Ilaria Angeli

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INTRODUCTION The fine detection of 11-nor-Δ9-tetrahydrocannabinol-9-carboxylic acid (THCCOOH) in hair matrix remains one of the most important topics in hair analysis. This relevance lies in the necessity to obtain evidence of effective drug consumption and dispel any doubt of environmental contamination. THCCOOH is the highest and mainly represented Δ9-THC(More)
1. Kynurenic (KYNA) and quinolinic (QUIN) acids are neuroactive tryptophan metabolites formed along the kynurenine pathway: the first is considered a non-competitive antagonist and the second an agonist of glutamate receptors of NMDA type. The affinity of these compounds for glutamate receptors is, however, relatively low and does not explain KYNA(More)
INTRODUCTION The pemetrexed-gemcitabine combination is effective in patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Preclinical data suggest that pemetrexed may synergistically interact with gemcitabine by enhancing the expression of human equilibrative nucleoside transporter 1 (hENT1) and deoxycytidine kinase (dCK), increasing the uptake and(More)
INTRODUCTION Hair testing has a leading role in toxicology practice and even more in those aspects tightly linked to the assessment of psychoactive drug use and abuse in social life. AIM The objective of the present study was to develop and validate an automated SPE sample-preparation step, suited for GC/MS confirmation analysis of basic drugs in hair(More)
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