honey

Summary

Summary: A sweet viscous liquid food, produced in the honey sacs of various bees from nectar collected from flowers. The nectar is ripened into honey by inversion of its sucrose sugar into fructose and glucose. It is somewhat acidic and has mild antiseptic properties, being sometimes used in the treatment of burns and lacerations.

Top Publications

  1. doi Multiclass determination and confirmation of antibiotic residues in honey using LC-MS/MS
    Mayda I Lopez
    Center for Veterinary Medicine, U S Food and Drug Administration, 8401 Muirkirk Road, Laurel, Maryland 20708, USA
    J Agric Food Chem 56:1553-9. 2008
  2. ncbi Evaluation of residues of essential oil components in honey after different anti-varroa treatments
    Sabine Adamczyk
    Department of Animal Production and Food Science, Veterinary Faculty, University of Zaragoza, Miguel Servet 177, 50013 Zaragoza, Spain
    J Agric Food Chem 53:10085-90. 2005
  3. ncbi An in vitro examination of the antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties of buckwheat honey
    A J J van den Berg
    Burns Research Institute, Red Cross Hospital, Beverwijk, The Netherlands
    J Wound Care 17:172-4, 176-8. 2008
  4. doi A historical review of managed honey bee populations in Europe and the United States and the factors that may affect them
    Dennis vanEngelsdorp
    Department of Entomology, The Pennsylvania State University, 501 ASI Bldg, University Park, PA 16802, USA
    J Invertebr Pathol 103:S80-95. 2010
  5. doi Tualang honey has higher phenolic content and greater radical scavenging activity compared with other honey sources
    R Krishna Kishore
    Reconstructive Sciences Unit, School of Medical Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Health Campus, Kubang Kerian 16150, Kelantan, Malaysia
    Nutr Res 31:322-5. 2011
  6. ncbi Genetic diversity in honey bee colonies enhances productivity and fitness
    Heather R Mattila
    Department of Neurobiology and Behavior, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853, USA
    Science 317:362-4. 2007
  7. ncbi Honey for nutrition and health: a review
    Stefan Bogdanov
    Swiss Bee Research Centre, Agroscope Liebefeld Posieux Research Station ALP, Bern, Switzerland
    J Am Coll Nutr 27:677-89. 2008
  8. doi The effects of long-term honey, sucrose or sugar-free diets on memory and anxiety in rats
    Lynne M Chepulis
    Department of Biological Sciences, Waikato University, Hamilton, New Zealand
    Physiol Behav 97:359-68. 2009
  9. pmc IRS and TOR nutrient-signaling pathways act via juvenile hormone to influence honey bee caste fate
    Navdeep S Mutti
    School of Life Sciences, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, USA
    J Exp Biol 214:3977-84. 2011
  10. pmc Two major medicinal honeys have different mechanisms of bactericidal activity
    Paulus H S Kwakman
    Department of Medical Microbiology, Center for Infection and Immunity Amsterdam CINIMA, Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    PLoS ONE 6:e17709. 2011

Detail Information

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  1. doi Multiclass determination and confirmation of antibiotic residues in honey using LC-MS/MS
    Mayda I Lopez
    Center for Veterinary Medicine, U S Food and Drug Administration, 8401 Muirkirk Road, Laurel, Maryland 20708, USA
    J Agric Food Chem 56:1553-9. 2008
    A multiclass method has been developed for the determination and confirmation in honey of tetracyclines (chlortetracycline, doxycycline, oxytetracycline, and tetracycline), fluoroquinolones (ciprofloxacin, danofloxacin, difloxacin, ..
  2. ncbi Evaluation of residues of essential oil components in honey after different anti-varroa treatments
    Sabine Adamczyk
    Department of Animal Production and Food Science, Veterinary Faculty, University of Zaragoza, Miguel Servet 177, 50013 Zaragoza, Spain
    J Agric Food Chem 53:10085-90. 2005
    ..For the evaluation of the presence of residues of these treatments in honey an analytical method was developed...
  3. ncbi An in vitro examination of the antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties of buckwheat honey
    A J J van den Berg
    Burns Research Institute, Red Cross Hospital, Beverwijk, The Netherlands
    J Wound Care 17:172-4, 176-8. 2008
    ..In order to select honey for use in wound-healing products, different samples were compared for their capacity to reduce levels of reactive ..
  4. doi A historical review of managed honey bee populations in Europe and the United States and the factors that may affect them
    Dennis vanEngelsdorp
    Department of Entomology, The Pennsylvania State University, 501 ASI Bldg, University Park, PA 16802, USA
    J Invertebr Pathol 103:S80-95. 2010
    b>Honey bees are a highly valued resource around the world. They are prized for their honey and wax production and depended upon for pollination of many important crops...
  5. doi Tualang honey has higher phenolic content and greater radical scavenging activity compared with other honey sources
    R Krishna Kishore
    Reconstructive Sciences Unit, School of Medical Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Health Campus, Kubang Kerian 16150, Kelantan, Malaysia
    Nutr Res 31:322-5. 2011
    ..Antioxidants, which are abundant in natural honey, are free-radical scavengers that either reduce the formation of or neutralize free radicals...
  6. ncbi Genetic diversity in honey bee colonies enhances productivity and fitness
    Heather R Mattila
    Department of Neurobiology and Behavior, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853, USA
    Science 317:362-4. 2007
    b>Honey bee queens mate with many males, creating numerous patrilines within colonies that are genetically distinct. The effects of genetic diversity on colony productivity and long-term fitness are unknown...
  7. ncbi Honey for nutrition and health: a review
    Stefan Bogdanov
    Swiss Bee Research Centre, Agroscope Liebefeld Posieux Research Station ALP, Bern, Switzerland
    J Am Coll Nutr 27:677-89. 2008
    Due to the variation of botanical origin honey differs in appearance, sensory perception and composition...
  8. doi The effects of long-term honey, sucrose or sugar-free diets on memory and anxiety in rats
    Lynne M Chepulis
    Department of Biological Sciences, Waikato University, Hamilton, New Zealand
    Physiol Behav 97:359-68. 2009
    ..This study was undertaken to determine whether replacing sucrose in the diet long-term with honey that has a high antioxidant content could decrease deterioration in brain function during ageing...
