Ali Jaber

Department of Pharmacy, Lebanese University, Beirut, Lebanon


  • Original Research Article   
    Lebanese Propolis from Different Regions: Phytochemical Screening, Antioxidant Activity and Effect against Cancer Cells
    Author(s): Doha Kabani, Ali Jaber*, Fadi Abdel Sater, Ghassan Ibrahim and Edmond Cheble

    Aim: Apitherapy, preparations, and food and beverage additives all employ propolis. Chemical content, biological activities as well, highly depend on the origins of propolis. This study aimed to compare the Total phenolic contents, antioxidant activity, and cytotoxicity to cancer cell lines of Lebanese propolis extracts from four regions. Materials and methods: The methanolic extracts of propolis collected were prepared in the first step. The samples were subjected to phytochemical screening for the first time. In a second time, samples were tested for total phenol content by the Folin–Ciocalteau method, and radical scavenging activity using a spectrophotometric method. Anticancer activity was assayed on human tumor cell lines MDA-MB-231 and A549, using MTT assay. Results: The results show that the estimation.. Read More»

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