The members of the [LS9] Interlab Group have published more than 200 research articles and reviews in peer-reviewed journals during  the last decade. Here’s a brief synopsis of our achievements with a list of most relevant publications in the different areas covered by our expertise.


  • Caligiani A, Malavasi G, Palla G, Marseglia A, Tognolini M, Bruni R A simple GC–MS method for the screening of betulinic, corosolic, maslinic, oleanolic and ursolic acid contents in commercial botanicals used as food supplement ingredients. Food Chemistry 2013, 136, 735-741.
  • Bresciani, L., Calani, L., Bruni, R., Brighenti, F., & Del Rio, D. (2013). Phenolic composition, caffeine content and antioxidant capacity of coffee silverskin. Food Research International.
  • Pellati, F., Bruni, R., Righi, D., Grandini, A., Tognolini, M., Pio Prencipe, F., … & Rossi, D. (2013). Metabolite profiling of polyphenols in a Terminalia chebula Retzius ayurvedic decoction and evaluation of its chemopreventive activity. Journal of ethnopharmacology.
  • Prencipe, F. P., Bruni, R., Guerrini, A., Rossi, D., Benvenuti, S., & Pellati, F. (2013). Metabolite profiling of polyphenols in Vaccinium berries and determination of their chemopreventive properties. Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis.
  • Mena, P., Ascacio-Valdés, J. A., Gironés-Vilaplana, A., Del Rio, D., Moreno, D. A., & García-Viguera, C. (2014). Assessment of pomegranate wine lees as a valuable source for the recovery of (poly) phenolic compounds. Food chemistry, 145, 327-334.
  • Escudero-López, B., Calani, L., Fernández-Pachón, M. S., Ortega, Á., Brighenti, F., Crozier, A., & Rio, D. (2013). Absorption, metabolism, and excretion of fermented orange juice (poly) phenols in rats. BioFactors.
  • D Beghè, T Ganino, C Dall’Asta, A Silvanini, M Cirlini, A Fabbri Identification and characterization of ancient Italian chestnut using nuclear microsatellite markers. Scientia Horticulturae 164, 50-57
  • I Lazzaro, C Falavigna, G Galaverna, C Dall’Asta, P Battilani Cornmeal and starch influence the dynamic of fumonisin B, A and C production and masking in Fusarium verticillioides and F. proliferatum International Journal of Food Microbiology
  • F Berthiller, C Crews, C Dall’Asta, SD Saeger, G Haesaert, P Karlovsky, IP … Masked mycotoxins: A review Molecular nutrition & food research 57 (1), 165-186
  • V Scala, E Camera, M Ludovici, C Dall’Asta, M Cirlini, P Giorni, P Battilani … Fusarium verticillioides and maize interaction in vitro: relationship between oxylipin cross-talk and fumonisin synthesis World Mycotoxin Journal, 257-265
  • M Rinaldi, C Dall’Asta, M Paciulli, S Guizzetti, D Barbanti, E Chiavaro. Innovation in the Italian ice cream production: effect of different phospholipid emulsifiers  Dairy Science & Technology, 1-17
  • Marseglia, A., Caligiani, A., Comino, L., Righi, F., Quarantelli, A., & Palla, G. (2013). Cyclopropyl and ?-cyclohexyl fatty acids as quality markers of cow milk and cheese. Food chemistry.
  • CALIGIANI, A., CIRLINI, M., & PALLA, G. (2013). Volatile Compounds for the Authentication of Wine and Derived Products. Food Authentication Using Bioorganic Molecules, 327.
  • Caligiani, A., Coisson, J. D., Travaglia, F., Acquotti, D., Palla, G., Palla, L., & Arlorio, M. (2014). Application of< sup> 1</sup> H NMR for the characterisation and authentication of ‘‘Tonda Gentile Trilobata” hazelnuts from Piedmont (Italy). Food chemistry, 148, 77-85.
  • Rinaldi, M., Caligiani, A., Borgese, R., Palla, G., Barbanti, D., & Massini, R. (2013). The effect of fruit processing and enzymatic treatments on pomegranate juice composition, antioxidant activity and polyphenols content. LWT-Food Science and Technology.
  • A Castagna, C Dall’Asta, E Chiavaro, G Galaverna, A Ranieri Effect of Post-harvest UV-B Irradiation on Polyphenol Profile and Antioxidant Activity in Flesh and Peel of Tomato Fruits Food and Bioprocess Technology, 1-10
  • A Biancardi, R Piro, C Dall’asta, G Galaverna. A simple and reliable liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry method for the determination of aflatoxin M1 in milk Food Additives & Contaminants: Part A 30 (2), 381-388
  • C Dall’Asta, A Dall’Erta, P Mantovani, A Massi, G Galaverna Occurrence of deoxynivalenol and deoxynivalenol-3-glucoside in durum wheat
    World Mycotoxin Journal 6 (1), 83-91
  • A Biancardi, R Piro, G Galaverna, C Dall’Asta A simple and reliable liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry method for determination of ochratoxin A in hard cheese International journal of food sciences and nutrition
  • A Dall’Erta, M Cirlini, M Dall’Asta, D Del Rio, G Galaverna, C Dall’Asta Masked mycotoxins are efficiently hydrolyzed by human colonic microbiota releasing their aglycones Chemical research in toxicology 26 (3), 305-312
  • C Dall’Asta, M Cirlini, E Morini, M Rinaldi, T Ganino, E Chiavaro Effect of chestnut flour supplementation on physico-chemical properties and volatiles in breadmaking  LWT-Food Science and Technology
  • C Falavigna, I Lazzaro, G Galaverna, P Battilani, C Dall’Asta Fatty acid esters of fumonisins: first evidence of their presence in maize
    Food Additives & Contaminants: Part A 30 (9), 1606-1613
  • Dall’Erta, A., Cirlini, M., Dall’Asta, M., Del Rio, D., Galaverna, G., & Dall’Asta, C. (2013). Masked mycotoxins are efficiently hydrolyzed by human colonic microbiota releasing their aglycones. Chemical research in toxicology, 26(3), 305-312.
  • Dellafiora, L., Mena, P., Cozzini, P., Brighenti, F., & Del Rio, D. (2013). Modelling a possible bioactivity of ellagitannin-derived metabolites. In silico tools to evaluate their potential xenoestrogenic behavior. Food & Function.
  • Dall’Asta, M., Derlindati, E., Curella, V., Mena, P., Calani, L., Ray, S., … & Del Rio, D. (2013). Effects of naringenin and its phase II metabolites on in vitro human macrophage gene expression. International Journal of Food Sciences and Nutrition, (0), 1-7.
  • Maietti, S., Rossi, D., Guerrini, A., Useli, C., Romagnoli, C., Poli, F., … & Sacchetti, G. (2013). A multivariate analysis approach to the study of chemical and functional properties of chemo-diverse plant derivatives: lavender essential oils. Flavour and Fragrance Journal.
  • Caligiani, A., Tonelli, L., Palla, G., Marseglia, A., Rossi, D., & Bruni, R. (2013). Looking beyond sugars: Phytochemical profiling and standardization of manna exudates from Sicilian< i> Fraxinus excelsior</i> L. Fitoterapia, 90, 65-72.
  • Torelli, A., Marieschi, M., & Bruni, R. (2014). Authentication of saffron (< i> Crocus sativus</i> L.) in different processed, retail products by means of SCAR markers. Food Control, 36(1), 126-131.
  • Calani, L., Beghè, D., Mena, P., Del Rio, D., Bruni, R., Fabbri, A., … & Galaverna, G. (2013). uHPLC-MSn (poly) phenolic profiling and chemometric analysis of juices from ancient Punica granatum L. cultivars: a non-targeted approach. Journal of agricultural and food chemistry.


