Bee and Wasp Venoms Biological Characteristics and Therapeutic Application by Sok Cheon PakBee and Wasp Venoms Biological Characteristics and Therapeutic Application by Sok Cheon Pak

Bee and Wasp Venoms Biological Characteristics and Therapeutic Application

Guest editorSok Cheon Pak

Paperback | February 3, 2017

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Bee or wasp venom therapy is the therapeutic application of honeybee venom or wasp venom to the treatment of various diseases. Venoms from either honeybees or wasps are known to possess a wide variety of pharmaceutical properties. Recent studies using these venoms have demonstrated diverse mechanisms on a range of conditions. However, identification of a single constituent out of the venom, the possible mechanisms, and a justification of the route of application and formulation are essential in the future. Understanding the signalling pathways associated with the compound-mediated in vivo dynamics and further communication between cells at the molecular level will facilitate the development of new therapeutics.

Title:Bee and Wasp Venoms Biological Characteristics and Therapeutic ApplicationFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:234 pages, 9.61 × 6.69 × 0.64 inShipping dimensions:9.61 × 6.69 × 0.64 inPublished:February 3, 2017Publisher:MDPI AGLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:3038423408

ISBN - 13:9783038423409


Table of Contents

1) Bee Venom Protects against Rotenone-Induced Cell Death in NSC34 Motor Neuron Cells 2) Effects of Melittin Treatment in Cholangitis and Biliary Fibrosis in a Model of Xenobiotic-Induced Cholestasis in Mice 3) Molecular Cloning and Functional Studies of Two Kazal-Type Serine Protease Inhibitors Specifically Expressed by Nasonia vitripennis Venom Apparatus 4) Bee Venom Acupuncture Augments Anti-Inflammation in the Peripheral Organs of hSOD1G93A Transgenic Mice 5) Repetitive Treatment with Diluted Bee Venom Attenuates the Induction of Below-Level Neuropathic Pain Behaviors in a Rat Spinal Cord Injury Model 6) Analgesic Effects of Bee Venom Derived Phospholipase A2 in a Mouse Model of Oxaliplatin- Induced Neuropathic Pain 7) Exploring the Potential of Venom from Nasonia vitripennis as Therapeutic Agent with High- Throughput Screening Tools 8) Anti-Fibrotic Effect of Natural Toxin Bee Venom on Animal Model of Unilateral Ureteral Obstruction 9) Influence of Honeybee Sting on Peptidome Profile in Human Serum 10) Honeybee (Apis mellifera) Venom Reinforces Viral Clearance during the Early Stage of Infection with Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome Virus through the Up-Regulation of Th1-Specific Immune Responses 11) The Effects of Bee Venom Acupuncture on the Central Nervous System and Muscle in an Animal hSOD1G93A Mutant 12) The Protective Effect of Bee Venom on Fibrosis Causing Inflammatory Diseases 13) Pharmacological Alternatives for the Treatment of Neurodegenerative Disorders: Wasp and Bee Venoms and Their Components as New Neuroactive Tools 14) Therapeutic Effects of Bee Venom on Immunological and Neurological Diseases 15) Venom Proteins from Parasitoid Wasps and Their Biological Functions 16) Three Valuable Peptides from Bee and Wasp Venoms for Therapeutic and Biotechnological Use: Melittin, Apamin and Mastoparan 17) An Introduction to the Toxins Special Issue on “Bee and Wasp Venoms: Biological Characteristics and Therapeutic Application”