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The potential use of polyphenols in the prevention and treatment of chronic inflammatory diseases has been extensively investigated although the mechanisms involved in cellular signaling need to be further elucidated. Cyanidin-3-glucoside is a typical anthocyanin of many pigmented fruits and vegetables widespread in the human diet. In the present study, the(More)
BACKGROUND Many advances have been recently made focused on the valuable help of dietary polyphenols in chronic inflammatory diseases. On the other hand, current treatment options for intestinal bowel disease patients are unsatisfying and, for this reason, it is estimated that many patients use dietary supplements to achieve extra benefits. AIM The aim of(More)
The composition of a volatile extract of Eryngium duriaei subsp. juresianum, signalised by the antifungal activity (MIC values=0.16-0.32 μL mL(-1)) against several dermatophyte species (Trichophyton mentagrophytes, T. rubrum, Epidermophyton floccosum; T. verrucosum, T. mentagrophytes var interdigitale, Microsporum canis and M. gypseum) was established(More)
This study investigated the involvement of nuclear factor erythroid 2 (Nrf2) and peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor-gamma (PPAR-γ) pathways in the protection afforded by two polyphenols abundant in diet, cyanidin-3-glucoside and resveratrol, against cytokine-induced inflammation and oxidative insult in HT-29 intestinal cells, in comparison with the(More)
A controller dealing with the failure of a quadrotor's motor is presented in this paper. Supposing that the failure has been already detected by the system, the quadrotor is modelled as a birotor with fixed propellers and it is controlled to follow a planned emergency landing trajectory. Theory shows that, in such a configuration, the aerial vehicle is(More)
A backstepping approach is proposed in this paper to cope with the failure of a quadrotor propeller. The presented methodology supposes to turn off also the motor which is opposite to the broken one. In this way, a birotor configuration with fixed propellers is achieved. The birotor is controlled to follow a planned emergency landing trajectory. Theory(More)
This paper presents an optimal trajectory planner for a robotic batting task . The specific case of a table tennis game performed by a robot is considered. Given an estimation of the trajectory of the ball during the free flight, the method addresses the determination of the paddle configuration (pose and velocity) to return the ball at a desired position(More)
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