Valentina Sunda

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Peroxidation of polyunsaturated fatty acids is intensified in cells subjected to oxidative stress and results in the generation of various bioactive compounds, of which 4-hydroxyalkenals are prominent. During the progression of type 2 diabetes mellitus, the ensuing hyperglycemia promotes the generation of reactive oxygen species (ROS) that contribute to the(More)
AIM Establishing by statistical analyses whether the analyses of auto-modified poly(ADP-ribose)polymerase and erythrocyte membrane fatty acid composition (Fat Profile(®)), separately or in tandem, help monitoring the physio-pathology of the cell, and correlate with diseases, if present. PATIENTS & METHODS Ninety five subjects were interviewed and analyzed(More)
Fatty acids, as structural components of membranes and inflammation/anti-inflammatory mediators, have well-known protective and regulatory effects. They are studied as biomarkers of pathological conditions, as well as saturated and unsaturated hydrophobic moieties in membrane phospholipids that contribute to homeostasis and physiological functions.(More)
Monounsaturated fatty acids (MUFA) are emerging health biomarkers, and in particular the ratio between palmitoleic acid (9cis-16:1) and palmitic acid (16:0) affords the delta-9 desaturase index that is increased in obesity. Recently, other positional and geometrical MUFA isomers belonging to the hexadecenoic family (C16 MUFA) were found in circulating(More)
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