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Allergy alerts - the incidence of parentally reported allergies in children presenting for general anaesthesia. Paediatr Anaesth. 2018 Nov 10;: Authors: Sommerfield DL, Sommerfield A, Schilling A, Slevin L, Lucas M, von Ungern-Sternberg BS Abstract BACKGROUND AND AIM: Pediatric patients increasingly report allergies, including allergies to food and medications. We sought to determine the incidence and, nature of parent-reported allergies in [...]
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Apoptotic Effect of Melittin Purified from Iranian Honey Bee Venom on Human Cervical Cancer HeLa Cell Line. Int J Pept Res Ther. 2018;24(4):563-570 Authors: Zarrinnahad H, Mahmoodzadeh A, Hamidi MP, Mahdavi M, Moradi A, Bagheri KP, Shahbazzadeh D Abstract Melittin, an amphipathic 26-residue peptide, is the main component of honey bee venom. Studies have been demonstrated that melittin has an inhibitory [...]
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Related ArticlesComparison of the effects of pachymic acid, moronic acid and hydrocortisone on the polysome loading of RNAs in lipopolysaccharide-treated THP-1 macrophages. J Nat Med. 2018 Nov 09;: Authors: Kakegawa T, Yoshida LS, Takada M, Noguchi M, Yasukawa K, Takano-Ohmuro H Abstract We have proposed that analysis of ribosome-loaded mRNAs (i.e., the translatome) is useful for elucidation of pharmacological effects of [...]
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Related ArticlesDo we truly understand pollination syndromes in Petunia as much as we suppose? AoB Plants. 2018 Oct;10(5):ply057 Authors: Rodrigues DM, Caballero-Villalobos L, Turchetto C, Assis Jacques R, Kuhlemeier C, Freitas LB Abstract Petunia is endemic to South America grasslands; member of this genus exhibit variation in flower colour and shape, attracting bees, hawkmoths or hummingbirds. This group of plants is [...]
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Related ArticlesEffects of Royal Jelly Administration on Endurance Training-Induced Mitochondrial Adaptations in Skeletal Muscle. Nutrients. 2018 Nov 12;10(11): Authors: Takahashi Y, Hijikata K, Seike K, Nakano S, Banjo M, Sato Y, Takahashi K, Hatta H Abstract We investigated the effect of royal jelly (RJ), a natural secretion from worker bees, on the endurance training-induced mitochondrial adaptations in skeletal muscles of ICR [...]
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Related ArticlesEffects of Supplemental Pollen Feeding on Honey Bee (Hymenoptera: Apidae) Colony Strength and Nosema spp. Infection. J Econ Entomol. 2018 Nov 02;: Authors: Mortensen AN, Jack CJ, Bustamante TA, Schmehl DR, Ellis JD Abstract Beekeepers commonly supplement honey bee (Apis mellifera L.) colonies' nutrition with commercial pollen and nectar substitutes in an effort to encourage growth and reduce colony losses. [...]
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Related ArticlesInterplay of entropy and enthalpy in peptide binding to zwitterionic phospholipid membranes as revealed from membrane thinning. Phys Chem Chem Phys. 2018 Oct 31;20(42):26830-26836 Authors: Su CJ, Lee MT, Liao KF, Shih O, Jeng US Abstract Membrane thinning that resulted from peptide-binding is observed via temperature dependent small-angle X-ray scattering (SAXS). The result reveals a mean thermal thinning rate of [...]
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Related ArticlesQuality Control of Bee-Collected Pollen Using Bumblebee Microcolonies and Molecular Approaches Reveals No Correlation Between Pollen Quality and Pathogen Presence. J Econ Entomol. 2018 Nov 05;: Authors: Syromyatnikov MY, Savinkova OV, Panevina AV, Solodskikh SA, Lopatin AV, Popov VN Abstract Bee-collected pollen is an essential protein source for honey bee and bumblebee colonies. Its quality directly affects bee health. We [...]
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Related ArticlesRoyal jelly mitigates cadmium-induced neuronal damage in mouse cortex. Mol Biol Rep. 2018 Nov 09;: Authors: Almeer RS, Kassab RB, AlBasher GI, Alarifi S, Alkahtani S, Ali D, Abdel Moneim AE Abstract This study aimed to evaluate the potential neuroprotective effect of royal jelly (RJ) against Cd-induced neuronal damage. Twenty-eight adult mice were placed equally into four groups. The control [...]
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Related ArticlesScar free healing mediated by the release of aloe vera and manuka honey from dextran bionanocomposite wound dressings. Int J Biol Macromol. 2018 Sep 21;: Authors: Singh S, Gupta A, Gupta B Abstract Scar preventive dextran based bionanocomposite dressings containing aloe vera (AV) and manuka honey (MH) were developed as wound care devices. This work was a challenge to fabricate [...]
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Thiamethoxam: Long-term effects following honey bee colony-level exposure and implications for risk assessment. Sci Total Environ. 2018 Nov 03;654:60-71 Authors: Thompson H, Overmyer J, Feken M, Ruddle N, Vaughan S, Scorgie E, Bocksch S, Hill M Abstract Neonicotinoid insecticides have been used in a wide range of crops through seed treatment, soil and foliar applications and a large database exists on [...]
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Related ArticlesWhat do we know and what we would like to know about drone homogenate. J Ethnopharmacol. 2018 Nov 01;: Authors: Sawczuk R, Karpinska J, Miltyk W Abstract ETNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Bee products have been used in natural medicine for centuries. The largest number of scientific reports focused on the properties and therapeutic action of propolis, royal jelly, honey, bee venom and [...]
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