Saturday, October 28, 2006

Bee Venom May Help Rheumatoid Arthritis

Effects of Bee Venom on Protease Activities and Free Radical Damages in Synovial Fluid From Type II Collagen-Induced Rheumatoid Arthritis Rats
Toxicology In Vitro, 2006 Dec;20(8):1465-71

The effect of bee venom acupunture (BVA) (api-toxin) on the development of type II collagen (CII)-induced arthritis (CIA) in rats has been studied…

It was concluded that activation of proteolytic enzymes and free radicals are likely to be of equal potential importance as protein damaging agents in the pathogenesis of rheumatoid arthritis (RA), and the development of novel therapeutic strategies for the latter disorder should include both protease inhibitory and free radical scavenging elements. In addition, the protease inhibitory element should be designed to inhibit the action of a broad range of enzymatic mechanistic types (cysteine, serine, metallo proteinases and peptidases). In conclusion, BVA is considered to be an effective RA modulator, inhibiting protease activities and removing ROS.

No comments: