Roberto Corradini

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Deoxynivalenol-3-beta-D-glucoside (D3G), a phase II plant metabolite of the mycotoxin deoxynivalenol (DON), occurs in naturally Fusarium-contaminated cereals. In order to investigate the frequency of occurrence as well as the relative and absolute concentrations of D3G in naturally infected cereals, 23 wheat samples originating from fields in Austria,(More)
Peptide nucleic acids are DNA mimics able to form duplexes with complementary DNA or RNA strands of remarkable affinity and selectivity. Oligopyrimidine PNA can displace one strand of dsDNA by forming PNA(2):DNA triplexes of very high stability. Many PNA analogs have been described in recent years, in particular, chiral PNA analogs. In the present article(More)
The identification of all epigenetic modifications (i.e. DNA methylation, histone modifications and expression of noncoding RNAs such as microRNAs) involved in gene regulation is one of the major steps forward for understanding human biology in both normal and pathological conditions and for development of novel drugs. In this context, microRNAs play a(More)
Calcein-acetoxymethylester (calcein-AM) is a non-fluorescent, cell permeant compound, which is converted by intracellular esterases into calcein, an anionic fluorescent form. It is used in microscopy and fluorometry and provides both morphological and functional information of viable cells. In this study we have tested the response of calcein-AM to(More)
Two previously developed platforms, a multiplex polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and a peptide nucleic acid (PNA) array, the former allowing for the simultaneous detection of five transgenes and two endogenous controls in food and feed matrices and the latter for the assessment of the identity of amplified PCR products, were combined in order to develop a(More)
PURPOSE Rhabdomyosarcomas are a major cause of cancer death in children, described with MYCN amplification and, in the alveolar subtype, transcription driven by the PAX3-FOXO1 fusion protein. Our aim was to determine the prevalence of N-Myc protein expression and the potential therapeutic effects of reducing expression in rhabdomyosarcomas, including use of(More)
Chiral PNA monomers (PNA = peptide nucleic acid), in which nucleobases are attached to N-(aminoethyl)-D-lysine, were introduced to PNAs bearing pseudo-complementary nucleobases (2,6-diaminopurine and 2-thiouracil). When these highly cationic PNAs targeted double-stranded DNA, they invaded there much more efficiently than conventional pseudo-complementary(More)
In this paper we demonstrate that peptide nucleic acids (PNAs) are excellent probes able to detect the W1282X point mutation of the cystic fibrosis (CF) gene when biospecific interaction analysis (BIA) by surface plasmon resonance (SPR) and biosensor technologies is performed. The results reported here suggest that BIA is an easy, fast, and automatable(More)
Peptide nucleic acid (PNA) microarrays for the detection of Roundup Ready soybeans in food have been prepared. PNA probes are known to be more efficient and selective in binding DNA sequences than the analogous oligonucleotides and are very suitable to be used for diagnostics in food. PNAs of different lengths were carefully designed and synthesized by(More)
Technologies today available for the DNA detection rely on a combination of labeled probes hybridized to target sequences which are amplified by polymerase chain reaction (PCR). Direct detection methods that eliminate the requirement for both PCR and labeling steps could afford faster, cheaper and simpler devices for the analysis of small amounts of(More)