The Essential Oil of Bergamot Stimulates Reactive Oxygen Species Production in Human Polymorphonuclear Leukocytes.

Cosentino M, Luini A, Bombelli R, Corasaniti MT, Bagetta G, Marino F.

Phytother Res. 2014 Jan 23.


Implication of limonene and linalyl acetate in cytotoxicity induced by bergamot essential oil in human neuroblastoma cells.

Russo R, Ciociaro A, Berliocchi L, Cassiano MG, Rombolà L, Ragusa S, Bagetta G, Blandini F, Corasaniti MT.

Fitoterapia. 2013 89C:48-57.


Neuropharmacology of the essential oil of bergamot. 

Bagetta G, Morrone LA, Rombolà L, Amantea D, Russo R, Berliocchi L, Sakurada S, Sakurada T, Rotiroti D, Corasaniti MT.

Fitoterapia, 2010, 81, pp 453-61. Review.


Effects of systemic administration of the essential oil of bergamot (BEO) on gross behaviour and EEG power spectra recorded from the rat hippocampus and cerebral cortex.

Rombolà L, Corasaniti MT, Rotiroti D, Tassorelli C, Sakurada S, Bagetta G, Morrone LA.

Funct Neurol, 2009, vol 24, pp 107-112.


Prevention of Glutamate Accumulation and Upregulation of Phospho-Akt may Account for Neuroprotection Afforded by Bergamot Essential Oil against Brain Injury Induced by Focal Cerebral Ischemia in Rat.

Amantea D, Fratto V, Maida S, Rotiroti D, Ragusa S, Nappi G, Bagetta G, Corasaniti MT.

Int Rev Neurobiol, 2009, 85:389-405.


Intraplantar injection of bergamot essential oil into the mouse hindpaw: effects on capsaicin-induced nociceptive behaviors.

Sakurada T, Kuwahata H, Katsuyama S, Komatsu T, Morrone LA, Corasaniti MT, Bagetta G, Sakurada S.

Int Rev Neurobiol, 2009, vol 85, pp 237-248. Review.


(-)-Linalool attenuates allodynia in neuropathic pain induced by spinal nerve ligation in c57/bl6 mice.

Berliocchi L, Russo R, Levato A, Fratto V, Bagetta G, Sakurada S, Sakurada T, Mercuri NB, Corasaniti MT.

Int Rev Neurobiol, 2009, vol 85, pp 221-235.


Cell signaling pathways in the mechanisms of neuroprotection afforded by bergamot essential oil against NMDA-induced cell death in vitro.

Corasaniti MT, Maiuolo J, Maida S, Fratto V, Navarra M, Russo R, Amantea D, Morrone LA, Bagetta G.

Br J Pharmacol, 2007, vol 151, pp 18-29.


The essential oil of bergamot enhances the levels of amino acid neurotransmitters in the hippocampus of rat: implication of monoterpene hydrocarbons.

Morrone LA, Rombolà L, Pelle C, Corasaniti MT, Zappettini S, Paudice P, Bonanno G, Bagetta G.

Pharmacol Res, 2007, vol 55, pp 255-262.


Involvement of a glutamergic mechanism in gamma-dendrotoxin-induced hippocampal neuronal cell loss in the rat.

Bagetta G, Palma E, Piccirilli S, Del Duca C, Morrone AL, Nappi G, Corasaniti MT, Dolly JO.

Basic Clin Pharmacol Toxicol, 2004, vol 94, pp 32-38.



Effects of alpha-dendrotoxin and dendrotoxin K on extracellular excitatory amino acids and on electroencephalograph spectral power in the hippocampus of anaesthetised rats.

Richards DA, Morrone LA, Bagetta G, Bowery NG.

Neurosci Lett, 2000, vol 293, pp 183-186.