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NameBasic phospholipase A2 VRV-PL-VIIIa
  • DPLA2
  • P1
  • Phosphatidylcholine 2-acylhydrolase
  • Phospholipase A2 4
  • PLA24
  • svPLA2
Gene NameNot Available
OrganismRussel's viper
Amino acid sequence
>lcl|BSEQ0013597|Basic phospholipase A2 VRV-PL-VIIIa
Number of residues121
Molecular Weight13610.55
Theoretical pINot Available
GO Classification
  • calcium ion binding
  • phospholipase A2 activity
  • phospholipid metabolic process
  • lipid catabolic process
  • extracellular region
  • other organism presynaptic membrane
General FunctionPhospholipase a2 activity
Specific FunctionSnake venom phospholipase A2 (PLA2) that shows weak neurotoxicity and medium anticoagulant effects by binding to factor Xa (F10) and inhibiting the prothrombinase activity (IC(50) is 130 nM) (PubMed:18062812). It also damages vital organs such as lung, liver and kidney, displays edema-inducing activities when injected into the foot pads of mice and induces necrosis of muscle cells when injected into the thigh muscle. Has a low enzymatic activity. PLA2 catalyzes the calcium-dependent hydrolysis of the 2-acyl groups in 3-sn-phosphoglycerides.
Pfam Domain Function
Transmembrane RegionsNot Available
GenBank Protein IDNot Available
UniProtKB IDP59071
UniProtKB Entry NamePA2B8_DABRR
Cellular LocationSecreted
Gene sequenceNot Available
GenBank Gene IDNot Available
GeneCard IDNot Available
GenAtlas IDNot Available
HGNC IDNot Available
Chromosome LocationNot Available
LocusNot Available
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  4. Kasturi S, Gowda TV: Purification and characterization of a major phospholipase A2 from Russell's viper (Vipera russelli) venom. Toxicon. 1989;27(2):229-37. 2718191
  5. Kasturi S, Rudrammaji LM, Gowda TV: Antibodies to a phospholipase A2 from Vipera russelli selectively neutralize venom neurotoxicity. Immunology. 1990 Jun;70(2):175-80. 2115497
  6. Faure G, Gowda VT, Maroun RC: Characterization of a human coagulation factor Xa-binding site on Viperidae snake venom phospholipases A2 by affinity binding studies and molecular bioinformatics. BMC Struct Biol. 2007 Dec 6;7:82. 18062812
  7. Chandra V, Kaur P, Srinivasan A, Singh TP: Three-dimensional structure of a presynaptic neurotoxic phospholipase A2 from Daboia russelli pulchella at 2.4 A resolution. J Mol Biol. 2000 Mar 3;296(4):1117-26. 10686108
  8. Chandra V, Kaur P, Jasti J, Betzel C, Singh TP: Regulation of catalytic function by molecular association: structure of phospholipase A2 from Daboia russelli pulchella (DPLA2) at 1.9 A resolution. Acta Crystallogr D Biol Crystallogr. 2001 Dec;57(Pt 12):1793-8. Epub 2001 Nov 21. 11717491
  9. Chandra V, Jasti J, Kaur P, Dey S, Srinivasan A, Betzel Ch, Singh TP: Design of specific peptide inhibitors of phospholipase A2: structure of a complex formed between Russell's viper phospholipase A2 and a designed peptide Leu-Ala-Ile-Tyr-Ser (LAIYS). Acta Crystallogr D Biol Crystallogr. 2002 Oct;58(Pt 10 Pt 2):1813-9. Epub 2002 Sep 28. 12351825
  10. Chandra V, Jasti J, Kaur P, Srinivasan A, Betzel Ch, Singh TP: Structural basis of phospholipase A2 inhibition for the synthesis of prostaglandins by the plant alkaloid aristolochic acid from a 1.7 A crystal structure. Biochemistry. 2002 Sep 10;41(36):10914-9. 12206661
  11. Chandra V, Jasti J, Kaur P, Dey S, Perbandt M, Srinivasan A, Betzel Ch, Singh TP: Crystal structure of a complex formed between a snake venom phospholipase A(2) and a potent peptide inhibitor Phe-Leu-Ser-Tyr-Lys at 1.8 A resolution. J Biol Chem. 2002 Oct 25;277(43):41079-85. Epub 2002 Aug 16. 12186870