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Dr. Maria Dolores Herranz López

Department: Instituto de Investigación, Desarrollo e Innovación en Biotecnología Sanitaria de Elche (IDiBE) / Natural bioactive compounds and biomembranes group

Phone: + 34 965 222 586

Email: mherranz@umh.es

Website: http://ibmc.umh.es/mherranz.asp

Current Position: 1. Junior Postdoctoral Researcher (APOSTD/2017/023), Miguel Hernández University, 2017-present. // 2. Assistant professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Department, 2015-present.

Research Fields

  • Biocompounds as agents with potential anti-obesity effects. The capacity of polyphenols to ameliorate metabolic disturbances (oxidative stress and insulin resistance) in cellular models and hyperlipidemic mice.

  • Cosmetics and functional foods: screening and bioactivity of new ingredients for cosmetics and food formulations.

Representative Publications

  • Herranz-Lopez et al. Multi-Targeted Molecular Effects of Hibiscus sabdariffa Polyphenols: An Opportunity for a Global Approach to Obesity. (2017) Nutrients 9 907.​​

  • Herranz-Lopez et al. Lemon verbena (Lippia citriodora) polyphenols alleviate obesity-related disturbances in hypertrophic adipocytes through AMPK-dependent mechanisms. (2015) Phytomedicine 22 605–614.

  • Herranz-Lopez et al. Phenylpropanoids and their metabolites are the major compounds responsible for blood-cell protection against oxidative stress after administration of Lippia citriodora in rats. (2013) Phytomedicine 20 1112–1118.

  • Herranz-Lopez et al. Bioavailability study of a polyphenol-enriched extract from Hibiscus sabdariffa in rats and associated antioxidant status. (2012) Molecular Nutrition & Food Research. 56 1590–1595.

Patents and Available Technologies

Composición para el control del peso a través de la modulación de los niveles de péptidos involucrados en saciedad y/o apetito. Patent application number P201731147. Date: 22/09/2017.

Company Agreements

  • Contracts and agreements of collaboration with companies for the evaluation of the efficacy, quality, safety and development of cosmetics and nutricosmetics (INVITROTECNIA, MONTELOEDER).

  • Contracts and agreements of collaboration with companies for the evaluation of the efficacy, quality, safety and development of ingredients for functional food and nutraceuticals (MONTELOEDER, MITRA SOL. TECHNOLOGIES).