Stefano Bompadre

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Great attention has been devoted both to ageing phenomena at the mitochondrial level and to the antioxidant status of membrane structures. These kinds of investigations are difficult to perform in the brain because of its heterogeneity. It is known that synaptic heavy mitochondria (HM) may represent an aged mitochondrial population characterized by a(More)
Strawberry bioactive compounds are widely known to be powerful antioxidants. In this study, the antioxidant and anti-aging activities of a polyphenol-rich strawberry extract were evaluated using human dermal fibroblasts exposed to H2O2. Firstly, the phenol and flavonoid contents of strawberry extract were studied, as well as the antioxidant capacity.(More)
Caloric restriction (CR), which has been demonstrated to offset the age-associated accrual of oxidative injury, involves a reduction in calory intake while maintaining adequate nutrition, preserves the activities of antioxidant enzymes in postmitotic tissues, maintains organ function, opposes the development of spontaneous diseases, and prolongs maximum(More)
Coenzyme Q10(CoQ10) in human milk at different stages of maturity in mothers of preterm and full-term infants and its relation to the total antioxidant capacity of milk is described for the first time. Thirty healthy breastfeeding women provided colostrum, transition-milk and mature-milk samples. Coenzyme Q, alpha-, gamma- and delta-tocopherol, fatty acids(More)
The coenzyme Q8 (CoQ8) and alpha-tocopherol contents of different mitochondrial fractions were investigated from occipital cerebral cortices of different ages. The highest CoQ8 and vitamin E concentrations were found in non-synaptic free mitochondria (FM) fractions. In several cases heavy mitochondria (HM) fractions displayed the lowest values. Occipital(More)
Strawberry polyphenols have been extensively studied over the last two decades for their beneficial properties. Recently, their possible use in ameliorating skin conditions has also been proposed; however, their role in preventing UVA-induced damage in cosmetic formulation has not yet been investigated. Skin is constantly exposed to several environmental(More)
A protracted pro-inflammatory state is a major contributing factor in the development, progression and complication of the most common chronic pathologies. Fruit and vegetables represent the main sources of dietary antioxidants and their consumption can be considered an efficient tool to counteract inflammatory states. In this context an evaluation of the(More)
Injury to allografts during ischaemia/reperfusion contribute to the development of graft failure following transplantation with significant morbidity and mortality to patients. The development of University of Wisconsin solution has significantly improved the quality of graft preservation and transplant outcome relative to formerly used solutions such as(More)
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