Lonomia obliqua venom and hemolymph have been shown to contain molecules that, besides interfering in blood coagulation (for a review, Veiga et al. ). Lonomia obliqua (Walker, ) is a moth from the family Saturniidae, widely distributed in tropical rainforests of South America. In its larval stage (caterpillar) it . Rev Assoc Med Bras (). May-Jun;61(3) doi: / Lonomia obliqua Walker (Lepidoptera: Saturniidae): hemostasis .

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Lonomia obliqua Walker (Lepidoptera: Saturniidae): hemostasis implications.

Exploring new molecules and activities from Lonomia lono,ia caterpillars. Probably the mechanism leading to cell death in fibroblasts by exposure to the venom is mutated in cancer cells studied in this work. Receive exclusive offers and updates from Oxford Academic. MTT analysis of cells treated with L. Canadian Medical Association Journal. This article was originally published in.

These caterpillars do not have a venom gland, and the toxic active principles are produced and stored in many parts of the animal. View large Download slide. Lonomia obliqua crude bristle extract was added to the culture medium of cells cultured in the presence or absence of FBS cells in proliferation or quiescence, respectively. Views Read Obliquaa View history.

Activators of cAMP inhibit the effects of crude venom on UMG and the enhancement in cell proliferation could be attributed to a decrease in NO production by glioma cells treated with the venom.

Until now, no study has shown the possible activities of L. The antiapoptotic protein was purified according to Souza et al. As anticoagulants have some very beneficial applications e. Robert Norris, stings and abrasions caused by Lonomia obliqua should be treated with antifibrinolytics. Accidental poisoning with caterpillars has become increasingly frequent in lonmia Brazil, partly due to deforestation and elimination of natural predators [ 1 ].


[Accidents with caterpillar Lonomia obliqua (Walker, 1855). An emerging problem].

The renal lesion appears to be secondary to massive deposition of fibrin in the glomeruli leading to ischaemia. Not least, a molecule present in the venom that can be isolated to act as an adjuvant to increase the viability and proliferation of certain cell cultures, developing strategies for improving production of viral systems, protein expression, antibody production, among others, have a strong impact on the biotechnology industry.

In its larval stage caterpillar it is characterized by bristles that cover the animal’s body. Interestingly, previous studies have shown that a protein from L.

Retrieved from ” https: After 24 hours, a severe bleeding disorder ensues, leading to ecchymosishematuriapulmonaryand intracranial hemorrhagesand acute renal failure.

May 1,”Chapter Please check for further notifications by email. Among the substances isolated from L. An antiapoptotic protein purified from the venom was also used in some analyses. It was discovered that the toxin in the caterpillar’s skin held potent anti-clotting agents. Caterpillar of Lonomia obliqua.

These results suggest that the venom components act at different optimal concentrations, therefore the combined effect may vary depending on sample preparation, concentration used and also cell type.

As the spines penetrate the victim, venom flows through the hollow bristles and into the puncture wound. This anti-clotting agent would attach to another protein of the body’s cells and cause them to leak as blood is unable to clot.

After 48 h of treatment, cells were analyzed by the MTT method. A typical envenomation incident involves a person unknowingly leaning against, placing their hand on, or rubbing their arm against a group of these caterpillars that are gathered on the trunk of a tree. Use dmy dates from May Use American English from November All Wikipedia articles written in American English Articles with ‘species’ microformats All articles with unsourced statements Articles with unsourced statements from May Higher concentrations of NO tend to be cytostatic and cytotoxic to tumor cells, while lower concentrations tend to increase tumor growth Jadeski et al.


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Impact of introducing electronic acute kidney injury alerts in primary care. Viability of human colorectal cancer cells and Chinese lobomia fibroblasts treated with L. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. This study indicates that the venom and the antiapoptotic protein act differently and have different effects on cell cultures, depending on the cell line analyzed. Acute renal failure provoked by toxin from caterpillars of the species Lonomia obliqua.

The case described is at lonlmia more severe end of the clinical spectrum. In fact, this did not occur in the negative control cells that showed a higher concentration lonomi NO along with an arrest in cell progression induced by quiescence. Further studies encompassing the purification of active principles from L.

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