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Therapeutic Manuka Honey: No Longer So Alternative
Current gaps and remaining controversies in knowledge of how honey acts are outlined, and new studies that could make honey a no longer “alternative” alternative are suggested. Expand
Characterization of carbonaceous combustion residues. I. Morphological, elemental and spectroscopic features.
- M. Fernandes, J. Skjemstad, Bruce B. Johnson, J. D. Wells, P. Brooks
- Chemistry, Medicine
- 1 June 2003
NMR analysis revealed essentially one chemical shift in the aromatic C region of charcoals, while diesel soot also showed important aliphatic contributions, which have environmental implications. Expand
Characterization of carbonaceous combustion residues: II. Nonpolar organic compounds.
Molecular fingerprints suggest that compounds associated with fossil BC might be more refractory than those associated with plant-derived BC, and a higher bioavailability for associated PAHs. Expand
Anti-staphylococcal activity of C-methyl flavanones from propolis of Australian stingless bees (Tetragonula carbonaria) and fruit resins of Corymbia torelliana (Myrtaceae).
Ethanolic preparations of propolis were shown to be active against Staphylococcus aureus and to a lesser extent against Pseudomonas aeruginosa and C. torelliana flavanones inhibited the growth of S. aureu therefore contributing to the antibacterial effects observed for Australian stingless bee propolis extracts. Expand
Cerumen of Australian stingless bees (Tetragonula carbonaria): gas chromatography-mass spectrometry fingerprints and potential anti-inflammatory properties
The chemical and biological properties of polar extracts of cerumen from Tetragonula carbonaria in South East Queensland, Australia were investigated using gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS) analyses and in vitro 5-lipoxygenase (5-LOX) cell-free assays and warrant further investigation. Expand
The Antibacterial Activity of Australian Leptospermum Honey Correlates with Methylglyoxal Levels
The potential for Australian Leptospermum honey as a wound care product is demonstrated, and a strong positive relationship between NPA and MGO concentration is assessed, and DHA was present in all of the active honey samples, indicating a potential for ongoing conversion to MGO. Expand
In vitro antibacterial phenolic extracts from "sugarbag" pot-honeys of Australian stingless bees (Tetragonula carbonaria).
- C. F. Massaro, D. Shelley, T. Heard, P. Brooks
- Chemistry, Medicine
- Journal of agricultural and food chemistry
- 3 December 2014
Australian stingless bee honeys have been shown to exert antioxidant and in vitro antimicrobial properties; however their bioactive factors remained unidentified. This study investigated the… Expand
Lessons from Exploring Chemical Space and Chemical Diversity of Propolis Components
- Trong D Tran, S. Ogbourne, P. Brooks, Norberto Sánchez-Cruz, J. Medina-Franco, R. Quinn
- Biology, Medicine
- International journal of molecular sciences
- 1 July 2020
A unique compound database consisting of 578 components isolated from both honey bee propolis and stingless bee Propolis was assembled, and the chemical space and chemical diversity of these compounds were analyzed. Expand
A convenient new analysis of dihydroxyacetone and methylglyoxal applied to Australian Leptospermum honeys
New Zealand mānuka (Leptospermum scoparium) honey is known to exhibit non-peroxide antibacterial activity caused by the active ingredient methylglyoxal which arises by chemical conversion of… Expand
N-3 PUFAs Protect against Aortic Inflammation and Oxidative Stress in Angiotensin II-Infused Apolipoprotein E-/- Mice
- K. Wales, Kristyn Kavazos, M. Nataatmadja, P. Brooks, Chloe Williams, F. Russell
- PloS one
- 14 November 2014
Findings indicate that supplementation of ApoE-/- mice with a diet high in n-3 PUFA content protected the mice against pro-inflammatory and oxidative stress responses following short-term infusion with angiotensin II. Expand