Antonia Nostro

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Affiliation: University of Messina
Country: Italy

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Helichrysum italicum extract interferes with the production of enterotoxins by Staphylococcus aureus
    A Nostro
    Dipartimento Farmaco Biologico, Sezione Microbiologia, Facolta di Farmacia, Universita di Messina, Villaggio Annunziata, Italy
    Lett Appl Microbiol 35:181-4. 2002
  2. ncbi request reprint Extraction methods and bioautography for evaluation of medicinal plant antimicrobial activity
    A Nostro
    Pharmaco Biological Department, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Messina, Italy
    Lett Appl Microbiol 30:379-84. 2000
  3. doi request reprint In vitro activity of carvacrol against staphylococcal preformed biofilm by liquid and vapour contact
    Antonia Nostro
    Pharmaco Biological Department, University of Messina, Messina, Italy
    J Med Microbiol 58:791-7. 2009
  4. ncbi request reprint Control of biofilm formation by poly-ethylene-co-vinyl acetate films incorporating nisin
    Antonia Nostro
    Pharmaco Biological Department, University of Messina, Viale Annunziata, 98100, Messina, Italy
    Appl Microbiol Biotechnol 87:729-37. 2010
  5. ncbi request reprint Efficiency of Calamintha officinalis essential oil as preservative in two topical product types
    A Nostro
    Dipartimento Farmaco Biologico, Sezione Microbiologia, Facolta di Farmacia, Universita di Messina, Messina, Italy
    J Appl Microbiol 97:395-401. 2004
  6. ncbi request reprint Modifications of hydrophobicity, in vitro adherence and cellular aggregation of Streptococcus mutans by Helichrysum italicum extract
    A Nostro
    Dipartimento Farmaco Biologico, Sezione Microbiologia, Facoltà di Farmacia Università di Messina, Villaggio Annunziata, Italy
    Lett Appl Microbiol 38:423-7. 2004
  7. ncbi request reprint Susceptibility of methicillin-resistant staphylococci to oregano essential oil, carvacrol and thymol
    Antonia Nostro
    Dipartimento Farmaco Biologico, Sezione Microbiologia, Facolta di Farmacia, Universita di Messina, Villaggio Annunziata, 98168 Messina, Italy
    FEMS Microbiol Lett 230:191-5. 2004
  8. ncbi request reprint Preservative properties of Calamintha officinalis essential oil with and without EDTA
    A Nostro
    Dipartimento Farmaco Biologico, Sezione Microbiologia, Facolta di Farmacia, Universita di Messina, Italy
    Lett Appl Microbiol 35:385-9. 2002
  9. ncbi request reprint The effect of Nepeta cataria extract on adherence and enzyme production of Staphylococcus aureus
    A Nostro
    Dipartimento Farmaco Biologico, Facoltà di Farmacia Sezione di Microbiologia, Universita di Messina, Villaggio Annunziata, 98168, Messina, Italy
    Int J Antimicrob Agents 18:583-5. 2001
  10. ncbi request reprint Effects of Helichrysum italicum extract on growth and enzymatic activity of Staphylococcus aureus
    A Nostro
    Dipartimento Farmaco Biologico, Facolta di Farmacia, Universita degli Studi di Messina, Villagio Annunziata, 98168, Messina, Italy
    Int J Antimicrob Agents 17:517-20. 2001

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Publications27

  1. ncbi request reprint Helichrysum italicum extract interferes with the production of enterotoxins by Staphylococcus aureus
    A Nostro
    Dipartimento Farmaco Biologico, Sezione Microbiologia, Facolta di Farmacia, Universita di Messina, Villaggio Annunziata, Italy
    Lett Appl Microbiol 35:181-4. 2002
    ..The purpose of this work was to evaluate the effect of Helichrysum italicum extract on enterotoxin (A-D) production by Staphylococcus aureus strains...
  2. ncbi request reprint Extraction methods and bioautography for evaluation of medicinal plant antimicrobial activity
    A Nostro
    Pharmaco Biological Department, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Messina, Italy
    Lett Appl Microbiol 30:379-84. 2000
    ..The activity was more pronounced against Gram-positive and fungal organisms than against Gram-negative bacteria. Bioautography showed that the antimicrobial activity was probably due to flavonoids and terpenes...
  3. doi request reprint In vitro activity of carvacrol against staphylococcal preformed biofilm by liquid and vapour contact
    Antonia Nostro
    Pharmaco Biological Department, University of Messina, Messina, Italy
    J Med Microbiol 58:791-7. 2009
    ..The findings of this investigation suggest a potential application for carvacrol in the inactivation of staphylococcal biofilms...
  4. ncbi request reprint Control of biofilm formation by poly-ethylene-co-vinyl acetate films incorporating nisin
    Antonia Nostro
    Pharmaco Biological Department, University of Messina, Viale Annunziata, 98100, Messina, Italy
    Appl Microbiol Biotechnol 87:729-37. 2010
    ..The data presented in this study offer new potential applications for developing strategies aimed to improve the effect of antimicrobial agents...
