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Keyword - Myotoxin (KW-0959)

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Toxin

Definition

Protein which causes muscle necrosis. Myotoxins are principally found in snake venoms. The myotoxic activity can be monitored by morphological analysis and by the increase of plasma creatine kinase (CK) activity. The increase in plasma CK levels results from sarcolemmal damage due to myotoxic components of the venom.

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