Surely, all of us know the fatal effect of the snakebites which affect more than 2 million people around the world, and the annual statistics showed that snakebites cause 100 thousand deaths and result in nearly half million people affected with hard psychological and physical effects.
but as usual, scientists have the solution to treat snakebites and they invented a new treatment for snakebites using nanoparticles, and this article from Recent Research Studies site will explain a study which gives an excellent answer for the question how to treat snake bites using nanoparticles ?!
Publication date: October 2018
International Journal: PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases
how to treat snake bites ?
The usual treatment of snakebites depends on the administration of some immune antibodies (IGG) intravenous to interact with the snake venom (Antigen) and form an antigen-antibody complex which prevents the venom from spreading inside the body.
but this therapy pathway must be quick and accurate to be more effective and has no harmful side effects
So, what about using nanotechnology to know how to treat snake bites completely …..? Let we turn to the following paragraphs
how to treat snake bites using nanoparticles
Kenneth Shea (the author of the study) and his colleagues, succeeded in the preparation of some nanoparticles that have the ability to bind to (phospholipases A2 and three parts 3FXT) in the snake venom molecules, this study depends on the snakes’ venoms which belong to snakes family called Elapidae.
note 1: (Elapidae snakes family includes cobras, sea snakes, tiger snakes, kraits beside many other species)
The study teamwork tested the effect of the synthesized nanoparticles in blocking Cobra venom by injecting a mice group with different doses of these nanoparticles
note 2: This Cobra venom leads to highly skin necrosis and its victims suffer from permanent and noticeable skin tissue damage.
snake bite medication to prevent and treat snakebites
The results of nanoparticles administration treatment against snake venom showed that:
a) when performing the test on isolated cells, it resulted in a wide range of blocking of (phospholipases A and the 3 finger parts 3FXT) in venom molecules.
b) when performing these experiments with mice, it showed that when the researchers injected the nanoparticles on the same site of venom injection, it highly reduces the necrotic effect that results from Cobra biting such as the blistering
José María Gutiérrez (one of the study teamwork) illustrates that the nanoparticles administration into the mice that hadn’t receive the venom wasn’t shown any harmful side effects, which means that this new treatment for snakebites is completely safe.
José María Gutiérrez adds also that these cheap and stable nanoparticles considered a potential and a successful way for halting or at least reduce the damaging effect of Cobra biting if injected immediately after the snake bite.
Bio Nano Science is mostly the magic way to invent more and better effective treatments for any hard disease or harmful effect faces humanity