Friday, February 09, 2018

Investigating the Bioactive Molecules of Royal Jelly

Feb 12, 2018
By Lewis Botcherby
The Column

A hydrophilic interaction liquid chromatography tandem mass spectrometry (HILIC–MS/MS) method to separate and quantify the polar bioactive molecules present in royal jelly has been developed by researchers from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, in Greece (1).

Secreted by young worker bees, royal jelly has long been lauded for its nutritional and pharmacological properties. The yellowish-white creamy substance has been demonstrated to possess a number of biological properties, such as antimicrobial (2,3), anti-inflammatory (4,5), anti-ageing (6), and anti-cancer (7). It is used in a multitude of products both for consumption and for cosmetic uses, however, the substances responsible for these biological properties have yet to be fully identified...

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