  9. pmc IRS and TOR nutrient-signaling pathways act via juvenile hormone to influence honey bee caste fate
    Navdeep S Mutti
    School of Life Sciences, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, USA
    J Exp Biol 214:3977-84. 2011
    Regardless of genetic makeup, a female honey bee becomes a queen or worker depending on the food she receives as a larva...
  10. pmc Two major medicinal honeys have different mechanisms of bactericidal activity
    Paulus H S Kwakman
    Department of Medical Microbiology, Center for Infection and Immunity Amsterdam CINIMA, Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    PLoS ONE 6:e17709. 2011
    b>Honey is increasingly valued for its antibacterial activity, but knowledge regarding the mechanism of action is still incomplete...
  11. doi Phenolic acid composition and antioxidant properties of Malaysian honeys
    M I Khalil
    Dept of Pharmacology, School of Medical Sciences, Univ Sains Malaysia, 16150 Kubang Kerian, Kelantan, Malaysia
    J Food Sci 76:C921-8. 2011
    ..and flavonoid contents of Malaysian Tualang, Gelam, and Borneo tropical honeys were compared to those of Manuka honey. Ferric reducing/antioxidant power assay (FRAP) and the 1,1-diphenyl-2-picryl-hydrazyl (DPPH) radical-scavenging ..
  12. ncbi Exposure to clothianidin seed-treated canola has no long-term impact on honey bees
    G Christopher Cutler
    Department of Environmental Biology, Ontario Agricultural College, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, Canada N1G 2W1
    J Econ Entomol 100:765-72. 2007
    We conducted a long-term investigation to ascertain effects on honey bee, Apis mellifera L., colonies during and after exposure to flowering canola, Brassica napus variety Hyola 420, grown from clothianidin-treated seed...
  13. doi Ellagic acid, phenolic acids, and flavonoids in Malaysian honey extracts demonstrate in vitro anti-inflammatory activity
    Mustafa Kassim
    Department of Anesthesiology, University of Malaya, 50603 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
    Nutr Res 30:650-9. 2010
    Natural honey has been used in traditional medicine of different cultures throughout the world. This study looked into the extraction of Malaysian honey and the evaluation of the anti-inflammatory activity of these extracts...
  14. doi The inhibitory effects of Gelam honey and its extracts on nitric oxide and prostaglandin E(2) in inflammatory tissues
    Mustafa Kassim
    Department of Anesthesiology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
    Fitoterapia 81:1196-201. 2010
    We investigated the effects of honey and its methanol and ethyl acetate extracts on inflammation in animal models...
  15. pmc Predictive markers of honey bee colony collapse
    Benjamin Dainat
    Swiss Bee Research Centre, Agroscope Liebefeld Posieux Research Station ALP, Bern, Switzerland
    PLoS ONE 7:e32151. 2012
    Across the Northern hemisphere, managed honey bee colonies, Apis mellifera, are currently affected by abrupt depopulation during winter and many factors are suspected to be involved, either alone or in combination...
  16. pmc Comparison of the antimicrobial activity of Ulmo honey from Chile and Manuka honey against methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, Escherichia coli and Pseudomonas aeruginosa
    Orla Sherlock
    Department of Clinical Microbiology, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, Dublin, Ireland
    BMC Complement Altern Med 10:47. 2010
    b>Honey has previously been shown to have wound healing and antimicrobial properties, but this is dependent on the type of honey, geographical location and flower from which the final product is derived...
  17. doi Fructose might contribute to the hypoglycemic effect of honey
    Omotayo O Erejuwa
    Department of Pharmacology, School of Medical Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia, 16150 Kubang Kerian, Kelantan, Malaysia
    Molecules 17:1900-15. 2012
    b>Honey is a natural substance with many medicinal properties, including antibacterial, hepatoprotective, hypoglycemic, antioxidant and antihypertensive effects. It reduces hyperglycemia in diabetic rats and humans...
  18. doi Antibacterial components of honey
    Paulus H S Kwakman
    Department of Medical Microbiology, Center for Infection and Immunity Amsterdam, Academic Medical Center, 1105 AZ Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    IUBMB Life 64:48-55. 2012
    The antibacterial activity of honey has been known since the 19th century...
  19. doi Identification and quantification of methylglyoxal as the dominant antibacterial constituent of Manuka (Leptospermum scoparium) honeys from New Zealand
    Elvira Mavric
    Institute of Food Chemistry, Technische Universitat Dresden, Dresden, Germany
    Mol Nutr Food Res 52:483-9. 2008
    ..after derivatization with orthophenylendiamine using RP-HPLC and UV-detection in commercially available honey samples...
  20. doi Detection and identification of a novel lactic acid bacterial flora within the honey stomach of the honeybee Apis mellifera
    Tobias C Olofsson
    Microbiology Laboratory at Campus Helsingborg, Department of Cell and Organism Biology, Lund University Campus Helsingborg, P O Box 882, Helsingborg, 25108, Sweden
    Curr Microbiol 57:356-63. 2008
    ..honeybees collect bacteria that are beneficial for humans from the flowers that contribute to formation of their honey. Bacteria originating from the types of flowers involved, and found in different anatomic parts of the bees, in ..
  21. doi Hypoglycemic and antioxidant effects of honey supplementation in streptozotocin-induced diabetic rats
    O O Erejuwa
    Department of Pharmacology, School of Medical Sciences, University Sains Malaysia, Kubang Kerian, Kelantan, Malaysia
    Int J Vitam Nutr Res 80:74-82. 2010
    ..The aims of this study were to investigate whether honey could reduce hyperglycemia and ameliorate oxidative stress in kidneys of streptozotocin-induced diabetic rats.
  22. pmc Neuropeptide Y-like signalling and nutritionally mediated gene expression and behaviour in the honey bee
    S A Ament
    Neuroscience Program, University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign, IL, USA
    Insect Mol Biol 20:335-45. 2011
    ..food-related behaviour, is involved in a derived, nutritionally-related trait, the division of labour in worker honey bees...
  23. doi "Entombed Pollen": A new condition in honey bee colonies associated with increased risk of colony mortality
    Dennis vanEngelsdorp
    Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture, Penn State University, Harrisburg, 17074, United States
    J Invertebr Pathol 101:147-9. 2009
    ..Additional studies are needed to determine if there is a causal relationship between entombed pollen, chemical residues, and colony mortality...
