Special Issue "Honey Bee Products as an Alternative or Complement to Classical Antibiotics"
A special issue of Antibiotics (ISSN 2079-6382).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 September 2020).
Interests: bacteria and yeast drug resistance; staphylococcus aureus; candida spp.; bee products; essential oils; peptidoglycan hydrolases
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For some years now, we have been witnessing with concern the arrival of the post-antibiotic era. The resistance of pathogenic bacteria and fungi to well-known antibiotics and synthetic chemotherapeutics is becoming a major global health-care challenge. Therefore, there is a great need to find novel, non-antibiotic chemotherapeutics with marked antibacterial/antifungal activity.
Bee products, including honey, propolis, royal jelly, pollen and fermented pollen, and bee bread, constitute a promising but still underestimated group of potential antimicrobial chemotherapeutics. For centuries, bee honey and propolis comprised the most important raw materials of folk medicine. They were successfully used in the treatment of a wide array of human diseases, including infections (mainly within the upper respiratory tract and chronic wounds). In contrast to many other popular traditional medicines, the achievements of modern medicine confirm the diverse therapeutic potential of bee products, which is a consequence of their chemical composition. The outcomes of several studies also confirmed synergistic interaction of propolis with classical antibiotics and synthetic chemotherapeutics. Therefore, the main subject of this Special Issue is all aspects of the possible application of bee products (and the chemical ingredients in these products) for the treatment of bacterial or fungal infections.
Dr. Piotr Szweda
Manuscript Submission Information
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- bacteria and fungi drug resistance
- royal jelly
- bee bread
- bee products