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MARIO ALLEGRA

Curriculum and Research

Subjects

Academic Year Subject identification code Subject name ECTS Course of study
2018/2019 01542 BIOCHIMICA 10 CHIMICA E TECNOLOGIA FARMACEUTICHE
2018/2019 01548 BIOCHIMICA APPLICATA 6 CHIMICA E TECNOLOGIA FARMACEUTICHE

Publications

Date Title Type Record
2019 Quality, functional and sensory evaluation of pasta fortified with extracts from Opuntia ficus-indica cladodes Articolo su rivista Go to
2019 Increased eryptosis in smokers is associated with the antioxidant status and C-reactive protein levels Articolo su rivista Go to
2019 Indicaxanthin from Opuntia ficus indica (L. Mill) Inhibits Oxidized LDL-Mediated Human Endothelial Cell Dysfunction through Inhibition of NF- κ B Activation Articolo su rivista Go to
2018 Brain Distribution and Modulation of Neuronal Excitability by Indicaxanthin From Opuntia Ficus Indica Administered at Nutritionally-Relevant Amounts Articolo su rivista Go to
2018 Indicaxanthin from Opuntia Ficus Indica (L. Mill) impairs melanoma cell proliferation, invasiveness, and tumor progression Articolo su rivista Go to
2018 Short-term cactus pear [opuntia ficus-indica (L.) mill] fruit supplementation ameliorates the inflammatory profile and is associated with improved antioxidant status among healthy humans Articolo su rivista Go to
2018 Hyaluronic acid and α-elastin based hydrogel for three dimensional culture of vascular endothelial cells Articolo su rivista Go to
2016 Monofloral honeys by Sicilian black honeybee (Apis mellifera ssp. sicula) have high reducing power and antioxidant capacity Articolo su rivista Go to
2015 Valutazione degli effetti antiossidanti del Resolvis OmegaTM in un modello di disfunzione corneale in vitro. Articolo su rivista Go to
2015 Indicaxanthin from Opuntia ficus-indica Crosses the Blood−Brain Barrier and Modulates Neuronal Bioelectric Activity in Rat Hippocampus at Dietary-Consistent Amounts. Articolo su rivista Go to
2015 IL-1b induces DNA demethylation, at genome level and in specific CpG sites of IL-6 and IL-8 genes in human intestinal epithelial cells Articolo su rivista Go to
2015 Dietary indicaxanthin from cactus pear (Opuntia ficus-indica L. Mill) fruit prevents eryptosis induced by oxysterols in a hypercholesterolaemia relevant proportion and adhesion of human erythrocytes to endothelial cell layers Articolo su rivista Go to
2015 Cactus pear fruit extract exerts anti-inflammatory effects in carrageenin-induced rat pleurisy Articolo su rivista Go to
2014 Oxysterol mixture in hypercholesterolemia-relevant proportion causes oxidative stress-dependent eryptotic activity. Proceedings Go to
2014 In vitro digestion of beta glucan enriched pasta: polysaccharide molecular characterization and antioxidant activity of bioaccessible fraction. Proceedings Go to
2014 Indicaxanthin from Opuntia Ficus Indica exerts antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects in an in vitro model of human corneal dysfunction. Proceedings Go to
2014 Pro-oxidant activity of indicaxanthin from Opuntia ficus indica modulates arachidonate metabolism and prostaglandin synthesis through lipid peroxide production in LPS-stimulated RAW 264.7 macrophages. Articolo su rivista Go to
2014 Hyaluronic acid, elastin and heparin containing scaffolds for the treatment of skin chronic wounds Proceedings Go to
2014 Indicaxanthin from cactus pear fruit exerts anti-inflammatory effects in carrageenin-induced rat pleurisy Articolo su rivista Go to
2014 Reducing and antioxidant properties of aqueous extracts of manna from Fraxinus ornus (Oleaceae). Proceedings Go to
2014 Oxysterol mixture in hypercholesterolemia-relevant proportion causes oxidative stress-dependent eryptosis Articolo su rivista Go to
2014 Indicaxanthin inhibits NADPH oxidase (NOX)-1 activation and NF-κB-dependent release of inflammatory mediators and prevents the increase of epithelial permeability in IL-1β-exposed Caco-2 cells Articolo su rivista Go to
2013 Trans-epithelial transport of the betalain pigments indicaxanthin and betanin across Caco-2 cell monolayers and influence of food matrix Articolo su rivista Go to
2013 IL-1. induces DNA demethylation at genome level and in specific CpG sites of IL-6 and IL-8 genes in human intestinal epithelial cells Proceedings Go to
2013 Phytochemical indicaxanthin suppresses 7-ketocholesterol-induced THP-1 cell apoptosis by preventing cytosolic Ca++ increase and oxidative stress Articolo su rivista Go to
2013 Eryptosis by major components of a plasma-compatible mixture of oxysterols. Proceedings Go to
2012 The diet phytochemical Indicaxanthin suppresses 7-ketocholesterol-induced THP-1 cell apoptosis via inhibition of redox unbalance, cytosolic Ca2+ increase and NF-kB activation. Proceedings Go to
2012 Modulation of Th1/Th17 equilibrium in vitro by Indicaxanthin from Opuntia Ficus Indica (L.Mill). Proceedings Go to
2012 Polymeric proanthocyanidins from Sicilian pistachio (Pistacia vera L.) nut extract inhibit lipopolysaccharide-induced inflammatory response in RAW 264.7 cells Articolo su rivista Go to
