Functional foods and metabolic stress prevention

Group Leader
Mauro Serafini

Teramo University

Via R Balzarini 1 64100

Membri del Laboratorio

Dr. Donato Angelino, Dr. Veronica D’Antonio, Dr. Walter Polilli


Unravelling the mechanism of body’s resistance to dietary-induced stressors and to understand the role of plant foods in modulating antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and cell-mediated immune reponse in humans. Research is developed following a path of different experimental models from the cell culture and, to specific dietary intervention/observational trials in humans, in order to plan strategies of dietary intervention for metabolic stress prevention

Principali progetti e collaborazioni

Functional role of edible insects; Dietary, metabolic and immunological characteristics of Centenarians from Abruzzo region; Role of post-prandial stress on markers of lipid metabolism, inflammation and oxidative stress; Development of an inflammatory index for epidemiological studies.

Strumenti / Tecnologie

Cell work facilities, Cytofluorimeter, Spectrophotometer (Fluo, Absorbance Luminescence). Facility for Human intervention studies