Brazilian wasp’s venom selectively kills cancer cells

Brazilian wasp’s venom selectively kills cancer cells
Recent research on venom of Brazilian wasp has revealed that, it can selectively kill cancer cells. The antimicrobial peptide, MP1 found in the venom attacks lipids present on the surface of cancer cells and creates large holes that allow important cell molecules, such as RNA and proteins to leak out, and causes the death of cancer cells. Further understanding of this peptide’s mechanism of action might help in the generation of new class of anticancer drugs.
How to cite this article:
Hameedunissa Begum A. Brazilian wasp’s venom selectively kills cancer cells . BioLim O-Media. 03 March, 2017. 5(3).
Available from: http://archive.biolim.org/omedia/read/BOMA0185.