  24. ncbi Natural honey lowers plasma glucose, C-reactive protein, homocysteine, and blood lipids in healthy, diabetic, and hyperlipidemic subjects: comparison with dextrose and sucrose
    Noori S Al-Waili
    Dubai Specialized Medical Center and Medical Research Laboratories, Islamic Establishment for Education, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
    J Med Food 7:100-7. 2004
    ..the following experiments: (1) effects of dextrose solution (250 mL of water containing 75 g of dextrose) or honey solution (250 mL of water containing 75 g of natural honey) on plasma glucose level (PGL), plasma insulin, and ..
  25. ncbi The sensitivity to honey of Gram-positive cocci of clinical significance isolated from wounds
    R A Cooper
    Centre for Biomedical Sciences, School of Applied Sciences, University of Wales Institute Cardiff, Llandaff Campus, Cardiff, Wales
    J Appl Microbiol 93:857-63. 2002
    To determine the sensitivity to honey of Gram-positive cocci of clinical significance in wounds and demonstrate that inhibition is not exclusively due to osmotic effects.
  26. doi Antioxidant and antimicrobial capacity of several monofloral Cuban honeys and their correlation with color, polyphenol content and other chemical compounds
    Jose M Alvarez-Suarez
    Department of Biochemistry, Faculty of Medicine, Marche Polytechnic University, Via Ranieri 65, 60100 Ancona, Italy
    Food Chem Toxicol 48:2490-9. 2010
    ..contents varied considerably, and the highest values were obtained for Linen vine (Govania polygama (Jack) Urb) honey, which is classified as an amber honey...
  27. doi Quercetin-metabolizing CYP6AS enzymes of the pollinator Apis mellifera (Hymenoptera: Apidae)
    Wenfu Mao
    Department of Entomology, University of Illinois, Urbana, Illinois 61801 3795, USA
    Comp Biochem Physiol B Biochem Mol Biol 154:427-34. 2009
    Although the honey bee (Apis mellifera) genome contains far fewer cytochrome P450 genes associated with xenobiotic metabolism than other insect genomes sequenced to date, the CYP6AS subfamily, apparently unique to hymenopterans, has ..
  28. pmc Studies on the antioxidant properties of Tualang honey of Malaysia
    Mahaneem Mohamed
    Department of Physiology, School of Medical Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia, 16150 Kubang Kerian, Kelantan, Malaysia
    Afr J Tradit Complement Altern Med 7:59-63. 2010
    b>Honey has been used since ancient times for its nutritional as well as curative properties. Tualang honey is collected from wild honey bees' hives on Tualang trees found in the Malaysian rain forest...
  29. doi Effect of manuka honey on the expression of universal stress protein A in meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus
    Rowena Jenkins
    University of Wales Institute, Cardiff, Western Avenue, Cardiff CF5 2YB, UK
    Int J Antimicrob Agents 37:373-6. 2011
    ..With its continued resistance to multiple antibiotics, S. aureus remains a serious health threat. Honey has been used to eradicate meticillin-resistant S...
  30. ncbi Potential of honey in the treatment of wounds and burns
    P C Molan
    Honey Research Unit, University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand
    Am J Clin Dermatol 2:13-9. 2001
    There has been a renaissance in recent times in the use of honey, an ancient and traditional wound dressing, for the treatment of wounds, burns, and skin ulcers...
  31. pmc Glibenclamide or metformin combined with honey improves glycemic control in streptozotocin-induced diabetic rats
    Omotayo Owomofoyon Erejuwa
    Department of Pharmacology, School of Medical Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Kelantan, Malaysia
    Int J Biol Sci 7:244-52. 2011
    ..This study investigated the effect of honey as an adjunct to glibenclamide or metformin on glycemic control in streptozotocin-induced diabetic rats...
  32. ncbi Natural honey lowers plasma prostaglandin concentrations in normal individuals
    Noori S Al-Waili
    Dubai Specialized Medical Center and Medical Research Laboratories, Islamic Establishment for Education, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
    J Med Food 6:129-33. 2003
    ..Each individual then drank 250 ml of water containing 1.2 g/kg body weight of natural unprocessed honey, after which collection of blood was repeated at 1, 2, and 3 hours for estimation of prostaglandins...
  33. ncbi Experimental study on the toxicity of imidacloprid given in syrup to honey bee (Apis mellifera) colonies
    Jean Paul Faucon
    AFSSA, Les Templiers, 105 route des Chappes, BP 111 F 06 902 Sophia Antipolis Cedex, France
    Pest Manag Sci 61:111-25. 2005
    Two groups of eight honey bee colonies were fed with two different concentrations of imidacloprid in saccharose syrup during summer (each colony was given 1 litre of saccharose syrup containing 0...
  34. doi Antioxidant protection of Malaysian tualang honey in pancreas of normal and streptozotocin-induced diabetic rats
    O O Erejuwa
    Department of Pharmacology, School of Medical Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia, 16150 Kubang Kerian, Kelantan, Malaysia
    Ann Endocrinol (Paris) 71:291-6. 2010
    ..Our previous study demonstrated that tualang honey ameliorated renal oxidative stress and produced hypoglycemic effect in streptozotocin (STZ)-induced diabetic rats...
  35. doi Synergy between oxacillin and manuka honey sensitizes methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus to oxacillin
    Rowena E Jenkins
    Centre for Biomedical Sciences, Cardiff School of Health Sciences, Cardiff Metropolitan University, Western Avenue, Cardiff CF5 2YB, Wales, UK
    J Antimicrob Chemother 67:1405-7. 2012
    b>Honey is an ancient wound remedy that has recently been introduced into modern clinical practice in developed countries. Manuka honey inhibits growth of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) by preventing cell division...
  36. ncbi Identification and quantification of antioxidant components of honeys from various floral sources
    Nele Gheldof
    Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition, 259 ERML, 1201 West Gregory Drive, University of Illinois, Urbana, Illinois 61801, USA
    J Agric Food Chem 50:5870-7. 2002
    Little is known about the individual components of honey that are responsible for its antioxidant activity...
