Saw-scaled viper snake (Echis carinatus)
antagonist of fibrinogen binding to the GPlIb/lIla receptor acute coronary syndrome
Echis carinatus sochureki can be found in N India (incl. Punjab), Bangladesh, S Afghanistan, Pakistan, C Iran, S Iraq. An isolated population in SE Arabian peninsula has been described. According to WHO Guidelines for the Production, Control, and Regulation of Snake Antivenom Immunoglobulins, Echis carinatus sochureki species is of highest medical importance in Central Asia and South Asia.
The venom of Echis carinatus sochureki is used for the production of antivenom immunoglobulins aimed at countries of these regions.
Disintegrins (echistatin-alpha, Ec6), Metalloproteinases, serine proteinases, Echicetin and PLA²s are extracted from the venom of Echis carinatus sochureki.
For Research purposes, the venom of Echis carinatus sochureki is known to contain a mixture of Procoagulants, Zinc metalloproteinases and possibly Anticoagulants, Nephrotoxins and Neurotoxins.
Packaging: lyophilized venom sold in vacuum sealed glass vials of 100 mg, 500 mg, and 1 g.
- Class : Reptilia
- Order : Squamata
- Suborder : Serpentes
- Family : Viperidae
- Subfamily : Viperinae
- Genus : Echis
Common names: Indian Saw-scaled Viper, Phoorsa.