The venom of one of Australia’s commonest snakes, the red-bellied black snake, has immunosuppressive effects that make it a potential treatment for rheumatoid arthritis, researchers say. While better known for its toxic anticoagulant coagulopathy, the venom of the red-bellied black snake also has a unique effect as a modulator of T cell function, scientists at Australian ...
Venom of red-bellied black snake may contain cure for autoimmune diseases
By Michael Woodhead
3 Nov 2020