  37. ncbi Antioxidant capacity of honeys from various floral sources based on the determination of oxygen radical absorbance capacity and inhibition of in vitro lipoprotein oxidation in human serum samples
    Nele Gheldof
    Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition, University of Illinois, Urbana, Illinois, USA
    J Agric Food Chem 50:3050-5. 2002
    ..ORAC values ranged from 3.1 to 16.3 micromol Trolox equivalent/g honey. The darkest colored honeys, such as buckwheat honey, had the highest ORAC values...
  38. doi Medical-grade honey kills antibiotic-resistant bacteria in vitro and eradicates skin colonization
    Paulus H S Kwakman
    Department of Medical Microbiology, Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Clin Infect Dis 46:1677-82. 2008
    ..Since ancient times, honey has been used successfully for treatment of infected wounds, because of its antibacterial activity...
  39. doi Using honey to heal diabetic foot ulcers
    P C Molan
    Honey Research Unit, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand
    Adv Skin Wound Care 21:313-6. 2008
  40. ncbi Comparison of the cariogenicity of cola, honey, cow milk, human milk, and sucrose
    William H Bowen
    Center for Oral Biology, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY 14642, USA
    Pediatrics 116:921-6. 2005
    ..We chose to examine sucrose, cola drink, honey, human milk, cow milk, and water because some of these have been associated with development of early childhood ..
  41. pmc The antibacterial activity of honey derived from Australian flora
    Julie Irish
    School of Molecular Bioscience, University of Sydney, Camperdown, Australia
    PLoS ONE 6:e18229. 2011
    ..in antimicrobial treatments that have generally been considered complementary, including antimicrobially active honey. Australia has unique native flora and produces honey with a wide range of different physicochemical properties...
  42. ncbi Bactericidal activity of different honeys against pathogenic bacteria
    Patricia E Lusby
    School of Biomedical Sciences, Charles Sturt University, Wagga Wagga, Australia
    Arch Med Res 36:464-7. 2005
    Renewed interest in honey for various therapeutic purposes including treatment of infected wounds has led to the search for new antibacterial honeys...
  43. doi The unusual antibacterial activity of medical-grade Leptospermum honey: antibacterial spectrum, resistance and transcriptome analysis
    S E Blair
    School of Molecular and Microbial Biosciences, University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW, Australia
    Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis 28:1199-208. 2009
    ..Using a medical-grade honey, eight species of problematic wound pathogens, including those with high levels of innate or acquired antibiotic ..
  44. ncbi Influence of pesticide residues on honey bee (Hymenoptera: Apidae) colony health in France
    Marie Pierre Chauzat
    AFSSA LERPRA Les Templiers, 105 route des Chappes, B P 111, F 06 902 Sophia Antipolis cedex, France
    Environ Entomol 38:514-23. 2009
    A 3-yr field survey was carried out in France, from 2002 to 2005, to study honey bee (Apis mellifera L.) colony health in relation to pesticide residues found in the colonies...
  45. ncbi Risk posed to honeybees (Apis mellifera L, Hymenoptera) by an imidacloprid seed dressing of sunflowers
    R Schmuck
    Bayer AG, Agricultural Centre, D 51368 Leverkusen, Germany
    Pest Manag Sci 57:225-38. 2001
    ..Chronic feeding experiments with sunflower honey fortified with 0.002, 0.005, 0.010 and 0...
  46. ncbi Antibacterial activity of honey and propolis from Apis mellifera and Tetragonisca angustula against Staphylococcus aureus
    P L Miorin
    Instituto de Ciencias Biomedicas da Universidade de Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, SP, Brazil
    J Appl Microbiol 95:913-20. 2003
    The antibacterial activity against Staphylococcus aureus of honey and propolis produced by Apis mellifera and Tetragonisca angustula was evaluated...
  47. doi Functional properties of honey, propolis, and royal jelly
    M Viuda-Martos
    Grupo Industrialización de Productos de Origen Animal IPOA, Generalitat Valenciana, Departamento de Tecnologia Agroalimentaria, Escuela Politecnica Superior de Orihuela, Universidad Miguel Hernandez, Ctra, E 03312 Orihuela, Alicante, Spain
    J Food Sci 73:R117-24. 2008
    b>Honey, propolis, and royal jelly, products originating in the beehive, are attractive ingredients for healthy foods. Honey has been used since ancient times as part of traditional medicine...
  48. doi Isolation by HPLC and characterisation of the bioactive fraction of New Zealand manuka (Leptospermum scoparium) honey
    Christopher J Adams
    Chemistry Department, University of Waikato, Private Bag 3105, Hamilton, New Zealand
    Carbohydr Res 343:651-9. 2008
    Using HPLC a fraction of New Zealand manuka honey has been isolated, which gives rise to the non-peroxide antibacterial activity...
  49. ncbi The effect of dilution on the rate of hydrogen peroxide production in honey and its implications for wound healing
    Lynne M Bang
    Honey Research Unit, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand
    J Altern Complement Med 9:267-73. 2003
    b>Honey is an effective antiseptic wound dressing, mainly the result of the antibacterial activity of hydrogen peroxide that is produced in honey by the enzyme glucose oxidase...
  50. doi Honey: a novel antioxidant
    Omotayo O Erejuwa
    Department of Pharmacology, School of Medical Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia, 16150 Kubang Kerian, Kelantan, Malaysia
    Molecules 17:4400-23. 2012
    ..b>Honey is a natural substance with many medicinal effects such as antibacterial, hepatoprotective, hypoglycemic, ..
  51. pmc Effect of honey on bacterial translocation and intestinal morphology in obstructive jaundice
    Cem Gencay
    Ankara Training and Research Hospital, 4th General Surgery Department, 06340, Ulucanlar, Ankara 06370, Turkey
    World J Gastroenterol 14:3410-5. 2008
    To evaluate the effects of honey on bacterial translocation and intestinal villus histopathology in experimental obstructive jaundice.
  52. ncbi Pinostrobin from honey and Thai ginger (Boesenbergia pandurata): a potent flavonoid inducer of mammalian phase 2 chemoprotective and antioxidant enzymes
    Jed W Fahey
    The Lewis B and Dorothy Cullman Cancer Chemoprotection Center, Department of Pharmacology and Molecular Sciences, School of Medicine, Bloomberg School of Public Health, The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland 21205, USA
    J Agric Food Chem 50:7472-6. 2002
    ..The concentrations for doubling the QR activity (CD) of certain of the prominent flavonoids found in honey were also assessed (pinostrobin, 0...