  5. ncbi request reprint Efficiency of Calamintha officinalis essential oil as preservative in two topical product types
    A Nostro
    Dipartimento Farmaco Biologico, Sezione Microbiologia, Facolta di Farmacia, Universita di Messina, Messina, Italy
    J Appl Microbiol 97:395-401. 2004
    ..To verify the efficiency of Calamintha officinalis essential oil as natural preservative in two current formulations...
  6. ncbi request reprint Modifications of hydrophobicity, in vitro adherence and cellular aggregation of Streptococcus mutans by Helichrysum italicum extract
    A Nostro
    Dipartimento Farmaco Biologico, Sezione Microbiologia, Facoltà di Farmacia Università di Messina, Villaggio Annunziata, Italy
    Lett Appl Microbiol 38:423-7. 2004
    ..The purpose of the present study was to examine whether sublethal concentrations of Helichrysum italicum extract could affect some of the cariogenic properties of Streptococcus mutans...
  7. ncbi request reprint Susceptibility of methicillin-resistant staphylococci to oregano essential oil, carvacrol and thymol
    Antonia Nostro
    Dipartimento Farmaco Biologico, Sezione Microbiologia, Facolta di Farmacia, Universita di Messina, Villaggio Annunziata, 98168 Messina, Italy
    FEMS Microbiol Lett 230:191-5. 2004
    ..05). The best minimum inhibitory concentration values were reported for carvacrol (0.015-0.03%, v/v) followed by thymol (0.03-0.06%, v/v) and oregano oil (0.06-0.125%, v/v)...
  8. ncbi request reprint Preservative properties of Calamintha officinalis essential oil with and without EDTA
    A Nostro
    Dipartimento Farmaco Biologico, Sezione Microbiologia, Facolta di Farmacia, Universita di Messina, Italy
    Lett Appl Microbiol 35:385-9. 2002
    ..This study was focused on the preserving properties of Calamintha officinalis essential oil, a plant known for its diaphoretic, expectorant and aromatic properties...
  9. ncbi request reprint The effect of Nepeta cataria extract on adherence and enzyme production of Staphylococcus aureus
    A Nostro
    Dipartimento Farmaco Biologico, Facoltà di Farmacia Sezione di Microbiologia, Universita di Messina, Villaggio Annunziata, 98168, Messina, Italy
    Int J Antimicrob Agents 18:583-5. 2001
    ..DNAse, thermonuclease and lipase were inhibited by concentrations equal to 1/2 and 1/4 MIC. A reduction of adherence was also observed...
  10. ncbi request reprint Effects of Helichrysum italicum extract on growth and enzymatic activity of Staphylococcus aureus
    A Nostro
    Dipartimento Farmaco Biologico, Facolta di Farmacia, Universita degli Studi di Messina, Villagio Annunziata, 98168, Messina, Italy
    Int J Antimicrob Agents 17:517-20. 2001
    ..Helichrysum italicum extract could be a novel antimicrobial agent, less toxic to human skin and tissues, worthy of further studies...
  11. ncbi request reprint Effects of oregano, carvacrol and thymol on Staphylococcus aureus and Staphylococcus epidermidis biofilms
    Antonia Nostro
    Dipartimento Farmaco Biologico, Facolta di Farmacia, Universita degli Studi di Messina, Villaggio Annunziata, 98168 Messina, Italy
    J Med Microbiol 56:519-23. 2007
    ..Subinhibitory concentrations of the oils attenuated biofilm formation of S. aureus and S. epidermidis strains on polystyrene microtitre plates...
  12. doi request reprint Enhanced activity of carvacrol against biofilm of Staphylococcus aureus and Staphylococcus epidermidis in an acidic environment
    Antonia Nostro
    Pharmaco Biological Department, University of Messina, 98168 Messina, Italy
    APMIS 120:967-73. 2012
    ..The development of acidic formulations containing carvacrol could be an important tool to control the staphylococcal biofilm in the medical and food environment...
  13. doi request reprint Effect of alkaline pH on staphylococcal biofilm formation
    Antonia Nostro
    Pharmaco Biological Department, University of Messina, Italy
    APMIS 120:733-42. 2012
    ..In the clinical setting, alkaline solutions or cleaners could be promising to prevent the bacterial colonization, by treating surfaces such as catheters or indwelling medical devices, reducing the risk of biofilm related infections...
  14. ncbi request reprint In vitro effect of branch extracts of Juniperus species from Turkey on Staphylococcus aureus biofilm
    Andreana Marino
    Pharmaco Biological Department, University of Messina, Messina, Italy
    FEMS Immunol Med Microbiol 59:470-6. 2010
    ..Differently, on S. aureus 810, they showed only a rather low efficacy on biofilm formation. The extracts at 2 MIC demonstrated a good activity on a preformed biofilm of S. aureus ATCC 6538P...
  15. ncbi request reprint Staphylococcal biofilm formation as affected by type acidulant
    Antonia Nostro
    Dipartimento di Scienze del Farmaco e dei Prodotti per la Salute, Universita di Messina, Messina, Italy
    APMIS 122:648-53. 2014
    ..The findings of this study lead to consider the rational use of the type of acid to achieve acidic environments. ..
