Inhibition effect of honey on the adherence of Salmonella to intestinal epithelial cells in vitro

Adel Alnaqdy, Ali Al-Jabri, Zahra Al Mahrooqi, Basil Nzeako, Herbert Nsanze

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The aim of the study was to evaluate the antimicrobial effect and the ability of honey to prevent Salmonella interitidis adhering to intestinal epithelial cells in vitro. Antimicrobial activity was demonstrated. Bacterial adherence was assayed using S. interitidis cells that had been incubated first with honey and then with the intestinal epithelial cells. Results showed that honey at dilutions of up to 1:8 reduced bacterial adherence from 25.6±6.5 (control) to 6.7±3.3 bacteria per epithelial cell (P

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)347-351
Number of pages5
JournalInternational Journal of Food Microbiology
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Sep 15 2005



  • Adhesion
  • Bacteria
  • Epithelial cells
  • Honey

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Food Science
  • Microbiology

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