Martinez-fernandez L, Banyasz A, Markovitsi D, Improta R

Topology Controls the Electronic Absorption and Delocalization of Electron Holes in Guanine Quadruplexes
Chemistry (ISSN: 1521-3765electronic, 0947-6539linking), 2018 Oct 12; 24(57): 15185-15189.

Bonaccorso C, Grasso G, Musso N, Barresi V, Condorelli DF, La Mendola D, Rizzarelli E

Water soluble glucose derivative of thiocarbohydrazone acts as ionophore with cytotoxic effects on tumor cells
J Chem Res (ISSN: 0162-0134, 1873-3344, 1873-3344electronic), 2018; 182: 92-102.

Magrì A, Tabbì G, Breglia R, De Gioia L, Fantucci P, Bruschi M, Bonomo RP, La Mendola D

Copper ion interaction with the RNase catalytic site fragment of the angiogenin protein: an experimental and theoretical investigation
DALTON T (ISSN: 1477-9226), 2017 Jul 04; 46(26): 8524-8538.

Sorriento D, Del Giudice C, Bertamino A, Ciccarelli M, Gomez-Monterrey I, Campiglia P, Novellino E, Illario M, Trimarco B, De Luca N, Iaccarino G

New small molecules, ISA27 and SM13, inhibit tumour growth inducing mitochondrial effects of p53
BRIT J CANCER (ISSN: 0007-0920), 2015 Jan 6; 112(1): 77-85.

Petrone A, Cerezo J, Ferrer FJA, Donati G, Improta R, Rega N, Santoro F

Absorption and emission spectral shapes of a prototype dye in water by combining classical/dynamical and quantum/static approaches
J PHYS CHEM A (ISSN: 1089-5639), 2015; 119(21): 5426-5438.

Musumeci D, Rozza L, Merlino A, Paduano L, Marzo T, Massai L, Messori L, Montesarchio D

Interaction of anticancer Ru(III) complexes with single stranded and duplex DNA model systems
DALTON T (ISSN: 1477-9226), 2015; 44(31): 13914-13925.

Zhang Y, Dood J, Beckstead AA, Li X-B, Nguyen KV, Burrows CJ, Improta R, Kohler B

Efficient UV-induced charge separation and recombination in an 8-oxoguanine-containing dinucleotide
P NATL ACAD SCI USA (ISSN: 0027-8424), 2014 Sep 12; 111(32): 11612-11617.

Improta R

Quantum mechanical calculations unveil the structure and properties of the absorbing and emitting excited electronic states of guanine quadruplex
CHEM-EUR J (ISSN: 0947-6539), 2014 Jun 23; 20(26): 8106-8115.

Santoro F, Improta R, Fahleson T, Kauczor J, Norman P, Coriani S

Relative stability of the La and Lb excited states in adenine and guanine: Direct evidence from TD-DFT calculations of MCD spectra
J PHYS CHEM LETT (ISSN: 1948-7185), 2014 Jun 5; 5(11): 1806-1811.

GrassoG, Magrì A, Bellia F, Pietropaolo A, La Mendola D, Rizzarelli E

The Copper (ii) And Zinc (ii) Coordination Mode Of Hexxh And Hxxeh Motif In Small Peptides: The Role Of Carboxylate Location And Hydrogen Bonding Network
J INORG BIOCHEM (ISSN: 0162-0134), 2014 Jan; 130(1): 92-102.

Alcides Petruk A, Vergara A, Estrin D, Merlino A

Molecular basis of the NO trans influence in quaternary T-state human hemoglobin: A computational study
Febs Lett (ISSN: 0014-5793, 0014-5793print, 1873-3468electronic), 2013 Sep 2; 587(15): 2393-2398.

Banyasz A, Gustavsson T, Onidas D, Changenet-Barret P, Markovitsi D, Improta R

Multi-pathway excited state relaxation of adenine oligomers in aqueous solution: A joint theoretical and experimental study
Chemistry (ISSN: 0947-6539, 1521-3765, 1521-3765electronic), 2013 Mar; 19(11): 3762-3774.

Improta R

Photophysics and photochemistry of thymine deoxy-dinucleotide in water: A PCM/TD-DFT quantum mechanical study
J Phys Chem B (ISSN: 1520-6106, 1520-5207, 1520-5207electronic), 2012 Dec 13; 116(49): 14261-14274.

Caruso P, Causà M, Cimino P, Crescenzi O, D'Amore M, Improta R, Pavone M, Rega N

Effects of molecular dynamics and solvation on the electronic structure of molecular probes
Theor Chem Acc (ISSN: 1432-881x), 2012 Apr; 131(4): 1211-1212.

