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The Anti-Staphylococcal Potential of Ethanolic Polish Propolis Extracts
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Antibacterial Properties of Propolis

Department of Medical Microbiology, Poznań University of Medical Sciences, Wieniawskiego 3, 61-712 Poznań, Poland
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Molecules 2019, 24(11), 2047; https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules24112047
Received: 10 May 2019 / Revised: 25 May 2019 / Accepted: 26 May 2019 / Published: 29 May 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Biological Activities of Honeybee Products)
Researchers are continuing to discover all the properties of propolis due to its complex composition and associated broad spectrum of activities. This review aims to characterize the latest scientific reports in the field of antibacterial activity of this substance. The results of studies on the influence of propolis on more than 600 bacterial strains were analyzed. The greater activity of propolis against Gram-positive bacteria than Gram-negative was confirmed. Moreover, the antimicrobial activity of propolis from different regions of the world was compared. As a result, high activity of propolis from the Middle East was found in relation to both, Gram-positive (Staphylococcus aureus) and Gram-negative (Escherichia coli) strains. Simultaneously, the lowest activity was demonstrated for propolis samples from Germany, Ireland and Korea. View Full-Text
Keywords: propolis; bee product; antibacterial; Staphylococcus aureus; Escherichia coli; polyphenols; terpenoids propolis; bee product; antibacterial; Staphylococcus aureus; Escherichia coli; polyphenols; terpenoids
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Przybyłek, I.; Karpiński, T.M. Antibacterial Properties of Propolis. Molecules 2019, 24, 2047. https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules24112047

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