  • Calani L, Del Rio D, Callegari ML, Morelli L, Brighenti F. Updated bioavailability and 48h excretive profile of flavan-3-ols from green tea in humans. International Journal of Food Sciences and Nutrition 2012, 63, 513-521.
  • Dall’Asta M, Derlindati E, Ardigò D, Zavaroni I, Brighenti, F, Del Rio D. Macrophage polarization: the answer to the diet/inflammation conundrum? Nutrition, Metabolism and Cardiovascular Diseases 2012, 22, 387-392.
  • Crozier, A., Clifford, M. N., & Del Rio, D. (2012). 2 Bioavailability of Dietary Monomeric and Polymeric Flavan-3-ols. Flavanoids and Related Compounds: Bioavailability and Function, 29, 45.
  • Mena, P., Calani, L., Dall’Asta, C., Galaverna, G., García-Viguera, C., Bruni, R., … & Del Rio, D. (2012). Rapid and comprehensive evaluation of (poly) phenolic compounds in pomegranate (Punica granatum L.) juice by UHPLC-MSn. Molecules, 17(12), 14821-14840.
  • Effect of postharvest UV-B irradiation on nutraceutical quality and physical properties of tomato fruits
    A Castagna, E Chiavaro, C Dall’Asta, M Rinaldi, G Galaverna, A Ranieri. Food chemistry
  • Del Rio D, Rodriguez-Mateos A, Spencer JPE, Tognolini M, Borges G. and Crozier A. Dietary (Poly)phenolics in Human Health: Structures, Bioavailability and Evidence of Protective Effects Against Chronic Diseases. Antioxidant & Redox Signaling 2012 [Epub ahead of print].
  • Tognolini M, Giorgio C, Mohamed IH, Barocelli E , Calani L, Reynaud E, Dangles O, Borges G, Crozier A, Brighenti F, Del Rio D. Perturbation of the EphA2-EphrinA1 system in human prostate cancer cells by colonic (poly)phenol catabolites. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry 2012,  60(36):8877-84.
  • Calani L, Dall’Asta M, Derlindati E, Scazzina F, Bruni R, Del Rio D. Colonic metabolism of polyphenols from coffee, green tea and hazelnut skins. Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology 2012, 46 Suppl:S95-9.
  • Derlindati E, Dall’Asta M, Ardigò D, Brighenti F, Zavaroni I, Crozier A, Del Rio D. Quercetin-3-O-glucuronide affects gene expression profile of M1 and M2a human macrophages exhibiting anti-inflammatory effects. Food & Function 2012 [Epub ahead of print].
  • Calani L, Brighenti F, Bruni R, Del Rio D. Absorption and metabolism of milk thistle flavonolignans in humans. Phytomedicine 2012 (Epub ahead of print).
  • Marieschi M, Torelli A, Bruni R. Quality control of Saffron (Crocus sativus L.): development of SCAR markers for the detection of plant adulterants used as bulking agents. J. Agric. Food Chem. 2012, (Epub ahead of print)
  • Dall’Asta C, Scarlato AP, Galaverna G, Brighenti F, Pellegrini N. Dietary exposure to fumonisins and evaluation of nutrient intake in a group of adult celiac patients on a gluten-free diet. Mol Nutr Food Res. 2012, 56(4):632-40
  • Cirlini M, Dall’Asta C, Galaverna G. Hyphenated chromatographic techniques for structural characterization and determination of masked mycotoxins. J Chromatogr A. 2012 1255:145-52.
  • Dall’Asta C, Falavigna C, Galaverna G, Battilani P. Role of Maize Hybrids and Their Chemical Composition in Fusarium Infection and Fumonisin Production. J Agric Food Chem. 2012, 60, 3800 – 3808
  • M. Cirlini, C. Dall’Asta, A. Silvanini, D. Beghè, A. Fabbri, T. Ganino. Volatile fingerprinting of chestnut flours from traditional Emilia Romagna (Italy) cultivars. Food Chemistry, 2012, 134, 662–668
  • C. Falavigna, M. Cirlini, G. Galaverna, C. Dall’Asta. Masked fumonisins in processed food: co-occurrence of hidden and bound forms and their stability under digestive conditions. World Mycotoxin Journal, 2012, 5, 325 – 334


