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Quantum Mechanical Studies on the Photophysics and the Photochemistry of Nucleic Acids and Nucleobases (136 visite)

Improta R, Santoro F, Blancafort L

Chemical Reviews (ISSN: 0009-2665), 2016; 116(6): 3540-3593.



Tipo di articolo: Journal Article,

Impact factor: 47.928, Impact factor a 5 anni: 50.95

Url: https://www2.scopus.com/inward/record.uri?eid=2-s2.0-84962408758&partnerID=40&md5=fd1f5ed57dceb19ff48c63506cb60bc4

Parole chiave: Charge Transfer, Chemical Reactions, Gene Encoding, Ground State, Nucleic Acids, Oligonucleotides, Computational Studies, Conical Intersection, Excitonic State, Photo-Activated, Quantum-Mechanical Study, Time Resolved Pump-Probe Spectroscopies, Triplet State, Ultrafast Decay, Quantum Theory,

Affiliazioni:

*** IBB - CNR ***
Istituto di Biostrutture Biommagini (IBB-CNR), CNR - Consiglio Nazionale Delle Ricerche, Via Mezzocannone 16, Napoli, Italy
Area della Ricerca di Pisa, Istituto di Chimica Dei Composti Organo Metallici (ICCOM-CNR), CNR - Consiglio Nazionale Delle Ricerche, Via G. Moruzzi 1, Pisa, Italy
Institut de Química Computacional i Catàlisi, Departament de Química, Universitat de Girona, Campus de Montilivi, Girona, Spain



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The photophysics and photochemistry of DNA is of great importance due to the potential damage of the genetic code by UV light. Quantum mechanical studies have played a key role in interpretating the results of modern time-resolved pump-probe spectroscopy, and in elucidating the main photoactivated reactive paths. This review provides a concise, complete picture of the computational studies carried out, approximately, in the past decade. We start with an overview of the photophysics of the nucleobases in the gas phase and in solution. We discuss the proposed mechanisms for ultrafast decay to the ground state, that involve conical intersections, consider the role of triplet states, and analyze how the solvent modulates the photophysics. Then we move to larger systems, from dinucleotides to single- and double-stranded oligonucleotides. We focus on the possible role of charge transfer and delocalized or excitonic states in the photophysics of these systems and discuss the main photochemical paths. We finish with an outlook on the current challenges in the field and future directions of research. © 2016 American Chemical Society.
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Roviello GN, Roviello G, Musumeci D, Bucci EM, Pedone C
* Dakin-West reaction on 1-thyminyl acetic acid for the synthesis of 1, 3-bis(1-thyminyl)-2-propanone, a heteroaromatic compound with nucleopeptide-binding properties (124 visite)
Amino Acids (ISSN: 1438-2199, 0939-4451, 1438-2199electronic), 2012 Oct; 43(4): 1615-1623.
Impact Factor: 3.914
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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 (128 visite)
J Am Chem Soc (ISSN: 0002-7863, 0002-2786, 1520-5126), 2012 Sep 12; 134(36): 14834-14845.
Impact Factor: 10.677
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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 (135 visite)
J Phys Chem C (ISSN: 1932-7447), 2012 Jul 12; 116(27): 14682-14689.
Impact Factor: 4.814
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Avitabile C, Saviano M, D'Andrea LD, Bianchi N, Fabbri E, Brognara E, Gambari R, Romanelli A
* Targeting pre-miRNA by peptide nucleic acids: a new strategy to interfere in the miRNA maturation (138 visite)
Artif Dna Pna Xnaartificial Dna Pna & Xna (ISSN: 1949-9096, 1949-0968, 1949-095x), 2012 Apr; 3(2): 88-96.
Impact Factor: 0
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Musumeci D, Oliviero G, Roviello GN, Bucci EM, Piccialli G
* G-quadruplex-forming oligonucleotide conjugated to magnetic nanoparticles: Synthesis, characterization, and enzymatic stability assays (133 visite)
Bioconjug Chem (ISSN: 1043-1802, 1520-4812, 1520-4812electronic), 2012 Mar 21; 23(3): 382-391.
