Chemical composition of bee venom

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Abstract

Honey bee venom is a bitter, colorless liquid. It is a complex mixture of enzymes and peptides. Enzymes in the bee venom include phospholipase A2, phospholipase B, hyaluronidase, phosphatase and α-glucosidase. In addition, bee venom contains peptides such as melittin, apamin, mast cell degranulating peptide, adolapin, tertiapin, secapin, melittin F and cardiopep.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBee products – chemical and biological properties
EditorsJosé M Alvarez-Suarez
Place of PublicationCham, Switzerland
PublisherSpringer
Chapter13
Pages279-285
Number of pages7
Edition1st
ISBN (Electronic)9783319596891
ISBN (Print)9783319596884
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017

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