  • Caligiani A, Palla G, Bonzanini F, Bianchi A, Bruni R. A validated GC-MS method for the detection of tropane alkaloids in buckwheat (Fagopyron esculentum L.) fruits, flours and commercial foods. Food Chemistry 2011, 127, 204-209.
  • Rossi D, Guerrini A, Maietti S, Bruni R, Paganetto G, Poli F, Scalvenzi L, Radice m, Saro K, Sacchetti G. Chemical fingerprinting and bioactivity of Amazonian Ecuador Croton lechleri Mull. Arg. (Euphorbiaceae) stem bark essential oil: a new functional food ingredient? Food Chemistry 2011, 126, 837-848.
  • Marieschi M, Torelli A, Bianchi A, Bruni R. Detecting Satureja montana L. And Origanum majorana L. By Means Of SCAR-PCR In Commercial Samples Of Mediterranean Oregano. Food Control 2011, 22, 542-548.
  • Marieschi M, Torelli A, Bianchi A, Bruni R. Development of a SCAR marker for the identification of Olea europaea L.: a newly detected adulterant in commercial Mediterranean oregano. Food Chemistry 2011, 126, 705-709.
  • Hassan Mohamed I, Giorgio C, Bruni R, Flammini L, Barocelli E, Rossi D, Domenichini G, Poli F, Tognolini M (2011). Polyphenol rich botanicals used as food supplements interfere with EphA2-ephrinA1 system.. Pharm Res 2011, 64, 464-470.
  • Cirlini M., Caligiani A., Palla G. HS-SPME/GC-MS and chemometrics for the classification of Balsamic Vinegars of Modena of different maturation and ageing. Food Chemistry 2011, 124, 1678-1683
  • Del Rio D, Agnoli C, Pellegrini N, Krogh V, Brighenti F, Mazzeo T, Masala G, Bendinelli B, Berrino F, Sieri S, Tumino R, Rollo PC, Gallo V, Sacerdote C, Mattiello A, Chiodini P, Panico S. Total antioxidant capacity of the diet and risk of stroke in the EPICOR prospective cohort study. Journal of Nutrition 2011, 141(1):118-23.
  • Verzelloni E, Pellacani C, Tagliazucchi D, Tagliaferri D, Calani L, Costa LG, Brighenti F, Borges G, Crozier A, Conte A, Del Rio D. Antiglycative and neuroprotective activity of colon-derived polyphenol catabolites. Molecular Nutrition & Food Research 2011, 55:S35-43.
  • Dall’Asta C., Cirlini C., Morini E., Galaverna G. Brand dependent volatile fingerprinting of Italian wines from Valpolicella. Journal of Chromatography A, 2011, 1218, 42, 7557 – 7565


