Platella C, Raucci U, Rega N, D’atri S, Levati L, Roviello GN, Fuggetta MP, Musumeci D, Montesarchio D
Shedding light on the interaction of polydatin and resveratrol with G-quadruplex and duplex DNA: a biophysical, computational and biological approach
Int J Biol Macromol (ISSN: 0141-8130linking), 2020 May 15; 151: 1163-1172.

Fik-jaskółkaa MA, Mkrtchyand AF, Saghyand AS, Palumbo R, Belter A, Hayriyand LA, Simonyane H, Roviello V, Roviello GN
Biological macromolecule binding and anticancer activity of synthetic alkyne-containing L-phenylalanine derivatives
Amino Acids (ISSN: 0939-4451linking), 2020 May; 52(5): 755-769.

Musumeci D, Mokhir A, Roviello GN
Synthesis and nucleic acid binding evaluation of a thyminyl L-diaminobutanoic acid-based nucleopeptide
Bioorg Chem (ISSN: 0045-2068linking), 2020 Apr 18; 100: 103862-103870.

Fik-jaskółka MA, Mkrtchyan AF, Saghyan AS, Palumbo R, Belter A, Hayriyan LA, Simonyan H, Roviello V, Roviello GN
Spectroscopic and SEM evidences for G4-DNA binding by a synthetic alkyne-containing amino acid with anticancer activity
Spectrochim Acta A (ISSN: 1386-1425linking), 2020 Mar 15; 229: 117884-117884.

Marzano M, Falanga AP, Marasco D, Borbone N, D'Errico S, Piccialli G, Roviello GN, Oliviero G
Evaluation of an Analogue of the Marine epsilon-PLL Peptide as a Ligand of G-quadruplex DNA Structures
Mar Drugs (ISSN: 1660-3397linking), 2020 Jan 11; 18(1): 49-60.

Martinez-fernandez L, Changenet P, Banyasz A, Gustavsson T, Markovitsi D, Improta R
Comprehensive Study of Guanine Excited State Relaxation and Photoreactivity in G-quadruplexes
J Phys Chem Lett (ISSN: 1948-7185linking), 2019 Nov 7; 10(21): 6873-6877.

Banyasz A, Balanikas E, Martinez-fernandez L, Baldacchino G, Douki T, Improta R, Markovitsi D
Radicals Generated in Tetramolecular Guanine Quadruplexes by Photoionization: Spectral and Dynamical Features
J Phys Chem B (ISSN: 1520-5207linking), 2019 Jun 13; 123(23): 4950-4957.

Martinez-fernandez L, Gavvala K, Sharma R, Didier P, Richert L, Segarra Marti J, Mori M, Mely Y, Improta R
Excited-State Dynamics of Thienoguanosine, an Isomorphic Highly Fluorescent Analogue of Guanosine
Chemistry (ISSN: 0947-6539linking, 1521-3765electronic), 2019 May 28; 25(30): 7375-7386.

Marzano M, Falanga AP, D'Errico S, Pinto B, Roviello GN, Piccialli G, Oliviero G, Borbone N
New G-quadruplex-forming oligodeoxynucleotides incorporating a bifunctional Double-Ended Linker (DEL): effects of DEL size and ODNs orientation on the topology, stability and molecularity of DEL-G-quadruplexes
Molecules (ISSN: 1420-3049linking, 1420-3049electronic), 2019 Feb 12; 24(3): 654-654.

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.

Deiana M, Mettra B, Martinez-fernandez L, Mazur LM, Pawlik K, Andraud C, Samoc M, Improta R, Monnereau C, Matczyszyn K
Specific Recognition of G-Quadruplexes Over Duplex-DNA by a Macromolecular NIR Two-Photon Fluorescent Probe
J Phys Chem Lett (ISSN: 1948-7185, 1948-7185electronic, 1948-7185linking), 2017 Dec 7; 8(23): 5915-5920.

Conti I, Martinez-fernandez L, Esposito L, Hofinger S, Nenov A, Garavelli M, Improta R
Multiple Electronic and Structural Factors Control Cyclobutane Pyrimidine Dimer and 6-4 Thymine-Thymine Photodimerization in a DNA Duplex
Chemistry (ISSN: 0947-6539, 1521-3765, 1521-3765electronic), 2017 Oct 26; 23(60): 15177-15188.

