Echis carinatus Venom (saw scaled viper) is a venomous viper species found in parts of the Middle East and Central Asia, and especially the Indian subcontinent. It is the smallest member of the big four snakes that are responsible for causing the most snakebite cases and deaths, due to various factors including their frequent occurrence in highly populated regions, and their inconspicuous nature.
Echis carinatus Venom (saw scaled viper) is a rich source of protein with various factors affecting the plasma protein and blood coagulation factor. Some of these proteins exhibit types of enzymatic activities. However, other items are proteins with no enzymatic activity. Echis carinatus Venom (saw scaled viper), a member of the Viperidae family, affects blood coagulation due to hemostatically active enzymes with procoagulant and anticoagulant activit.
Echis carinatus Venom (saw scaled viper) especially contains proteins affecting the transformation of the prothrombin into thrombin (6). Prothrombin is the protein which is broken in plasma by ecarin. In fact, this protein cleaves the bond in prothrombin and produces meizothrombin, which is converted into α-thrombin by autolysis. Contact us for more information