  • A. CALIGIANI, F. BONZANINI, G. PALLA, M. CIRLINI, R. BRUNI (2010). Characterization of a potential nutraceutical ingredient: pomegranate (Punica granatum L.) seed oil unsaponifiable fraction. Plent Food Hum. Nutr. 2010, 65, 277-283.
  • M. MARIESCHI, A. TORELLI, F. POLI, A. BIANCHI, R. BRUNI (2010). Quality control of commercial Mediterranean oregano: Development of SCAR markers for the detection of the adulterants Cistus incanus L., Rubus caesius L. and Rhus coriaria L. . Food Control 2010, 21, 998-1003.
  • Del Rio D, Costa LG, Lean MEJ, Crozier A. Polyphenols and health: what compounds are involved? Nutrition, Metabolism and Cardiovascular Diseases. 2010 20(1):1-6.
  • Del Rio D, Calani L, Scazzina F, Jechiu L, Cordero C, Brighenti F. Bioavailability of catechins from ready-to-drink tea. Nutrition. 2010, 26(5):528-33.
  • Versari A, Parpinello GP, Scazzina F, Del Rio D. Prediction of total antioxidant capacity of red wine by Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy. Food Control. 2010; 21 (5): 786-789.
  • Del Rio D, Calani L, Cordero C, Salvatore S, Pellegrini N, Brighenti F. Bioavailability and catabolism of green tea flavan-3-ols in humans. Nutrition 2010, 26(11-12): 1110–1116.
  • Del Rio D, Borges G, Crozier A. Berry flavonoids and phenolics: bioavailability and evidence of protective effects. British Journal of Nutrition. 2010, 104, S67–S90.
  • Del Rio D, Stalmach A., Calani L, Crozier A. Bioavailability of Coffee Chlorogenic Acids and Green Tea Flavan-3-ols. Nutrients 2010, 2(8), 820-833.
  • Crozier A, Del Rio D, Clifford, MN. Bioavailability of dietary flavonoids and phenolic compounds. Molecular Aspects of Medicine 31(6) (2010), 446-467.
  • Caligiani A, Acquotti D, Cirlini M, Palla G. (1)H NMR Study of Fermented Cocoa ( Theobroma cacao L.) Beans. J Agric Food Chem. 2010, 58, 12105-12111
  • Caligiani A, Palla G, Maietti A, Cirlini M, Brandolini V. 1H NMR Fingerprinting of Soybean Extracts, with Emphasis on Identification and Quantification of Isoflavones Nutrients, 2010, 2, 280-289
  • Calvenzani, Valentina; Martinelli, Moira; Lazzeri, Valerio; Giuntini, Deborah; Dall’Asta, Chiara; Galaverna, Gianni; Tonelli, Chiara; Ranieri, Annamaria; Petroni, Katia.   Response of wild-type and high pigment-1 tomato fruit to UV-B depletion: Flavonoid profiling and gene expression.    Planta  (2010),  231(3),  755-765.
  • Bergamini, E.; Catellani, D.; Dall’asta, C.; Galaverna, G.; Dossena, A.; Marchelli, R.; Suman, M.   Fate of Fusarium mycotoxins in the cereal product supply chain: the deoxynivalenol (DON) case within industrial bread-making technology.    Food Additives & Contaminants, Part A: Chemistry, Analysis, Control, Exposure & Risk Assessment  (2010),  27(5),  677-687.
  • Dall’Asta, Chiara; Falavigna, Claudia; Galaverna, Gianni; Dossena, Arnaldo; Marchelli, Rosangela.   In Vitro Digestion Assay for Determination of Hidden Fumonisins in Maize.    Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry  (2010),  58(22),  12042-12047


