Chemical composition effects onto antimicrobial and antioxidant activities of propolis collected from different regions of Turkey

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Mercan N., Kivrak I., Duru M. E., Katircioglu H., Gulcan S., Malci S., ...More

ANNALS OF MICROBIOLOGY, vol.56, no.4, pp.373-378, 2006 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 56 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2006
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/bf03175035
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.373-378
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


Chrysin, apigenin, flavonoids, flavanones, naringenin, ethyl oleate, 3-4-dimethoxy-cinnamic acid and 9-octadecenoic acid were the predominant components of propolis samples collected from different regions of Turkey. The extracts of P3 from Denizli-Baskarci, P5 from Denizli and P7 from Tekirdag had effective antibacterial activities on Gram-negatives. Chrysin, which has antibacterial activity, was found to be high concentration. The extracts of P3, P2B from Aydin and P6 from Konya had much more effective antibacterial activities on Gram-positives. The total antioxidant activity increased with the increasing amount of extracts added to linoleic acid emulsion. All doses of propolis ethanol extract displayed antioxidant activity.