  53. doi Antioxidant capacities and total phenolic contents increase with gamma irradiation in two types of Malaysian honey
    Saba Zuhair Hussein
    Department of Biochemistry, Faculty of Medicine, University Kebangsaan Malaysia, 50300 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
    Molecules 16:6378-95. 2011
    Two types of monofloral Malaysian honey (Gelam and Nenas) were analyzed to determine their antioxidant activities and total phenolic and flavonoid contents, with and without gamma irradiation...
  54. ncbi Effect of honey bee venom on microglial cells nitric oxide and tumor necrosis factor-alpha production stimulated by LPS
    SangMi Han
    Department of Agricultural Biology, National Institute of Agricultural Science and Technology, Suwon, South Korea
    J Ethnopharmacol 111:176-81. 2007
    ..KBV could be useful in inhibiting the production of inflammatory cytokine and NO production in neurodegenerative diseases. Further studies on the pharmacological aspects of the individual components of KBV are recommended...
  55. ncbi The antimycobacterial effect of honey: an in vitro study
    Ali Akbar Asadi-Pooya
    Department of Pediatrics, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Iran
    Riv Biol 96:491-5. 2003
    Avicenna recommended honey in the treatment of tuberculosis. Honey has potent bactericidal activity against many pathogenic organisms, but its antimycobacterial effect has never been studied...
  56. doi Beneficial effect of pine honey on trichlorfon induced some biochemical alterations in mice
    Gokhan Eraslan
    Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, University of Erciyes, Kayseri, Turkey
    Ecotoxicol Environ Saf 73:1084-91. 2010
    ..The first group served as the control group, while Groups 2, 3 and 4 were administered 1g/kg bw/day pine honey, 180 mg/kg bw/day trichlorfon ( approximately 1/5LD(50)) and 1g/kg bw/day pine honey plus 180 mg/kg bw/day ..
  57. doi T-RFLP analysis of bacterial communities in the midguts of Apis mellifera and Apis cerana honey bees in Thailand
    Terd Disayathanoowat
    Department of Biology, Faculty of Science, Chiang Mai University, Chiang Mai, Thailand
    FEMS Microbiol Ecol 79:273-81. 2012
    ..The Gammaproteobacteria were found to be common in all stages of honey bee, but in addition, the Firmicutes group was found to be present in the worker bees...
  58. ncbi Honey in wound care: effects, clinical application and patient benefit
    Karen Lay-Flurrie
    Community Leg Ulcer Clinic, St Albans City Hospital, West Hertfordshire Primary Care Trust, Hertfordshire
    Br J Nurs 17:S30, S32-6. 2008
    The use of honey in wound management has enjoyed a resurgence...
  59. ncbi A 5.8-kDa component of manuka honey stimulates immune cells via TLR4
    A J Tonks
    Department of Medical Microbiology, School of Medicine, Cardiff University, Heath Park, Cardiff, UK
    J Leukoc Biol 82:1147-55. 2007
    b>Honey is used as a therapy to aid wound healing. Previous data indicate that honey can stimulate cytokine production from human monocytes. The present study further examines this phenomenon in manuka honey...
  60. doi Effectiveness of honey on Staphylococcus aureus and Pseudomonas aeruginosa biofilms
    Talal Alandejani
    Department of Otolaryngology, University of Ottawa, and Childrens Hospital of Eastern Ontario, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 141:114-8. 2009
    ..As well, honey has been used as an effective topical antimicrobial agent for years...
  61. doi The impact of Manuka honey dressings on the surface pH of chronic wounds
    Georgina T Gethin
    Research Centre, Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery, Royal College of Surgeons, Ireland RCSI, Dublin, Ireland
    Int Wound J 5:185-94. 2008
    Chronic non healing wounds have an elevated alkaline environment. The acidic pH of Manuka honey makes it a potential treatment for lowering wound pH, but the duration of effect is unknown...
  62. pmc Cardiac emergencies caused by honey ingestion: a single centre experience
    H Ozhan
    Abant zzet Baysal Universitesi Düzce Tip Fakültesi, Kardiyoloji Kliniği Konuralp, Duzce, Turkey
    Emerg Med J 21:742-4. 2004
    ..food poisoning is commonly seen in the Black Sea coast of Turkey attributable to andromedotoxin containing toxic honey ingestion...
  63. doi Studies on the phenolic profiling, anti-oxidant and cytotoxic activity of Indian honey: in vitro evaluation
    Saravana Kumar Jaganathan
    School of Medical Science and Technology, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, West Bengal, India
    Nat Prod Res 24:1295-306. 2010
    Commercial honey types were screened for phenolic profile and anti-oxidant capacity. Phenolic profiling was done using high performance liquid chromatography, which was further corroborated with electro spray ionisation-mass spectroscopy...
  64. doi Antioxidant characterization of native monofloral Cuban honeys
    Jose M Alvarez-Suarez
    Department of Biochemistry, Biology and Genetics, Faculty of Medicine, Marche Polytechnic University, Via Ranieri 65, 60100 Ancona, Italy
    J Agric Food Chem 58:9817-24. 2010
    ..The antioxidant activity appeared to be a result of the combined activity of a range of compounds including phenolics and other minor components. Ascorbic acid was not detected...
  65. doi Methylglyoxal-induced modifications of significant honeybee proteinous components in manuka honey: Possible therapeutic implications
    Juraj Majtan
    Institute of Zoology, Slovak Academy of Sciences, Dubravska cesta 9, 845 06 Bratislava, Slovakia
    Fitoterapia 83:671-7. 2012
    Methylglyoxal (MGO) is a major antibacterial component of manuka honey. Another antibacterial component found in Revamil honey, peptide defensin1, was not identified in manuka honey...
  66. doi Consumption of rapeseed honey leads to higher serum fructose levels compared with analogue glucose/fructose solutions
    K Münstedt
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Justus Liebig University Hospital Giessen and Marburg, Giessen, Germany
    Eur J Clin Nutr 65:77-80. 2011
    Studies suggest that honey has less influence on serum glucose concentrations than monosaccharides and disaccharides. Previous studies, however, have only analysed glucose metabolism.
