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Electrospinning of honey and propolis for wound care
journal contributionposted on 2023-03-14, 13:46 authored by Elisa MeleElisa Mele
Phytochemicals and naturally derived compounds, such as plant extracts and bee products, are regarded as complementary and alternative medicines for the treatment of skin wounds, due to their antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, and antioxidant properties. In recent years, it has been shown that dressings impregnated with honey (particularly Manuka honey) are effective for the topical treatment of wounds and burns, and some of them are currently used in clinics. This has stimulated the development of more advanced dressings based on polymeric nanofibres that can release honey and other bee products (like propolis) to promote wound healing. In this review, the current literature on the electrospinning of honey and propolis is analyzed and the effectiveness of the resulting dressings to inhibit bacterial growth and stimulate cellular proliferation and tissue repair is discussed.
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Published inBiotechnology and Bioengineering
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Publisher statementThis is the peer reviewed version of the following article: Mele, E. (2023). Electrospinning of honey and propolis for wound care. Biotechnology and Bioengineering, 120, 1229– 1240. https://doi.org/10.1002/bit.28341, which has been published in final form at https://doi.org/10.1002/bit.28341. This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Use of Self-Archived Versions. This article may not be enhanced, enriched or otherwise transformed into a derivative work, without express permission from Wiley or by statutory rights under applicable legislation. Copyright notices must not be removed, obscured or modified. The article must be linked to Wiley’s version of record on Wiley Online Library and any embedding, framing or otherwise making available the article or pages thereof by third parties from platforms, services and websites other than Wiley Online Library must be prohibited.