2011 Cross-talk between minimally primed HL-60 cells and resting HUVEC reveals a crucial role for adhesion over extracellularly released oxidants. Articolo su rivista Go to
2011 Phytochemical indicaxanthin prevents 7-ketocholesterol-induced oxidative stress and cell cycle arrest in murine macrophages Proceedings Go to
2011 Antiinflammatory effects of pistachio nut proanthocyanidins in LPS-stimulated RAW264.7 cells Proceedings Go to
2010 Transepithelial transport of betalainic phytochemicals in Caco-2 cell monolayers. Proceedings Go to
2009 Lipoperoxyl radical scavenging activity of the phytochemical betanin and its aglycone in aqueous/lipid membrane system. Kinetics and mechanistic aspects. Proceedings Go to
2009 Partition of Indicaxanthin in Membrane Biomimetic Systems. A Kinetic and Modeling Approach Articolo su rivista Go to
2009 Indicaxanthin exerts anti-inflammatory effects on carrageenin-induced rat pleurisy. Proceedings Go to
2009 Betacyanins as phenol antioxidants. Chemistry and mechanistic aspects of the lipoperoxyl radical-scavenging activity in solution and liposomes Articolo su rivista Go to
2009 Uptake of Betanin and Indicaxanthin by Caco-2 cell monolayer. Proceedings Go to
2008 Sicilian pistachio nut extract inhibits inflammatory response in lipopolysaccharide-stimulated macrophages. Proceedings Go to
2008 Kinetics of the lipoperoxyl radical-scavenging of betanin and betanidin in solution. Proceedings Go to
2007 Betanin inhibits the myeloperoxidase/nitrite-induced oxidation of human low-density lipoproteins Articolo su rivista Go to
2007 Antioxidant activity of sicilian caper (Capparis spinosa L.) and its bioactive compounds Proceedings Go to
2007 Betanin inhibits icam-1 expression in endothelial cells co-cultured with activated HL-60 cells Proceedings Go to
2007 Antioxidant activity of Sicilian Pistachio (Pistacia vera, L. var. Bronte) nut extracts and its bioactive components Articolo su rivista Go to
2007 Inhibition of the TCR-mediated activation of naïve murine T cells by Cactus Pear Fruit Extracts. Proceedings Go to
2007 Kinetics of the lipoperoxyl radical-scavenging activity of indicaxanthin in solution and unilamellar liposomes Articolo su rivista Go to
2007 Indicaxanthin up-regulates COX-2 gene and increases cyclopentenone levels in LPS-activated RAW264.7 macrophages. Proceedings Go to
2007 Cactus Pear Fruit Extract exerts anti-inflammatory effects on carrageenan-induced rat pleurisy. Proceedings Go to
2006 Indicaxanthin and betanin suppress LPS-induced NF-kB activation and modulate the levels of inflammatory mediators iNOS, COX-2 and PGE2 in macrophages Proceedings Go to
2006 Cytoprotective effects of the antioxidant phytochemical indicaxanthin in β-thalassemia red blood cells. Articolo su rivista Go to
2005 Biothiols, taurine, and lipid-soluble antioxidants in the edible pulp of Sicilian cactus pear (Opuntia ficus-indica) fruits and changes of bioactive juice components upon industrial processing Articolo su rivista Go to
2005 Betanin protects endothelial cell dysfunction produced by activated HL-60 Proceedings Go to
2005 BETANIN INHIBITS MPO-NITRITE-MEDIATED PEROXIDATION OF HUMAN LOW-DENSITY LIPOPROTEINS Proceedings Go to
2005 Distribution of betalain pigments in red blood cells after consuption of cactus pear fruits and increased resistance of the cells to ex vivo induced oxidative hemolysis in humans Articolo su rivista Go to
2005 Mechanism of interaction of betanin and indicaxanthin with human myeloperoxidase and hypochlorous acid Articolo su rivista Go to
2005 ADHESION OF ACTIVATED HL-60 TO ENDOTHELIAL CELLS UP-REGULATES ICAM-1 EXPRESSION. Proceedings Go to
2005 Betanin inhibits myeloperoxidase/nitrite-mediated peroxidation of human low-density lipoprotein. Proceedings Go to
2004 Supplementation with cactus pear (Opuntia ficus-indica) fruit decreases oxidative stress in healthy humans: A comparative study with vitamin C Articolo su rivista Go to
2004 Betanin inhibits myeloperoxidase/nitrite-mediated peroxidation of human low-density lipoprotein Proceedings Go to
2004 Betanin inhibits myeloperoxidase/nitrite-mediated peroxidation of human low-density lipoprotein. Proceedings Go to
2004 Absorption and distribution in erytrocytes and low density lipoproteins of betalains from cactus pear (Opuntia ficus indica) in healthy humans. Potential health effects of the dietary betalains Proceedings Go to
2004 Antioxidant Betalains from Cactus Pear (Opuntia Ficus Indica) inhibit endothelial ICAM-1 expression Articolo su rivista Go to
2004 Anti-inflammatory properties of betanin from cactus pear (Opuntia Ficus Indica) in an endothelial cell model. Proceedings Go to
2004 Absorption, excretion, and distribution of dietary antioxidant betalains in LDLs: potential health effects of betalains in humans Articolo su rivista Go to
2004 Absorption and distribution in erythrocytes and low density lipoproteins of betalains from cacus pear (Opuntia Ficus Indica) in healthy humans. Potential health effects of the dietary betalains Articolo su libro Go to