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Review: Antimicrobial properties of apis mellifera’s bee venom

El-Seedi, Hesham and Abd El-Wahed, Aida and Yosri, Nermeen and Musharraf, Syed Ghulam and Chen, Lei and Moustafa, Moustafa and Zou, Xiaobo and Al-Mousawi, Saleh and Guo, Zhiming and Khatib, Alfi and Khalifa, Shaden (2020) Review: Antimicrobial properties of apis mellifera’s bee venom. Toxins, 12 (7). pp. 1-17. ISSN 2072-6651

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Bee venom (BV) is a rich source of secondary metabolites from honeybees (Apis mellifera L.). It contains a variety of bioactive ingredients including peptides, proteins, enzymes, and volatile metabolites. The compounds contribute to the venom’s observed biological functions as per its anti-inflammatory and anticancer effects. The antimicrobial action of BV has been shown in vitro and in vivo experiments against bacteria, viruses, and fungi. The synergistic therapeutic interactions of BV with antibiotics has been reported. The synergistic effect contributes to a decrease in the loading and maintenance dosage, a decrease in the side effects of chemotherapy, and a decrease in drug resistance. To our knowledge, there have been no reviews on the impact of BV and its antimicrobial constituents thus far. The purpose of this review is to address the antimicrobial properties of BV and its compounds.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 6915/82973
Uncontrolled Keywords: bee venom; antimicrobial properties
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Pharmacy
Kulliyyah of Pharmacy > Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry
Depositing User: Dr. Alfi Khatib
Date Deposited: 21 Sep 2020 13:41
Last Modified: 21 Sep 2020 13:41
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/82973

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