Clara Circosta

Summary

Affiliation: University of Messina
Country: Italy

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Effects of Calotropis procera on oestrous cycle and on oestrogenic functionality in rats
    C Circosta
    Pharmaco Biological Department, School of Pharmacy, University of Messina, Italy
    Farmaco 56:373-8. 2001
  2. ncbi request reprint Biological and analytical characterization of two extracts from Valeriana officinalis
    Clara Circosta
    Pharmaco Biological Department, School of Pharmacy, University of Messina, Vill SS Annunziata, 98168 Messina, Italy
    J Ethnopharmacol 112:361-7. 2007
  3. ncbi request reprint Effects of isoflavones from red clover (Trifolium pratense) on skin changes induced by ovariectomy in rats
    Clara Circosta
    Pharmaco Biological Department, School of Pharmacy, University of Messina, Messina, Italy
    Phytother Res 20:1096-9. 2006
  4. ncbi request reprint Cardiovascular effects of the aqueous extract of Gynostemma pentaphyllum Makino
    C Circosta
    Pharmaco Biological Department, School of Pharmacy, University of Messina, Messina, Italy
    Phytomedicine 12:638-43. 2005
  5. ncbi request reprint Bronchodilatory effects of the aqueous extract of Gynostemma pentaphyllum and gypenosides III and VIII in anaesthetized guinea-pigs
    Clara Circosta
    Pharmaco Biological Department, School of Pharmacy, University of Messina, Messina, Italy
    J Pharm Pharmacol 57:1053-8. 2005
  6. doi request reprint The isoflavones mixture from Trifolium pratense L. protects HCN 1-A neurons from oxidative stress
    Francesco Occhiuto
    Pharmaco Biological Department, School of Pharmacy, University of Messina, Messina Italy
    Phytother Res 23:192-6. 2009
  7. doi request reprint Relaxing effects of Valeriana officinalis extracts on isolated human non-pregnant uterine muscle
    Francesco Occhiuto
    Pharmaco Biological Department, School of Pharmacy, University of Messina, Messina, Italy
    J Pharm Pharmacol 61:251-6. 2009
  8. ncbi request reprint Rhodiola rosea extract protects human cortical neurons against glutamate and hydrogen peroxide-induced cell death through reduction in the accumulation of intracellular calcium
    Dora Rita Palumbo
    Pharmaco Biological Department, School of Pharmacy, University of Messina, Messina, Italy
    Phytother Res 26:878-83. 2012
  9. ncbi request reprint Estrogenic activity of standardized extract of Angelica sinensis
    Clara Circosta
    Pharmaco Biological Department, School of Pharmacy, University of Messina, Messina, Italy
    Phytother Res 20:665-9. 2006
  10. ncbi request reprint The phytoestrogenic isoflavones from Trifolium pratense L. (Red clover) protects human cortical neurons from glutamate toxicity
    Francesco Occhiuto
    Pharmaco Biological Department, School of Pharmacy, University of Messina, 98168 Messina, Italy
    Phytomedicine 15:676-82. 2008

Collaborators

  • Francesco Occhiuto
  • Dora Rita Palumbo
  • Federica Spadaro
  • Annalisa Pino
  • Rita De Pasquale
  • Stefania Samperi
  • Giuseppe Zangla
  • F Occhiuto
  • Rosaria Costa
  • Emanuele Sturlese
  • G Zangla
  • G Guglielmo
  • D R Palumbo
  • S Samperi
  • A Renzo
  • R De Pasquale

