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Neuroprotective Role of Natural Polyphenols: a Look to the Potentiality of Elderberry Extracts

SpagnuoloCDr. Carmela Spagnuolo from the Institute of Food Sciences, National Research Council in Italy will talk about Neuroprotective Role of Natural Polyphenols: a Look to the Potentiality of Elderberry Extracts.

According to Dr. Spagnuolo, neurodegenerative diseases cause a progressive functional alteration of neuronal systems, resulting in a state of dementia which is considered one of the most common psychiatric disorders of the elderly. Polyphenols may behave as potential neuroprotective agents, since their ability to influence and modulate key cellular processes implicated in neurodegeneration. Several studies show the promising neuroprotective effects of herbal compounds (e.g., (-)-epigallocatechin-3-gallate, resveratrol, curcumin, quercetin and others) or extracts (e.g. tea polyphenols). Berries represent a rich source of flavonoids and among them, we showed that Sambucus nigra extract possesses elevated polyphenolic content and antioxidant capacity.

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