  67. pmc The effects of Tualang honey on female reproductive organs, tibia bone and hormonal profile in ovariectomised rats--animal model for menopause
    Siti S M Zaid
    Department of Environmental Sciences, Faculty of Environmental Sciences, Universiti Putra Malaysia, UPM Serdang, Selangor, Malaysia
    BMC Complement Altern Med 10:82. 2010
    b>Honey is a highly nutritional natural product that has been widely used in folk medicine for a number of therapeutic purposes...
  68. ncbi Honey: a potent agent for wound healing?
    P E Lusby
    School of Biomedical Sciences, Charles Sturt University, Wagga Wagga, Australia
    J Wound Ostomy Continence Nurs 29:295-300. 2002
    Although honey has been used as a traditional remedy for burns and wounds, the potential for its inclusion in mainstream medical care is not well recognized...
  69. doi How honey kills bacteria
    Paulus H S Kwakman
    Department of Medical Microbiology, Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, 1105 AZ Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    FASEB J 24:2576-82. 2010
    With the rise in prevalence of antibiotic-resistant bacteria, honey is increasingly valued for its antibacterial activity...
  70. doi Influence of storage conditions on chemical composition and sensory properties of citrus honey
    L Castro-Vázquez
    Food Technology Area, Faculty of Chemistry, University of Castilla La Mancha, Campus Universitario, S N, 13071 Ciudad Real, Spain
    J Agric Food Chem 56:1999-2006. 2008
    Fresh citrus honey was stored at 10, 20, and 40 degrees C for 12 months...
  71. doi Screening of volatile composition of Lavandula hybrida Reverchon II honey using headspace solid-phase microextraction and ultrasonic solvent extraction
    Igor Jerkovic
    Department of Organic Chemistry, Faculty of Chemistry and Technology, University of Split, N Tesle 10 V, 21000 Split, Croatia
    Chem Biodivers 6:421-30. 2009
    The volatiles of unifloral Lavandula hybrida Reverchon II honey were isolated by means of headspace solid-phase microextraction (HS-SPME) and ultrasonic solvent extraction (USE) and analyzed by gas chromatography and mass spectrometry (..
  72. doi Antioxidant and antimicrobial effects of phenolic compounds extracts of Northeast Portugal honey
    Leticia Estevinho
    Escola Superior Agrária de Bragança, Instituto Politecnico de Braganca, Quinta de Santa Apolónia, Apartado 1172, 5301 855 Braganca, Portugal
    Food Chem Toxicol 46:3774-9. 2008
    ..The results obtained from the partial identification of honey phenolic compounds by high-performance liquid chromatography with a diode array detector showed that p-..
  73. ncbi Susceptibility of multiresistant strains of Burkholderia cepacia to honey
    R A Cooper
    Centre for Biomedical Sciences, School of Applied Sciences, University of Wales Institute Cardiff, Cardiff, UK
    Lett Appl Microbiol 31:20-4. 2000
    ..The sensitivity of all strains to honey was assessed with an agar dilution method...
  74. doi The origin of methylglyoxal in New Zealand manuka (Leptospermum scoparium) honey
    Christopher J Adams
    Chemistry Department, University of Waikato, Private Bag 3105, Hamilton 3240, New Zealand
    Carbohydr Res 344:1050-3. 2009
    Methylglyoxal in New Zealand manuka honey has been shown to originate from dihydroxyacetone, which is present in the nectar of manuka flowers in varying amounts...
  75. pmc Comparison of intraperitoneal honey and sodium hyaluronate-carboxymethylcellulose (Seprafilm) for the prevention of postoperative intra-abdominal adhesions
    Arif Emre
    Department of General Surgery, Gazi University Medical School, Ankara, Turkey
    Clinics (Sao Paulo) 64:363-8. 2009
    ..This study compares the use of honey with a standard bioresorbable membrane (SEPRAFILM) to prevent the formation of PIAAs in rats.
  76. ncbi Randomized clinical trial of honey-impregnated dressings for venous leg ulcers
    Andrew Jull
    Clinical Trials Research Unit, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    Br J Surg 95:175-82. 2008
    The efficacy of honey as a treatment for venous ulcers has not been evaluated, despite widespread interest. This trial aimed to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of honey as a dressing for venous ulcers.
  77. doi Anti inflammatory effect of natural honey on bovine thrombin-induced oxidative burst in phagocytes
    Asif Ahmad
    Department of Pharmacology, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Karachi, Karachi, Pakistan
    Phytother Res 23:801-8. 2009
    ..thrombin (BTh) on ROS production by human neutrophils and rodent macrophages and to investigate the effect of honey on BTh-induced ROS production from phagocytes. Professional phagocytes, i.e...
  78. ncbi Re-introducing honey in the management of wounds and ulcers - theory and practice
    Peter C Molan
    Department of Biological Sciences, University of Waikato, Private Bag 3105, Hamilton, New Zealand
    Ostomy Wound Manage 48:28-40. 2002
    Dressing wounds with honey, a standard practice in past times, went out of fashion when antibiotics came into use. Because antibiotic-resistant bacteria have become a widespread clinical problem, a renaissance in honey use has occurred...
  79. ncbi Stimulation of TNF-alpha release in monocytes by honey
    A Tonks
    School of Applied Sciences, University of Wales Institute Cardiff, Western Ave, Cardiff, CF5 2YB, UK
    Cytokine 14:240-2. 2001
    Although evidence exists for the antibacterial effects of honey there is limited objective evidence for direct promotion of healing. We investigated the effect of manuka, pasture and an artificial honey on macrophage function...
  80. ncbi Honey with high levels of antioxidants can provide protection to healthy human subjects
    Derek D Schramm
    Department of Nutrition, University of California, One Shields Avenue, Davis 95616 8669, USA
    J Agric Food Chem 51:1732-5. 2003
    ..This report describes the effects of consuming 1.5 g/kg body weight of corn syrup or buckwheat honey on the antioxidant and reducing capacities of plasma in healthy human adults. The corn syrup treatment contained 0...
  81. pmc The antibacterial properties of Malaysian tualang honey against wound and enteric microorganisms in comparison to manuka honey
    Hern Tze Tan
    Department of Medical Microbiology and Parasitology, School of Medical Sciences, Health Campus, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Kubang Kerian 16150, Kelantan, Malaysia
    BMC Complement Altern Med 9:34. 2009
    ..b>Honey possesses therapeutic potential, including wound healing properties and antimicrobial activity...
