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Antibacterial properties and healing effects of Melipona scutellaris honey in MRSA-infected wounds of rats

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Title
Antibacterial properties and healing effects of Melipona scutellaris honey in MRSA-infected wounds of rats
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Acta Cirurgica Brasileira, May 2016
DOI 10.1590/s0102-865020160050000006
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Vanessa de Fátima Lima Paiva Medeiros, Ítalo Medeiros Azevedo, Amália Cínthia Meneses Rêgo, Eryvaldo Sócrates Tabosa do Egito, Irami Araújo-Filho, Aldo Cunha Medeiros

Abstract

To investigate the antimicrobial, immunological and healing effects of Melipona scutellaris honey on infected wounds of rat skin. Twenty four Wistar rats were distributed in four groups (6-each). The uninfected skin wounds of group I rats were treated daily with saline for 7 days. Uninfected wounds (group II) rats were treated with honey. In group III (treated with saline) and group IV (treated with honey) wounds were inoculated with MRSA ATTC43300. The first bacterial culture was performed 24 hours later. In the 7th day new culture was done, and wound biopsies were used for cytokines dosage and histopathology. In group I and III rats the CFU/g count of S. aureus in wounds was zero. In group II rats the CFU/g counts in the wound tissue were significantly higher than in wounds of group IV rats. The density histopathological parameters and the expression of TNF-α, IL1-β, Il-6 were significantly higher on wounds of group IV then in the other groups. Honey of Melipona scutellaris was effective in the management of infected wounds, by significant bacterial growth inhibition, enhancement of cytokine expression, and positively influenced the wound repair.

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Country Count As %
Unknown 38 100%

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Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 10 26%
Student > Master 8 21%
Student > Ph. D. Student 4 11%
Professor 3 8%
Researcher 3 8%
Other 4 11%
Unknown 6 16%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 8 21%
Nursing and Health Professions 6 16%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 3 8%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 3 8%
Immunology and Microbiology 2 5%
Other 6 16%
Unknown 10 26%

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