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Honey: The Natural Inhibine”

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Honey has been shown to contain glucose oxidase, which produces gluconic acid and hydrogen peroxide from glucose. Dilution of honey results in a significant increase in the activity of this molecule. Inhibine, an antibacterial substance previously described in honey, has been identified as hydrogen peroxide, which is manufactured at inhibine assay by the natural glucose oxidase in honey. Inhibine levels have been shown to be directly associated with hydrogen peroxide production.
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Keywords: Antibacterial; antimicrobial; bee products; honey; inhibine; royal jelly

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: April 1, 2015

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  • Anti-Infective Agents publishes original research, expert reviews, drug clinical trial studies and guest edited issues on all the latest and outstanding developments on the medicinal chemistry, biology, pharmacology and use of anti-infective and anti-parasitic agents. The scope of the journal covers all pre-clinical and clinical research on antimicrobials, antibacterials, antiviral, antifungal, and antiparasitic agents. Anti-Infective Agents is an essential journal for all infectious disease researchers in industry, academia and the health services.
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