  • MARIESCHI M., TORELLI A, POLI F, SACCHETTI G, BRUNI R (2009). A RAPD-based method for the quality control of Mediterranean oregano and its contribution to pharmacognostic techniques. J. Agric Food Chem. 2009, 57, 1835-1840
  • Del Rio D, Valtueña S, Pellegrini N, Bianchi M, Ardigò D, Franzini L, Scazzina F, Monti L, Zavaroni I, Brighenti F. Cross-over intervention with total antioxidant capacity-based diets: effects on circulating beta-carotene. European Journal of Clinical Nutrition. 2009, 63, 1220-5.
  • Bruni R., Sacchetti G (2009). Factors affecting polyphenol biosynthesis in wild and field grown St. John’s wort (Hypericum perforatum L. Hypericaceae/Guttiferae). Molecules 2009, 14, 682-695
  • Bonzanini F, Bruni R., Palla G, Serlataite N, Caligiani A. Identification and distribution of lignans in Punica granatum L. fruit endocarp, pulp, seeds, wood knots and commercial juices by GC-MS. Food Chemistry 2009, 117; 745-749
  • Pellati F, Bruni R., Bellardi MG, Bertaccini M.A, Benvenuti S. Optimization and validation of a high-performance liquid chromatography method for the analysis of cardiac glycosides in Digitalis lanata Ehrh. J Chromatography A, 2009, 1216, 3260-3269
  • Guerrini A, Bruni R., Maietti S, Poli F, Rossi D, Paganetto G, Muzzoli M, Scalvenzi L, Sacchetti G Ecuadorian stingless bee (Meliponinae) honey: A chemical and functional profile of an ancient health product. Food Chemistry 2009 114; 1413-1420
  • Cirlini M., Caligiani A., Palla G. Formation of glucose and fructose acetates during maturation and ageing of balsamic vinegars. Food Chemistry, 2009, 112, 51-56.
  • Vurro E, Bruni R., Bianchi A, Sanita Di Toppi L. Elevated atmospheric CO2 decreases oxidative stress and increases essential oil yield in leaves of Thymus vulgaris grown in a mini-FACE system. Env. Exper. Botany 2009, 65, 99-106.
  • Guerrini A, Sacchetti G, Rossi D, Paganetto G, Muzzoli M, Andreotti E, Tognolini M, Maldonado M.E, Bruni R. (2009). Bioactivities of Piper aduncum L. and Piper obliquum Ruiz & Pavon (Piperaceae) essential oils from Eastern Ecuador. Env. Tox and Pharmacol. 2009, 27, 39-48.
  • Dall’Asta, Chiara; Galaverna, Gianni; Mangia, Mattia; Sforza, Stefano; Dossena, Arnaldo; Marchelli, Rosangela.   Free and bound fumonisins in gluten-free food products. Molecular Nutrition & Food Research  (2009),  53(4),  492-499.
  • Dall’Asta, Chiara; Mangia, Mattia; Berthiller, Franz; Molinelli, Alexandra; Sulyok, Michael; Schuhmacher, Rainer; Krska, Rudolf; Galaverna, Gianni; Dossena, Arnaldo; Marchelli, Rosangela. Difficulties in fumonisin determination: the issue of hidden fumonisins.    Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry  (2009),  395(5),  1335-1345.
  • Dall’Asta, Chiara; Falavigna, Claudia; Galaverna, Gianni; Sforza, Stefano; Dossena, Arnaldo; Marchelli, Rosangela.   A multiresidual method for the simultaneous determination of the main glycoalkaloids and flavonoids in fresh and processed tomato (Solanum lycopersicum L.) by LC-DAD-MS/MS.    Journal of Separation Science  (2009),  32(21),  3664-3671.


