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Bee Updated: Current Knowledge on Bee Venom and Bee Envenoming Therapy

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Autor(es):
Pucca, Manuela B. [1, 2] ; Cerni, Felipe A. [1, 3] ; Oliveira, Isadora S. [3] ; Jenkins, Timothy P. [1] ; Argemi, Lidia [1] ; Sorensen, Christoffer V. [1] ; Ahmadi, Shirin [1, 4] ; Barbosa, Jose E. [5] ; Laustsen, Andreas H. [1]
Número total de Autores: 9
Afiliação do(s) autor(es):
[1] Tech Univ Denmark, Dept Biotechnol & Biomed, Lyngby - Denmark
[2] Univ Fed Roraima, Sch Med, Boa Vista - Brazil
[3] Univ Sao Paulo, Sch Pharmaceut Sci Ribeirao Preto, Dept Chem & Phys, Ribeirao Preto - Brazil
[4] Eskisehir Osmangazi Univ, Dept Biotechnol & Biosafety, Eskisehir - Turkey
[5] Univ Sao Paulo, Med Sch Ribeirao Preto, Dept Biochem & Immunol, Ribeirao Preto - Brazil
Número total de Afiliações: 5
Tipo de documento: Artigo de Revisão
Fonte: FRONTIERS IN IMMUNOLOGY; v. 10, SEP 6 2019.
Citações Web of Science: 0
Resumo

Honey bees can be found all around the world and fulfill key pollination roles within their natural ecosystems, as well as in agriculture. Most species are typically docile, and most interactions between humans and bees are unproblematic, despite their ability to inject a complex venom into their victims as a defensive mechanism. Nevertheless, incidences of bee stings have been on the rise since the accidental release of Africanized bees to Brazil in 1956 and their subsequent spread across the Americas. These bee hybrids are more aggressive and are prone to attack, presenting a significant healthcare burden to the countries they have colonized. To date, treatment of such stings typically focuses on controlling potential allergic reactions, as no specific antivenoms against bee venom currently exist. Researchers have investigated the possibility of developing bee antivenoms, but this has been complicated by the very low immunogenicity of the key bee toxins, which fail to induce a strong antibody response in the immunized animals. However, with current cutting-edge technologies, such as phage display, alongside the rise of monoclonal antibody therapeutics, the development of a recombinant bee antivenom is achievable, and promising results towards this goal have been reported in recent years. Here, current knowledge on the venom biology of Africanized bees and current treatment options against bee envenoming are reviewed. Additionally, recent developments within next-generation bee antivenoms are presented and discussed. (AU)

Processo FAPESP: 18/14158-9 - Melhoramento de fragmentos de anticorpos humanos (scFvs) específicos para peçonhas animais
Beneficiário:Felipe Augusto Cerni
Linha de fomento: Bolsas no Exterior - Estágio de Pesquisa - Pós-Doutorado
Processo FAPESP: 18/21233-7 - Análises por espectrometria de massas de uma nova fosfodiesterase da peçonha de Crotalus durissus collilineatus
Beneficiário:Isadora Sousa de Oliveira
Linha de fomento: Bolsas no Exterior - Estágio de Pesquisa - Doutorado
Processo FAPESP: 17/14035-1 - Melhoramento de fragmentos de anticorpos humanos (scFVs) específicos para peçonhas animais
Beneficiário:Felipe Augusto Cerni
Linha de fomento: Bolsas no Brasil - Pós-Doutorado
Processo FAPESP: 17/03580-9 - Avaliação bioquímica, estrutural e funcional de uma fosfodiesterase da peçonha de Crotalus durissus collilineatus
Beneficiário:Isadora Sousa de Oliveira
Linha de fomento: Bolsas no Brasil - Doutorado
Processo FAPESP: 17/04724-4 - Melhoramento de fragmentos de anticorpos humanos (scFVs) específicos para peçonhas animais
Beneficiário:Eliane Candiani Arantes Braga
Linha de fomento: Auxílio à Pesquisa - Regular