hemorrhagins

hem·or·rhag·ins

(hem'ŏ-raj'inz, -rā'jins),
Cytolysins found in certain venoms and poisonous material from some plants, for example, rattlesnake venom and ricin; hemorrhagins cause degeneration and lysis of endothelial cells in capillaries and small vessels, thereby resulting in numerous small hemorrhages in the tissues.
[hemorrhage + -in]

hem·or·rhag·ins

(hem'ŏr-aj'inz)
Toxins found in certain venoms and poisonous material from some plants, e.g., rattlesnake venom and ricin; cause degeneration and lysis of endothelial cells in capillaries and small vessels, thereby resulting in numerous small hemorrhages in the tissues.
Synonym(s): haemorrhagins.
[hemorrhage + -in]
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Russell's viper bite is known to cause acute and chronic hypopituitarism and diabetes insipidus, perhaps through deposition of fibrin microthrombi and hemorrhage in the pituitary gland resulting from the action of venom procoagulant enzymes and hemorrhagins. Forty nine cases of hypopituitarism following Russell's viper bite have been described in the literature.
It has been proposed that there are two different mechanisms that may account for this "natural immunity" [8]: (i) mutation of the gene encoding the target of the venom toxin, providing target resistance to the toxin [9-12] or (ii) presence of proteins that neutralize hemorrhagins [13-16], neurotoxins [17-22], or myotoxins [23, 24] in the blood of resistant animals.
Isolation and characterization of sinergistic hemorrhagins from the venom of the snake Bothrops asper.
Isolation and characterization of synergistic hemorrhagins from the venom of the snake Bothrops asper.