Biemann L, Kovalenko SA, Kleinermanns K, Mahrwald R, Markert M, Improta R

Excited state proton transfer is not involved in the ultrafast deactivation of Guanine-cytosine pair in solution
J Am Chem Soc (ISSN: 0002-7863, 0002-2786, 1520-5126), 2011 Dec 14; 133(49): 19664-19667.

Kállay C, Dávid A, Timári S, Nagy EM, Sanna D, Garribba E, Micera G, De Bona P, Pappalardo G, Rizzarelli E, Sóvágó I

Copper(II) complexes of rat amylin fragments
Dalton Trans (ISSN: 1477-9234, 1477-9226, 1477-9234electronic), 2011 Oct 14; 40(38): 9711-9721.

Improta R, Vitagliano L, Esposito L

Peptide bond distortions from planarity: New insights from quantum mechanical calculations and peptide/protein crystal structures
Plosone (ISSN: 1932-6203, 1932-6203electronic), 2011 Sep 16; 6(9): e24533-e24533.

Improta R, Lami A, Barone V SF

Time-Dependent and Time-Independent Approaches for the Computation of Absorption Spectra of Uracil Derivatives in Solution
International Journal Of Quantum Chemistry (ISSN: 0020-7608), 2010 Mar 5; 110(3): 624-636.

Santoro F, Barone V, Lami A, Improta R

The excited electronic states of adenine-guanine stacked dimers in aqueous solution: A PCM/TD-DFT study
Phys Chem Chem Phys (ISSN: 1463-9076, 1463-3907, 1463-9084electronic), 2010; 12(19): 4934-4948.

Improta R, Barone V, Lami A, Santoro F

Quantum dynamics of the ultrafast ππ*/nπ* population transfer in uracil and 5-fluoro-uracil in water and acetonitrile
J Phys Chem B (ISSN: 1520-6106, 1520-5207, 1520-5207electronic), 2009 Oct 29; 113(43): 14491-14503.

Vergote J, Chalon S, Emond P, Vercouillie J, Pappata S, Guilloteau D

New SPECT and PET dementia tracers
Med Nucl (ISSN: 0928-1258), 2009 Mar; 33(3): 137-141.

Improta R, Ferrante C, Bozio R, Barone V

The polarizability in solution of tetra-phenyl-porphyrin derivatives in their excited electronic states: A PCM/TD-DFT study
Phys Chem Chem Phys (ISSN: 1463-9076, 1463-3907, 1463-9084electronic), 2009; 11(22): 4664-4673.

Improta R, Barone V

The excited states of adenine and thymine nucleoside and nucleotide in aqueous solution: A comparative study by time-dependent DFT calculations
Theor Chem Acc (ISSN: 1432-881x), 2008 Jul; 120(4-6): 491-497.

Santoro F, Barone V, Improta R

Can TD-DFT calculations accurately describe the excited states behavior of stacked nucleobases? The cytosine dimer as a test case
J Comput Chem (ISSN: 0192-8651, 1096-987xelectronic, 0192-8651linking), 2008 Apr 30; 29(6): 957-964.

Jovanovic H, Lundberg J, Karlsson P, Cerin A, Saijo T, Varrone A, Halldin C, Nordstrom AL

Sex differences in the serotonin 1A receptor and serotonin transporter binding in the human brain measured by PET
Neuroimage (ISSN: 1053-8119, 1053-8119linking), 2008 Feb 1; 39(3): 1408-1419.

Improta R, Scalmani G, Frisch MJ, Barone V

Toward effective and reliable fluorescence energies in solution by a new state specific polarizable continuum model time dependent density functional theory approach
J Chem Phys (ISSN: 0021-9606, 0897-690online), 2007 Sep 21; 127(7): N/D-N/D.

Santoro F, Barone V, Benzi C, Improta R

Excited state properties of sizable molecules in solution: From structure to reactivity
Theor Chem Acc (ISSN: 1432-881x), 2007 May; 117(5-6): 1073-1084.

Santoro F, Improta R, Lami A, Bloino J, Barone V

Effective method to compute Franck-Condon integrals for optical spectra of large molecules in solution
J Chem Phys (ISSN: 0021-9606, 0897-690online), 2007 Feb 28; 126(8): 084509-084509.

Improta R, Barone V, Santoro F

Ab initio calculations of absorption spectra of large molecules in solution: Coumarin C153
Angew Chem Int Ed (ISSN: 1433-7851, 1521-3773electronic), 2007; 46(3): 405-408.

Santoro F, Barone V, Improta R

Influence of base stacking on excited-state behavior of polyadenine in water, based on time-dependent density functional calculations
Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A (ISSN: 0027-8424, 1091-6490, 0027-8424print), 2007; 104(24): 9931-9936.

Santoro F, Gustavsson T, Lami S, Barone V, Improta R

Towards the understanding of the excited state dynamics of nucleic acids: Solvent and stacking effect on the photophysical behavior of nucleobases
Aip Conf Proc (ISSN: 0094-243x), 2007; 963(2): 631-634.

