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  • n. A toxic peptide that is the main component of the venom of honey bees

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  • Researchers have found that specific compounds in the venom, namely melittin and adolapin, can work toward reducing pain and inflammation through a process that allows the body to release natural healing compounds in its own defense.

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  • University in St. Louis have used an ingredient of bee venom called melittin to shrink or slow the growth of tumors in mice.

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  • They are using nanoparticles to deliver bee venom called melittin through the body to kill cancerous tumor cells.

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  • Researchers at Washington University in St. Louis have used an ingredient of bee venom called melittin to shrink or slow the growth of tumors in mice.

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  • 11-Aminoundecanthiol (AUT), other chemicals such as melittin and water (HPLC grade) from Sigma-Aldrich, Switzerland.

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  • The powerful anti-inflammatory effects of melittin and adolapin in bee venom - along with apamin, improve nerve transmission and are being used to effectively treat fibromyalgia and tendonitis.

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  • When injected into mice which had been given high doses of melittin, these precisely imprinted nanoparticles enveloped the matching melittin molecules before they could disperse, greatly reducing deaths among the mice.

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  • Tiny polymeric particles were designed to block bee venom by matching and encasing melittin, a peptide in bee venom that causes cells to rupture.

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  • After the plastic hardened, they removed the melittin, leaving nanoparticles with minuscule melittin-shaped holes.

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  • The team linked melittin with small molecules called monomers, solidifying the two into a network of long polymer chains.

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