According to a research study published in the Biophysical Journal, researchers from Sao Paulo State University and Leeds University, found that poisons from the Polybia Paulista wasp, originating from Brazil, helped stop the emergence of malignant cells in cancer. prostate, bladder and leukemia.
Wasp poisons attack cancer cells without affecting healthy cells
In their study they found that the poisons from Brazilian bees only attacked malignant cells, because they were attached to those containing excess lipids. However, the researchers say they still don't know what causes this poison to only attack malignant cells.
This theory shows that the properties of cancer cells are the cells that make a difference, because in the outer membrane is phospholipid, which is in healthy cells but in the inner membrane.
In their study, it was noted that wasp poisons were able to break down cancer cell membranes, which could mean a breakthrough in finding drugs and treatments that attack cancer more effectively, without affecting healthy cells and organs.