Antimicrobial activity against oral pathogens and immunomodulatory effects and toxicity of geopropolis produced by the stingless bee Melipona fasciculata Smith

  title={Antimicrobial activity against oral pathogens and immunomodulatory effects and toxicity of geopropolis produced by the stingless bee Melipona fasciculata Smith},
  author={Silvana Amado Lib{\'e}rio and Ant{\^o}nio Lu{\'i}s Amaral Pereira and Richard Pereira Dutra and Aramys Silva Reis and Maria Jos{\'e} A M Ara{\'u}jo and Nadia S Mattar and Lucilene A Silva and Maria Nilce Sousa Ribeiro and Fl{\'a}via R F Nascimento and Rosane Nassar Meireles Guerra and Val{\'e}rio Monteiro-Neto},
  booktitle={BMC complementary and alternative medicine},
BACKGROUND Native bees of the tribe Meliponini produce a distinct kind of propolis called geopropolis. Although many pharmacological activities of propolis have already been demonstrated, little is known about geopropolis, particularly regarding its antimicrobial activity against oral pathogens. The present study aimed at investigating the antimicrobial activity of M. fasciculata geopropolis against oral pathogens, its effects on S. mutans biofilms, and the chemical contents of the extracts. A… CONTINUE READING
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