Some morphological aspects of Asian honey bee (Apis cerana) and isolation of its melittin content

Authors

  • NN Mumu Environmental Biology and Biodiversity Laboratory (EBBL), Department of Zoology, University of Dhaka, Dhaka-1000
  • M Sarker Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Dhaka, Dhaka-1000
  • MR Islam Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Dhaka, Dhaka-1000
  • S Akand Environmental Biology and Biodiversity Laboratory (EBBL), Department of Zoology, University of Dhaka, Dhaka-1000
  • MA Bashar Environmental Biology and Biodiversity Laboratory (EBBL), Department of Zoology, University of Dhaka, Dhaka-1000

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3329/jbcbm.v3i2.36031

Keywords:

Melittin, Apis cerana, RP-HPLC, Venom sac

Abstract

Melittin is a major component of honey bee venom that has many biological effects including anticancer properties. The melittin content of Asian honey bee (Apis cerana F.) venom was isolated and quantify by reversed phase-high performance liquid chromatography (RP-HLPC) in Bangladesh. Melittin content was found to present in 59.3% of total venom content in Asian honey bee venom. Venom compounds were investigated at 254 nm and the retention time of venom-melittin was compared with an external standard (Sigma-Aldrich). This finding was compared with previously published findings. By comparing the present data with the earlier studied findings, a projection has been made on the quantification of melittin compound.

J. Biodivers. Conserv. Bioresour. Manag. 2017, 3(2): 77-84

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2018-04-25

How to Cite

Mumu, N., Sarker, M., Islam, M., Akand, S., & Bashar, M. (2018). Some morphological aspects of Asian honey bee (Apis cerana) and isolation of its melittin content. Journal of Biodiversity Conservation and Bioresource Management, 3(2), 77–84. https://doi.org/10.3329/jbcbm.v3i2.36031

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