Maria Lucia Crupi

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Triacylglycerols (TAGs), the major components in fats and oils, are a good example of natural complex mixtures. The best technique for the separation of such samples is certainly high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC). Monodimensional HPLC separations are often not sufficient to resolve all the components of interest. The present investigation(More)
"Band 3," an integral membrane protein of red blood cells, plays a relevant role in anionic transport. The C- and N-terminal portions of band 3 are cytoplasmatics, and the last is the link site for different glycolitic enzymes, such as glyceraldehyde-3-phosphate dehydrogenase, aldolase, phosphofructokinase, and hemoglobin. All or some of these interactions(More)
Citrus bergamia Risso et Poiteau fruits have been traditionally utilized, in Calabria (Italy), as a popular remedy for their hypolipidemic properties. C. bergamia juice total phenol content (2474.35+/-38 microg/mL) was evaluated by the Folin-Ciocalteu method; moreover, HPLC analysis led to the identification of naringin (520 ppm), neoeriocitrin (370 ppm),(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS The erythrocyte is a cell exposed to a high level of oxygen pressure and to oxidative chemical agents. This stress involves SH-groups oxidation, cell shrinkage by activation of K-Cl co-transport (KCC) and elevation of the band 3 tyrosine phosphorylation level. The aim of our study was to test whether oxidative stress could influence band(More)
In this study, the use of pure water at superheated temperatures, between 100 and 200 degrees C, as a mobile phase for RP separation is explored. Instrumental parameters, such as temperature, flow rate, preheating and cooling, have shown significant effects on the quality of the chromatographic peaks. The properties of superheated water as an eluent were(More)
The erythrocyte is a cell highly exposed to oxygen pressure that, in turn, provokes oxidative stress involving loss of SH-groups, cell shrinkage by activation of K(+)-Cl(-) cotransport (KCC) and membrane destabilization which plays an important role in the premature haemolysis of red blood cells (RBCs). Oxidative stress provoked by chemicals frequently(More)
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