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Studies of bioactive compounds and nutritional quality

Studies of bioactive compounds with known beneficial effects including antioxidants, vitamins, anti-cancer substances and antimicrobial peptides. The research includes  studies on allergens present in crop plants.

Activity start 2012
Publications - Raiola A, Rigano MM, Calafiore R, Frusciante L, Barone A. 2014. Enhancing the health-promoting effects of tomato fruit for biofortified food. Mediators of Inflammation. In press (Q2)
- Rigano MM, Romanelli A, Fulgione A, Nocerino N, D’Agostino N, Avitabile C, Frusciante L, Barone A,Capuano F. & Capparelli R. 2012. A novel synthetic peptide from a tomato defensin exhibits antibacterial activities against Helicobacter pylori. Journal of Peptide Science. 18(12): 755-762 (Q2)
- Avitabile C, Capparelli R, Rigano MM, Fulgione A, Barone A, Pedone C & Romanelli A. 2013. Antimicrobial peptides from plants: stabilization of the γ core of a tomato defensin by intramolecular disulfide bond. Journal of Peptide Science. 19(4):240-245 (Q2)
Permanent staff Amalia Barone (PA, AGR-07), Maria Manuela Rigano (RU, BIO-04)
Temporary or external staff Assunta Raiola (post-doc, UNINA)
Collaborations NAZIONALI: D'agostino Nunzio (CRA-ORT, SA); Romanelli Alessandra (Dip. Farmacia ); Giancarlo Tenore (Dip. Farmacia); Sandra Citterio (Univ. Bicocca, Milano)
SSD CHIM06; BIO03; CHIM10; MED04 
Projects - Potenziamento della filiera pomodoro attraverso applicazioni integrate di post-genomica GenoPOM-pro (PON MiUR. 01/07/2012-30/06/2015, partecipante)
- Valorizzazione di produzioni ortive campane di eccellenza con strumenti di genomica avanzata GenHORT  (PON MiUR. 01/07/2012-30/06/2015, partecipante)
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