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
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.
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.
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.
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).