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A pharmacological perspective on the use of Brazilian Red Propolis and its isolated compounds against human diseases

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Author(s):
Freires, Irlan Almeida [1] ; de Alencar, Severino Matias [2] ; Rosalen, Pedro Luiz [1]
Total Authors: 3
Affiliation:
[1] Univ Estadual Campinas, Piracicaba Dent Sch, Dept Physiol Sci, 901 Limeira Ave, Piracicaba, SP - Brazil
[2] Univ Sao Paulo, Dept Agri Food Ind Food & Nutr, Luiz de Queiroz Coll Agr, Piracicaba, SP - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 2
Document type: Review article
Source: EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF MEDICINAL CHEMISTRY; v. 110, p. 267-279, MAR 3 2016.
Web of Science Citations: 35
Abstract

Propolis is a complex resinous mixture collected by bees, with high medicinal, historical and economic value. The nutraceutical and pharmacological benefits of propolis have been extensively explored in several fields of medicine as an important resource for prevention and treatment of oral and systemic diseases. A relatively new type of propolis, named red propolis (in Brazil, Brazilian Red Propolis - BRP), has been arousing attention for the promising pharmacological properties of some of its isolated compounds (vestitol, neovestitol, quercetin, medicarpin, formononetin, etc). Due to a distinct chemical composition, BRP and its isolated compounds (mainly isoflavones) affect a wide range of biological targets and could have an impact against numerous diseases as an antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory and immunomodulatory, antioxidant and antiproliferative agent. In this review, we comprehensively address the main aspects related to BRP bioprospection, chemistry and therapeutic potential. Further information is provided on mechanisms of action discovered thus far as well as clinical use in humans and regulatory aspects. As of now, BRP and its isolated molecules remain a fascinating topic for further research and application in biomedical areas and dentistry. (C) 2016 Elsevier Masson SAS. All rights reserved. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 13/25080-7 - Prevalence of strains of Streptococcus mutans expressing Cnm in children and adults, and the role of this glycoprotein in the pathogen-host interactions
Grantee:Irlan de Almeida Freires
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate
FAPESP's process: 11/15984-0 - Anti-Candida, antiproliferative and cytotoxic activities evaluation of essential oil and fractions from Coriandrum sativum L.
Grantee:Irlan de Almeida Freires
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Master