Obesity is a chronic pathological condition with a multifacto-rial aetiology, characterised by an excessive body fat accumulation with multiple organ-specific consequences. Emerging evidence highlights that obesity appears to be associated with multiple alterations in the endocrine system. However, the mechanisms underlying the interactions between...
= uptake; Band 3 protein; Erythrocyte. Contributions: RM, AR, AM1, BA, performing experiments, data collecting and analysis; MG and GLS, manuscript reviewing; AM2, experimental design, manuscript writing and reviewing.
Published in Genes & Nutrition
Background: Folic acid and its derivates, known as folates, are chemoprotective micronutrients of great interest because of their essential role in the maintenance of health and genomic integrity. The supplementation of folic acid during pregnancy has long been known to reduce the risk of neural tube defects (NTDs) in the foetus. Folate metabolism ...
The essential mineral, selenium, is of fundamental importance to human health. As a constituent of selenoproteins, selenium has structural and enzymic roles, in the latter context being best-known as an antioxidant and catalyst for the production of active thyroid hormone. Selenium is needed for the proper functioning of the immune system. An ele...
MARCO GIAMMANCO MD Since November 1990
1990 Medicine and Surgery Degree (110/110 cum laude), Human Physiology Institute, University of Palermo.
Professor of Physiology, University of Palermo.
Agreement Professor of Clinic Training for Medical Faculty of Caltanissetta;
Agreement Professor of Physiology for Farmacy Faculty, University of Palermo;
Agreement Professor of General Physiopathology for Farmacy Faculty, University of Palermo;
Agreement Professor of Nutrition and General Endocrinology for Interuniversity School of Specialization for Teaching in the Secondary Schools;
Professor, Specialization School in Alimentation Science - University of Palermo;
Professor of Course “Alimentation and Health” Medical Faculty, University of Palermo;
Professor of Course “Nutrition in Evolutive Age ” Medical Faculty, University of Palermo;
Professor of “Biochemistry of Nutrition” for the Doctorate of Research in Food and Human Nutrition, University of Palermo.
Professor member of the Doctorate of Research Committee in Food and Human Nutrition;
Head of a Physiology and Nutrition Laboratory in DIMPEFINU Department – University of Palermo;
Responsible for Section of Physiology and Human Nutrition , University of Palermo , the European Food Safety Authority EFSA (Scientific Cooperation & Assistance Directorate).
Editor in Chief of Journal of Biological Research;
Editorial Board Position for the Journal "SciTz Nutrition and Food Science";
Referee for the following Journal: “Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry”;
Referee for the following Journal: “The Nutrition Journal”;
Referee for the following Journal: “Research in Pharmaceutical Biotechnology”;
Referee for the following Journal: “Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry”;
Referee for the following Journal: “European Journal of Medicinal Plants”;
MEMBERSHIP OF SCIENTIFIC SOCIETIES
Member of Italian Society of Physiology;
Member of the Nutrition Society
Member of Italian Society of Experimental Biology;
Full Registration with the General Medical Council (GMC);
Member of the Association Doctors Endocrinologists AME
Treasurer of the 56° Congress of the Italian Physiology Society and Joint Symposium SIF-Physiological Society – Palermo 27-30 settembre 2005;
President of the 86° Congress of the Italian Society of Experimental Biology-SIBS Palermo 24-25 Ottobre 2013.
- Composition and nutritional value of foods;
- Antioxidant content in Mediterraneal Diet foods and their effects on human health;
- Endocrine physiology and metabolism;
- Central control of feeding behavior.
DEGREE IN MEDICINE AND SURGERY Since November 1990
University of palermo (Palermo IT)
DEGREE IN MEDICINE AND SURGERY, SCHOOL OF MEDICINE UNIVERSITY OF PALERMO, PALERMO ITALY (110/110 CUM LAUDE)