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ISSN: 2644-1373

LOJ Pharmacology & Clinical Research

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Advances in Chemical Composition and Biological Activity of Mexican Propolis

Volume 2 - Issue 3

Granados Pineda Jessica and Pérez Rojas Jazmin M*

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    • Subdirección de Investigación Básica, Instituto Nacional de Cancerología, Mexico

    *Corresponding author: Jazmin M Pérez Rojas, Subdirección de Investigación Básica, Instituto Nacional de Cancerología, 14080 Mexico city, Mexico

Received: September 04, 2020;   Published: September 21, 2020

DOI: 10.32474/LOJPCR.2020.02.000137

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Abstract

Propolis is a product created by honeybees from vegetal sources. Nowadays it is considered a medicinally or functional food because of the phytochemicals contained in it. Numerous papers have been published reporting the chemical composition of different countries around the globe due to its highly variability(phenolic compounds, sugars, terpenoids). Due to the variability in its chemical composition, various biological activities have been reported, among them are anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, anticarcinogenic, among other. In Mexico has history on beekeeping that was modified by the Spanish conquest but endures to these days. Therefore, it is important to exploit the characteristics of the propolis of our region in order to know both their composition and beneficial properties.

Keywords: Propolis; Honeybees; Flavonoids

Abstract| Introduction| Chemical Composition| Phenolics and Phenolic Esters| Flavonoids| Pterocarpans| Triterpenoids| Biological Activity| Anticancer| Anti-Inflammatory| Antidiabetic| Antimicrobial| Antiparasitic| Geopropolis| Conclusion| References|

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