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Agkistrodon rhodostoma Venom Protease

An enzyme fraction from the Venom of the Malayan pit viper, Agkistrodon rhodostoma. It catalyzes the Hydrolysis of a number of amino acid esters and a limited Proteolysis of Fibrinogen. It is used clinically to produce controlled defibrination in Patients requiring anticoagulant therapy. EC 3.4.21.-.