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Novel bee venom polypeptide and method of use thereof

PROBLEM TO BE SOLVED: To provide a novel polypeptide derived from bee venom and a method of use thereof, and also to provide a pharmaceutical composition useful for modulating bee immune responses to pollens. ;SOLUTION: The invention provides a substantially pure polypeptide comprising an amino acid sequence at least 70% identical, and more preferably at least 90% identical, to the amino acid sequence of an Api m 6 polypeptide. The invention further provides an antibody binding to an Api m 6 protein, and a composition comprising polypeptide fragments of the Api m 6 protein. ;COPYRIGHT: (C)2011,JPO&INPIT

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