Balanikas E, Martinez-fernandez L, Improta R, Podbevšek P, Baldacchino G, Markovitsi D
The Structural Duality of Nucleobases in Guanine Quadruplexes Controls Their Low-Energy Photoionization
J Phys Chem Lett (ISSN: 1948-7185linking, 1948-7185electronic), 2021 Sep 2; 12(34): 8309-8313.

Asha H, Green JA, Martinez-fernandez L, Esposito L, Improta R
Electronic Circular Dichroism Spectra of DNA Quadruple Helices Studied by Molecular Dynamics Simulations and Excitonic Calculations including Charge Transfer States
Molecules (ISSN: 1420-3049linking, 1420-3049electronic), 2021 Aug 7; 26(16): N/D-N/D.

Wang X, Martínez-fernández L, Zhang Y, Zhang K, Improta R, Kohler B, Xu J, Chen J
Solvent-Dependent Stabilization of a Charge Transfer State is the Key to Ultrafast Triplet State Formation in an Epigenetic DNA Nucleoside
Chemistry (ISSN: 0947-6539linking, 1521-3765electronic), 2021 Jul 26; 27(42): 10932-10940.

Green JA, Asha H, Santoro F, Improta R
Excitonic Model for Strongly Coupled Multichromophoric Systems: The Electronic Circular Dichroism Spectra of Guanine Quadruplexes as Test Cases
J Chem Theory Comput (ISSN: 1549-9618linking, 1549-9626electronic), 2021 Jan 12; 17(1): 405-415.

Martínez-fernández L, Esposito L, Improta R
Studying the excited electronic states of guanine rich DNA quadruplexes by quantum mechanical methods: main achievements and perspectives
Photochem Photobiol Sci (ISSN: 1474-905xlinking), 2020 Apr 15; 19(4): 436-444.

Martinez-fernandez L, Gustavsson T, Diederichsen U, Improta R
Excited State Dynamics of 8-Vinyldeoxyguanosine In Aqueous Solution Studied by Time-Resolved Fluorescence Spectroscopy and Quantum Mechanical Calculations
Molecules (ISSN: 1420-3049linking, 1420-3049electronic), 2020 Feb 13; 25(4): N/D-N/D.

Comegna D, Del Gatto A, Saviano M, Zaccaro L
On-Bead Peptoid Dimerization Induced by Incorporation of Glycosylated Bridging Units in Submonomer Solid-Phase Approach to Glycopeptoids
Org Lett (ISSN: 1523-7052linking, 1523-7052electronic, 1523-7060), 2019 Jun 21; 21(12): 4454-4458.

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.

Banyasz A, Martinez-fernandez L, Improta R, Ketola TM, Balty C, Markovitsi D
Radicals generated in alternating guanine-cytosine duplexes by direct absorption of low-energy UV radiation
Phys Chem Chem Phys (ISSN: 1463-9084electronic, 1463-9076linking), 2018 Aug 22; 20(33): 21381-21389.

Martinez-fernandez L, Improta R
Sequence dependence on DNA photochemistry: a computational study of photodimerization pathways in TpdC and dCpT dinucleotides
Photochemical & (ISSN: 1474-9092electronic, 1474-905xlinking), 2018 May 16; 17(5): 586-591.

Caraci F, Nicoletti F, Copani A
Metabotropic glutamate receptors: the potential for therapeutic applications in Alzheimer's disease
Curr Opin Pharmacol (ISSN: 1471-4892), 2017 Dec 23; 38: 1-7.

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.

Deplano A, Morgillo CM, Demurtas M, Bjorklund E, Cipriano M, Svensson M, Hashemian S, Smaldone G, Pedone E, Luque FJ, Cabiddu MG, Novellino E, Fowler CJ, Catalanotti B, Onnis V
Novel propanamides as fatty acid amide hydrolase inhibitors
Eur J Med Chem (ISSN: 0223-5234, 1768-3254, 0223-5234linking), 2017 Aug 18; 136: 523-542.

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.

Martinez-fernandez L, Improta R
Novel adenine/thymine photodimerization channels mapped by PCM/TD-DFT calculations on dApT and TpdA dinucleotides
Photoch Photobio Sci (ISSN: 1474-905x), 2017 Jun 22; 16(8): 1277-1283.

