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Issue 5, 2011
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Propolis research and the chemistry of plant products

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Covering: 1979 to 2010

Propolis is a honeybee product, composed mainly of wax and resins. The latter have a plant origin and contain substances with biological activity. The composition of propolis is variable, and many plant substances have been identified for the first time in propolis. Some of these compounds have been recognized as having potential medicinal value, and this has stimulated chemical studies of the corresponding plant sources. Topics covered in this review include the known types of propolis, propolis constituents, evaluation of the biological activities of resin constituents, and determination of plant resin sources.

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The article was received on 26 Dec 2010 and first published on 16 Mar 2011

Article type: Review Article
DOI: 10.1039/C0NP00072H
Citation: Nat. Prod. Rep., 2011,28, 925-936

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    Propolis research and the chemistry of plant products

    A. Salatino, C. C. Fernandes-Silva, A. A. Righi and M. L. F. Salatino, Nat. Prod. Rep., 2011, 28, 925
    DOI: 10.1039/C0NP00072H

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