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Institute for Biological Systems, National Research Coucil, Italy


Institute for Biological Systems, National Research Council, Area RM1-(ISB-CNR), Strada provinciale 35d, 9, Montelibretti (RM), 00010, Italy
Zip/Post Code
Montelibretti (RM)

Personal data

Contact person
Francesca Mariani
Role in Organization

Main Area of Expertise

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Antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory and immune-adjiuvant properties of Medicinal Plants and >Wild Edible Plants of Mediterranean Tradition
Main facilities and/or core expertise
BSL2 room; Garden of Simples; Clevenger apparatus for distillation; cellular and molecular biology; microbiology; medicinal herbs extracts preparation.
Main output/products/publications
D. Giovannini, Gismondi A., Basso A., Canuti L., Braglia R., Canini A, Mariani F. and Cappelli G. Lavandula angustifolia Mill. essential oil exerts antibacterial and anti-inflammatory effect in macrophage mediated immune response to Staphylococcus aureus. Immunological Investigations 2016 Jan;45(1):11-28. doi: 10.3109/08820139.2015.1085392. L. Bacchetta, F. Visioli, G. Cappelli, E. Caruso, G. Martin, E. Nemeth, G. Bacchetta, G. Bedini, A. Wezel, T. van Asseldonk, L. van Raamsdonk and F. Mariani (on behalf of the Eatwild Consortium). A manifesto for the valorization of wild edible plants. J Ethnopharmacol. 2016 Jun 14. pii: S0378-8741(16)30349-X. doi: 10.1016/j.jep.2016.05.061. IF 2.981 Giulia Cappelli, Daniela Giovannini, Anna Lisa Basso, Olivia Costantina Demurtas, Gianfranco Diretto, Chiara Santi, Gabriella Girelli, Loretta Bacchetta and Francesca Mariani. A Corylus avellana L. extract enhances human macrophage bactericidal response against Staphylococcus aureus by increasing the expression of anti-inflammatory and Iron metabolism genes. (accepted on 7 April 2018) J Functional Foods, 2018, 45:499-511. Lucie Zampackova, Zeineb Aturki, Francesca Mariani, Petr Bednar. A rapid nano-liquid chromatographic method for the analysis of Cannabinoids in Cannabis sativa L. Extracts. Molecules 2021, 26, 1825. Cappelli, G. and Mariani, F. A Systematic Review on the Antimicrobial Properties of Mediterranean Wild Edible Plants: We Still Know Too Little about Them, but What We Do Know Makes Persistent Investigation Worthwhile. Foods 2021, 10, 2217. . Foods, Special Issue "Antimicrobial, Antiviral and Antioxidant Potential of Extracts from Natural Product", accepted on 13 September 2021.
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