  16. doi request reprint Antimicrobial activity and phenolic content of natural site and micropropagated Limonium avei (De Not.) Brullo & Erben plant extracts
    Antonia Nostro
    Pharmaco Biological Department, University of Messina, Italy
    Nat Prod Res 26:2132-6. 2012
    ..The HPLC-DAD analysis revealed ten phenolic acids and four flavonoids with a major amount of m-coumaric acid, naringin and quercetin in the natural site extract...
  17. doi request reprint Ochratoxin A production by Aspergillus westerdijkiae in orange fruit and juice
    Andreana Marino
    Dipartimento Farmaco Biologico, Universita degli Studi di Messina, Viale Annunziata, 98168 Messina, Italy
    Int J Food Microbiol 132:185-9. 2009
    ..The environmental temperature of 20 degrees C, slows down but does not prevent toxin production. At the lowest temperature of 4 degrees C no growth was observed...
  18. ncbi request reprint Antimicrobial activity of carvacrol: current progress and future prospectives
    Antonia Nostro
    Pharmaco Biological Department, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Messina, Italy
    Recent Pat Antiinfect Drug Discov 7:28-35. 2012
    ..However, more detailed safety investigations and in vivo studies should be carried out so that this molecule could be used in the future...
  19. ncbi request reprint Uptake of Escherichia coli, Vibrio cholerae non-O1 and Enterococcus durans by, and depuration of mussels (Mytilus galloprovincialis)
    Andreana Marino
    Pharmaco Biological Department, Microbiology Section, University of Messina, Contrada Annunziata, 98168 Messina, Italy
    Int J Food Microbiol 99:281-6. 2005
    ..coli quickly becomes undetectable. The results suggest that, for this kind of seafood, enterococci may be a more appropriate indicator than E. coli of risks to consumers from vibrios...
  20. ncbi request reprint Resveratrol role in Staphylococcus aureus-induced corneal inflammation
    Andreana Marino
    Dipartimento di Scienze del Farmaco e dei Prodotti per la Salute, Universita di Messina, Messina, Italy
    Pathog Dis 68:61-4. 2013
    ..In addition, the corneal culture model tested, which is simple and reproducible, could be an alternative to in vivo animal testing for the development of novel specific therapies. ..
  21. doi request reprint Chemical composition and biological activities of Calamintha officinalis Moench essential oil
    Maria Teresa Monforte
    Pharmaco Biological Department, School of Pharmacy, University of Messina, Messina, Italy
    J Med Food 14:297-303. 2011
    ..Moreover, it produces a decrease in body temperature and a protection against pentylenetetrazole-induced convulsions...
  22. ncbi request reprint In vitro antibacterial activity of some aliphatic aldehydes from Olea europaea L
    G Bisignano
    Department Farmaco-Biologico, University of Messina, Contrada Annunziata, 98168 Messina, Italy
    FEMS Microbiol Lett 198:9-13. 2001
    ..The effectiveness of the aldehydes under investigation seems to depend not only on the presence of the alpha,beta-double bond, but also on the chain length from the enal group and on the microorganism tested...
  23. ncbi request reprint Effects of combining extracts (from propolis or Zingiber officinale) with clarithromycin on Helicobacter pylori
    A Nostro
    Pharmaco Biological Department, Section of Microbiology, University of Messina, Messina, Italy
    Phytother Res 20:187-90. 2006
    ..The data demonstrate that combinations of propolis extract + clarithromycin and Z. officinale extract + clarithromycin have the potential to help control H. pylori-associated gastroduodenal disease...
  24. ncbi request reprint Antibacterial effect of plant extracts against Helicobacter pylori
    A Nostro
    Pharmaco Biological Department, University of Messina, Messina, Italy
    Phytother Res 19:198-202. 2005
    ..pylori that could be considered a valuable support in the treatment of the infection and may contribute to the development of new and safe agents for inclusion in anti-H. pylori regimens...
  25. doi request reprint Possible use of Serratia marcescens in toxic metal biosorption (removal)
    Mariateresa Cristani
    Department Farmaco Biologico, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Messina, Messina, Italy
    Environ Sci Pollut Res Int 19:161-8. 2012
    ..Among the processes of bioremediation, the use of microbes to remove and degrade contaminants is considered a biotechnological approach to clean up polluted environments...
  26. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of antiherpesvirus-1 and genotoxic activities of Helichrysum italicum extract
    A Nostro
    Dipartimento Farmaco Biologico, Sezione Microbiologia, Facolta di Farmacia, Universita di Messina, Italy
    New Microbiol 26:125-8. 2003
    ..Moreover H. italicum extract showed no DNA-damaging activity at concentrations up to 2000 microg/disk...
  27. pmc Epigallocatechin gallate inhibits biofilm formation by ocular staphylococcal isolates
    Anna Rita Blanco
    Direzione Ricerca Sviluppo and Innovazione, SIFI SpA, Catania, Italy
    Antimicrob Agents Chemother 49:4339-43. 2005
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