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Published online 2009 November 30. doi: 10.1186/1471-2164-10-564

Table 1

Under-represented toxin encoding transcripts from the Echis vgDbESTs potentially associated with venom function.

IdentificationNo. of ESTsSpecies presentActivtyPossible venom function
Aminopeptidase8E. c. sochurekiHydrolysis of the N-terminal region of peptides [82].Potential interference with angiogenesis and blood pressure control [83,84].

1E. coloratus

Ectonucletotide pyrophosphatase/phosphodiesterase2E. coloratusHydrolysis of nucleotides and nucleic acids [85].Interaction with platelet function [85]. Activity previously described in Echis carinatus [86].

3E. c. sochureki

5'-nucleotidase3E. coloratusCleavage of a wide variety of ribose and deoxyribose nucleotides [1].Potential inhibitor of platelet aggregation [1]. Activity identified in a number of different lineages including Echis carinatus [86].

2E. p. leakeyi

1E. c. sochureki

Ectonucleoside triphosphate diphosphohydrolase 2 (E-NTPase 2)2E. coloratusHydrolysis of nucleoside-5'-triphosphates and diphosphates [87].Potential inhibitor of platelet aggregation [87,88].