Cornelia K Pezzei

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Oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) of the oral cavity and oropharynx represents more than 95% of all malignant neoplasms in the oral cavity. Histomorphological evaluation of this cancer type is invasive and remains a time consuming and subjective technique. Therefore, novel approaches for histological recognition are necessary to identify malignancy at an(More)
In the present study, Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) imaging and data analysis methods were combined to study morphological and molecular patterns of St. John's wort (Hypericum perforatum) in detail. For interpretation, FTIR imaging results were correlated with histological information gained from light microscopy (LM). Additionally, we tested several(More)
In the present work the performances of one benchtop and two different types of miniaturized near-infrared (NIR)-spectrometers were tested and compared for the first time by the determination of the rosmarinic acid (RA) content of dried and powdered Rosmarini folium. The recorded NIR spectra were utilized in hyphenation with multivariate data analysis (MVA)(More)
Constant development enabled Infrared (IR) spectroscopy to become a widely used, non-invasive tool for fast sample analyses with less to no pre-preparation. Furthermore, computational data handling is no more a limiting factor and hence, IR measurements are predestined for clinical diagnostics and drug analysis. Within this review the focus was put on(More)
An efficient blood plasma clean-up method was developed, where methanol protein precipitation was applied, followed by zirconium silicate assisted exclusion of residual proteins. A strong binding of zirconium (IV) silicate to the proteins enabled the elimination of remaining proteins after solvent deproteinization through a rapid solid-phase extraction(More)
Thionins belong to a family of cysteine-rich, low-molecular-weight (∼5 KDa) biologically active proteins in the plant kingdom. They display a broad cellular toxicity against a wide range of organisms and eukaryotic cell lines. Thionins protect plants against different pathogens, including bacteria and fungi. A highly selective solid-phase extraction method(More)
This study examined the applicability of near-infrared (NIR) spectroscopy coupled with multivariate data analysis (MVA) to determine the ideal harvest time of Verbena officinalis. NIR analyses were performed non-invasively on the fresh plant material based on the quantification of the key constituents verbenalin and verbascoside. Vibrational spectroscopic(More)
The measurement of the physical and chemical ("physicochemical") properties of nanomaterials used in industry and science including chemistry, pharmacy, medicine, toxicology, etc., is time-consuming, expensive and requires a lot of experience of a well trained lab staff. Near-infrared spectroscopy (NIR; 4.000-12.000 cm(-1)), working in the wavelength region(More)
Bladder carcinoma represents more than 4% of all cancer diseases in Austria. The histomorphological evaluation is invasive and remains a subjective and time consuming technique. On account of this it is necessary to find novel non-invasive approaches which support the pathologists for histological recognition to identify malignancy at an early stage. In the(More)
The present study evaluates the analytical performance of near infrared as well as attenuated total reflection infrared spectroscopy for the determination of the rosmarinic acid content in Rosmarini folium. Therefore, the recorded near infrared and attenuated total reflection infrared spectra of 42 milled Rosmarini folium samples were correlated with(More)