Impact Factor: 4.58
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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 (98 visite)
Phys Chem Chem Phys (ISSN: 1463-9076, 1463-3907, 1463-9084electronic), 2012; 14(38): 13350-13364.
Impact Factor: 3.829
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Dargiewicz M, Biczysko M, Improta R, Barone V
* Solvent effects on electron-driven proton-transfer processes: Adenine-thymine base pairs (95 visite)
Phys Chem Chem Phys (ISSN: 1463-9076, 1463-3907, 1463-9084electronic), 2012; 14(25): 8981-8989.
Impact Factor: 3.829
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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 (86 visite)
J Am Chem Soc (ISSN: 0002-7863, 0002-2786, 1520-5126), 2011 Dec 14; 133(49): 19664-19667.
Impact Factor: 9.907
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Improta R, Barone V
* Interplay between "neutral" and "charge-transfer" excimers rules the excited state decay in adenine-rich polynucleotides (80 visite)
Angew Chem Int Ed (ISSN: 1433-7851, 1521-3773electronic), 2011 Dec 9; 50(50): 12016-12019.
Impact Factor: 13.455
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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 (139 visite)
Dalton Trans (ISSN: 1477-9234, 1477-9226, 1477-9234electronic), 2011 Oct 14; 40(38): 9711-9721.
Impact Factor: 3.838
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Roviello GN, Musumeci D, Bucci EM, Pedone C
* Synthesis and characterization of a novel ester-based nucleoamino acid for the assembly of aromatic nucleopeptides for biomedical applications (134 visite)
Int J Pharm (ISSN: 0378-5173, 1873-3476), 2011 Sep 30; 415(1-2): 206-210.
Impact Factor: 3.35
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Improta R, Vitagliano L, Esposito L
* Peptide bond distortions from planarity: New insights from quantum mechanical calculations and peptide/protein crystal structures (144 visite)
Plosone (ISSN: 1932-6203, 1932-6203electronic), 2011 Sep 16; 6(9): e24533-e24533.
Impact Factor: 4.092
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Roviello GN, Musumeci D, Bucci EM, Pedone C
* Nucleobase-containing peptides: a spectroscopic study of their properties and nucleic acids recognition ability (130 visite)
Eur Biophys J (ISSN: 0175-7571, 1432-1017), 2011 Sep; 40: N/D-N/D.
Impact Factor: 2.139
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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 (82 visite)
Chemphyschem (ISSN: 1439-4235, 1439-7641, 1439-7641electronic), 2011 Jul 11; 12(10): 1957-1968.
Impact Factor: 3.412
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Monfregola L, Leone M, Vittoria V, Amodeo P, De Luca S
* Chemical modification of pectin: Environmental friendly process for new potential material development (103 visite)
Polym Chem (ISSN: 1759-9954), 2011; 2(4): 800-804.
Impact Factor: 5.321
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Avila FF, Improta R, Santoro F, Barone V
* Computing the inhomogeneous broadening of electronic transitions in solution: A first-principle quantum mechanical approach (92 visite)
Phys Chem Chem Phys (ISSN: 1463-9076, 1463-3907, 1463-9084electronic), 2011; 13(38): 17007-17012.
Impact Factor: 3.573
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Gustavsson T, Banyasz A, Improta R, Markovitsi D
* Femtosecond fluorescence studies of DNA/RNA constituents (76 visite)
J Phys Conf Ser (ISSN: 1742-6588), 2011; 261(1): 13-13.
Impact Factor: 0.895
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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 (110 visite)
J Phys Chem B (ISSN: 1520-6106, 1520-5207, 1520-5207electronic), 2010 Oct 7; 114(39): 12708-12719.
