MOROCCAN BLACK THICK-TAILED

$5,700.00

Venom was obtained from mature A. crasssicauda scorpions by electrical stimulation of their telsons. The venom was mixed with sterile double distilled water and centrifuged at 15,000 rpm for 15min at 4°C. Supernatant was immediately lyophilized and stored at -20°C until use. Dry venom was dissolved in physiologic saline solution (PSS; 0.9{a6425aca677326925aba7655551e05f08abd3bbd548082ceeb95b5da9efe6b3e} chloride solution) to 200μg/ml. The venom of Androctonus mauritanicus is known to contain Excitatory neurotoxins and possibly Cardiotoxins.

Packaging Details: 100{a6425aca677326925aba7655551e05f08abd3bbd548082ceeb95b5da9efe6b3e} Discreet at the buyers request
Delivery Time: 3 – 5 days
Packaging : lyophilized venom sold in vacuum sealed glass vials of 100 mg, 500 mg and 1 g.
Price is per Gram

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MOROCCAN BLACK

Scorpion (MOROCCAN BLACK) sting is the most important arachnidan envenomation that causes adult morbidity and child mortality. It remains a real health problem in many countries from tropical and subtropical regions (4, 13, 14, 15, 17, 20, 27). Scorpion venom contains small neurotoxin polypeptides consisting of low-molecular-weight simple proteins with lethal and paralytic effects (1, 3, 15, 28). Several studies on scorpion stings emphasized that clinical pictures ranged from local to severe autonomic and central nervous system symptoms and also death due to cardio and respiratory failure, especially in children (5, 7, 10, 11, 12, 17, 18, 21, 22). Lethal scorpions are mostly of the Buthidae family (16, 18, 27).

In Turkey, scorpion envenomations are mostly caused by the genera Androctonus, Leiurus, and Mesobuthus (18, 19). In the same country, A. crassicauda venom, obtained by maceration of telsons, is utilized as an antigen for antivenom. This antigen has also been used against other scorpion species (23, 24). Therefore, the aim of this study was to verify the relationship between A. crassicauda venom toxicity and its telson size, weight, and storing condition.

Moroccan Black Thick-tailed Scorpion Venom:

The purpose of the study was to examine the cytotoxic and anti-cancer properties along with addressing the plausible pathway followed by scorpion venom to reduce cell viability in SH-SY5Y and MCF-7 cells. Following exposure of cells with scorpion venom, cytotoxicity was estimated using MTT and lactate dehydrogenase assays. Apoptotic effects were measured by assessment of mitochondrial membrane potential, reactive nitrogen species, DNA fragmentation, and caspase-3 activity whereas the antiproliferative effect was assayed using BrdU incorporation. Our results indicate that scorpion venom causes suppression of proliferation by arresting S-phase and induction of apoptosis through increased nitric oxide production, caspase-3 activity and depolarization of mitochondrial membrane. Induction of apoptosis and arrest of DNA synthesis are critical determinant factors for development of anti-cancer drugs. These properties may lead to the isolation of effective molecule(s) with potential anticancer activity from scorpion venom of Androctonus crassicauda.

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