Roberta Onori

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BACKGROUND With the development of genetically modified crop plants there has been a growing interest in the approaches available to assess the potential allergenicity of novel gene products. For additional assessment of the potential allergenicity of expressed proteins, informative data can be generated using animal models. Soybean is one of the major(More)
Ochratoxin A is a mycotoxin frequently found as a contaminant both in food and in animal feed. It can reach humans through the food chain and can then be excreted in biological fluids, one of which is human milk; it can therefore be transmitted from mother to child during breast-feeding. This fact prompted us to carry out the present study, aimed at the(More)
The occurrence and amount of residues of ochratoxin A (OA) in poultry tissues and organs were investigated in a trial aimed at measuring the effects of contamination approaching the patterns more frequently found in natural situations (i.e., small doses of OA in the diet for long periods). Hubbard male broilers and laying hens were treated with an(More)
The principles for the safety assessment of genetically modified (GM) organisms (GMOs) are harmonised worldwide to a large extent. There are, however, still differences between the European GMO regulations and the GMO regulations as they have been formulated in other parts of the world. One of these differences relates to the so-called 'stacked GM events',(More)
A study was performed to determine aflatoxin residues in tissues and organs of male broilers and hens that had been fed a diet contaminated with 50 micrograms/kg aflatoxin B1 (AFB1). Residue levels of AFB1, aflatoxicol (Ro), aflatoxin M1 (AFM1) and aflatoxin B2a (AFB2a) were determined by an HPLC method and, with the exception of AFB2a, were detected in the(More)
CARTOSAT-1, launched in May 2005, is basically a stereo mission; in fact it is equipped with two cameras onboard, namely Aft and Fore, tilted in along track by-5° and +26°, allowing the acquisition of stereo data for every scene with a resolution of 2.5 m. participated at the ISPRS-ISRO Cartosat-1 Scientific Assessment Programme (C-SAP), in order to(More)
A study was undertaken to evaluate the total aflatoxin content in naturally contaminated eggs. Two pools of eggs from laying hens were collected after 2 and 7 days of treatment with aflatoxin B1 (AFB1). An HPLC method has been developed for the determination of AFB1, aflatoxin M1 (AFM1), aflatoxin B2a (AFB2a) and aflatoxicol (Ro) both in free form and after(More)
36 samples representative of the 1981 Italian durum wheat crop were separated by an industrial Italian milling process and the products obtained analyzed by AAS for their Pb, Cd, Cr, Cu, Zn content. The results obtained were: Pb ranging from 0.04 to 0.80 ppm, Cd from 0.02 to 1.39 ppm, Cr from 0.05 to 1.60 ppm, Cu from 1.8 to 39.7 ppm and Zn from 8.8 to(More)
The effects of combined administration of ochratoxin A (OA) and aflatoxin B1 (AFB1) on the occurrence and the levels of residues of mycotoxins in poultry have been investigated. Male broilers and laying hens were fed from 14 days old with standard diets contaminated with 50 micrograms/kg OA and 50 micrograms/kg AFB1. Two groups of broilers and hens were(More)
BACKGROUND The modular approach to analysis of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) relies on the independence of the modules combined (i.e. DNA extraction and GM quantification). The validity of this assumption has to be proved on the basis of specific performance criteria. RESULTS An experiment was conducted using, as a reference, the validated(More)