Impact Factor: 3.603
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Moccia M, Roviello GN, Bucci EM, Pedone C, Saviano M
* Synthesis of a l-lysine-based alternate alpha, epsilon-peptide: A novel linear polycation with nucleic acids-binding ability (135 visite)
Int J Pharm (ISSN: 0378-5173, 1873-3476), 2010 Sep 15; 397(1-2): 179-183.
Impact Factor: 3.607
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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 (93 visite)
J Phys Chem C (ISSN: 1932-7447), 2010 Sep 2; 114(34): 14339-14346.
Impact Factor: 4.524
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Roviello GN, Crescenzo C, Capasso D, Di Gaetano S, Franco S, Bucci EM, Pedone C
* Synthesis of a novel Fmoc-protected nucleoaminoacid for the solid phase assembly of 4-piperidyl glycine/L-arginine-containing nucleopeptides and preliminary RNA interaction studies (134 visite)
Amino Acids (ISSN: 0939-4451, 1438-2199, 1438-2199electronic), 2010 Sep; 39(3): 795-800.
Impact Factor: 4.106
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Gustavsson T, Improta R, Markovitsi D
DNA/RNA: Building blocks of life under UV irradiation (95 visite)
J Phys Chem Lett (ISSN: 1948-7185, 1948-7185electronic, 1948-7185linking), 2010 Jul 1; 1(13): 2025-2030.
Impact Factor: 6.687
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Merlino A, Vergara A, Sica F, Aschi M, Amadei A, Di Nola A, Mazzarella L
* Free-Energy Profile for CO Binding to Separated Chains of Human and Trematomus newnesi Hemoglobin: Insights from Molecular Dynamics Simulations and Perturbed Matrix Method (119 visite)
J Phys Chem B (ISSN: 1520-6106, 1520-5207, 1520-5207electronic), 2010 May 27; 114(20): 7002-7008.
Impact Factor: 3.603
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D'Agata R, Corradini R, Ferretti C, Zanoli L, Gatti M, Marchelli R, Spoto G
* Ultrasensitive detection of non-amplified genomic DNA by nanoparticle-enhanced surface plasmon resonance imaging (111 visite)
Biosens Bioelectron (ISSN: 0956-5663, 1873-4235electronic), 2010 May 15; 25(9): 2095-2100.
Impact Factor: 5.361
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Orsi S, De Capua A, Guarnieri D, Marasco D, Netti PA
* Cell recruitment and transfection in gene activated collagen matrix (114 visite)
Biomaterials (ISSN: 0142-9612, 1878-5905electronic, 0142-9612linking), 2010 Jan; 31(3): 570-576.
Impact Factor: 7.883
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Roviello GN, Musumeci D, Pedone C, Bucci EM
* Synthesis, Characterization And Hybridization Studies Of An Alternate Nucleo-Epsilon/Gamma-Peptide: Complexes Formation With Natural Nucleic Acids (114 visite)
Amino Acids (ISSN: 0939-4451, 1438-2199, 1438-2199electronic), 2010 Jan; 38(1): 103-111.
Impact Factor: 4.106
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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 (113 visite)
Phys Chem Chem Phys (ISSN: 1463-9076, 1463-3907, 1463-9084electronic), 2010; 12(19): 4934-4948.
Impact Factor: 3.454
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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 (89 visite)
J Phys Chem A (ISSN: 1089-5639, 1520-5215electronic, 1089-5639linking), 2009 Dec 31; 113(52): 15346-15354.
Impact Factor: 2.899
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Ruggiero A, Di Maro A, Severino V, Chambery A, Berisio R
* Crystal structure of PD-L1, a ribosome inactivating protein from Phytolacca dioica L. leaves with the property to induce DNA cleavage (126 visite)
Biopolymers (ISSN: 0006-3525, 0006-6352, 0006-3525print), 2009 Dec; 91(12): 1135-1142.
Impact Factor: 2.605
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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 (123 visite)
J Phys Chem B (ISSN: 1520-6106, 1520-5207, 1520-5207electronic), 2009 Oct 29; 113(43): 14491-14503.
