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Molecules 2014, 19(1), 78-101; doi:10.3390/molecules19010078
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Structure and Antioxidant Activity of Polyphenols Derived from Propolis

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Received: 13 October 2013; in revised form: 11 December 2013 / Accepted: 12 December 2013 / Published: 20 December 2013
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Abstract: Propolis is a potential source of natural antioxidants such as phenolic acids and flavonoids. Its wide biological effects have been known and used since antiquity. In the modern world natural substances are sought which would be able to counteract the effects of antioxidative stress, which underlies many diseases, such as cancer, diabetes and atherosclerosis. This paper aims to present the antioxidative activity of phenolic acids and flavonoids present in Polish propolis and the relationship between their chemical structure and antioxidative activity influencing its medicinal properties. Data concerning the biological activity of propolis are summarized here, including its antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, anticarcinogenic, antiatherogenic, estrogenic effects, as well as AIDS- counteracting and reparative-regenerative function.
Keywords: propolis; antioxidant activity; phenolic acids; flavonoids propolis; antioxidant activity; phenolic acids; flavonoids
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Kurek-Górecka, A.; Rzepecka-Stojko, A.; Górecki, M.; Stojko, J.; Sosada, M.; Świerczek-Zięba, G. Structure and Antioxidant Activity of Polyphenols Derived from Propolis. Molecules 2014, 19, 78-101.

AMA Style

Kurek-Górecka A, Rzepecka-Stojko A, Górecki M, Stojko J, Sosada M, Świerczek-Zięba G. Structure and Antioxidant Activity of Polyphenols Derived from Propolis. Molecules. 2014; 19(1):78-101.

Chicago/Turabian Style

Kurek-Górecka, Anna; Rzepecka-Stojko, Anna; Górecki, Michał; Stojko, Jerzy; Sosada, Marian; Świerczek-Zięba, Grażyna. 2014. "Structure and Antioxidant Activity of Polyphenols Derived from Propolis." Molecules 19, no. 1: 78-101.



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