. Pharm. Ana. 4(1): Jan.-Mar. 2014; Page 01-04.
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