Comp Biochem Physiol C. 1992 May; 102(1): 205-8.
Effect of Galleria mellonella larvae preparation and honeybee products on cell cultures.
Institute of Theoretical and Experimental Biophysics, Academy of Sciences, Pushchino, Moscow Region, Russia.
1. The action of the extract from larvae of the great wax moth Galleria mellonella L. used in Russian folk medicine was studied. 2. Two active components influencing the growth and morphological differentiation of cells in vitro were found. 3. The presence of these components in the extract was conditioned by consumption of honeybee products by Galleria mellonella larvae. 4. Cytotoxicity of honeybee products was studied.