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Nicola Volpi

Department of Biologia Animale

University of Modena and Reggio Emilia

41100 Modena



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  • Department of Biologia Animale, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, 41100 Modena, Italy. 1997 - 2010


  1. High-performance liquid chromatography and on-line mass spectrometry detection for the analysis of chondroitin sulfates/hyaluronan disaccharides derivatized with 2-aminoacridone. Volpi, N. Anal. Biochem. (2010) [Pubmed]
  2. Quantitative capillary electrophoresis determination of oversulfated chondroitin sulfate as a contaminant in heparin preparations. Volpi, N., Maccari, F., Linhardt, R.J. Anal. Biochem. (2009) [Pubmed]
  3. Role, metabolism, chemical modifications and applications of hyaluronan. Volpi, N., Schiller, J., Stern, R., Soltés, L. Curr. Med. Chem. (2009) [Pubmed]
  4. Quality of different chondroitin sulfate preparations in relation to their therapeutic activity. Volpi, N. J. Pharm. Pharmacol. (2009) [Pubmed]
  5. Capillary electrophoresis determination of glucosamine in nutraceutical formulations after labeling with anthranilic acid and UV detection. Volpi, N. J. Pharm. Biomed. Anal (2009) [Pubmed]
  6. Structural characterization and antithrombin activity of dermatan sulfate purified from marine clam Scapharca inaequivalvis. Volpi, N., Maccari, F. Glycobiology (2009) [Pubmed]
  7. Capillary blotting of glycosaminoglycans on nitrocellulose membranes after agarose-gel electrophoresis separation. Volpi, N., Maccari, F. Methods Mol. Biol. (2009) [Pubmed]
  8. Mass spectrometry for the characterization of unsulfated chondroitin oligosaccharides from 2-mers to 16-mers. Comparison with hyaluronic acid oligomers. Volpi, N., Zhang, Z., Linhardt, R.J. Rapid Commun. Mass Spectrom. (2008) [Pubmed]
  9. Capillary electrophoresis of complex natural polysaccharides. Volpi, N., Maccari, F., Linhardt, R.J. Electrophoresis (2008) [Pubmed]
  10. Chondroitin C lyase [4.2.2.] is unable to cleave fructosylated sequences inside the partially fructosylated Escherichia coli K4 polymer. Volpi, N. Glycoconj. J. (2008) [Pubmed]
  11. Micellar electrokinetic capillary chromatography determination of alginic acid in pharmaceutical formulations after treatment with alginate lyase and UV detection. Volpi, N. Electrophoresis (2008) [Pubmed]
  12. Analytical aspects of pharmaceutical grade chondroitin sulfates. Volpi, N. J. Pharm. Sci (2007) [Pubmed]
  13. On-line HPLC/ESI-MS separation and characterization of hyaluronan oligosaccharides from 2-mers to 40-mers. Volpi, N. Anal. Chem. (2007) [Pubmed]
  14. Mass spectrometry characterization of Escherichia coli K4 oligosaccharides from 2-mers to more than 20-mers. Volpi, N. Rapid Commun. Mass Spectrom. (2007) [Pubmed]
  15. Advances in chondroitin sulfate analysis: application in physiological and pathological States of connective tissue and during pharmacological treatment of osteoarthritis. Volpi, N. Curr. Pharm. Des. (2006) [Pubmed]
  16. Electrophoretic approaches to the analysis of complex polysaccharides. Volpi, N., Maccari, F. J. Chromatogr. B Analyt. Technol. Biomed. Life Sci. (2006) [Pubmed]
  17. Chondroitin sulfate in normal human plasma is modified depending on the age. Its evaluation in patients with pseudoxanthoma elasticum. Volpi, N., Maccari, F. Clin. Chim. Acta (2006) [Pubmed]
  18. Analysis of flavonoids from propolis by on-line HPLC-electrospray mass spectrometry. Volpi, N., Bergonzini, G. J. Pharm. Biomed. Anal (2006) [Pubmed]
  19. Therapeutic applications of glycosaminoglycans. Volpi, N. Curr. Med. Chem. (2006) [Pubmed]
  20. Simultaneous detection of submicrogram quantities of hyaluronic acid and dermatan sulfate on agarose-gel by sequential staining with toluidine blue and Stains-All. Volpi, N., Maccari, F., Titze, J. J. Chromatogr. B Analyt. Technol. Biomed. Life Sci. (2005) [Pubmed]
  21. Microdetermination of chondroitin sulfate in normal human plasma by fluorophore-assisted carbohydrate electrophoresis (FACE). Volpi, N., Maccari, F. Clin. Chim. Acta (2005) [Pubmed]