Martinez-fernandez L, Pepino AJ, Segarra-marti J, Jovaisaite J, Vaya I, Nenov A, Markovitsi D, Gustavsson T, Banyasz A, Garavelli M, Improta R
Photophysics of Deoxycytidine and 5-Methyldeoxycytidine in Solution: A Comprehensive Picture by Quantum Mechanical Calculations and Femtosecond Fluorescence Spectroscopy
J Am Chem Soc (ISSN: 0002-7863, 0002-2786, 0002-7863print), 2017 Jun 14; 139(23): 7780-7791.

Martinez-fernandez L, Banyasz A, Esposito L, Markovitsi D, Improta R
UV-induced damage to DNA: effect of cytosine methylation on pyrimidine dimerization
Signal Transduction And Targeted Therapy, 2017 Jun; N/D: N/D-N/D.

Martínez-fernández L, Granucci G, Pollum M, Crespo-hernández CE, Persico M, Corral I
Decoding the Molecular Basis for the Population Mechanism of the Triplet Phototoxic Precursors in UVA Light-Activated Pyrimidine Anticancer Drugs
Chemistry (ISSN: 0947-6539, 1521-3765, 1521-3765electronic), 2017; 23(11): 2619-2627.

Zhang Y, De La Harpe K, Beckstead AA, Martínez-fernández L, Improta R, Kohler B
Excited-State Dynamics of DNA Duplexes with Different H-Bonding Motifs
J Phys Chem Lett (ISSN: 1948-7185, 1948-7185electronic, 1948-7185linking), 2016; 7(6): 950-954.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Improta R
Quantum mechanical calculations unveil the structure and properties of the absorbing and emitting excited electronic states of guanine quadruplex
Chemistry (ISSN: 0947-6539, 1521-3765, 1521-3765electronic), 2014 Jun 23; 20(26): 8106-8115.

Ruggiero A, Dattelbaum JD, Staiano M, Berisio R, D'Auria S, Vitagliano L
A loose domain swapping organization confers a remarkable stability to the dimeric structure of the arginine binding protein from Thermotoga maritima
Plosone (ISSN: 1932-6203, 1932-6203electronic, 1932-6203linking), 2014 May 15; 9(5): e96560-e96560.

Zhang Y, Improta R, Kohler B
Mode-specific vibrational relaxation of photoexcited guanosine 5'-monophosphate and its acid form: a femtosecond broadband mid-IR transient absorption and theoretical study
Phys Chem Chem Phys (ISSN: 1463-9076, 1463-3907, 1463-9084electronic), 2014 Jan 28; 16(4): 1487-1499.

Hayafune M, Berisio R, Marchetti R, Silipo A, Kayama M, Desaki Y, Arima S, Squeglia F, Ruggiero A, Tokuyasu K, Molinaro A, Kaku H, Shibuya N
Chitin-induced activation of immune signaling by the rice receptor CEBiP relies on a unique sandwich-type dimerization
P Natl Acad Sci Usa (ISSN: 0027-8424, 1091-6490, 0027-8424print), 2014 Jan 21; 111(3): E404-E404.

Calce E, Sandomenico A, Saviano M, Ruvo M, De Luca S
Cysteine Co-Oxidation Process Driven By Native Peptide Folding: An Example On Her2 Receptor Model System
Amino Acids (ISSN: 0939-4451, 1438-2199, 1438-2199electronic), 2014; 46(5): 1197-1206.

Petruk AA, Varriale S, Coscia MR, Mazzarella L, Merlino A, Oreste U
The Structure Of The Cd3 Zeta Zeta Transmembrane Dimer In Popc And Raft-Like Lipid Bilayer: A Molecular Dynamics Study
Bba-Gen Subjects (ISSN: 0005-2736, 0006-3002e, 0005-2736print), 2013 Nov; 1828(11): 2637-2645.

Travaglia A, La Mendola D, Magrì A, Pietropaolo A, Nicoletti VG, Grasso G, Malgieri G, Fattorusso R, Isernia C, Rizzarelli E
Zinc(II) interactions with brain-derived neurotrophic factor N-terminal peptide fragments: inorganic features and biological perspectives
Inorg Chem (ISSN: 1520-510x, 0020-1669, 1520-510xelectronic), 2013 Oct 7; 52(19): 11075-11083.

