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Antibacterial, antifungal and antiviral activity of propolis of different geographic origin.

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Propolis samples from different geographic origins were investigated for their antibacterial (against Staphylococcus aureus and Escherichia coli), antifungal (against Candida albicans) and antiviral (against Avian influenza virus) activities. All samples were active against the fungal and Gram-positive bacterial test strains, and most showed antiviral activity. The activities of all samples were similar in spite of the differences in their chemical composition. In samples from the temperate zone, flavonoids and esters of phenolic acids are known to be responsible for the above mentioned activities of bee glue; tropical samples did not contain such substances but showed similar activities. Obviously, in different samples, different substance combinations are essential for the biological activity of the bee glue. It seems that propolis has general pharmacological value as a natural mixture and not as a source of new powerful antimicrobial, antifungal and antiviral compounds.

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    Institute of Microbiology, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia.

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    Journal of ethnopharmacology 64:3 1999 Mar pg 235-40

    MeSH

    Animals
    Anti-Bacterial Agents
    Anti-Infective Agents
    Antifungal Agents
    Antiviral Agents
    Candida albicans
    Cell Culture Techniques
    Chick Embryo
    Escherichia coli
    Fibroblasts
    Flavonoids
    Influenza A virus
    Phenols
    Propolis
    Staphylococcus aureus

    Pub Type(s)

    Journal Article
    Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

    Language

    eng

    PubMed ID

    10363838

    Citation

    Kujumgiev, A, et al. "Antibacterial, Antifungal and Antiviral Activity of Propolis of Different Geographic Origin." Journal of Ethnopharmacology, vol. 64, no. 3, 1999, pp. 235-40.
    Kujumgiev A, Tsvetkova I, Serkedjieva Y, et al. Antibacterial, antifungal and antiviral activity of propolis of different geographic origin. J Ethnopharmacol. 1999;64(3):235-40.
    Kujumgiev, A., Tsvetkova, I., Serkedjieva, Y., Bankova, V., Christov, R., & Popov, S. (1999). Antibacterial, antifungal and antiviral activity of propolis of different geographic origin. Journal of Ethnopharmacology, 64(3), pp. 235-40.
    Kujumgiev A, et al. Antibacterial, Antifungal and Antiviral Activity of Propolis of Different Geographic Origin. J Ethnopharmacol. 1999;64(3):235-40. PubMed PMID: 10363838.
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