Maria Luisa Ambrosino

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AIM Fermented Papaya Preparation (FPP) is a natural healthy drug that has been commercially sold in Japan and Philippines. This nutricetive, bio-normalizer product has antioxidant action, inhibitory effect on oxidative DNA damage and tissue injury, being a potent OH scavanger. The wide use of FPP, expecially by elderly people, made us note an unknown(More)
The chemical modifications and partitioning toward the brine phase (5% salt) of major phenol compounds of extra virgin olive oil (EVOO) were studied in a model system formed by sealed cans filled with oil-brine mixtures (5:1, v/v) simulating canned-in-oil food systems. Filled cans were processed in an industrial plant using two sterilization conditions(More)
BACKGROUND The concomitant occurrence of atherosclerotic plaques in carotid, coronary and peripheral vessels has been described in a number of studies. A few studies were, on the contrary, done for determining the role of hypertension and/or type 2 diabetes mellitus for the occurrence of the atherosclerotic plaques in different anatomical sites. Moreover(More)
BACKGROUND Takotsubo syndrome is a stress cardiomyopathy, characterized by reversible left ventricle (LV) apical ballooning in the absence of significant angiographic coronary artery stenosis. The frequent association with emotional stress suggests in this disease an autonomic nervous system involvement. We could think that a therapeutic treatment targeting(More)
Diabetes mellitus is a risk factor for cardiovascular and cerebrovascular events independently of other factors such as age, sex, BMI and blood pressure. Diabetes plays an important role in the pathogenesis of atrial fibrillation because it causes alterations to the autonomic nervous system. It may also be associated with an increased prevalence of(More)
Total soil available nitrogen concentrations (NO–3 + NH 4 + ) were determined underneath plants of the more-competitive Poa ligularis, mid-competitive Nassella tenuis and the less-competitive Amelichloa ambigua exposed to various combinations of controlled burning and defoliation treatments. Defoliations were at the vegetative (V), internode elongation (E)(More)
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