De Simonea A, Stanzione F, Marasco D, Vitagliano L, Esposito L
The Intrinsic Stability Of The Human Prion Beta-Sheet Region Investigated By Molecular Dynamics
Journal Of Biomolecular Structure & Dynamics, 2013 May 1; 31(5): 441-452.

Hunger K, Buschhaus L, Biemann L, Braun M, Kovalenko S, Improta R, Kleinermanns K
UV-light-induced hydrogen transfer in guanosine-guanosine aggregates
Chemistry (ISSN: 0947-6539, 1521-3765, 1521-3765electronic), 2013 Apr; 19(17): 5425-5431.

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.

Merlino A, Fuchs MR, Pica A, Balsamo A, Dworkowski FSN, Pompidor G, Mazzarella L, Vergara A
Selective X-ray-induced NO photodissociation in haemoglobin crystals: evidence from a Raman-assisted crystallographic study
Acta Crystallogr D Biol Crystallogr (ISSN: 0907-4449, 0907-4449linking), 2013 Jan; 69: 137-140.

Gustavsson T, Sarkar S, Vaya I, Jimenez MC, Markovitsi D, Improta R
A joint experimental/theoretical study of the ultrafast excited state deactivation of deoxyadenosine and 9-methyladenine in water and acetonitrile
Photochem Photobiol Sci (ISSN: 1474-905x), 2013; 12(8): 1375-1386.

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.

Ruggiero A, De Simone P, Smaldone G, Squeglia F, Berisio R
Bacterial cell division regulation by Ser/Thr kinases: A structural perspective
Curr Protein Pept Sci (ISSN: 1389-2037, 1389-2037linking), 2012 Dec; 13(8): 756-766.

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.

Merlino A, Picone D, Ercole C, Balsamo A, Sica F
Chain termini cross-talk in the swapping process of bovine pancreatic ribonuclease
Biochimie (ISSN: 0300-9084, 1638-6183, 1638-6183electronic), 2012 May; 94(5): 1108-1118.

Esposito C, Cantisani M, D'Auria G, Falcigno L, Pedone E, Galdiero S, Berisio R
Mapping key interactions in the dimerization process of HBHA from Mycobacterium tuberculosis, insights into bacterial agglutination
Febs Lett (ISSN: 0014-5793, 0014-5793print, 1873-3468electronic), 2012 Mar 23; 586(6): 659-667.

Weigel A, Pfaffe M, Sajadi M, Mahrwald R, Improta R, Barone V, Polli D, Cerullo G, Ernsting NP, Santoro F
Barrierless photoisomerisation of the "simplest cyanine": Joining computational and femtosecond optical spectroscopies to trace the full reaction path
Phys Chem Chem Phys (ISSN: 1463-9076, 1463-3907, 1463-9084electronic), 2012; 14(38): 13350-13364.

Dargiewicz M, Biczysko M, Improta R, Barone V
Solvent effects on electron-driven proton-transfer processes: Adenine-thymine base pairs
Phys Chem Chem Phys (ISSN: 1463-9076, 1463-3907, 1463-9084electronic), 2012; 14(25): 8981-8989.

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, 1433-7851linking), 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, 1932-6203linking), 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.

Contursi P, D'Ambrosio K, Pirone L, Pedone E, Aucelli T, She Q, De Simone G, Bartolucci S
C68 from the Sulfolobus islandicus plasmid-virus pSSVx is a novel member of the AbrB-like transcription factor family
Biochem J (ISSN: 0264-6021, 1470-8728electronic, 0264-6021linking), 2011 Apr 1; 435(1): 157-166.

Ruggiero A, Squeglia F, Marasco D, Marchetti R, Molinaro A, Berisio R
X-ray structural studies of the entire extracellular region of the serine/threonine kinase PrkC from Staphylococcus aureus
Biochem J (ISSN: 0264-6021, 1470-8728electronic, 0264-6021linking), 2011 Apr 1; 435(1): 33-41.

Saviano M, Del Gatto A, De Simone M, De Paola I, Saviano M, Zaccaro L
Investigation of the Best Conditions to Obtain c(RGDfK) Peptide on Solid Phase
Int J Pept Res Ther (ISSN: 1573-3149, 0929-5666), 2011 Mar; 17(1): 39-45.

