Funny named molecules (3) – Draculin

By Wednesday, March 2, 2011 , , , , 0


This is a real molecule! It is a protein found in the saliva of vampire bats and is an anti-coagulant that is 100 times stronger than the anti-coagulants used in medicine.

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The bat uses it to stop the blood of its victim from clotting whilst it is drinking.

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