Banyasz A, Martinez-fernandez L, Balty C, Perron M, Douki T, Improta R, Markovitsi D
Absorption of Low-Energy UV Radiation by Human Telomere G-Quadruplexes Generates Long-Lived Guanine Radical Cations
J Am Chem Soc (ISSN: 0002-7863, 0002-2786, 0002-7863print), 2017 Aug 2; 139(30): 10561-10568.

Platella C, Guida S, Bonmassar L, Aquino A, Bonmassar E, Ravagnan G, Montesarchio D, Roviello GN, Musumeci D, Fuggetta MP
Antitumour activity of resveratrol on human melanoma cells: a possible mechanism related to its interaction with malignant cell telomerase
Bba-Gen Subjects (ISSN: 0005-2728, 0006-3002print, 1570-9639print), 2017 Aug 02; 1861(11PtA): 2843-2851.

D'Urso A, Randazzo R, Rizzo V, Gangemi CMA, Romanucci V, Zarrelli A, Tomaselli G, Milardi D, Borbone N, Purrello R, Piccialli G, Di Fabio G, Oliviero G
Stabilization vs. destabilization of G-quadruplex superstructures: the role of the porphyrin derivative having spermine arms
Phys Chem Chem Phys (ISSN: 1463-9076, 1463-3907, 1463-9084electronic), 2017 Jul 14; 19(26): 17404-17410.

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, 1477-9234, 1477-9226linking), 2017 Jul 04; 46(26): 8524-8538.

Platella C, Riccardi C, Montesarchio D, Roviello GN, Musumeci D
G-quadruplex-based aptamers against protein targets in therapy and diagnostics
Bba-Gen Subjects (ISSN: 0304-4165, 0006-3002, 1872-8006electronic), 2017 May; 1861(5PtB): 1429-1447.

Pepino AJ, Segarra-marti J, Nenov A, Improta R, Garavelli M
Resolving Ultrafast Photoinduced Deactivations in Water-Solvated Pyrimidine Nucleosides
J Phys Chem Lett (ISSN: 1948-7185, 1948-7185electronic, 1948-7185linking), 2017 Apr 20; 8(8): 1777-1783.

Martinez-fernandez L, Zhang Y, De La Harpe K, Beckstead AA, Kohler B, Improta R
Photoinduced long-lived charge transfer excited states in AT-DNA strands
Phys Chem Chem Phys (ISSN: 1463-9076, 1463-3907, 1463-9084electronic), 2016 Aug 21; 18(31): 21241-21245.

Stendardo E, Ferrer F, Santoro F, Improta R
The absorption and emission spectra in solution of oligothiophene-based push–pull biomarkers: a PCM/TD-DFT vibronic study
Theoretical Chemistry Accounts, 2016 Jun; 135: 1-17.

Esposito V, Pirone L, Mayol L, Pedone E, Virgilio A, Galeone A
Exploring the binding of d(GGGT)4 to the HIV-1 integrase: An approach to investigate G-quadruplex aptamer/target protein interactions
Biochimie (ISSN: 0300-9084, 1638-6183, 0300-9084linking), 2016; 127: 19-22.

Improta R, Santoro F, Blancafort L
Quantum Mechanical Studies on the Photophysics and the Photochemistry of Nucleic Acids and Nucleobases
Chem Rev (ISSN: 0009-2665), 2016; 116(6): 3540-3593.

Zhang Y, de La Harpe K, Beckstead AA, Improta R, Kohler B
UV-Induced Proton Transfer between DNA Strands
J Am Chem Soc (ISSN: 0002-7863, 0002-2786, 0002-7863print), 2015 Jun 10; 137(22): 7059-7062.

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, 1520-5215electronic), 2015; 119(21): 5426-5438.

Improta R, Barone V
Excited States behavior of nucleobases in solution: insights from computational studies
Top Curr Chem (ISSN: 0340-1022), 2015; 355: 329-357.

Zhang Y, Dood J, Beckstead AA, Li X-B, Nguyen KV, Burrows CJ, Improta R, Kohler B
Photoinduced Electron Transfer in DNA: Charge Shift Dynamics between 8-Oxo-Guanine Anion and Adenine
J Phys Chem B (ISSN: 1520-6106, 1520-5207), 2015; 119(24): 7491-7502.

