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New snake venom protein shows promise in treatment of thrombosis

Ljubljana, 18 October - A team of researchers headed by Igor Križaj of the Jožef Stefan Institute in Slovenia has discovered a new protein in viper venom that has the potential to create an entirely new class of anticoagulant drugs used to treat thrombosis.

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A 3D model of the snake venom protein discovered by researchers at the Jožef Stefan Institute.
Photo: Jožef Stefan Institute

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