Avila FF, Improta R, Santoro F, Barone V
Computing the inhomogeneous broadening of electronic transitions in solution: A first-principle quantum mechanical approach
Phys Chem Chem Phys (ISSN: 1463-9076, 1463-3907, 1463-9084electronic), 2011; 13(38): 17007-17012.

Pedone E, Limauro D, D'Ambrosio K, De Simone G, Bartolucci S
Multiple catalytically active thioredoxin folds: a winning strategy for many functions
Cell Mol Life Sci Cellular And Molecular Life Sciences (ISSN: 1420-682x), 2010 Nov; 67(22): 3797-3814.

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.

Alterio V, Aurilia V, Romanelli A, Parracino A, Saviano M, D'Auria S, De Simone G
Crystal structure of an S-formylglutathione hydrolase from pseudoalteromonas haloplanktis TAC125
Biopolymers (ISSN: 0006-3525, 0006-6352, 0006-3525print), 2010 Sep; 93(8): 669-677.

Tosco A, Monti MC, Fontanella B, Montefusco S, D'Andrea LD, Ziaco B, Baldantoni D, Rio MC, Marzullo L
Copper binds the carboxy-terminus of trefoil protein 1 (TFF1), favoring its homodimerization and motogenic activity
Cell Mol Life Sci (ISSN: 1420-9071electronic, 1420-682xlinking), 2010 Jun; 67(11): 1943-1955.

Pensato S, Renda M, Leccia F, Saviano M, D'Andrea LD, Pedone C, Pedone PV, Romanelli A
PNA zipper as a dimerization tool: development of a bZip mimic
Biopolymers (ISSN: 0006-3525, 0006-6352, 0006-3525print), 2010 May; 93(5): 434-441.

Esposito C, Carullo C, Pedone E, Graziano G, Del Vecchio P, Berisio R
Dimerisation and structural integrity of Heparin Binding Hemagglutinin A from Mycobacterium tuberculosis: Implications for bacterial agglutination
Febs Lett (ISSN: 0014-5793, 0014-5793print, 0014-5793linking), 2010 Mar 19; 584(6): 1091-1096.

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, 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.

Ruggiero A, Masullo M, Marasco D, Ruocco MR, Grimaldi P, Arcari P, Zagari A, Vitagliano L
The dimeric structure of Sulfolobus solfataricus thioredoxin A2 and the basis of its thermostability
Proteins (ISSN: 0887-3585, 1097-0134, 1097-0134electronic), 2009 Dec; 77(4): 1004-1008.

Merlino A, Russo Krauss I, Perillo M, Mattia CA, Ercole C, Picone D, Vergara A, Sica F
Toward an Antitumor Form of Bovine Pancreatic Ribonuclease: The Crystal Structure of Three Noncovalent Dimeric Mutants
Biopolymers (ISSN: 0006-3525, 0006-6352, 0006-3525print), 2009 Dec; 91(12): 1029-1037.

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.

Ruggiero A, Lanzotti MA, Ruocco MR, Grimaldi P, Marasco D, Arcari P, Masullo M, Zagari A, Vitagliano L
Crystallization and preliminary X-ray crystallographic analysis of two dimeric hyperthermostable thioredoxins isolated from Sulfolobus solfataricus
Nucleosides Nucleotides Nucleic Acids (ISSN: 1744-3091, 1744-4309), 2009 Jun; 65: 604-607.

Angeli C, Improta R, Santoro F
On the controversial nature of the 1 B-1(u) and 2 B-1(u) states of trans-stilbene: The n-electron valence state perturbation theory approach
J Chem Phys (ISSN: 0021-9606, 0897-690online, 0021-9606printed), 2009 May 7; 130(17): N/D-N/D.

Bonomo RP, Di Natale G, Rizzarelli E, Tabbì G, Vagliasindi LI
Copper(II) complexes of prion protein PEG11-tetraoctarepeat fragment: spectroscopic and voltammetric studies
Dalton T (ISSN: 1477-9226, 1477-7922, 1477-9234), 2009 Apr 14; (14): 2637-2646.

Tornatore L, Montil SM, Marasco D, Dathan N, Vitale RM, Benedetti E, Pedone C, Papa S, Franzoso G, Ruvo M
Gadd45beta dimerization does not affect MKK7 binding
Adv Exp Med Biol (ISSN: 0065-2598, 0065-2598print), 2009; 611: 367-368.