Santoro F, Barone V, Gustavsson T, Improta R

Solvent effect on the singlet excited-state lifetimes of nucleic acid bases: A computational study of 5-fluorouracil and uracil in acetonitrile and water
J Am Chem Soc (ISSN: 0002-7863, 0002-2786, 1520-5126), 2006 Dec 20; 128(50): 16312-16322.

Improta R, Barone V, Scalmani G, Frisch MJ

A state-specific polarizable continuum model time dependent density functional theory method for excited state calculations in solution
J Chem Phys (ISSN: 0021-9606, 0897-690online), 2006 Sep 7; 125(5): N/D-N/D.

Vogt G, Nuernberger P, Gerber G, Improta R, Santoro F, Nuernberger P, Vogt G, Gerber G, Improta R, Santoro F

Femtosecond study on the isomerization dynamics of NK88. II. Excited-state dynamics
J Chem Phys (ISSN: 0021-9606, 0897-690online), 2006 Jul 28; 125(4): 44512-44512.

Barone V, Newton MD, Improta R

Dissociative electron transfer in donor - Peptide - Acceptor systems: Results for kinetic parameters from a density functional/polarizable continuum model
J Phys Chem B (ISSN: 1520-6106, 1520-5207, 1520-5207electronic), 2006 Jun 29; 110(25): 12632-12639.

Gustavsson T, Banyasz A, Lazzarotto E, Markovitsi D, Scalmani G, Frisch MJ, Barone V, Improta R

Singlet excited-state behavior of uracil and thymine in aqueous solution: A combined experimental and computational study of 11 uracil derivatives
J Am Chem Soc (ISSN: 0002-7863, 0002-2786, 1520-5126), 2006 Jan 18; 128(2): 607-619.

Marrazzo A, Caraci F, Salinaro ET, Su TP, Copani A, Ronsisvalle G

Neuroprotective effects of sigma-1 receptor agonists against beta-amyloid-induced toxicity
Neuroreport (ISSN: 0959-4965), 2005 Sep 1; 16(11): 1223-1226.

Improta R, Antonello S, Formaggio F, Maran F, Rega N, Barone V

Understanding Electron Transfer across Negatively-Charged Aib Oligopeptides
J Phys Chem B (ISSN: 1520-6106, 1520-5207, 1520-5207electronic), 2005 Jan 20; 109(2): 1023-1033.

Improta R, Barone V

Absorption and fluorescence spectra of uracil in the gas phase and in aqueous solution: A TD-DFT quantum mechanical study
J Am Chem Soc (ISSN: 0002-7863, 0002-2786, 1520-5126), 2004 Nov 10; 126(44): 14320-14321.

Barone V, Improta R, Rega N

Computation of protein pK's values by an integrated density functional theory/Polarizable Continuum Model approach
Theor Chem Acc (ISSN: 1432-881x), 2004; 111(2-6): 237-245.

Cimino P, Improta R, Bifulco G, Riccio R, Gomez-paloma L, Barone V

Nucleophilic Cyclopropane Ring Opening in Duocarmycin SA Derivatives by Methanol under Acid Conditions: A Quantum Mechanical Study in the Gas-Phase and in Solution
J Org Chem (ISSN: 0022-3263), 2004; 69(8): 2816-2824.

Improta R, Santoro F, Dietl C, Papastathopoulos E, Gerber G

Time dependent DFT investigation on the two lowest 1B u states of the trans isomer of stilbene and stiff-stilbenes
Chemical Physics Letters (ISSN: 0009-2614), 2004; 387(4-6): 509-516.

Saracino GA, Improta R, Scalmani G, Barone V

Absolute pKa determination for carboxylic acids using density functional theory and the polarizable continuum model
Chemical Physics Letters (ISSN: 0009-2614), 2003; 373(3-4): 411-415.

Formaggio F, Bonchio M, Crisma M, Peggion C, Mezzato S, Polese A, Barazza A, Antonello S, Maran F, Broxterman QB, Kaptein B, Kamphuis J, Vitale RM, Saviano M, Benedetti E, Toniolo C

Nitroxyl peptides as catalysts of enantioselective oxidations
Chemistry (ISSN: 0947-6539, 1521-3765, 1521-3765electronic), 2002; 8(1): [d]84-93.

Romanelli A, Garella I, Menchise V, Iacovino R, Saviano M, Montesarchio D, Didierjean C, Lello PD, Rossi F, Benedetti E

Crystal-state conformation of Cα, α-dialkylated peptides containing chiral β-homo-residues
J Pept Sci (ISSN: 1075-2617, 1099-1387, 1075-2617print), 2001; 7(1): 15-26.