About The Author

I have a degree in Biological Sciences (Molecular, Cellular and Functional Emphasis) from the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (2005) and a Masters and PhD from the Graduate Program in Biological Sciences: Biochemistry from the UFRGS Biochemistry Department. I concluded postdoctoral studies by the same institution. I have experience in the field of Biochemistry, with emphasis in Neurochemistry, Neurotoxicology, Cell Biology, Mitochondrial Function / Bioenergetics and Animal Behavior, working mainly in the following subjects: acute and chronic supplementation with bioactive molecules, animal behavior (mainly, locomotion and exploration anxiety and depression behaviors), mitochondrial function, oxidative stress, reticular stress, cellular signaling, neurochemistry and neurotoxicology. I collaborate with researchers from national institutions (in Rio Grande do Sul, Santa Catarina and Rio de Janeiro) and international researchers (Italy, United Kingdom, United States, Russia, India, Iran, Turkey, Australia, Pakistan). I am a member of the editorial board of international journals.

Pinocembrin And Its Effect On Mitochondria

Pinocembrin, which is also known as 5,7-dihydroxyflavone (C15H12O4), has been obtained from plants such as Eucalyptus and Pinus heartwood. Pinocembrin is found in propolis, which is widely consumed by humans due to its medicinal properties. Actually, pinocembrin is a major component of propolis. It has been reported that pinocembrin induces cytoprotective effects in human cells.

Antioxidant Carnosic Acid Found To Protect Human Mitochondria

Carnosic acid (CA, C20H28O4) is characterized as a phenolic diterpene and has been isolated from the Rosmarinus officinalis L. plant. This is a natural compound presenting several beneficial effects to human cells. Carnosic acid is an antioxidant, meaning that it may decrease the impact of reactive species/free radicals in biological systems. Moreover, carnosic acid exhibits the