This section includes a list of the latest IPNA scientific articles published in journals included in the Science Citation Index (SCI).
In DIGITAL.CSIC, institutional repository of the CSIC, you can find the complete list of scientific articles since 1962, as well as other collections of interest such as congresses, theses, books, informative material, etc. of the centre. The aim of DIGITAL.CSIC is to organize, preserve and disseminate in open access the results of our research.
In the institutional repository of the CSIC, you can find the complete list of scientific articles, as well as other collections of interest such as congresses, theses, books, informative material, etc.
Analysis of the IPNA 2014-2019 Scientific Production: bibliometric analysis from data collected in Scopus and Web of Science.
Drivers of consumer willingness to pay for sustainable wines: natural, biodynamic, and organic
This study analysed consumers’ willingness to pay (WTP) for wines with different sustainability features, namely natural, biodynamic, and organic, and explored the drivers of individual preferences for these wines. An online survey was conducted with a sample of 501 Italian regular wine consumers. To elicit WTP for natural, organic, and biodynamic wines, a multiple price list (MPL) was applied. The drivers of consumers’ preferences for the three wines were then investigated by means of a seemingly unrelated regression model (SUR). Results reveal a higher WTP for organic, followed by natural and biodynamic wines. The same core drivers of individual preferences were revealed for the three wine types: wine drinking frequency, naturalness perception, and wine health concerns. Wineries interested in commercialising sustainable wines should develop targeted communication campaigns to increase consumer awareness and understanding of the different sustainable production methods.
Vecchio, Riccardo; Annunziata, Azzurra; Parga-Dans, Eva; Alonso-González, Pablo.
Therapeutic properties and pharmacological activities of asiaticoside and madecassoside: A review
Centella asiatica is an ethnomedicinal herbaceous species that grows abundantly in tropical and sub-tropical regions of China, India, South-Eastern Asia and Africa. It is a popular nutraceutical that is employed in various forms of clinical and cosmetic treatments. C. asiatica extracts are reported widely in Ayurvedic and Chinese traditional medicine to boost memory, prevent cognitive deficits and improve brain functions. The major bioactive constituents of C. asiatica are the pentacyclic triterpenoid glycosides, asiaticoside and madecassoside, and their corresponding aglycones, asiatic acid and madecassic acid. Asiaticoside and madecassoside have been identified as the marker compounds of C. asiatica in the Chinese Pharmacopoeia and these triterpene compounds offer a wide range of pharmacological properties, including neuroprotective, cardioprotective, hepatoprotective, wound healing, anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant, anti-allergic, anti-depressant, anxiolytic, antifibrotic, antibacterial, anti-arthritic, anti-tumour and immunomodulatory activities. Asiaticoside and madecassoside are also used extensively in treating skin abnormalities, burn injuries, ischaemia, ulcers, asthma, lupus, psoriasis and scleroderma. Besides medicinal applications, these phytocompounds are considered cosmetically beneficial for their role in anti-ageing, skin hydration, collagen synthesis, UV protection and curing scars. Existing reports and experimental studies on these compounds between 2005 and 2022 have been selectively reviewed in this article to provide a comprehensive overview of the numerous therapeutic advantages of asiaticoside and madecassoside and their potential roles in the medical future.
Bandopadhyay, Shinjini; Mandal, Sujata; Ghorai, Mimosa; Kumar Jha, Niraj; Kumar, Manoj; Radha; Ghosh, Arabinda; Proćków, Jarosław; Pérez de Lastra, José Manuel; Dey, Abhijit.
Exploring the potential of CRISPR/Cas genome editing for vegetable crop improvement: An overview of challenges and approaches
Vegetables provide many nutrients in the form of fiber, vitamins, and minerals, which make them an important part of our diet. Numerous biotic and abiotic stresses can affect crop growth, quality, and yield. Traditional and modern breeding strategies to improve plant traits are slow and resource intensive. Therefore, it is necessary to find new approaches for crop improvement. Clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats/CRISPR associated 9 (CRISPR/Cas9) is a genome editing tool that can be used to modify targeted genes for desirable traits with greater efficiency and accuracy. By using CRISPR/Cas9 editing to precisely mutate key genes, it is possible to rapidly generate new germplasm resources for the promotion of important agronomic traits. This is made possible by the availability of whole genome sequencing data and information on the function of genes responsible for important traits. In addition, CRISPR/Cas9 systems have revolutionized agriculture, making genome editing more versatile. Currently, genome editing of vegetable crops is limited to a few vegetable varieties (tomato, sweet potato, potato, carrot, squash, eggplant, etc.) due to lack of regeneration protocols and sufficient genome sequencing data. In this article, we summarize recent studies on the application of CRISPR/Cas9 in improving vegetable trait development and the potential for future improvement.