Huix-Rotllant M, Brazard J, Improta R, Burghardt I, Markovitsi D
Stabilization of mixed frenkel-charge transfer excitons extended across both strands of guanine-cytosine DNA duplexes
J Phys Chem Lett (ISSN: 1948-7185, 1948-7185electronic, 1948-7185linking), 2015; 6(12): 2247-2251.

Fahleson T, Kauczor J, Norman P, Santoro F, Improta R, Coriani S
TD-DFT investigation of the magnetic circular dichroism spectra of some purine and pyrimidine bases of nucleic acids
J Phys Chem A (ISSN: 1089-5639, 1520-5215electronic), 2015; 119(21): 5476-5489.

Changenet-Barret P, Gustavsson T, Improta R, Markovitsi D
Ultrafast Excited-State Deactivation of 8-Hydroxy-2′-deoxyguanosine Studied by Femtosecond Fluorescence Spectroscopy and Quantum-Chemical Calculations
J Phys Chem A (ISSN: 1089-5639, 1520-5215electronic), 2015; 119(23): 6131-6139.

Improta R, Ferrer FJ, Stendardo E, Santoro F
Quantum-classical calculation of the absorption and emission spectral shapes of oligothiophenes at low and room temperature by first-principle calculations
Chemphyschem (ISSN: 1439-4235, 1439-7641), 2014 Oct 20; 15(15): 3320-3333.

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, 1091-6490, 0027-8424print), 2014 Sep 12; 111(32): 11612-11617.

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, 1948-7185electronic, 1948-7185linking), 2014 Jun 5; 5(11): 1806-1811.

Scognamiglio PL, Di Natale C, Leone M, Poletto M, Vitagliano L, Tell G, Marasco D
G-quadruplex DNA recognition by nucleophosmin: new insights from protein dissection
Bba-Gen Subjects (ISSN: 0005-2728, 0006-3002print, 1570-9639print), 2014 Jun; 1840(6): 2050-2059.

Romanucci V, Milardi D, Campagna T, Gaglione M, Messere A, D'Urso A, Crisafi E, La Rosa C, Zarrelli A, Balzarini J, Di Fabio G
Synthesis, biophysical characterization and anti-HIV activity of d(TG(3)AG) Quadruplexes bearing hydrophobic tails at the 5 '-end
Bioorg Med Chem (ISSN: 0968-0896, 1464-3391), 2014 Feb 1; 22(3): 960-966.

Russo Krauss I, Parkinson GN, Merlino A, Mattia CA, Randazzo A, Novellino E, Mazzarella L, Sica F
A regular thymine tetrad and a peculiar supramolecular assembly in the first crystal structure of an all-LNA G-quadruplex
Acta Crystallogr D Biol Crystallogr (ISSN: 0907-4449, 0907-4449linking), 2014 Feb; 70(2): 362-370.

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 Chem Res (ISSN: 0162-0134, 1873-3344, 0162-0134print), 2014 Jan; 130(1): 92-102.

Pica A, Russo Krauss I, Merlino A, Nagatoishi S, Sugimoto N, Sica F
Dissecting the contribution of thrombin exosite I in the recognition of thrombin binding aptamer
Febs Journal (ISSN: 1742-464x), 2013 Dec; 280(24): 6581-6588.

Russo Krauss I, Pica A, Merlino A, Mazzarella L, Sica F
Duplex-quadruplex motifs in a peculiar structural organization cooperatively contribute to thrombin binding of a DNA aptamer
Acta Crystallogr D Biol Crystallogr (ISSN: 0907-4449, 0907-4449linking), 2013 Dec; 69(12): 2403-2411.

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.

Russo Krauss I, Merlino A, Vergara A, Sica F
An overview of biological macromolecule crystallization
Int J Mol Sc (ISSN: 1422-0067, 1661-6596, 1422-0067electronic), 2013 May 31; 14(6): 11643-11691.

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.

Russo Krauss I, Pica A, Merlino A, Mazzarella L, Sica F
Duplex-Quadruplex Motifs In A Novel Structural Organization Cooperatively Contribute To Thrombin Binding Of Hd22-27mer
Acta Crystallogr D Biol Crystallogr (ISSN: 0907-4449, 0907-4449linking), 2013; D69: 2403-2411.

