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Title: Activities of different types of thai honey on pathogenic bacteria causing skin diseases, tyrosinase enzyme and generating free radicals
Authors: Jantakee K.
Tragoolpua Y.
Keywords: Medicine (all)
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology (all)
Agricultural and Biological Sciences (all)
Issue Date: 1-Jan-2015
Publisher: Society of Biology of Chile
Abstract: © 2015 Jantakee and Tragoolpua; licensee BioMed Central. Background: Honey is a natural product obtained from the nectar that is collected from flowers by bees. It has several properties, including those of being food and supplementary diet, and it can be used in cosmetic products. Honey imparts pharmaceutical properties since it has antibacterial and antioxidant activities. The antibacterial and antioxidant activities of Thai honey were investigated in this study. Results: The honey from longan flower (source No. 1) gave the highest activity on MRSA when compared to the other types of honey, with a minimum inhibitory concentration of 12.5% (v/v) and minimum bactericidal concentration of 25% (v/v). Moreover, it was found that MRSA isolate 49 and S. aureus were completely inhibited by the 50% (v/v) longan honey (source No. 1) at 8 and 20 hours of treatment, respectively. Furthermore, it was observed that the honey from coffee pollen (source No. 4) showed the highest phenolic and flavonoid compounds by 734.76 mg gallic/kg of honey and 178.31 mg quercetin/kg of honey, respectively. The antioxidant activity of the honey obtained from coffee pollen was also found to be the highest, when investigated using FRAP and DPPH assay, with 1781.77 mg FeSO<inf>4</inf>•7H<inf>2</inf>O/kg of honey and 86.20 mg gallic/kg of honey, respectively. Additionally, inhibition of tyrosinase enzyme was found that honey from coffee flower showed highest inhibition by 63.46%. Conclusions: Honey demonstrates tremendous potential as a useful source that provides anti-free radicals, anti-tyrosinase and anti-bacterial activity against pathogenic bacteria causing skin diseases.
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http://cmuir.cmu.ac.th/handle/6653943832/38971
ISSN: 07169760
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