bee toxin

bee tox·in

the toxin delivered by a bee sting; contains three active principles: biogenic amines, active peptides, and certain hydrolytic enzymes.
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But HIV is smaller than the nanoparticle, so it fits between the bumpers and makes contact with the surface of the nanoparticle, where the bee toxin awaits and attacks an essential part of the virus's structure.
HIV, on the other hand, is even smaller than the nanoparticle, so HIV fits between the bumpers and makes contact with the surface of the nanoparticle, where the bee toxin awaits.
Experimenting on mice, the researchers found that nanobees delivered the bee toxin melittin to tumours, while protecting other tissues from the toxin's destructive power.