Alessandra Piras


Affiliation: University of Cagliari
Country: Italy


  1. Rosa A, Nieddu M, Piras A, Atzeri A, Putzu D, Rescigno A. Maltese mushroom (Cynomorium coccineum L.) as source of oil with potential anticancer activity. Nutrients. 2015;7:849-64 pubmed publisher
    ..The results qualify C. coccineum as a resource of oil, with potential benefits in cancer prevention, for nutraceutical and pharmaceutical applications. ..
  2. Piras A, Rosa A, Marongiu B, Atzeri A, Dessi M, Falconieri D, et al. Extraction and separation of volatile and fixed oils from seeds of Myristica fragrans by supercritical CO?: chemical composition and cytotoxic activity on Caco-2 cancer cells. J Food Sci. 2012;77:C448-53 pubmed publisher
    ..Moreover, the essential oil obtained from nutmeg, as well as myristicin, showed a significant in vitro inhibitory effect on the growth of a colon cancer cell line (undifferentiated Caco-2 cells)...