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Antibacterial activity of honey and propolis from Apis mellifera and Tetragonisca angustula against Staphylococcus aureus.
J Appl Microbiol 2003; 95(5):913-20JA

Abstract

AIMS

The antibacterial activity against Staphylococcus aureus of honey and propolis produced by Apis mellifera and Tetragonisca angustula was evaluated. Secondary aims included the study of the chemical composition of propolis and honey samples and its relationship with antibacterial activity against S. aureus.

METHODS AND RESULTS

The antibacterial activity of honey and propolis was determined by the method of macrodilution. The minimum inhibitory concentration (MICs) of A. mellifera honey ranged from 126.23 to 185.70 mg ml(-1) and of T. angustula from 142.87 to 214.33 mg ml(-1). For propolis, the MIC ranged from 0.36 to 3.65 mg ml(-1) (A. mellifera) and from 0.44 to 2.01 mg ml(-1) (T. angustula). Honey and propolis were evaluated by high-performance liquid chromatography. Some typical compounds of Brazilian propolis were also identified in honey samples. Principal component analysis revealed that the chemical composition of honey and propolis samples was distinct based on the geographical location of the samples.

CONCLUSIONS

Propolis samples had higher antibacterial activity against S. aureus when compared with honey. However, both propolis and honey samples had antibacterial against S. aureus.

SIGNIFICANCE AND IMPACT OF THE STUDY

These antimicrobial properties would warrant further studies on the clinical applications of propolis and honey against S. aureus.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Instituto de Ciências Biomédicas da Universidade de São Paulo, São Paulo, SP, Brazil.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

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

Language

eng

PubMed ID

14633019

Citation

Miorin, P L., et al. "Antibacterial Activity of Honey and Propolis From Apis Mellifera and Tetragonisca Angustula Against Staphylococcus Aureus." Journal of Applied Microbiology, vol. 95, no. 5, 2003, pp. 913-20.
Miorin PL, Levy Junior NC, Custodio AR, et al. Antibacterial activity of honey and propolis from Apis mellifera and Tetragonisca angustula against Staphylococcus aureus. J Appl Microbiol. 2003;95(5):913-20.
Miorin, P. L., Levy Junior, N. C., Custodio, A. R., Bretz, W. A., & Marcucci, M. C. (2003). Antibacterial activity of honey and propolis from Apis mellifera and Tetragonisca angustula against Staphylococcus aureus. Journal of Applied Microbiology, 95(5), pp. 913-20.
Miorin PL, et al. Antibacterial Activity of Honey and Propolis From Apis Mellifera and Tetragonisca Angustula Against Staphylococcus Aureus. J Appl Microbiol. 2003;95(5):913-20. PubMed PMID: 14633019.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Antibacterial activity of honey and propolis from Apis mellifera and Tetragonisca angustula against Staphylococcus aureus. AU - Miorin,P L, AU - Levy Junior,N C, AU - Custodio,A R, AU - Bretz,W A, AU - Marcucci,M C, PY - 2003/11/25/pubmed PY - 2004/2/11/medline PY - 2003/11/25/entrez SP - 913 EP - 20 JF - Journal of applied microbiology JO - J. Appl. Microbiol. VL - 95 IS - 5 N2 - AIMS: The antibacterial activity against Staphylococcus aureus of honey and propolis produced by Apis mellifera and Tetragonisca angustula was evaluated. Secondary aims included the study of the chemical composition of propolis and honey samples and its relationship with antibacterial activity against S. aureus. METHODS AND RESULTS: The antibacterial activity of honey and propolis was determined by the method of macrodilution. The minimum inhibitory concentration (MICs) of A. mellifera honey ranged from 126.23 to 185.70 mg ml(-1) and of T. angustula from 142.87 to 214.33 mg ml(-1). For propolis, the MIC ranged from 0.36 to 3.65 mg ml(-1) (A. mellifera) and from 0.44 to 2.01 mg ml(-1) (T. angustula). Honey and propolis were evaluated by high-performance liquid chromatography. Some typical compounds of Brazilian propolis were also identified in honey samples. Principal component analysis revealed that the chemical composition of honey and propolis samples was distinct based on the geographical location of the samples. CONCLUSIONS: Propolis samples had higher antibacterial activity against S. aureus when compared with honey. However, both propolis and honey samples had antibacterial against S. aureus. SIGNIFICANCE AND IMPACT OF THE STUDY: These antimicrobial properties would warrant further studies on the clinical applications of propolis and honey against S. aureus. SN - 1364-5072 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/14633019/Antibacterial_activity_of_honey_and_propolis_from_Apis_mellifera_and_Tetragonisca_angustula_against_Staphylococcus_aureus_ L2 - https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/resolve/openurl?genre=article&sid=nlm:pubmed&issn=1364-5072&date=2003&volume=95&issue=5&spage=913 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -