Journal of Hypertension and Cardiology

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Hypertension and Cardiology-Heme oxygenase system-Luca Vanella, Ph.D.


University of Catania.

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Luca Vanella, Ph.D.


Via Passo Gravina 245 Int.7.

Research Interests:

Heme oxygenase system, mesenchymal stem cell differentiation, obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, nephrology, vascular biology, anti-oxidants and cancer.



  1. Inhibition of Cx43 mediates protective effects on hypoxic/reoxygenated human neuroblastoma cells.
  2. Moringa oleifera Lam. Improves lipid metabolism during adipogenic differentiation of human stem cells.
  3. Effects of an extract of Celtis aetnensis (Tornab.) Strobl twigs on human colon cancer cell cultures.
  4. Olive Leaf Extract from Sicilian Cultivar Reduced Lipid Accumulation by Inducing Thermogenic Pathway during Adipogenesis.
  5. Heme oxygenase-1 nuclear translocation regulates bortezomibinduced cytotoxicity and mediates genomic instability in myeloma cells.
  6. Silibinin Regulates Lipid Metabolism and Differentiation in Functional Human Adipocytes.
  7. Effects of Tithonia diversifolia (Hemsl.) A. Gray Extract on Adipocyte Differentiation of Human Mesenchymal Stem Cells.
  8. Effect of a Natural Supplement Containing Curcuma Longa, Guggul, and Chlorogenic Acid in Patients With Metabolic Syndrome.
  9. Increased heme-oxygenase 1 expression decreases adipocyte differentiation and lipid accumulation in mesenchymal stem cells via upregulation of the canonical Wnt signaling cascade.
  10. Antioxidant Activity of Extracts of Momordica Foetida Schumach. et Thonn.