Das, Tuyelee; Anand, Uttpal; Pal, Tarun; Mandal, Sayanti; Kumar, Manoj; Radha; Gopalakrishnan, Abilash Valsala; Pérez de Lastra, José Manuel CSIC; Dey, Abhijit.
Family Nogodinidae (Hemiptera: Fulgoroidea) from the Canary Islands, with the description of a new species of the genus Morsina Melichar, 1902
Planthopper family Nogodinidae is recorded for the first time from the Canary Islands after a new species, Morsina gomerae sp. nov., described from the dry landscapes of La Gomera island. Mikewilsonia Holzinger, 2019 is placed in synonymy under Morsina Melichar, 1902. Mikewilsonia kunzi Holzinger, 2019 is transferred to Morsina with a new combination proposed—Morsina kunzi (Holzinger, 2019), comb. nov.
Gnezdilov, Vlamidir M.; López, Heriberto; Suárez, Daniel.
Importance of Precursor Adaptability in the Assembly of Molecular Organic Cages
Rondelli, Manuel; Hernández Daranas, Antonio; Martín, Tomás.
Impact of the 2021 La Palma volcanic eruption on air quality: Insights froma multidisciplinary approach
The La Palma 2021 volcanic eruption was the first subaerial eruption in a 50-year period in the Canary Islands (Spain), emitting ~1.8 Tg of sulphur dioxide (SO2) into the troposphere over nearly 3 months (19 September-13 December 2021), exceeding the total anthropogenic SO2 emitted from the 27 European Union countries in 2019. We conducted a comprehensive evaluation of the impact of the 2021 volcanic eruption on air quality (SO2, PM10 and PM2.5 concentrations) utilising a multidisciplinary approach, combining ground and satellite-based measurements with height-resolved aerosol and meteorological information. High concentrations of SO2, PM10 and PM2.5 were observed in La Palma (hourly mean SO2 up to ~2600 μg m−3 and also sporadically at ~140 km distance on the island of Tenerife (> 7700 μg m−3) in the free troposphere. PM10 and PM2.5 daily mean concentrations in La Palma peaked at ~380 and 60 μg m−3. Volcanic aerosols and desert dust both impacted the lower troposphere in a similar height range (~ 0–6 km) during the eruption, providing a unique opportunity to study the combined effect of both natural phenomena. The impact of the 2021 volcanic eruption on SO2 and PM concentrations was strongly influenced by the magnitude of the volcanic emissions, the injection height, the vertical stratification of the atmosphere and its seasonal dynamics. Mean daily SO2 concentrations increased during the eruption, from 38 μg m−3 (Phase I) to 92 μg m−3 (Phase II), showing an opposite temporal trend to mean daily SO2 emissions, which decreased from 34 kt (Phase I) to 7 kt (Phase II). The results of this study are relevant for emergency preparedness in all international areas at risk of volcanic eruptions; a multidisciplinary approach is key to understand the processes by which volcanic eruptions affect air quality and to mitigate and minimise impacts on the population.
Milford, Celia; Torres, Carlos F.; Vilches, Jon; Gossman, Ann-Kathrin; Weis, Frederik; Suárez-Molina, David; García, Omaira E.; Prats, Natalia; Barreto, África; García, Rosa D.; Bustos, Juan J.; Marrero, Carlos L.; Ramos, Ramón; Chinea, Nayra; Boulesteix, Thomas ; Taquet, Noémie; Rodríguez, Sergio; López-Darias, Jessica; Sicard, Michaël; Córdoba-Jabonero, Carmen; Cuevas, Emilio.
Myeloid-Derived Suppressor Cells in Cancer and COVID-19 as Associated with Oxidative Stress
Myeloid-derived suppressor cells MDSCs are a heterogeneous population of cells that expand beyond their physiological regulation during pathologies such as cancer, inflammation, bacterial, and viral infections. Their key feature is their remarkable ability to suppress T cell and natural killer NK cell responses. Certain risk factors for severe COVID-19 disease, such as obesity and diabetes, are associated with oxidative stress. The resulting inflammation and oxidative stress can negatively impact the host. Similarly, cancer cells exhibit a sustained increase in intrinsic ROS generation that maintains the oncogenic phenotype and drives tumor progression. By disrupting endoplasmic reticulum calcium channels, intracellular ROS accumulation can disrupt protein folding and ultimately lead to proteostasis failure. In cancer and COVID-19, MDSCs consist of the same two subtypes (PMN-MSDC and M-MDSC). While the main role of polymorphonuclear MDSCs is to dampen the response of T cells and NK killer cells, they also produce reactive oxygen species ROS and reactive nitrogen species RNS. We here review the origin of MDSCs, their expansion mechanisms, and their suppressive functions in the context of cancer and COVID-19 associated with the presence of superoxide anion •O2− and reactive oxygen species ROS.