  • Dall’Asta, Chiara; De Dea Lindner, Juliano; Galaverna, Gianni; Dossena, Arnaldo; Neviani, Erasmo; Marchelli, Rosangela.   The occurrence of ochratoxin A in blue cheese.  Food Chemistry  (2007),  2008,  106(2),  729-734.
  • Giuntini, Deborah; Lazzeri, Valerio; Calvenzani, Valentina; Dall’Asta, Chiara; Galaverna, Gianni; Tonelli, Chiara; Petroni, Katia; Ranieri, Annamaria.   Flavonoid profiling and biosynthetic tene expression in flesh and peel of two tomato genotypes grown under UV-B-depleted conditions during ripening.   Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry (2008),  56(14),  5905-5915.


  • Ballabeni V, Tognolini M, Bertoni S, Bruni R., Guerrini A, Moreno-Rueda G, Barocelli E. Antiplatelet and antithrombotic activities of essential oil from wild Ocotea quixos (Lam.) Kosterm. (Lauraceae) calices from Amazonian Ecuador. Pharm. Res. 2007, 55, 23-30
  • Caligiani A, Acquotti D, Palla G, Bocchi V. Identification and quantification of the main organic components of vinegars by high resolution 1H NMR spectroscopy. Anal Chim Acta. 2007, 585, 110-9
  • Caligiani A.; M. Cirlini; G. Palla; R. Ravaglia; M. Arlorio (2007) GC-MS Detection of Chiral Markers in Cocoa Beans of Different Quality and Geographic Origin. Chirality 2007, 6, 329-334.
  • Caligiani A, Silva G, Palla G. Determination of 2,3-butanediol and 2-hydroxybutanone stereoisomers in batteries of traditional balsamic vinegar. J Agric Food Chem. 2007, 55, 7810-5.
  • Tognolini M.; Ballabeni V.; Bertoni S.; Bruni R.; Impicciatore M.; Barocelli E. Protective effect of Foeniculum vulgare essential oil and anethole in an experimental model of thrombosis. Pharm. Res. 2007, 56, 3, 254-260.
  • Besco E.; Braccioli E.; Vertuani S.; Ziosi P.; Brazzo F.; Bruni R.; Sacchetti G. The use of photochemiluminescence for the measurement of the integral antioxidant capacity of baobab products. Food Chemistry 2007, 102, 1352-1356
  • Schiavone A.; Righi F.; Quarantelli A.; Bruni R.; Serventi P.; Fusari A. Use of Sylibum marianum fruit extract in broiler chicken nutrition: influence on performance and meat quality. J. Animal Physiol. Animal Nutr. 2007, 91, 256-262


  • Mandrioli J, Del Rio D, Zini A, Nichelli P, Merelli E, Beltrami D, Cesari C, Pellegrini N, Brighenti F, Sola P Total antioxidant capacity of cerebrospinal fluid is decreased in patients with motor neuron disease. Neuroscience Letters 2006; 401: 203-208.
  • Zini A, Del Rio D, Stewart AJ, Mandrioli J, Merelli E, Sola P, Nichelli P, Serafini M, Brighenti F, Edwards CA, Crozier A. Do flavan-3-ols from green tea reach the human brain? Nutritional Neuroscience 2006; 9: 57-61.
  • Guerrini A., Sacchetti G., Muzzoli M, Maldonado M.E., Medici A, Besco E, Bruni R. Composition of the Volatile Fraction of Ocotea bofo Kunth (Lauraceae) Calyces by GC-MS and NMR Fingerprinting and Its Antimicrobial and Antioxidant Activity J. Agric. Food Chem. 2006, 54, 7778-7788.
  • Bruni R., Rossi D., Muzzoli M., Romagnoli C., Paganetto G., Sacchetti G. Antimutagenic, antimicrobial and antioxidant properties of Maytenus krukovii A. C. Sm. (Celastraceae) bark alcoholic extract. Fitoterapia 2006, 77; 538-545