Santoro F, Improta R, Avila Ferrer FJ, Segado M, Lami A
The interplay between neutral exciton and charge transfer states in single-strand polyadenine: A quantum dynamical investigation
Photochem Photobiol Sci (ISSN: 1474-905x), 2013; 12(8): 1527-1543.

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.

Banyasz A, Douki T, Improta R, Gustavsson T, Onidas D, Vaya I, Perron M, Markovitsi D
Electronic excited states responsible for dimer formation upon UV absorption directly by thymine strands: Joint experimental and theoretical study
J Am Chem Soc (ISSN: 0002-7863, 0002-2786, 1520-5126), 2012 Sep 12; 134(36): 14834-14845.

Hua Y, Changenet-Barret P, Improta R, Vaya I, Gustavsson T, Kotlyar AB, Zikich D, Sket P, Plavec J, Markovitsi D
Cation effect on the electronic excited states of guanine nanostructures studied by time-resolved fluorescence spectroscopy
J Phys Chem C (ISSN: 1932-7447), 2012 Jul 12; 116(27): 14682-14689.

Musumeci D, Oliviero G, Roviello GN, Bucci EM, Piccialli G
G-quadruplex-forming oligonucleotide conjugated to magnetic nanoparticles: Synthesis, characterization, and enzymatic stability assays
Bioconjug Chem (ISSN: 1043-1802, 1520-4812, 1520-4812electronic), 2012 Mar 21; 23(3): 382-391.

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.

Improta R, Barone V
Interplay between "neutral" and "charge-transfer" excimers rules the excited state decay in adenine-rich polynucleotides
Angew Chem Int Ed (ISSN: 1433-7851, 1521-3773electronic), 2011 Dec 9; 50(50): 12016-12019.

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 T (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.

Picconi D, Barone V, Lami A, Santoro F, Improta R
The Interplay between ππ*/nπ* excited states in gas-phase thymine: A quantum dynamical study
Chemphyschem (ISSN: 1439-4235, 1439-7641, 1439-7641electronic), 2011 Jul 11; 12(10): 1957-1968.

Banyasz A, Karpati S, Mercier Y, Reguero M, Gustavsson T, Markovitsi D, Improta R
The peculiar spectral properties of amino-substituted uracils: A combined theoretical and experimental study
J Phys Chem B (ISSN: 1520-6106, 1520-5207, 1520-5207electronic), 2010 Oct 7; 114(39): 12708-12719.

Changenet-Barret P, Emanuele E, Gustavsson T, Improta R, Kotlyar AB, Markovitsi D, Vaya I, Zakrzewska K, Zikich D
Optical properties of guanine nanowires: Experimental and theoretical study
J Phys Chem C (ISSN: 1932-7447), 2010 Sep 2; 114(34): 14339-14346.

Russo Krauss I, Merlino A, Randazzo A, Mazzarella L, Sica F
Crystallization and preliminary X-ray analysis of the complex of human alpha-thrombin with a modified thrombin-binding aptamer
Nucleosides Nucleotides Nucleic Acids (ISSN: 1744-3091, 1744-4309, 1532-2335electronic), 2010 Aug 1; 66(Pt8): 961-963.

Gustavsson T, Improta R, Markovitsi D
DNA/RNA: Building blocks of life under UV irradiation
J Phys Chem Lett (ISSN: 1948-7185, 1948-7185electronic, 1948-7185linking), 2010 Jul 1; 1(13): 2025-2030.

Improta R, Santoro F, Barone V, Lami A
Vibronic model for the quantum dynamical study of the competition between bright and charge-transfer excited states in single-strand polynucleotides: the adenine dimer case
J Phys Chem A (ISSN: 1089-5639, 1520-5215electronic, 1089-5639linking), 2009 Dec 31; 113(52): 15346-15354.

Improta R, Barone V
PCM/TD-DFT study of the two lowest excited states of uracil derivatives in solution: The effect of the functional and of the cavity model
J Mol Struct Theochem (ISSN: 0166-1280), 2009 Nov 30; 914(1-3): 87-93.

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.