  22. Separation of keratan-sulfate-derived disaccharides by high-performance liquid chromatography and postcolumn derivatization with 2-cyanoacetamide and fluorimetric detection. Volpi, N., Maccari, F., Ferrari, S., Luca, M.D., Pellegrini, G. Anal. Biochem. (2005) [Pubmed]
  23. Glycosaminoglycan composition of the large freshwater mollusc bivalve Anodonta anodonta. Volpi, N., Maccari, F. Biomacromolecules (2005) [Pubmed]
  24. Separation of capsular polysaccharide K4 and defructosylated K4 by high-performance capillary electrophoresis. Volpi, N. Electrophoresis (2004) [Pubmed]
  25. The pathobiology of osteoarthritis and the rationale for using the chondroitin sulfate for its treatment. Volpi, N. Curr. Drug Targets Immune Endocr. Metabol. Disord. (2004) [Pubmed]
  26. Separation of capsular polysaccharide-K4- and defructosylated-K4-derived disaccharides by high-performance liquid chromatography and postcolumn derivatization with 2-cyanoacetamide and fluorimetric detection. Volpi, N. Anal. Biochem. (2004) [Pubmed]
  27. Separation of flavonoids and phenolic acids from propolis by capillary zone electrophoresis. Volpi, N. Electrophoresis (2004) [Pubmed]
  28. Purification of the Escherichia coli K5 capsular polysaccharide and use of high-performance capillary electrophoresis to qualitative and quantitative monitor the process. Volpi, N. Electrophoresis (2004) [Pubmed]
  29. Application of high-performance capillary electrophoresis to the purification process of Escherichia coli K4 polysaccharide. Volpi, N. J. Chromatogr. B Analyt. Technol. Biomed. Life Sci. (2004) [Pubmed]
  30. Separation of capsular polysaccharide K4 and defructosylated K4 derived disaccharides by high-performance capillary electrophoresis and high-performance liquid chromatography. Volpi, N. Electrophoresis (2003) [Pubmed]
  31. Milligram-scale preparation and purification of oligosaccharides of defined length possessing the structure of chondroitin from defructosylated capsular polysaccharide K4. Volpi, N. Glycobiology (2003) [Pubmed]
  32. Oral absorption and bioavailability of ichthyic origin chondroitin sulfate in healthy male volunteers. Volpi, N. Osteoarthr. Cartil. (2003) [Pubmed]
  33. Purification and characterization of hyaluronic acid from the mollusc bivalve Mytilus galloprovincialis. Volpi, N., Maccari, F. Biochimie (2003) [Pubmed]
  34. Separation of Escherichia coli 055:B5 lipopolysaccharide and detoxified lipopolysaccharide by high-performance capillary electrophoresis. Volpi, N. Electrophoresis (2003) [Pubmed]
  35. Influence of charge density, sulfate group position and molecular mass on adsorption of chondroitin sulfate onto coral. Volpi, N. Biomaterials (2002) [Pubmed]
  36. Oral bioavailability of chondroitin sulfate (Condrosulf) and its constituents in healthy male volunteers. Volpi, N. Osteoarthr. Cartil. (2002) [Pubmed]
  37. Detection of submicrogram quantities of glycosaminoglycans on agarose gels by sequential staining with toluidine blue and Stains-All. Volpi, N., Maccari, F. Electrophoresis (2002) [Pubmed]
  38. Stability studies of chondroitin sulfate. Volpi, N., Mucci, A., Schenetti, L. Carbohydr. Res. (1999) [Pubmed]
  39. Adsorption of glycosaminoglycans onto coral--a new possible implant biomaterials for regeneration therapy. Volpi, N. Biomaterials (1999) [Pubmed]
  40. Influence of chondroitin sulfate charge density, sulfate group position, and molecular mass on Cu2+-mediated oxidation of human low-density lipoproteins: effect of normal human plasma-derived chondroitin sulfate. Volpi, N., Tarugi, P. J. Biochem. (1999) [Pubmed]
  41. Characterization of a low-sulfated chondroitin sulfate from the body of Viviparus ater (mollusca gastropoda). Modification of its structure by lead pollution. Volpi, N., Mucci, A. Glycoconj. J. (1998) [Pubmed]
  42. Characterization of a small chondroitin sulfate proteoglycan isolated from the mucus surrounding the embryos of Viviparus ater (Mollusca Gastropoda). Volpi, N., Dondi, M., Bolognani, A.M. Biochim. Biophys. Acta (1998) [Pubmed]
  43. Inhibition of human leukocyte elastase activity by chondroitin sulfates. Volpi, N. Chem. Biol. Interact. (1997) [Pubmed]
  44. Structural and functional modifications of bovine trypsin by heparins. Influence of heparin molecular mass and structure. Volpi, N. Biochim. Biophys. Acta (1997) [Pubmed]
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