Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Bee Venom May Have Therapeutic Effect on Rheumatoid Arthritis

Effects of Bee Venom on the Maturation of Murine Dendritic Cells Stimulated by LPS
J Ethnopharmacol, 2008 Aug 23

The effect of bee venom (BV), a traditional immunosuppressive Korean acupuncture agent, on the maturation of dendritic cells (DCs) was studied…

These findings suggest that BV may have a therapeutic effect an on abnormally activated immune status, such as autoimmune rheumatoid arthritis, through an immune-modulatory effect on DC.

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