Karunakaran V, Kleinermanns K, Improta R, Kovalenko SA
Photoinduced dynamics of guanosine monophosphate in water from broad-band transient absorption spectroscopy and quantum-chemical calculations
J Am Chem Soc (ISSN: 0002-7863, 0002-2786, 1520-5126), 2009; 131(16): 5839-5850.

Santoro F, Barone V, Improta R
The Excited States Decay Of The A-T Dna: A Pcm/Td-Dft Study In Aqueous Solution Of The (9-Methyl-Adenine) 2 (1-Methyl-Thymine) 2 Stacked Tetramer
J Am Chem Soc (ISSN: 0002-7863, 0002-2786, 1520-5126), 2009; 131(42): 15232-15245.

Mercier Y, Santoro F, Reguero M, Improta R
The decay from the dark nπ* excited state in uracil: An integrated CASPT2/CASSCF and PCM/TD-DFT study in the gas phase and in water
J Phys Chem B (ISSN: 1520-6106, 1520-5207, 1520-5207electronic), 2008 Sep 4; 112(35): 10769-10772.

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.

Gustavsson T, Bányász A, Sarkar N, Markovitsi D, Improta R
Assessing solvent effects on the singlet excited state lifetime of uracil derivatives: A femtosecond fluorescence upconversion study in alcohols and D2O
Chem Phys (ISSN: 0301-0104), 2008 Jun 23; 350(1-3): 186-192.

Gustavsson T, Banyasz A, Sarkar N, Markovitsi D, Improta R
Statin: New life for an old drug
Pharmacol Res Academic Press, 2008 Jun 23; 350(1-3): 1-2.

Santoro F, Lami A, Improta R, Bloino J, Barone V
Effective method for the computation of optical spectra of large molecules at finite temperature including the Duschinsky and Herzberg-Teller effect: The Qx band of porphyrin as a case study
J Chem Phys (ISSN: 0021-9606, 0897-690online), 2008 Jun 14; 128(22): 17-17.

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.

Improta R
The Excited States Of Pi-Stacked 9-Methyl Adenine Oligomers: A Td-Dft Study In Aqueous Solution
Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 2008; 10: 2656-2664.

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, Lami A, Improta R, Barone V
Effective method to compute vibrationally resolved optical spectra of large molecules at finite temperature in the gas phase and in solution
J Chem Phys (ISSN: 0021-9606, 0897-690online), 2007 May 14; 126(18): 184102-184102.

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, Improta R, Lami A, Bloino J, Barone V
Erratum: Effective Method To Compute Franck-Condon Integrals For Optical Spectra Of Large Molecules In Solution
J Chem Phys (ISSN: 0021-9606, 0897-690online), 2007; 126(16): N/D-N/D.

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
P Natl Acad Sci Usa (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.

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.

Barone V, Formaggio F, Improta R, Polo F, Maran F
Electron transfer to and conformational preferences of Aib oligo-peptides
Proc Electrochem Soc, 2004; 10: 29-32.

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, 0022-3263linking), 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
Chem Phys Lett (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
Chem Phys Lett (ISSN: 0009-2614), 2003; 373(3-4): 411-415.

Improta R, Mele F, Crescenzi O, Benzi C, Barone V
Understanding the role of stereoelectronic effects in determining collagen stability. 2. A quantum mechanical/molecular mechanical study of (Proline-Proline-Glycine)n polypeptides
J Am Chem Soc (ISSN: 0002-7863, 0002-2786, 1520-5126), 2002 Jul 3; 124(26): 7857-7865.

Improta R, Kudin KN, Scuseria GE, Barone V
Structure and magnetic properties of nitroxide molecular crystals by density functional calculations employing periodic boundary conditions
J Am Chem Soc (ISSN: 0002-7863, 0002-2786, 1520-5126), 2002 Jan 9; 124(1): 113-120.

Saracino GAA, Tedeschi A, D'Errico G, Improta R, Franco L, Ruzzi M, Corvaia C, Barone V
Solvent polarity and pH effects on the magnetic properties of ionizable nitroxide radicals: A combined computational and experimental study of 2, 2, 5, 5-tetramethyl-3-carboxypyrrolidine and 2, 2, 6, 6-tetramethyl-4-carboxypiperidine nitroxides
J Phys Chem A (ISSN: 1089-5639, 1520-5215electronic), 2002; 106(44): 10700-10706.