Therapeutic Potential of Bee Products

A special issue of Pharmaceuticals (ISSN 1424-8247). This special issue belongs to the section "Natural Products".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 22 December 2024 | Viewed by 635

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1. Apitherapy Medical Center, Bălănești, Nr. 297, 217036 Gorj, România
2. Nutrition and Dietetics Specialization, Faculty of Pharmacy, Vasile Goldis Western University of Arad, 310025 Arad, Romania
Interests: antiviral effect; anti-tumor; fertility-stimulating; cardiac protector of bee products and some apitherapeutic formulations

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“Cristofor Simionescu” Faculty of Chemical Engineering and Environment Protection, “Gheorghe Asachi” Technical University, Iasi, Romania
Interests: polysaccharide modification; bioactive polymers; biomaterials; hydrogels; interpenetrated networks; micro- and nanoparticles (spheres and capsules); hybrid and functionalized nanoparticles for drug targeting; drug delivery; polymer–drug conjugates
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Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Faculty of Pharmacy, “Grigore T. Popa” University of Medicine and Pharmacy, 16 University Str., 700115 Iasi, Romania
Interests: cutaneous drug delivery; oral modified drug delivery systems; matrix solid dosage forms, nanoparticles as drug delivery systems; cosmetics and dermatocosmetics
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Bee products or apitherapies have been used since ancient times in order to cure various diseases. The subject has also been addressed by both basic and clinical research, as bee products/apitherapies present a great diversity of compounds that influence biological properties and bioavailability. However, this area of great interest for human health has not been sufficiently explored to date.

Bee products (honey, pollen, herbs, propolis, royal jelly, apilarnil, etc.) are biocompatible, being themselves of natural origin. They contain polyphenols, vitamins, minerals, enzymes, hormones, esters, carbonyls, lipids, etc., which can modulate antioxidant, antiviral, epithelialising, bactericidal, immunostimulating, regenerative, hepatoprotective, neuroprotective and cardioprotective effects or may intervene in haematological, gynaecological, infertility–sterility orother types of oncological disorders.

This Special Issue aims to present the following:

  1. the most recent fundamental research on the administration of apiculture products or in various formulations;
  2. clinical research on the administration of apitherapies in various pathologies;
  3. literature reviews on the effect of apiculture products on various systems and mechanisms of the human body;
  4. presentation of the most recent research on the development of polymeric systems for the inclusion, transport and release of apitherapy compounds (hydrogels, nanoparticles/nanocapsules, liposomes, etc.) at the level of the cell membranes of various organs.

Dr. Călin Vasile Andriţoiu
Prof. Dr. Marcel Popa
Prof. Dr. Lacramioara Ochiuz
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  • Apitherapy
  • bee products
  • honey
  • polen
  • apilarnil
  • Royal Jelly
  • polymer delivery system of apitherapy products

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