  82. ncbi Antioxidant and radical scavenging activity of honey in endothelial cell cultures (EA.hy926)
    Giangiacomo Beretta
    Istituto di Chimica Farmaceutica e Tossicologica Pietro Pratesi, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Milan, Milan, Italy
    Planta Med 73:1182-9. 2007
    The therapeutic properties of honey, once considered a form of folk or preventive medicine, are acquiring importance for the treatment of acute and chronic free radical-mediated diseases (atherosclerosis, diabetes and cancer)...
  83. pmc Honey: a reservoir for microorganisms and an inhibitory agent for microbes
    Peter B Olaitan
    Department of Surgery, Ladoke Akintola University of Technology Teaching Hospital, Osogbo, Osun State, Nigeria
    Afr Health Sci 7:159-65. 2007
    b>Honey is an ancient remedy for the treatment of infected wounds, which has recently been 'rediscovered' by the medical profession...
  84. ncbi A variety of volatile compounds as markers in unifloral honey from dalmatian sage (Salvia officinalis L.)
    Igor Jerkovic
    Department of Organic Chemistry, Faculty of Chemistry and Technology, University of Split, N Tesle 10 V, 21 000 Split, Croatia
    Chem Biodivers 3:1307-16. 2006
    Volatile compounds of unifloral Salvia officinalis L. honey has been investigated for the first time...
  85. doi Composition of sulla (Hedysarum coronarium L.) honey solvent extractives determined by GC/MS: norisoprenoids and other volatile organic compounds
    Igor Jerkovic
    Faculty of Chemistry and Technology, University of Split, Split, Croatia
    Molecules 15:6375-85. 2010
    Samples of unifloral sulla (Hedysarum coronarum L.) honey from Sardinia (Italy) were analysed...
  86. doi Volatile compounds of Asphodelus microcarpus Salzm. et Viv. Honey obtained by HS-SPME and USE analyzed by GC/MS
    Igor Jerkovic
    Department of Organic Chemistry, Faculty of Chemistry and Technology, University of Split, N Tesle 10 V, HR 21000 Split, Republic of Croatia
    Chem Biodivers 8:587-98. 2011
    Chemical analysis of Asphodelus microcarpus Salzm. et Viv. honey is of great importance, since melissopalynology does not allow the unambiguous determination of its botanical origin...
  87. doi Volatile composition screening of Salix spp. nectar honey: benzenecarboxylic acids, norisoprenoids, terpenes, and others
    Igor Jerkovic
    Department of Organic Chemistry, Faculty of Chemistry and Technology, University of Split, N Tesle 10 V, Split
    Chem Biodivers 7:2309-25. 2010
    Salix spp. nectar honey volatiles of Croatian origin were analyzed by headspace solid-phase microextraction (HS-SPME) and ultrasonic solvent extraction (USE), followed by gas chromatography and mass spectrometry (GC, GC/MS)...
  88. ncbi Could honey have a place in colitis therapy? Effects of honey, prednisolone, and disulfiram on inflammation, nitric oxide, and free radical formation
    Y Bilsel
    Department of General Surgery, Istanbul Medical Faculty, Istanbul, Turkey
    Dig Surg 19:306-11; discussion 311-2. 2002
    The purpose of this study was to investigate the potential therapeutic roles of honey, prednisolone and disulfiram in an experimental model of inflammatory bowel disease...
  89. ncbi Manuka honey dressing: An effective treatment for chronic wound infections
    Bhavin G Visavadia
    Maxillofacial Unit, Royal Surrey County Hospital, Egerton Road, Guildford Surrey, UK
    Br J Oral Maxillofac Surg 46:55-6. 2008
    ..Manuka honey dressing has long been available as a non-antibiotic treatment in the management of chronic wound infections...
  90. doi Tualang honey induces apoptosis and disrupts the mitochondrial membrane potential of human breast and cervical cancer cell lines
    Agustine Nengsih Fauzi
    Department of Chemical Pathology, School of Medical Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia, 16150 Kubang Kerian, Kelantan, Malaysia
    Food Chem Toxicol 49:871-8. 2011
    b>Honey is reported to contain various compounds such as phenols, vitamins and antioxidants...
  91. ncbi Diagnosis of American foulbrood in honey bees: a synthesis and proposed analytical protocols
    D C de Graaf
    Laboratory of Zoophysiolgy, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium
    Lett Appl Microbiol 43:583-90. 2006
    Worldwide, American foulbrood (AFB) is the most devastating bacterial disease of the honey bee (Apis mellifera)...
  92. ncbi Honey: nutritional and medicinal value
    F R Khan
    LLyes Onnen ysbyty gwynedd, NHS Trust UK, Bangor, North Wales, UK
    Int J Clin Pract 61:1705-7. 2007
    b>Honey is not only used as nutrition but also used in wound healing and as an alternative treatment for clinical conditions ranging from gastrointestinal tract (GIT) problems to ophthalmic conditions...
  93. ncbi The benefits of honey in wound management
    R White
    Grampian NHS Trust, Aberdeen
    Nurs Stand 20:57-64; quiz 66. 2005
    In recent years there has been a renewed interest in honey in wound management...
  94. ncbi Development and validation of a multi-residue method for pesticide determination in honey using on-column liquid-liquid extraction and liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry
    C Pirard
    Mass Spectrometry Laboratory C A R T, University of Liege, Allée de la chimie, 3 B6c Sart Tilman, B 4000 Liege, Belgium
    J Chromatogr A 1152:116-23. 2007
    ..Metosulam; fungicides: Diethofencarb) and 2 metabolites (Methiocarb sulfoxide and 2-Hydroxytertbutylazine) in honey. This method is based on an on-column liquid-liquid extraction (OCLLE) using diatomaceous earth as inert solid ..
  95. ncbi Honey as a natural preservative of milk
    N S A Krushna
    Centre for Biotechnology, Anna University, Chennai 600 025, India
    Indian J Exp Biol 45:459-64. 2007
    The anti-bacterial property and preservative nature of honey has been studied by evaluating the role of hydrogen peroxide in these properties, against bacterial strains isolated and identified from pasteurized milk samples...
