A weak effects of bee venom on rat superoxide dismutase, catalase and Malondialdehyde activity: Rheumatoid arthritis model
  • Article Type: Research Article
  • Eurasian Journal of Biosciences, 2020 - Volume 14 Issue 2, pp. 2983-2987
  • Published Online: 16 Sep 2020
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Based on several active molecules and complex mixture component, bee venom used as folk medicine. We measured the biological effects of bee venom on rat three antioxidant staff in the current study, these were the activity of superoxide dismutase, catalase and malondialdehyde, for which forty rats are being used. The experiment groups were randomly sub-grouped into 8 groups (n=5 for each one). Our results showed no significant variation in superoxide dismutase and catalase activity in all groups whereas Malondialdehyde reveled significant decrease in the bee venom 10 µg/kg after 5 days following injection of CFA in comparison with both control and rheumatoid groups. As conclusion a weak evidence of bee venom effects on three antioxidant under consideration.


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