Curieses Andrés, Celia María; Pérez de Lastra, José Manuel; Andrés Juan, Celia; Plou Gasca, Francisco José; Pérez-Lebeña, Eduardo.
Superoxide Anion Chemistry—Its Role at the Core of the Innate Immunity
Classically, superoxide anion O2 and reactive oxygen species ROS play a dual role. At the physiological balance level, they are a by-product of O2 reduction, necessary for cell signalling, and at the pathological level they are considered harmful, as they can induce disease and apoptosis, necrosis, ferroptosis, pyroptosis and autophagic cell death. This revision focuses on understanding the main characteristics of the superoxide O2, its generation pathways, the biomolecules it oxidizes and how it may contribute to their modification and toxicity. The role of superoxide dismutase, the enzyme responsible for the removal of most of the superoxide produced in living organisms, is studied. At the same time, the toxicity induced by superoxide and derived radicals is beneficial in the oxidative death of microbial pathogens, which are subsequently engulfed by specialized immune cells, such as neutrophils or macrophages, during the activation of innate immunity. Ultimately, this review describes in some depth the chemistry related to O2 and how it is harnessed by the innate immune system to produce lysis of microbial agents.
Curieses Andrés, Celia María; Pérez de Lastra, José Manuel; Andrés Juan, Celia; Plou Gasca, Francisco José; Pérez-Lebeña, Eduardo.
Halacaridae (Acari) from Tenerife (Canary Islands)
In the present study, halacarid mites inhabiting various macroalgae, barnacles and sand sediments from Tenerife (Canary Islands) were examined and identified for the first time. Among 114 individuals, 11 halacarid species belonging to six genera were detected: Agaue adriatica, Agauopsis brevipalpus, Agauopsis microrhyncha, Agauopsis tricuspis, Copidognathus lamelloides, C. magnipalpus, C. remipes, Halacarus subtilis, H. actenos, Halacaropsis hirsuta and Rhombognathus procerus. Presence of the epibiont suctorian ciliate species “Praethecacineta halacari” on C. magnipalpus is reported for the first time from the Canary Islands.
Durucan, Furkan; de la Paz, Juan Carlos; Hernández-Teixidor, David.
Biogeographic origins and drivers of alien plant invasions in the Canary Islands
Aim: Understanding the historical and contemporaneous drivers of invasion success in island systems can decisively contribute to identifying sources and pathways that are more likely to give rise to new invaders. Based on a floristic-driven approach, we aimed at determining the origins of the invasive alien flora of the Canary Islands and shedding light in the mechanisms shaping their distribution within the archipelago.
Location: Canary Islands.
Methods: An updated checklist of the invasive alien flora of the Canary Islands was assembled along with complementary information related to the native biogeographical regions, stage of invasiveness and dates of naturalization. Statistical models were employed to describe differences in the number of species over space and time. We also used multivariate techniques to evaluate competing hypotheses related to the mechanisms driving invasive floristic composition within the archipelago.
Results: We provided a list of 149 alien plant species with a certain degree of invasiveness. The greatest number of invasive species originated from the Neotropics followed by the Cape Region, tropical Africa and the Mediterranean Basin. We observed a slow but steady increase in numbers of invasive species until the 1950s, followed by a stronger rise thereafter. In order to explain composition dissimilarity of the invasive flora among islands, a climatic matching hypothesis was fully supported, with geographic isolation and contemporary human-mediated connectivity hypotheses receiving less and null support respectively.
Main Conclusions: We showed that the Neotropical region is the main source of plant invasions to the Canary Islands, outnumbering those from other regions with a Mediterranean-type bioclimate. The assembly of the invasive flora within the archipelago appears to be driven primarily by climate, but with geographic distance also playing a role. This study calls for archipelago-dependent assessments of the underlying mechanisms that contribute to plant invasion success within insular systems.
Morente-López, Javier; Arjona, Yurena; Salas-Pascual, Marcos; Reyes-Betancort, J. Alfredo; del Arco-Aguilar, Marcelino J.; Emerson, Brent C.; García-Gallo, Antonio; Jay-García, Louis S.; Naranjo-Cigala, Agustín; Patiño, Jairo.