Myasthenia gravis is an autoimmune disease that causes destruction of nicotinic cholinergic receptors on muscle fibers. Many snake venoms have been researched for their therapeutic benefits. Which venom, cobrotoxin or fasciculin, would be a potential therapy for myasthenia gravis? Explain your choice.
Snakes like green mamba produce neurotoxin called fasciculin which is a acetylcholine esterase inhibitor , which results in increase in acetylcholine (Ach) concentration in the synpase .
In myasthenia gravis which is a autoimmune disease that cause destruction of the acetylcholine receptors
So fasciculin increases the acetylcholine neurotransmitter in the neuromuscular junction and acts on the remaining unblocked acetylcholine receptors and helps to work more efficiently
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