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.

Esposito L, Seydel A, Aiello R, Sorrentino G, Cendron L, Zanotti G, Zagari
The crystal structure of the superoxide dismutase from Helicobacter pylori reveals a structured C-terminal extension
Bba-Gen Subjects (ISSN: 1570-9639, 0006-3002, 0925-4439), 2008 Nov; 1784(11): 1601-1606.

Hilvo M, Baranauskiene L, Salzano AM, Scaloni A, Matulis D, Innocenti A, Scozzafava A, Monti SM, Di Fiore A, De Simone G, Lindfors M, Janis J, Valjakka J, Pastorekova S, Pastorek J, Kulomaa MS, Nordlund HR, Supuran CT, Parkkila S
Biochemical characterization of CA IX, one of the most active carbonic anhydrase isozymes
Jbc Papers (ISSN: 0021-9258, 1083-351x, 0021-9258linking), 2008 Oct 10; 283(41): 27799-27809.

Merlino A, Varriale S, Coscia MR, Mazzarella L, Oreste U
Structure and dimerization of the teleost transmembrane immunoglobulin region
Journal Of Molecular Graphics & Modelling (ISSN: 1093-3263), 2008 Oct; 27(3): 401-407.

Vitagliano L, Ruggiero A, Pedone C, Berisio R
Conformational states and association mechanism of Yersinia pestis Caf1 subunits
Biochem Biophys Res Commun (ISSN: 0006-291x, 1090-2104, 1090-2104electronic), 2008 Sep 8; 372(4): 804-810.

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.

Pensato S, Saviano M, Renda M, Leccia F, Pedone P, Pedone C, Romanelli A
PNA zipper: inducing dimerization of the basic region of a bZip protein by a PNA duplex
J Pept Sci (ISSN: 1075-2617, 1099-1387, 1075-2617print), 2008 Sep; 14(8): N/D-N/D.

Dalla Serra M, Cirioni O, Vitale RM, Renzone G, Coraiola M, Giacometti A, Potrich C, Baroni E, Guella G, Sanseverino M, De Luca S, Scalise G, Amodeo P, Scaloni A
Structural features of distinctin affecting peptide biological and biochemical properties
Biochemistry (ISSN: 0006-2960, 1520-4995, 1520-4995electronic), 2008 Jul 29; 47(30): 7888-7899.

Esposito C, Pethoukov MV, Svergun DI, Ruggiero A, Pedone C, Pedone E, Berisio R
Evidence for an elongated dimeric structure of heparin-binding hemagglutinin from Mycobacterium tuberculosis
J Bacteriol Journal Of Bacteriology (ISSN: 0021-9193, 1098-5530), 2008 Jul; 190(13): 4749-4753.

Ziaco B, Pensato S, D'Andrea LD, Benedetti E, Romanelli A
Semisynthesis of dimeric proteins by expressed protein ligation
Org Lett (ISSN: 1523-7060, 1523-7052, 1523-7052electronic), 2008 May 15; 10(10): 1955-1958.

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.

Tornatore L, Marasco D, Dathan N, Vitale RM, Benedetti E, Papa S, Franzoso G, Ruvo M, Monti SM
Gadd45 beta forms a homodimeric complex that binds tightly to MKK7
J Mol Biol (ISSN: 0022-2836, 0022-2283, 1089-8638), 2008 Apr 18; 378(1): 97-111.

De Simone A, Pedone C, Vitagliano L
Structure, dynamics, and stability of assemblies of the human prion fragment SNQNNF
Biochem Biophys Res Commun (ISSN: 1090-2104, 0006-291x, 1090-2104electronic), 2008 Feb 15; 366(3): 800-806.

Merlino A, Ercole C, Picone D, Pizzo E, Mazzarella L, Sica F
The buried diversity of bovine seminal ribonuclease: Shape and cytotoxicity of the swapped non-covalent form of the enzyme
J Mol Biol (ISSN: 0022-2836, 1089-8638, 1089-8638electronic), 2008 Feb 15; 376(2): 427-437.

Merlino A, Russo Krauss I, Castellano I, De Vendittis E, Vergara A, Sica F
Crystallization and preliminary x-ray diffraction studies of a psychrophilic iron superoxide dismutase from Pseudoalteromonas haloplanktis
Protein Pept Lett (ISSN: 0929-8665, 1875-5305), 2008; 15(4): 415-418.