Impact Factor: 3.471
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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 (103 visite)
J Chem Phys (ISSN: 0021-9606, 0897-690online, 0021-9606printed), 2009 May 7; 130(17): N/D-N/D.
Impact Factor: 3.093
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Bonomo RP, Di Natale G, Rizzarelli E, Tabbì G, Vagliasindi LI
* Copper(II) complexes of prion protein PEG11-tetraoctarepeat fragment: spectroscopic and voltammetric studies (94 visite)
Dalton Trans (ISSN: 1477-9226, 1477-7922, 1477-9234), 2009 Apr 14; (14): 2637-2646.
Impact Factor: 2.908
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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 (116 visite)
J Am Chem Soc (ISSN: 0002-7863, 0002-2786, 1520-5126), 2009; 131(16): 5839-5850.
Impact Factor: 8.58
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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 (90 visite)
J Am Chem Soc (ISSN: 0002-7863, 0002-2786, 1520-5126), 2009; 131(42): 15232-15245.
Impact Factor: 8.58
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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 (84 visite)
Phys Chem Chem Phys (ISSN: 1463-9076, 1463-3907, 1463-9084electronic), 2009; 11(22): 4664-4673.
Impact Factor: 4.116
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Merlino A, Varriale S, Coscia MR, Mazzarella L, Oreste U
* Structure and dimerization of the teleost transmembrane immunoglobulin region (140 visite)
Journal Of Molecular Graphics & Modelling (ISSN: 1093-3263), 2008 Oct; 27(3): 401-407.
Impact Factor: 2.347
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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 (87 visite)
J Phys Chem B (ISSN: 1520-6106, 1520-5207, 1520-5207electronic), 2008 Sep 4; 112(35): 10769-10772.
Impact Factor: 4.189
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Roviello GN, Musumeci D, Bucci EM, Castiglione M, Cesarani A, Pedone C, Piccialli G
* Evidences for complex formation between l-dabPNA and aegPNA (106 visite)
Bioorg Med Chem Lett (ISSN: 0960-894x, 1464-3405, 1464-3405electronic), 2008 Sep 1; 18(17): 4757-4760.
Impact Factor: 2.531
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D'Agata R, Corradini R, Grasso G, Marchelli R, Spoto G
* Ultrasensitive detection of DNA by PNA and nanoparticle-enhanced surface plasmon resonance imaging (131 visite)
Chembiochem (ISSN: 1439-4227, 1439-7633, 1439-7633electronic), 2008 Sep 1; 9(13): 2067-2070.
Impact Factor: 3.322
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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 (97 visite)
Theor Chem Acc (ISSN: 1432-881x), 2008 Jul; 120(4-6): 491-497.
Impact Factor: 2.37
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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 (93 visite)
Chem Phys (ISSN: 0301-0104), 2008 Jun 23; 350(1-3): 186-192.
Impact Factor: 1.961
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Gustavsson T, Banyasz A, Sarkar N, Markovitsi D, Improta R
* Statin: New life for an old drug (129 visite)
Pharmacol Res Academic Press, 2008 Jun 23; 350(1-3): 1-2.
Impact Factor: 3.976
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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 (104 visite)
J Comput Chem (ISSN: 0192-8651, 1096-987xelectronic, 0192-8651linking), 2008 Apr 30; 29(6): 957-964.
Impact Factor: 3.39
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Breveglieri G, Pensato S, Salvatori F, Saviano M, Pedone C, Romanelli A, Gambari R
* PNA-mediated alteration of mRNA splicing (107 visite)
Minerva Biotecnol (ISSN: 1120-4826), 2008; 20(4): 175-181.
Impact Factor: 0.1
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Marchelli R, Saviano M, Licandro E, Spoto G, Borgatti M, Gambari R
* PNAs targeting the "RNA world": Micro RNA next? (106 visite)
Minerva Biotecnol (ISSN: 1120-4826), 2008; 20(4): 183-188.
