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Anti-Inflammatory Activity of Citrus bergamia Derivatives: Where Do We Stand


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Department of Chemical, Biological, Pharmaceutical and Environmental Sciences, University of Messina, Messina I-98168, Italy

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Department of Biomedical and Dental Sciences and Morphofunctional Imaging, University of Messina, Messina I-98125, Italy

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Department of Biotechnology and Legal Medicine, University of Palermo, Palermo I-90127, Italy

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Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, University of Messina, Messina I-98125, Italy

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Institute of Applied Sciences and Intelligent Systems ISASI, National Research Council CNR, Pozzuoli I-80078, Italy





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Academic Editor: Derek J. McPhee

Abstract Inflammatory diseases affect a large portion of the worldwide population, and chronic inflammation is a major risk factor for several dangerous pathologies. To limit the side effects of both synthetic and biological anti-inflammatory drugs, the use of herbal medicines, nutraceuticals and food supplements has increased tremendously as alternative and-or complementary medicine to treat several pathologies, including inflammation. During the last decades, the biological properties of Citrus bergamia bergamot derivatives have obtained important scientific achievements, and it has been suggested their use in a context of a multitarget pharmacological strategy. Here, we present an overview of the anti-inflammatory properties of bergamot extracts that could represent the scientific basis for develop novel and alternative strategies to improve health status and attenuate inflammatory conditions. View Full-Text

Keywords: bergamot; Citrus bergamia; inflammation; antioxidant activity; flavonoids; natural products; complementary and alternative medicines bergamot; Citrus bergamia; inflammation; antioxidant activity; flavonoids; natural products; complementary and alternative medicines





Autor: Nadia Ferlazzo 1, Santa Cirmi 1, Gioacchino Calapai 2, Elvira Ventura-Spagnolo 3, Sebastiano Gangemi 4,5 and Michele Navarra 1,*

Fuente: http://mdpi.com/



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