Elisabetta Merra

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Manganese (Mn) is an environmental contaminant and its overexposure contributes to the pathophysiological processes of numerous disorders of the central nervous system in humans with mechanisms of action not completely understood. Activation of astrocytes and the subsequent release of neurotoxic factors have been implicated to contribute to(More)
Hydroxytyrosol (2-(3,4dihydroxyphenyl)ethanol, (DPE), a phenolic compound present in olive oil, is known to have antioxidant properties. The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of DPE on oxidative stress induced by cadmium injections (CdCl2 2.5 mg/kg body weight) in spleen and testes of adult male rats. Oxidative stress was evaluated by(More)
The main goal of this work was to determine the effect of dietary live yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae on the oxidative status of sea bass Dicentrarchus labrax juveniles. Fishes were fed on three diets: the GM group were fed a diet containing lyophilized yeast grown on grape must, the CS group were fed a diet containing lyophilized yeast grown on cornstarch,(More)
The development of primary cultures and cell lines from aquatic organisms is a valuable tool for a wide range of research activities applied to aquaculture. Despite several efforts, derivation and long-term culturing of primary hepatocytes from marine vertebrates are still rare and unsuccessful. This is the first report to fully characterize long-term(More)
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