Apitoxin

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Apitoxin, or honey bee venom, is a bitter colourless liquid; its active portion a mixture of proteins, which causes local inflammation and acts as an anticoagulant. A honeybee can inject 0.1 mg of venom via its stinger. It may have similarities to sea nettle toxin.[1]

Components of Apitoxin[edit]

The main component is melittin amounting to 52% of venom peptides.[2]

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Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ Czarnetzki, B. M.; Thiele, T.; Rosenbach, T. (February 1990). "Evidence for leukotrienes in animal venoms". The Journal of allergy and clinical immunology 85 (2): 505–509. doi:10.1016/0091-6749(90)90162-W. PMID 1968071.  Closed access
  2. ^ Meier J, White J. (1995). Clinical toxicology of animal venoms and poisons. CRC Press, Inc. ISBN 0-8493-4489-1. 
  3. ^ Adolapin

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