Therapeutic application of anti-arthritis, pain-releasing, and anti-cancer effects of bee venom and its constituent compounds.

@article{Son2007TherapeuticAO,
  title={Therapeutic application of anti-arthritis, pain-releasing, and anti-cancer effects of bee venom and its constituent compounds.},
  author={Dong Ju Son and Jae Woong Lee and Young Hee Lee and Ho Sueb Song and Chong Kil Lee and Jin Tae Hong},
  journal={Pharmacology & therapeutics},
  year={2007},
  volume={115 2},
  pages={246-70}
}
Bee venom (BV) therapy (BVT), the therapeutic application of BV, has been used in traditional medicine to treat diseases, such as arthritis, rheumatism, pain, cancerous tumors, and skin diseases. BV contains a variety of peptides, including melittin, apamin, adolapin, the mast-cell-degranulating (MCD) peptide, enzymes (i.e., phospholipase [PL] A(2)), biologically active amines (i.e., histamine and epinephrine), and nonpeptide components which have a variety of pharmaceutical properties. BV has… CONTINUE READING
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