Characterization of the selected honeybee products based on omics techniques

  • Eliza Matuszewska Department of Inorganic and Analytical Chemistry, Poznan University of Medical Sciences, Poznan, Poland https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5765-2603
  • Paweł Dereziński Department of Inorganic and Analytical Chemistry, Poznan University of Medical Sciences, Poznan, Poland https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6066-1260
  • Agnieszka Klupczyńska Department of Inorganic and Analytical Chemistry, Poznan University of Medical Sciences, Poznan, Poland
  • Agata Światły-Błaszkiewicz Department of Inorganic and Analytical Chemistry, Poznan University of Medical Sciences, Poznan, Poland https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3603-0207
  • Szymon Plewa Department of Inorganic and Analytical Chemistry, Poznan University of Medical Sciences, Poznan, Poland https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9600-3980
  • Jan Lubawy Faculty of Biology, Department of Animal Physiology and Development, Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan, Poznan, Poland https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4030-3471
  • Arkadiusz Urbański Faculty of Biology, Department of Animal Physiology and Development, Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan, Poznan, Poland https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4875-4541
  • Grzegorz Rosiński Faculty of Biology, Department of Animal Physiology and Development, Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan, Poznan, Poland https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6686-7254
  • Zenon Józef Kokot Department of Inorganic and Analytical Chemistry, Poznan University of Medical Sciences, Poznan, Poland https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4950-9759
  • Jan Matysiak Department of Inorganic and Analytical Chemistry, Poznan University of Medical Sciences, Poznan, Poland https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9993-1504
Keywords: honeybee products, proteomics, metabolomics, mass spectrometry

Abstract

to comprehensively characterize honeybee venom, royal jelly, propolis, and pollen, by applying advanced analytical and bioinformatics methodologies. Honeybee products (HBP) contain many bioactive components with both beneficial and harmful effects on the human organism. Nevertheless, the overall composition of the HBP remains not fully investigated. Thus, this research is focused on complementary proteomic and metabolomic characterization of biologically active compounds derived from HBP, regarding their toxicological and pharmacological properties. The objectives of the study will be achieved by the application of up to date mass spectrometry techniques. Due to increasing interest in using of HBP in medicine, this project will contribute to improving the safety of HBP‑derived dietary supplements and drugs.