About the Authors

Francesco Andreozzi

Affiliation Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences, University “Magna Græcia" of Catanzaro, Catanzaro, Italy

Ivan Presta

Affiliation Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences, University “Magna Græcia" of Catanzaro, Catanzaro, Italy

Gaia Chiara Mannino

Affiliation Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences, University “Magna Græcia" of Catanzaro, Catanzaro, Italy

Daniela Scarpelli

Affiliation Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences, University “Magna Græcia" of Catanzaro, Catanzaro, Italy

Sara Di Silvestre

Affiliations Department of Biomedical Sciences, University “G. d'Annunzio", Chieti-Pescara, Italy, Aging Research Center (Ce.S.I.), “G. d'Annunzio" University Foundation, Chieti-Pescara, Italy

Natalia Di Pietro

Affiliations Department of Biomedical Sciences, University “G. d'Annunzio", Chieti-Pescara, Italy, Aging Research Center (Ce.S.I.), “G. d'Annunzio" University Foundation, Chieti-Pescara, Italy

Elena Succurro

Affiliation Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences, University “Magna Græcia" of Catanzaro, Catanzaro, Italy

Angela Sciacqua

Affiliation Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences, University “Magna Græcia" of Catanzaro, Catanzaro, Italy

Assunta Pandolfi

Affiliations Department of Biomedical Sciences, University “G. d'Annunzio", Chieti-Pescara, Italy, Aging Research Center (Ce.S.I.), “G. d'Annunzio" University Foundation, Chieti-Pescara, Italy

Agostino Consoli

Affiliations Department of Medicine and Aging Sciences, University “G. d'Annunzio", Chieti-Pescara, Italy, Aging Research Center (Ce.S.I.), “G. d'Annunzio" University Foundation, Chieti-Pescara, Italy

Marta Letizia Hribal

Affiliation Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences, University “Magna Græcia" of Catanzaro, Catanzaro, Italy

Francesco Perticone

Affiliation Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences, University “Magna Græcia" of Catanzaro, Catanzaro, Italy

Giorgio Sesti

sesti@unicz.it

Affiliation Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences, University “Magna Græcia" of Catanzaro, Catanzaro, Italy

Competing Interests

Giorgio Sesti is a PLoS ONE Editorial Board member. This does not alter the authors' adherence to all the PLoS ONE policies on sharing data and materials.The authors have declared that no additional competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: GS. Performed the experiments: FA IP GCM DS ES AS SDS NDP. Analyzed the data: FA IP GCM. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: AC AP FP. Wrote the paper: GS MLH.