Elisa Pellegrini

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The study focuses on the interaction between reactive oxygen species and hormones that regulate the programmed cell death in plants of Melissa officinalis exposed to ozone. Interaction between hormone and redox signaling pathways has been investigated in ozone-stressed (200 ppb, 5 h) lemon balm to verify if the response resembles the biotic defense(More)
BACKGROUND/AIM Hepatic bile acid synthesis is the main mechanism whereby the organism can degrade cholesterol. Plasma levels of 7alpha-hydroxy-4-cholesten-3-one have been reported to reflect bile acid synthesis and the expression or activity of the limiting enzyme of the main biosynthetic pathway, cholesterol 7alpha-hydroxylase. Aim of this study was to(More)
The volatiles emitted from young and old leaves of two poplar clones (Populus deltoides x maximowiczii, Eridano, and P. x euramericana, I-214) were sampled after exposure to ozone (80 ppb, 5 h d−1, for 10 consecutive days) by solid phase microextraction and characterized by GC-MS. Only mature leaves of the ozone-sensitive Eridano clone developed necrosis in(More)
BACKGROUND The modifications of cholesterol metabolism associated with aging are ill-defined. The objective of this study was to define age-associated alterations of the different metabolic pathways controlling cholesterol homeostasis by analyzing circulating sterols. METHODS We analyzed serum samples collected from 201 adult (75 male, 126 female)(More)
Tropospheric ozone (O3) is a global air pollutant that causes high economic damages by decreasing plant productivity. It enters the leaves through the stomata, generates reactive oxygen species, which subsequent decrease in photosynthesis, plant growth, and biomass accumulation. In order to identify genes that are important for conferring O3 tolerance or(More)
The effects of ozone treatment (200 ppb, 3 h) on the accumulation of main secondary metabolites have been investigated in Melissa officinalis (lemon balm) aseptic shoot cultures in order to evaluate the biotechnological application of this gas for improving the yield of secondary metabolites of medicinal plants. During the treatment, we found (1) an(More)
Understanding the induction of plant defenses against viruses using biocontrol agents is essential for developing new strategies against these pathogens, given the ineffectiveness of chemical treatments. The ability of Trichoderma harzianum, strain T-22 (T22) to control Cucumber mosaic virus (CMV) in Solanum lycopersicum var. cerasiforme plants and the(More)
A comparative study on functional leaf treats and the diurnal dynamics of photosynthetic processes was conducted on 2-year-old potted plants of two grape (Vitis vinifera L.) varieties (Aleatico, ALE, and Trebbiano giallo, TRE), exposed under controlled conditions to realistic concentrations of the pollutant gas ozone (80 ppb for 5 h day(-1), 8:00-13:00 h, +(More)
Lipoprotein glomerulopathy is a pathological condition characterized by lipid accumulation in the glomerular capillaries that has been associated with the presence of rare mutants of apolipoprotein E (ApoE). We describe a 51-year-old Italian patient presenting Type III hyperlipidemia and proteinuria in whom renal biopsy showed capillary ectasia and(More)
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