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.

Moccia M, Musumeci D, Valente M, Roviello GN, Sapio R, Pedone C, Bucci EM
Thermodynamic studies on PNA and PNA/DNA dendrimer formation
Nucleosides Nucleotides Nucleic Acids (ISSN: 1525-7770), 2007; 26(8-9): 1173-1176.

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.

Di Gaetano S, Guglielmi F, Arciello A, Mangione P, Monti M, Pagnozzi D, Raimondi S, Giorgetti S, Orru S, Canale C, Pucci P, Dobson CM, Bellotti V, Piccoli R
Recombinant amyloidogenic domain of ApoA-I: analysis of its fibrillogenic potential
Biochemical And Biophysical Research Communications (ISSN: 0006-291x, 0006-291xprint), 2006 Dec 8; 351(1): 223-228.

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.

Nuernberger P, Vogt G, Gerber G, Improta R, Santoro F
Femtosecond study on the isomerization dynamics of NK88. I. Ground-state dynamics after photoexcitation
J Chem Phys (ISSN: 0021-9606, 0021-9606print, 0897-690online), 2006 Jul 28; 125(4): 44512-44544.

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.

Gustavsson T, Sarkar N, Lazzarotto E, Markovitsi D, Barone V, Improta R
Solvent effect on the singlet excited-state dynamics of 5-fluorouracil in acetonitrile as compared with water
J Phys Chem B (ISSN: 1520-6106, 1520-5207, 1520-5207electronic), 2006 Jul 6; 110(26): 12843-12847.

Santelli E, Leone M, Li C, Fukushima T, Preece NE, Olson AJ, Ely KR, Reed JC, Pellecchia M, Liddington RC, Matsuzawa S-I
Structural analysis of Siah1-Siah-interacting protein interactions and insights into the assembly of an E3 ligase multiprotein complex
Jbc Papers (ISSN: 0021-9258, 1083-351x, 0021-9258linking), 2005 Oct 7; 280(40): 34278-34287.

Bucci E, Vitagliano L, Barone R, Sorrentino S, D'Alessio G, Graziano G
On the thermal stability of the two dimeric forms of ribonuclease
Biophys Chem (ISSN: 0301-4622, 0301-4622linking), 2005 Jul 1; 116(2): 89-95.

Naddeo M, Vitagliano L, Russo A, Gotte G, D'Alessio G, Sorrentino S
Interactions of the cytotoxic RNase A dimers with the cytosolic ribonuclease inhibitor
Febs Lett (ISSN: 0014-5793, 0014-5793print, 1873-3468electronic), 2005 May 9; 579(12): 2663-2668.

Picone D, Di Fiore A, Ercole C, Franzese M, Sica F, Tomaselli S, Mazzarella L
The role of the hinge loop in domain swapping - The special case of bovine seminal ribonuclease
Jbc Papers (ISSN: 0021-9258, 1083-351x, 0021-9258linking), 2005 Apr 8; 280(14): 13771-13778.

Esposito L, Daggett V
Insight into ribonuclease A domain swapping by molecular dynamics unfolding simulations
Biochemistry (ISSN: 0006-2960, 1520-4995, 1520-4995electronic), 2005 Mar 8; 44(9): 3358-3368.

Merlino A, Ceruso MA, Vitagliano L, Mazzarella L
Open interface and large quaternary structure movements in 3D domain swapped proteins: Insights from molecular dynamics simulations of the C-terminal swapped dimer of ribonuclease
Biophysical Journal (ISSN: 0006-3495, 1542-0086), 2005 Mar; 88(3): 2003-2012.

Lahr SJ, Engel DE, Stayrook SE, Maglio O, North B, Geremia S, Lombardi A, Degrado WF
Analysis and design of turns in α-helical hairpins
J Mol Biol (ISSN: 0022-2836, 1089-8638, 1089-8638electronic), 2005; 346(5): 1441-1454.

Calhoun JR, Nastri F, Maglio O, Pavone V, Lombardi A, Degrado WF
Artificial diiron proteins: From structure to function
Biopolymers (ISSN: 0006-3525, 0006-6352, 0006-3525print), 2005; 80(2-3): 264-278.

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.