Detail Information

Publications12

  1. ncbi request reprint Effects of Calotropis procera on oestrous cycle and on oestrogenic functionality in rats
    C Circosta
    Pharmaco Biological Department, School of Pharmacy, University of Messina, Italy
    Farmaco 56:373-8. 2001
    ..However, the extracts have not demonstrated to possess oestrogenic activity when tested in immature female bilaterally ovariectomized rats...
  2. ncbi request reprint Biological and analytical characterization of two extracts from Valeriana officinalis
    Clara Circosta
    Pharmaco Biological Department, School of Pharmacy, University of Messina, Vill SS Annunziata, 98168 Messina, Italy
    J Ethnopharmacol 112:361-7. 2007
    ..This study justifies the traditional use of this plant in the treatment of some respiratory and cardiovascular disorders...
  3. ncbi request reprint Effects of isoflavones from red clover (Trifolium pratense) on skin changes induced by ovariectomy in rats
    Clara Circosta
    Pharmaco Biological Department, School of Pharmacy, University of Messina, Messina, Italy
    Phytother Res 20:1096-9. 2006
    ..The amount of collagen significantly increased in the treated group in comparison with the control group. These findings suggest that red clover isoflavones are effective in reducing skin aging induced by estrogen deprivation...
  4. ncbi request reprint Cardiovascular effects of the aqueous extract of Gynostemma pentaphyllum Makino
    C Circosta
    Pharmaco Biological Department, School of Pharmacy, University of Messina, Messina, Italy
    Phytomedicine 12:638-43. 2005
    ....
  5. ncbi request reprint Bronchodilatory effects of the aqueous extract of Gynostemma pentaphyllum and gypenosides III and VIII in anaesthetized guinea-pigs
    Clara Circosta
    Pharmaco Biological Department, School of Pharmacy, University of Messina, Messina, Italy
    J Pharm Pharmacol 57:1053-8. 2005
    ..This study confirmed the validity of the traditional use of this plant in the treatment of asthma and other respiratory disorders...
  6. doi request reprint The isoflavones mixture from Trifolium pratense L. protects HCN 1-A neurons from oxidative stress
    Francesco Occhiuto
    Pharmaco Biological Department, School of Pharmacy, University of Messina, Messina Italy
    Phytother Res 23:192-6. 2009
    ..Further, results of these investigations indicate that although isoflavones extract exert a neuroprotective effect, it do not promoted cortical neuron process outgrowth...
  7. doi request reprint Relaxing effects of Valeriana officinalis extracts on isolated human non-pregnant uterine muscle
    Francesco Occhiuto
    Pharmaco Biological Department, School of Pharmacy, University of Messina, Messina, Italy
    J Pharm Pharmacol 61:251-6. 2009
    ..Valerianaceae) on human uterine muscle. The major uses of this species in Europe are as a sedative and an anxiolytic; it is also used as a spasmolytic to treat gastrointestinal spasm...
  8. ncbi request reprint Rhodiola rosea extract protects human cortical neurons against glutamate and hydrogen peroxide-induced cell death through reduction in the accumulation of intracellular calcium
    Dora Rita Palumbo
    Pharmaco Biological Department, School of Pharmacy, University of Messina, Messina, Italy
    Phytother Res 26:878-83. 2012
    ....
  9. ncbi request reprint Estrogenic activity of standardized extract of Angelica sinensis
    Clara Circosta
    Pharmaco Biological Department, School of Pharmacy, University of Messina, Messina, Italy
    Phytother Res 20:665-9. 2006
    ..The estrous cycle thus modified was characterized by a prolonged estrus stage with a temporary reduction of the regular cyclicity...
  10. ncbi request reprint The phytoestrogenic isoflavones from Trifolium pratense L. (Red clover) protects human cortical neurons from glutamate toxicity
    Francesco Occhiuto
    Pharmaco Biological Department, School of Pharmacy, University of Messina, 98168 Messina, Italy
    Phytomedicine 15:676-82. 2008
    ..These findings indicate that IEF has a neuroprotective effect in human cortical neurons and that this effect might be resulted from his antioxidant and estrogenic actions...
  11. ncbi request reprint Volatile composition and biological activity of key lime Citrus aurantifolia essential oil
    Federica Spadaro
    Pharmaco Biological Department, School of Pharmacy, University of Messina, Messina Italy
    Nat Prod Commun 7:1523-6. 2012
    ..aurantifolia possesses important spasmolytic properties, which are likely to be due to its major constituents, limonene (58.4%), beta-pinene (15.4%), gamma-terpinene (8.5%), and citral (4.4%)...
  12. ncbi request reprint Effects of phytoestrogenic isoflavones from red clover (Trifolium pratense L.) on experimental osteoporosis
    F Occhiuto
    Pharmaco Biological Department, School of Pharmacy, University of Messina, Messina, Italy
    Phytother Res 21:130-4. 2007
    ..These findings suggest that Red clover isoflavones are effective in reducing bone loss induced by ovariectomy, probably by reducing of the bone turnover via inhibition of bone resorption...