Giuseppe Placucci

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The capacity of human lactobacilli and bifidobacteria to produce metabolites under conditions that may prevail in the human intestine has been studied "in vitro". However, the effect of systematic probiotic consumption on human metabolic phenotype has not been investigated in faeces. This paper shows the potential for the use of (1)H Nuclear Magnetic(More)
A quantitative analysis of NMR proton relaxation in hen egg albumen and yolk is undertaken to research the causes of quality loss during the first few days of storage and to access the feasibility of an on-line NMR sensor of internal egg quality. It is shown that the change in the transverse relaxation in thick egg albumen mainly results from an increase in(More)
In this paper chemometrics (ANOVA and PCR) is used to measure unbiased correlations between NMR spin-echo decays of pork M. Longissimus dorsi obtained through Carr-Purcell-Meiboom-Gill (CPMG) experiments at low frequency (20 MHz) and the values of 14 technological parameters commonly used to assess pork meat quality. On the basis of the ANOVA results, it is(More)
Substantial equivalence is a key concept in the evaluation of unintended and potentially harmful metabolic impact consequent to a genetic modification of food. The application of unsupervised multivariate data analysis to the metabolic profiles is expected to improve the effectiveness of such evaluation. The present study uses NMR spectra of hydroalcoholic(More)
The reaction between isatin and 2,5-dimethoxyaniline is described. The main product was identified as 3,3-bis(4-amino-2,5-dimethoxyphenyl)-1,3-dihydroindol-2-one. The antioxidant activity of the compounds isolated was evaluated with two methods. Three published antitumor E-3-(2-chloro-3-indolylmethylene)1,3-dihydroindol-2-ones entered the same tests to(More)
Hydration of freeze-dried chicken breast meat was followed in the water activity range of aw=0.12-0.99 by a multianalytical approach comprising of sorption isotherm, differential scanning calorimetry (DSC), and nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR). The amount of frozen water and the shape of the T2-relaxogram were evaluated at each water content by DSC and NMR,(More)
The most effective remedy for iron deficiency is the use of synthetic iron chelates, specifically chelates derived from polyaminecarboxylic acids as EDDHSA (N,N'-ethylenediamine-di-(2-hidroxy-5-sulfophenylacetic) acid). A gradient ion-pair chromatographic method was developed to quantify the total amount of chelated iron in EDDHSA/Fe3+ fertilizers. Two(More)
The exceptional efficiency of the iron chelate of ethylenediaminedi(o-hydroxyphenyl)acetic acid (o,o-EDDHA) in correcting iron chlorosis in plants and the medical applications of various metallic chelates of this compound have long been recognized. As commercial preparations of o,o-EDDHA usually contain impurities, a method for their detection is proposed.(More)
An inexpensive external unit that allows the use of a commercial high-resolution NMR spectrometer as a very low frequency instrument is described. The external unit is phase coherent, the pulse timing being given by the parent spectrometer. With the exception of the probe, the external unit does not contain any tuned elements. This permits easy change of(More)
Iron chelates derived from ethylenediaminedi(o-hydroxyphenylacetic) acid (EDDHA), ethylenediaminedi(o-hydroxy-p-methylphenylacetic) acid (EDDHMA), ethylenediaminedi(2-hydroxy-5-sulfophenylacetic) acid (EDDHSA), and ethylenediaminedi(5-carboxy-2-hydroxyphenylacetic) acid (EDDCHA) are remarkably efficient in correcting iron chlorosis in plants growing in(More)