Mónica Rodriguez García-Risco

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5-Fluorouracil (5-FU) is the most used chemotherapeutic agent in colorectal cancer. However, resistance to this drug is relatively frequent, and new strategies to overcome it are urgently needed. The aim of this work was to determine the antitumor properties of a supercritical fluid rosemary extract (SFRE), alone and in combination with 5-FU, as a potential(More)
Colorectal and pancreatic cancers remain important contributors to cancer mortality burden and, therefore, new therapeutic approaches are urgently needed. Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis L.) extracts and its components have been reported as natural potent antiproliferative agents against cancer cells. However, to potentially apply rosemary as a(More)
ALIBIRD, a test substance composed of oligosaccharides derived from lactulose, a hydrolysate of a whey protein concentrate, and a supercritical extract of rosemary (1:0.5:0.05), was prepared in the laboratory and evaluated for its safety as a multifunctional food additive. In oral toxicity studies (acute and 28 days repeated dose) using Wistar rats, ALIBIRD(More)
The microbiological and biochemical changes during storage of high-pressure-treated (400 MPa at 25 degrees C, for 30 min) whole (3.5% fat) and skim (0.3% fat) milk at refrigeration temperatures (7 degrees C) were studied. From a microbiological point of view, high-pressure treatment of milk led to an increase in the shelf life because, after 45 days of(More)
A capillary electrophoresis method has been applied to the detection of illegal addition of milk from goat and/ or cow in Halloumi cheese, traditionally made with sheep milk. The electrophoretic profiles of the casein from Halloumi cheeses have revealed that caprine para-kappa-casein and bovine alphas1-casein peaks point to the presence of low percentages(More)
Supercritical fluid extraction (SFE) is an innovative, clean and environmental friendly technology with particular interest for the extraction of essential oil from plants and herbs. Supercritical CO(2) is selective, there is no associated waste treatment of a toxic solvent, and extraction times are moderate. Further, supercritical extracts were often(More)
A supercritical fluid extract of rosemary has been fractionated under supercritical conditions by using a preparative-SFC system. In this work, the optimum conditions have been evaluated to achieve a selective isolation of the compounds responsible for both, antioxidant and antimicrobial activities. A 25 cm x 10 mm i.d. LC-Diol packed column (dp=5 microm)(More)
Breast cancer is the leading cause of cancer-related mortality among females worldwide, and therefore the development of new therapeutic approaches is still needed. Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis L.) extract possesses antitumor properties against tumor cells from several organs, including breast. However, in order to apply it as a complementary(More)
Increasing interest in rosemary plants is due to their antioxidant and health-enhancing properties. The aim of this study was to evaluate the potential acute toxicity of two supercritical fluid extracts of rosemary. An acute safety study of rosemary extracts was conducted in Wistar rats at a single oral gavage dosage of 2,000 mg/kg of body weight. Rosemary(More)
An antioxidant-enriched extract (RE) was obtained from rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis) by supercritical fluid extraction to be used as an ingredient to design functional foods. The optimized mixture (42 mg RE g(-1) sunflower oil) was submitted to in vitro digestion and absorption tests (using Caco2 cells) to investigate the effect of these processes on(More)