Out of the hive into the hospital – new science supporting bee venom.

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Anti-cancer effect of bee venom in prostate cancer cells through activation of caspase pathway via inactivation of NF-κB.

Park MH, Choi MS, Kwak DH, Oh KW, Yoon DY, Han SB, Song HS, Song MJ, Hong JT.

Prostate. 2010 Nov 17. [Epub ahead of print]PMID: 21086436 [PubMed – as supplied by publisher]Related citations


Bee Venom Reduces Atherosclerotic Lesion Formation via Anti-Inflammatory Mechanism.

Lee WR, Kim SJ, Park JH, Kim KH, Chang YC, Park YY, Lee KG, Han SM, Yeo JH, Pak SC, Park KK.

Am J Chin Med. 2010;38(6):1077-92.PMID: 21061462 [PubMed – in process]Related citations


The Anti-Arthritic Effects of Synthetic Melittin on the Complete Freund’s Adjuvant-Induced Rheumatoid Arthritis Model in Rats.

Li J, Ke T, He C, Cao W, Wei M, Zhang L, Zhang JX, Wang W, Ma J, Wang ZR, Shao ZJ.

Am J Chin Med. 2010;38(6):1039-49.PMID: 21061459 [PubMed – in process]Related citations


Histamine effect on melanocyte proliferation and vitiliginous keratinocyte survival.

Kim NH, Lee AY.

Exp Dermatol. 2010 Dec;19(12):1073-1079. doi: 10.1111/j.1600-0625.2010.01133.x. Epub 2010 Nov 5.PMID: 21054556 [PubMed – as supplied by publisher]Related citations


A rare case of severe intoxication from multiple bee stings with a favorable outcome.

Iliev YT, Tufkova SG, Prancheva MG.

Folia Med (Plovdiv). 2010 Jul-Sep;52(3):74-7.PMID: 21053677 [PubMed – in process]Related citations


[Standards and pitfalls of in-vitro diagnostics of Hymenoptera venom allergy.]

Ruëff F, Jappe U, Przybilla B.

Hautarzt. 2010 Nov;61(11):938-945. German. PMID: 20967405 [PubMed – as supplied by publisher]Related citations


Effects of honeybee venom supplementation in drinking water on growth performance of broiler chickens.

Han SM, Lee KG, Yeo JH, Oh BY, Kim BS, Lee W, Baek HJ, Kim ST, Hwang SJ, Pak SC.

Poult Sci. 2010 Nov;89(11):2396-400.PMID: 20952702 [PubMed – in process]Related citations


Enhanced excitatory and reduced inhibitory synaptic transmission contribute to persistent pain-induced neuronal hyper-responsiveness in anterior cingulate cortex.

Gong KR, Cao FL, He Y, Gao CY, Wang DD, Li H, Zhang FK, An YY, Lin Q, Chen J.

Neuroscience. 2010 Oct 15. [Epub ahead of print]PMID: 20951771 [PubMed – as supplied by publisher]Related citations


Effect of bee venom acupuncture on methamphetamine-induced hyperactivity, hyperthermia and Fos expression in mice.

Kim KW, Kim HW, Li J, Kwon YB.

Brain Res Bull. 2010 Oct 13. [Epub ahead of print]PMID: 20950675 [PubMed – as supplied by publisher]Related citations


Bee venom attenuates neuroinflammatory events and extends survival in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis models.

Yang EJ, Jiang JH, Lee SM, Yang SC, Hwang HS, Lee MS, Choi SM.

J Neuroinflammation. 2010 Oct 15;7:69.PMID: 20950451 [PubMed – in process]Free PMC ArticleFree textRelated citations


Disulfide bonds of phospholipase A(2) from bee venom yield discrete contributions to its conformational stability.

Welker S, Markert Y, Köditz J, Mansfeld J, Ulbrich-Hofmann R.

Biochimie. 2010 Sep 25. [Epub ahead of print]PMID: 20884319 [PubMed – as supplied by publisher]Related citations


Influence of total and specific IgE, serum tryptase, and age on severity of allergic reactions to Hymenoptera stings.

Blum S, Gunzinger A, Müller UR, Helbling A.

Allergy. 2010 Sep 29. doi: 10.1111/j.1398-9995.2010.02470.x. [Epub ahead of print]PMID: 20880144 [PubMed – as supplied by publisher]Related citations


A descriptive statistical approach to the Korean pharmacopuncture therapy.

Kim J, Kang DI.

J Acupunct Meridian Stud. 2010 Sep;3(3):141-9.PMID: 20869014 [PubMed – in process]Related citations


Down in the mouth. Sipping a soda has unintended consequences for an unwary picnicker.

Augustine JJ.

EMS Mag. 2010 Aug;39(8):18, 20. No abstract available. PMID: 20857824 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]Related citations


[Immunotherapy in patients allergic to bee venom]

Angeles MB.

Rev Alerg Mex. 2010 Mar-Apr;57(2):57-9. Spanish. PMID: 20857631 [PubMed – in process]Related citations


Characterization of honeybee venom by MALDI-TOF and nanoESI-QqTOF mass spectrometry.

Matysiak J, Schmelzer CE, Neubert RH, Kokot ZJ.

J Pharm Biomed Anal. 2011 Jan 25;54(2):273-8. Epub 2010 Aug 21.PMID: 20850943 [PubMed – in process]Related citations


Bee venom inhibits hepatic fibrosis through suppression of pro-fibrogenic cytokine expression.

Kim SJ, Park JH, Kim KH, Lee WR, Chang YC, Park KK, Lee KG, Han SM, Yeo JH, Pak SC.

Am J Chin Med. 2010;38(5):921-35.PMID: 20821823 [PubMed – in process]Related citations


Bugs as drugs, Part 1: insects: the “new” alternative medicine for the 21st century?

Cherniak EP.

Altern Med Rev. 2010 Jul;15(2):124-35. Review.PMID: 20806997 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]Free ArticleRelated citations


Increased frequency of sister chromatid exchanges and decrease in cell viability and proliferation kinetics in human peripheral blood lymphocytes after in vitro exposure to whole bee venom.

Gajski G, Garaj-Vrhovac V.

J Environ Sci Health A Tox Hazard Subst Environ Eng. 2010 Oct;45(12):1654-9.PMID: 20730658 [PubMed – in process]Related citations


Surface dilution kinetics using substrate analog enantiomers as diluents: enzymatic lipolysis by bee venom phospholipase A2.

Singh J, Ranganathan R, Hajdu J.

Anal Biochem. 2010 Dec 15;407(2):253-60. Epub 2010 Aug 19.PMID: 20727845 [PubMed – in process]Related citations

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