  96. ncbi Honey and royal jelly, like human milk, abrogate lectin-dependent infection-preceding Pseudomonas aeruginosa adhesion
    Batia Lerrer
    The Mina and Everard Goodman Faculty of Life Sciences, Bar Ilan University, Ramat Gan, Israel
    ISME J 1:149-55. 2007
    ..Such compounds were found in human milk (HM) and avian egg whites. The present research has revealed that honey and royal jelly (RJ), which are assigned to protect beehive progeny and are applied for human infection therapy, ..
  97. doi Solid-phase extraction procedure for determination of phenolic acids and some flavonols in honey
    Anna Michalkiewicz
    Department of Chemistry, Warsaw University, Pasteura 1, 02 093 Warsaw, Poland
    J Chromatogr A 1187:18-24. 2008
    ..p-HBA, p-coumaric, vanillic, caffeic and syringic acid) and some flavonols (rutin, quercetin and kaempferol) from honey samples prior to their determination by HPLC is reported...
  98. ncbi Honey stimulates inflammatory cytokine production from monocytes
    A J Tonks
    Department of Haematology, University of Wales College of Medicine, Heath Park, Cardiff, Wales CF14 4XN, UK
    Cytokine 21:242-7. 2003
    Clinical observations indicate that honey may initiate or accelerate the healing of chronic wounds and has, therefore, been claimed to have anti-inflammatory properties...
  99. doi Standardized antibacterial honey (Medihoney) with standard therapy in wound care: randomized clinical trial
    Val Robson
    Leg Ulcer Care, Aintree University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Liverpool, UK
    J Adv Nurs 65:565-75. 2009
    This paper is a report of a study to compare a medical grade honey with conventional treatments on the healing rates of wounds healing by secondary intention.
  100. doi A microflow chemiluminescence system for determination of chloramphenicol in honey with preconcentration using a molecularly imprinted polymer
    Wisanu Thongchai
    Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Faculty of Pharmacy, Chiang Mai University, Chiang Mai, Thailand
    Talanta 82:560-6. 2010
    ..a molecularly imprinted polymer (MIP) preconcentration step was used for the determination of chloramphenicol in honey samples...
  101. ncbi Effects of daily consumption of honey solution on hematological indices and blood levels of minerals and enzymes in normal individuals
    Noori S Al-Waili
    Dubai Specialized Medical Center and Medical Research Laboratories, Islamic Establishment for Education, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
    J Med Food 6:135-40. 2003
    ..2 g/kg body weight honey dissolved in 250 ml of water during a 2-week test period...

Research Grants68

  1. Muscarinic regulation of plasticity in the brain
    Gene Robinson; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..model system, foraging-induced growth of the mushoom bodies (insect brain center for learning and memory) in the honey bee, permits investigations at the behavioral, cellular, and molecular levels...
  2. Muscarinic regulation of plasticity in the brain
    Gene Robinson; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..model system, foraging-induced growth of the mushoom bodies (insect brain center for learning and memory) in the honey bee, permits nvestigations at the behavioral, cellular, and molecular levels...
  3. MECHANISMS FOR CHEMOPREVENTION OF COLON CANCER
    CHINTHALAPALLY RAO; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..Our studies and those by others indicate that curcumin and PEMC, which are present in turmeric and honey respectively, inhibit the metabolism of arachidonic acid (AA) and also block the formation of azoxymethane (AOM)-..
  4. CRCNS: Dyanamic and Distributed Memory in Olfaction
    Ramon Huerta; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..The honey bee will be used as a model for studying these different forms of plasticity in behavioral experiments involving ..
  5. D1-like dopamine receptors in learning and behavior
    JULIE MUSTARD; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..The honey bee, Apis mellifera, is particularly good for these investigations because of its ability to learn simpler as well ..
  6. Regulation of Stable Fat Loss in a Model System
    Gene E Robinson; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..This proposal will use the honey bee for this purpose because the bee undergoes a striking, predictable and stable loss of abdominal fat as it ..
  7. Neuromodulation of excessive reward-directed behavior
    Gene Robinson; Fiscal Year: 2006
    This project will explore the molecular pathways involved in reward perception and reward-seeking behavior in the honey bee...
  8. Mathematic descriptions - multifactorial gene expression
    Sandra Rodriguez Zas; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..1) We will generate expression profiles for more than 7000 genes in the brain of the honey bee as a function of its complex pattern of behavioral maturation; samples will be taken every 3-4 days, as it ..
  9. SOCIAL AND NEUROENDOCRINE REGULATION OF THE PERIOD GENE
    Gene Robinson; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..and molecular data suggest an association between behavioral maturation and behavioral circadian rhythms in the honey bee, then social and neuroendocrine factors known to influence rate of behavioral maturation should also influence ..
  10. The effect of oxidative stress on muscle damage and functional senesence.
    Jason Williams; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..I will examine these questions using the honey bee, Apis mellifera...
  11. Johnny Bee Good: Bees as Models to Study the Hijacking of the Reward System
    Gene Robinson; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..Research that I performed on altruistic behavior in honey bees has led me to a new insight about the reward system...
  12. Pheromone regulation of gene expression in the brain
    Gene Robinson; Fiscal Year: 2007
    We will couple a novel model (honey bee) with powerful new genomic resources (cDNA microarray and a soon-to-be-completed complete genome sequence) to study how pheromones regulate gene expression in the brain...
  13. Molecular mechanisms of queen bee longevity
    Gene Robinson; Fiscal Year: 2006
    We propose to use the honey bee as a model to determine which of the mechanisms that can be manipulated to increase lifespan actually have been in nature...
  14. BEHAVIORAL AND PHYSIOLOGICAL MECHANISMS OF OLFACTION
    Brian Smith; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..The honey bee is an excellent model animal to use to evaluate how animals in general solve these problems...
  15. Development and study of specific Kir channel inhibitors
    Zhe Lu; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..Previously, we discovered that a 21-residue honey bee toxin, tertiapin (TPN), inhibits renal Kir1.1 and cardiac Kir3.1/3.4 channels with nanomolar affinity...
  16. Development and study of specific Kir channel inhibitors
    Zhe Lu; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..Previously, we discovered that a 21-residue honey bee toxin, tertiapin (TPN), inhibits renal Kir1.1 and cardiac Kir3.1/3.4 channels with nanomolar affinity...