Impact Factor: 0.1
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Zanoli L, Dagata R, Spoto G
* Surface plasmon-based optical detection of DNA peptide nucleic acids (117 visite)
Minerva Biotecnol (ISSN: 1120-4826), 2008; 20(4): 165-174.
Impact Factor: 0.1
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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 (90 visite)
J Chem Phys (ISSN: 0021-9606, 0897-690online), 2007 Sep 21; 127(7): N/D-N/D.
Impact Factor: 3.044
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Roviello GN, Musumeci D, Moccia M, Castiglione M, Sapio R, Valente M, Bucci EM, Perretta G, Pedone C
* Dabpna: Design, Synthesis And Nucleic Acids Binding Studies (108 visite)
Nucleosides Nucleotides Nucleic Acids (ISSN: 1525-7770), 2007; 26(10-12): 1307-1310.
Impact Factor: 0.723
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Moccia M, Musumeci D, Valente M, Roviello GN, Sapio R, Pedone C, Bucci EM
* Thermodynamic studies on PNA and PNA/DNA dendrimer formation (81 visite)
Nucleosides Nucleotides Nucleic Acids (ISSN: 1525-7770), 2007; 26(8-9): 1173-1176.
Impact Factor: 0.723
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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 (115 visite)
Aip Conf Proc (ISSN: 0094-243x), 2007; 963(2): 631-634.
Impact Factor: 0
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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 (87 visite)
J Am Chem Soc (ISSN: 0002-7863, 0002-2786, 1520-5126), 2006 Dec 20; 128(50): 16312-16322.
Impact Factor: 7.696
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Roviello GN, Moccia M, Sapio R, Valente M, Bucci EM, Castiglione M, Pedone C, Perretta G, Benedetti E, Musumeci D
* Synthesis, Characterization And Hybridization Studies Of New Nucleo-Gamma-Peptides Based On Diaminobutyric Acid (138 visite)
J Pept Sci (ISSN: 1075-2617, 1099-1387, 1075-2617print), 2006 Dec; 12(12): 829-835.
Impact Factor: 1.801
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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 (102 visite)
J Chem Phys (ISSN: 0021-9606, 0897-690online), 2006 Sep 7; 125(5): N/D-N/D.
Impact Factor: 3.166
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Nuernberger P, Vogt G, Gerber G, Improta R, Santoro F
* Femtosecond study on the isomerization dynamics of NK88. I. Ground-state dynamics after photoexcitation (123 visite)
J Chem Phys (ISSN: 0021-9606, 0021-9606print, 0897-690online), 2006 Jul 28; 125(4): 44512-44544.
Impact Factor: 3.247
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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 (144 visite)
J Chem Phys (ISSN: 0021-9606, 0897-690online), 2006 Jul 28; 125(4): 44512-44512.
Impact Factor: 3.166
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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 (128 visite)
J Phys Chem B (ISSN: 1520-6106, 1520-5207, 1520-5207electronic), 2006 Jul 6; 110(26): 12843-12847.
Impact Factor: 4.115
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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 (86 visite)
J Phys Chem B (ISSN: 1520-6106, 1520-5207, 1520-5207electronic), 2006 Jun 29; 110(25): 12632-12639.
Impact Factor: 4.115
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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 (137 visite)
J Am Chem Soc (ISSN: 0002-7863, 0002-2786, 1520-5126), 2006 Jan 18; 128(2): 607-619.
Impact Factor: 7.696
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Improta R, Antonello S, Formaggio F, Maran F, Rega N, Barone V
* Understanding Electron Transfer across Negatively-Charged Aib Oligopeptides (199 visite)
J Phys Chem B (ISSN: 1520-6106, 1520-5207, 1520-5207electronic), 2005 Jan 20; 109(2): 1023-1033.