  • Del Rio D, Stewart AJ, Pellegrini N. A review of recent studies on malondialdehyde as toxic molecule and biological marker of oxidative stress. Nutrition Metabolism & Cardiovascular Diseases 2005; 15: 316-328.
  • Bruni R., Pellati F., Bellardi M., Benvenuti S., Paltrinieri S., Bertaccini A., Bianchi A. Herbal drug quality and phytochemical composition of Hypericum perforatum L. affected by ash yellows phytoplasma infection. J. Agric. Food Chem. 2005, 53, 964-968.
  • Sacchetti G., Maietti S., Muzzoli M., Scaglianti M., Manfredini S., Radice M., Bruni R. Comparative evaluation of 11 essential oils from different origin as functional ingredients for foods as antioxidants, antiradicals and antimicrobials. Food Chemistry 2005, 91, 621-632.
  • Tognolini M., Barocelli E., Ballabeni V., Bruni R., Bianchi A., Chiavarini M., Impicciatore M. Comparative screening of natural essential oils: phenylpropanoid moiety as basic core for antiplatelet activity. Life Sci 2005, 78, 1419-1432.
  • Romagnoli C., Bruni R., Andreotti E., Rai M.K., Vicentini C.B. and Mares D. Chemical characterization and antifungal activity of essential oil of capitula from wild Indian Tagetes patula L. Protoplasma 2005, 225, 57-65.


  • Del Rio D, Stewart AJ, Mullen W, Burns J, Lean MJ, Brighenti F. Crozier A. HPLC-MSn Analysis of Phenolic Compounds and Purine Alkaloids in Green and Black Tea. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry 2004; 52: 2807-2815.
  • Barocelli E., Calcina F., Chiavarini M., Impicciatore M., Bruni R., Bianchi A., Ballabeni V. Antinociceptive and gastroprotective effects of inhaled and orally administered Lavandula hybrida Reverchon “Grosso” essential oil. Life sci. 2004, 76, 213-223
  • Sacchetti G., Medici A., Maietti S., Radice M., Muzzoli M., Manfredini S., Braccioli E., Bruni R. Composition and functional properties of the Essential Oil of Amazonian Basil, Ocimum micranthum Willd., Labiatae in comparison with commercial essential oils. J. Agric. Food Chem. 2004, 52, 3486-3491.


  • Del Rio D, Pellegrini N, Colombi B, Bianchi M, Serafini M, Torta F, Tegoni M, Musci M, Brighenti F. A rapid fluorimetric method to detect total plasma malondialdehyde with mild derivatization conditions. Clinical Chemistry 2003; 49: 690-692.
  • Bruni R., Medici A., Lista A., Fantini C., Muzzoli M., Dehesa M., Romagnoli C., Sacchetti G. Chemical Composition and Biological Activities of Ishpingo Essential Oil, a Traditional Ecuadorian Spice from Ocotea quixos (Lam.) Kosterm. (Lauraceae) flower calices. Food Chemistry 2003, 85, 413-421.
  • Rossi D., Bruni R., Bianchi N., Chiarabelli N., Gambari R., Medici A., Lista A., Paganetto G. Evaluation of the mutagenic, antimutagenic and antiproliferative potential of Croton lechleri (Muell. Arg.) latex. Phytomedicine 2003, 10, 139-144.


  • Del Rio D, Serafini M, Pellegrini N. Selected methodologies to assess oxidative/antioxidant status in vivo: a critical review. Nutrition, Metabolism and Cardiovascular Diseases 2002; 12: 343-351.
  • Bruni R., Guerrini A., Scalia S., Romagnoli C., Sacchetti G. Rapid Techniques for Extraction of Vitamin E Isomers from Amaranthus caudatus Seeds: Ultrasonic and Supercritical Fluid Extraction. Phytochemical Analysis 2002, 13, 257-261.
  • Bruni R., Medici A., Guerrini A., Scalia S., Poli F., Romagnoli C., Muzzoli M., Sacchetti G. Tocopherols, fatty acids and sterol distribution in wild Ecuadorian Theobroma subincanum (Sterculiaceae) seeds. Food Chemistry 2002, 77, 337-341.


  • Bruni R., Medici A., Guerrini A., Scalia S., Poli F., Muzzoli M., Sacchetti G. Wild Amaranthus caudatus seed oil, a nutraceutical resource from Ecuadorian flora. J. Agric. Food Chem. 2001, 49, 5455-5460.


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