Maria Carla Marcotullio

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Shoot multiplication of Thymus mastichina L. was achieved on media containing 0.1 mg l−1 6-benzyladenine and/or 0.1 mg l−1 indole-3-butyric acid, or in hormone-free medium (control). The growth of plantlets, the production and composition of the essential oil, the density and secretory stage of glandular hairs have been evaluated in the presence and absence(More)
Two new cyathane diterpenes, cyrneine C (4) and D (5), were isolated from the mushroom Sarcodon cyrneus, along with previously isolated cyrneine A, B and glaucopine C. The structures of the novel diterpenoids were determined by the analysis of spectroscopic data. Effects of the cyrneines and glaucopine C on the NGF gene expression in 1321N1 cells and on(More)
This paper presents preliminary results on attempts to extract and characterize the volatile secondary metabolites contained in needles of differentPinus species and to ascertain the role played by these substances on the behavior ofThaumetopoea pityocampa (Denis et Schiffermüller) females, which show a marked preference, during the oviposition period, for(More)
Two new cyathane diterpenes, cyrneines A (1) and B (2), were isolated from the mushroom Sarcodon cyrneus. The structures of the novel diterpenoids were determined by analysis of their spectroscopic data. Neither cyrneine A nor cyrneine B at 100 microM showed cytotoxicity as determined by LDH analysis. The stimulating activity on neurite outgrowth of(More)
This study aimed to evaluate the influence of collection zone on total phenol, flavonoid and glucosinolate contents and antioxidant and anti-inflammatory activities of caper (Capparis sicula ssp. sicula). This species has been characterized through the detection, isolation and quantitative evaluation of chemical markers (polyphenols, flavonoids and(More)
Nine new 7-geranyloxycoumarin derivatives differently substituted at position 8 were semi-synthesised. Their topical anti-inflammatory activity was evaluated using the Croton oil ear test in mice as a model of acute inflammation. Auraptene (7-geranyloxycoumarin), its 8-methoxy (collinin, 1) and 8-acetoxy derivatives (5) (1 micromol/cm(2)) provoked 50%(More)
3-(4'-geranyloxy-3'-methoxyphenyl)-2-trans propenoic acid is a secondary metabolite biosynthetically related to ferulic acid in which a geranyl chain is attached to the phenolic group, extracted from Acronychia baueri Schott (Fam. Rutaceae). In the last five years some of the pharmacological properties of 3-(4'-geranyloxy-3'-methoxyphenyl)-2-trans propenoic(More)
A chemical study of the nonpolar fraction of a methanol-soluble extract of Bursera microphylla resin yielded a variety of di- and triterpenoids. In total, 15 compounds were isolated, of which three are new, namely, malabaricatrienone (1), malabaricatrienol (2), and microphyllanin (3). The antiproliferative activity of the major compounds was evaluated in(More)