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Evaluation of the chemical composition and biological activity of extracts of Tetragonisca angustula propolis and Schinus terebinthifolius Raddi (Anacardiaceae)

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Carneiro, M. J. ; Lopez, B. G-C ; Lancellotti, M. ; Franchi, G. C. ; Nowill, Alexandre E. ; Sawaya, A. C. H. F.
Total Authors: 6
Document type: Journal article
Source: JOURNAL OF APICULTURAL RESEARCH; v. 55, n. 4, p. 315-323, 2016.
Web of Science Citations: 0

Native stingless bee propolis (or cerume) has begun to be studied in the last decades, mainly focused on its pharmacological properties. In this study, however, the chemical composition of diverse samples of Tetragonisca angustula propolis was compared via ESI-MS fingerprinting and ultra-high performance chromatography-mass spectrometry with extracts of Schinus terebinthifolius Raddi (Anacardiaceae), a possible source of resins. These results confirmed that the samples of T. angustula propolis, independently of their geographic origin, presented a similar composition to the flowers of S. terebinthifolius. The evaluation of their biological activity (antioxidant, antimicrobial and cytotoxic) showed that the plant extract was more active than the T. angustula propolis samples, in spite of their similar composition, possibly due to quantitative variations in the composition due to freshness. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 15/06215-4 - Study of the chemical variability of Brazilian propolis by mass spectrometry and the identification of compounds with antioxidant and antimicrobial activity
Grantee:Alexandra Christine Helena Frankland Sawaya
Support type: Regular Research Grants
FAPESP's process: 13/20313-3 - Identification of the substances present in red Brazilian propolis by UPLC-ESI-MS and NMR and evaluation of the antioxidant and antimicrobial activity of the isolated compounds
Grantee:Begona Gimenez-Cassina Lopez
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate
FAPESP's process: 08/58035-6 - Control of lignin biosynthesis in sugar cane: many gaps still to be filled
Grantee:Paulo Mazzafera
Support type: Program for Research on Bioenergy (BIOEN) - Thematic Grants