De Simone G, Menchise V, Alterio V, Mandrich L, Rossi M, Manco G, Pedone C
The crystal structure of an EST2 mutant unveils structural insights on the H group of the carboxylesterase/lipase family
J Mol Biol (ISSN: 0022-2836, 1089-8638, 1089-8638electronic), 2004 Oct 8; 343(1): 137-146.

Sica F, Di Fiore A, Merlino A, Mazzarella L
Structure and stability of the non-covalent swapped dimer of bovine seminal ribonuclease - An enzyme tailored to evade ribonuclease protein inhibitor
Jbc Papers (ISSN: 0021-9258, 1083-351x, 0021-9258linking), 2004 Sep 27; 279(35): 36753-36760.

Merlino A, Vitagliano L, Sica F, Zagari A, Mazzarella L
Population shift vs induced fit: The case of bovine seminal ribonuclease swapping dimer
Biopolymers (ISSN: 0006-3525, 0006-6352, 0006-3525print), 2004 Apr 15; 73(6): 689-695.

Saviano M, Improta R, Benedetti E, Carrozzini B, Cascarano GL, Didierjean C, Toniolo C, Crisma M
Benzophenone photophore flexibility and proximity: Molecular and crystal-state structure of a Bpa-containing trichogin dodecapeptide analogue
Chembiochem (ISSN: 1439-4227, 1439-7633, 1439-7633electronic), 2004 Apr 2; 5(4): 541-544.

Merlino A, Vitagliano L, Ceruso MA, Mazzarella L
Dynamic properties of the N-terminal swapped dimer of ribonuclease
Biophysical Journal (ISSN: 0006-3495, 1542-0086), 2004 Apr; 86(4): 2383-2391.

Improta R, Barone V
Interplay of electronic, environmental, and vibrational effects in determining the hyperfine coupling constants of organic free radicals
Chem Rev (ISSN: 0009-2665), 2004 Mar; 104(3): 1231-1253.

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.

Esposito L, Bruno I, Sica F, Raia CA, Giordano A, Rossi M, Mazzarella L, Zagari A
Crystal structure of a ternary complex of the alcohol dehydrogenase from Sulfolobus solfataricus
Biochemistry (ISSN: 0006-2960, 1520-4995, 1520-4995electronic), 2003 Dec 16; 42(49): 14397-14407.

Berisio R, Sica F, De Lorenzo C, Di Fiore A, Piccoli R, Zagari A, Mazzarella L
Crystal Structure Of The Dimeric Un-Swapped Form Of Bovine Seminal Ribonuclease
Febs Lett (ISSN: 0014-5793, 0014-5793print, 1873-3468electronic), 2003 Nov 6; 554(1-2): 105-110.

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.

Benzi C, Improta R, Scalmani G, Barone V
Quantum mechanical study of the conformational behavior of proline and 4R-hydroxyproline dipeptide analogues in vacuum and in aqueous solution
J Comput Chem (ISSN: 0192-8651, 1096-987xelectronic), 2002 Feb; 23(3): 341-350.

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.

De Simone G, Menchise V, Manco G, Mandrich L, Sorrentino N, Lang D, Rossi M, Pedone C
The crystal structure of a hyper-thermophilic carboxylesterase from the archaeon Archaeoglobus fulgidus
J Mol Biol (ISSN: 0022-2836, 1089-8638, 1089-8638electronic), 2001 Nov 30; 314(3): 507-518.

Vitagliano L, Adinolfi S, Sica F, Merlino A, Zagari A, Mazzarella L
A potential allosteric subsite generated by domain swapping in bovine seminal ribonuclease
J Mol Biol (ISSN: 0022-2836, 1089-8638, 1089-8638electronic), 1999 Oct 29; 293(3): 569-577.

Adinolfi S, Piccoli R, Sica F, Mazzarella L
BS-RNase tetramers: An example of domain-swapped oligomers
Febs Lett (ISSN: 0014-5793, 0014-5793print, 1873-3468electronic), 1996 Dec 2; 398(2-3): 326-332.

Costanzo LL, De Guidi G, Giuffrida S, Sortino S, Condorelli G, Pappalardo G
Antioxidant effect of copper(II) on photosensitized lipid peroxidation
J Chem Res (ISSN: 0162-0134print, 0162-0134linking, 1873-3344), 1995 Feb; 57(2): 115-125.