Lucia D'Ulivo

Lucia D'Ulivo

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August 2005 - February 2010
University of Helsinki
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VITA-1 and VITB-1 are low- and elevated level CRMs, respectively, which were certified for minerals and vitamin contents by National Research Council Canada. The proportions of key ingredients are the same in each formula, and they were prepared in such a way that VITB-1 has twice the amount of minerals and vitamins as VITA-1. The availability of t...
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In order to elucidate controversial results emerging in chemical vapor generation (CVG) for trace element determination, we conducted a series of experiments devoted to the identification of intermediates formed by acid hydrolysis of amine-boranes. For the first time, direct analysis in real time coupled with high-resolution mass spectrometry (DART...
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The behavior of NaBH4 (THB) and the amine boranes, NH3BH3 (AB), tertbutylNH2BH3 (TBAB), Me2NHBH3 (DMAB) was investigated in continuous flow chemical vapor generation of H2Se from aqueous SeIV coupled with atomic absorption spectrometry. Unexpected higher efficiency of H2Se generation was obtained with amine boranes compared to THB (TBAB > AB > THB)...
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Cyanocobalamin (CNCbl) is an active form of vitamin B12, commonly employed for the preparation of multivitamin supplements and fortified food. In this study, we present a novel analytical method for its determination based on stable isotope dilution liquid chromatography electrospray tandem mass spectrometry (ID LC-MS/MS). Isotopically enriched ¹³C...
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The high toxicity of cyanide, along with its widespread industrial use, has fuelled interest in the development of analytical methods for its determination in complex matrices. In this study, we propose a novel approach for the measurement of total cyanide in soil samples based on single-step derivatization with pentafluorobenzyl bromide (F5Bn-Br)...
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The interaction of chemicals with DNA may lead to genotoxicity, mutation or carcinogenicity. A simple open tubular capillary electrochromatographic method is proposed to rapidly assess the interaction affinity of three environmental contaminants (1,4-phenylenediamine, pyridine and 2,4-diaminotoluene) to DNA by measuring their retention in the capil...
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Sample injection is a crucial step in CE. In past, many efforts have been focused on concentrating the analytes into a sharp sample plug. In 2006, pressure assisted electrokinetic injection (PAEKI) was proposed as a new pre-concentration technique for anions. In this study, we expanded the applicability of PAEKI to online pre-concentrate positively...
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In analytical chemistry, improvement in instrument performances is always important for achieving better analytical results and obtaining more information on the target analytes. Gas chromatography-inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (GC-ICPMS), which combines powerful separation ability and high sensitivity, has found broad applications i...
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Methyl mercury (MeHg) is a common contaminant worldwide. Health authorities keep monitoring MeHg levels in biological and environmental samples to assess the corresponding exposure in the population. So far, a basic leaching has been mostly used for the MeHg extraction. In this study, it was demonstrated that methanesulfonic acid, commonly used for...
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This chapter presents an overview of the recent techniques and applications related to CE-MS. The details of various modes of CE, fundamental principles governing the operation of CE, interfaces and ionization mechanisms of CE-MS are summarized and discussed. Recent advances to mass analyzers and applications of CE-MS applications are described wit...
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Collagen, the major component of extracellular matrix (ECM) and the most abundant protein in the human body, is implicated in the development of atherosclerosis. Collagen types I and III were immobilized on fused-silica capillary to investigate their shape, size and structure by atomic force microscopy (AFM). For comparison, collagen was also immob...
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Diabetes, a multifunctional disease and a major cause of morbidity and mortality in the industrialized countries, strongly associates with the development and progression of atherosclerosis. One of the consequences of high level of glucose in the blood circulation is glycation of long-lived proteins, such as collagen I, the most abundant component...
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Atherosclerosis has received wide attention as a primary cause of premature death in developed countries. The retention of low-density lipoprotein (LDL) particles in the intima, the inner layer of the capillaries, has been imputed as the main cause of the development of atherosclerotic plaques. The entrapment of LDL is mainly due to the specific in...
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A new simple and fast noncovalent coating method based on poly(1-vinylpyrrolidone-co-2-dimethylaminoethyl methacrylate) copolymer was developed for CE. Merely 2 min flushing of the capillary with the poly(1-vinylpyrrolidone-co-2-dimethylaminoethyl methacrylate) copolymer was required. The copolymer is adsorbed onto the fused-silica surface by hydro...
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Human plasma lipoproteins have strong hydrophobic interactions with steroids and their fatty acyl derivatives such as estradiol fatty acyl esters. In this work, affinity capillary electrophoresis with the partial filling technique was applied to study the hydrophobic interactions between lipoproteins, which are nanometer-sized particles, and noncon...
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Collagens I and III are involved in the formation of the extracellular matrix and presumably in the development of several diseases, such as atherosclerosis. In this study, stable collagen and collagen-decorin coatings were prepared on the inner surfaces of fused silica CEC capillaries, enabling study of the interactions between collagen and select...
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S-Nitrosoglutathione (GSNO) reacts with the organic mercurial probe, p-hydroxymercury benzoate (PHMB, HO–Hg–(C6H4)–COO−Na+) giving the complex GS–Hg(C6H4)COOH (GS–PHMB). This reaction has been studied by UV measurements at 334 nm also in the presence of ascorbic acid and the product of reaction, the GS–PHMB complex, characterized by Electrospray Io...
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An electrochromatographic method was developed for the in situ delipidation of intact low-density lipoprotein (LDL) particles immobilized on the inner wall of a 50-microm inner diameter silica capillary. In this method, the immobilized LDL particles were delipidated with nonionic surfactant Nonidet P-40 at pH 7.4 and 25 degrees C, resulting in an a...
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Electrochromatography with open tubular capillaries coated with human low density lipoprotein (LDL) particles and their protein-free derivatives was studied as a method for their in situ enzymatic modification. LDL particles as monolayers or their protein-free derivatives (lipid microemulsions) were coated on 50 microm i.d. capillaries, which resem...
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A new procedure is proposed for the sampling and storage of hydrogen sulphide (H2S) and volatile thiols (methanethiol or methyl mercaptan, ethanethiol and propanethiol) for their determination by liquid chromatography. The sampling procedure is based on the trapping/pre-concentration of the analytes in alkaline aqueous solution containing an organi...
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A novel, open tubular capillary electrochromatographic method was developed for the in vitro oxidation of low-density lipoprotein (LDL) particles. Low-density lipoprotein particles with molar mass of approximately 2.5 MDa yielded a stable stationary phase at temperatures 25 and 37 degrees C and at pH values from 3.2 to 7.4. The quality of the coati...
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This doctoral thesis describes the development of a miniaturized capillary electrochromatography (CEC) technique suitable for the study of interactions between various nanodomains of biological importance. The particular focus of the study was low-density lipoprotein (LDL) particles and their interaction with components of the extracellular matrix...

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