Impact Factor: 4.033
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Borgatti M, Boyd DD, Lampronti I, Bianchi N, Fabbri E, Saviano M, Romanelli A, Pedone C, Gambari R
* Decoy molecules based on PNA-DNA chimeras and targeting Sp1 transcription factors inhibit the activity of urokinase-type plasminogen activator receptor (uPAR) promoter (126 visite)
Oncology Research (ISSN: 0965-0407), 2005; 15(7-8): 373-383.
Impact Factor: 1.844
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Improta R, Barone V
* Absorption and fluorescence spectra of uracil in the gas phase and in aqueous solution: A TD-DFT quantum mechanical study (185 visite)
J Am Chem Soc (ISSN: 0002-7863, 0002-2786, 1520-5126), 2004 Nov 10; 126(44): 14320-14321.
Impact Factor: 6.903
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Borgatti M, Finotti A, Romanelli A, Saviano M, Bianchi N, Lampronti I, Lambertini E, Penolazzi L, Nastruzzi C, Mischiati C, Piva R, Pedone C, Gambari R
* Peptide nucleic acids (PNA)-DNA chimeras targeting transcription factors as a tool to modify gene expression (132 visite)
Curr Drug Targets (ISSN: 1389-4501), 2004 Nov; 5(8): 735-744.
Impact Factor: 4.104
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Improta R, Barone V
* Interplay of electronic, environmental, and vibrational effects in determining the hyperfine coupling constants of organic free radicals (104 visite)
Chemical Reviews (ISSN: 0009-2665), 2004 Mar; 104(3): 1231-1253.
Impact Factor: 20.233
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Cortesi R, Mischiati C, Borgatti M, Breda L, Romanelli A, Saviano M, Pedone C, Gambari R, Nastruzzi C
* Formulations for natural and peptide nucleic acids based on cationic polymeric submicron particles (98 visite)
The Aaps Journal (ISSN: 1522-1059, 1550-7416), 2004 Jan 20; 6(1): N/D-N/D.
Impact Factor: 1.938
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Barone V, Formaggio F, Improta R, Polo F, Maran F
* Electron transfer to and conformational preferences of Aib oligo-peptides (127 visite)
Proc Electrochem Soc, 2004; 10: 29-32.
Impact Factor: 0
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Musumeci D, Roviello  GN, Valente M, Sapio R, Pedone C, Bucci EM
* New synthesis of PNA-3′DNA linker monomers, useful building blocks to obtain PNA/DNA chimeras (91 visite)
Biopolymers, 2004; 76(6): 535-542.
Impact Factor: 2.248
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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 (123 visite)
J Org Chem (ISSN: 0022-3263), 2004; 69(8): 2816-2824.
Impact Factor: 3.462
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Borgatti M, Lampronti I, Romanelli A, Pedone C, Saviano M, Bianchi N, Mischiati C, Gambari R
* Transcription factor decoy molecules based on a peptide nucleic acid (PNA)-DNA chimera mimicking Sp1 binding sites (105 visite)
J Biol Chem Journal Of Biological Chemistry (ISSN: 0021-9258, 1083-351x), 2003 Feb 28; 278(9): 7500-7509.
Impact Factor: 6.482
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Gambari R, Borgatti M, Romanelli A, Capasso D, Saviano M, Bianchi N, Lampronti I, Mischiati C, Pedone C
* Transcription factor decoy (TFD) activity of peptide nucleic acids (PNA)-DNA chimeras (93 visite)
International Journal Of Molecular Medicine (ISSN: 1107-3756), 2003; 12(Supplement1): N/D-N/D.
Impact Factor: 1.94
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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 (128 visite)
J Am Chem Soc (ISSN: 0002-7863, 0002-2786, 1520-5126), 2002 Jul 3; 124(26): 7857-7865.
Impact Factor: 6.201
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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 (91 visite)
J Comput Chem (ISSN: 0192-8651, 1096-987xelectronic), 2002 Feb; 23(3): 341-350.
Impact Factor: 2.931
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Romanelli A, Pedone C, Saviano M, Bianchi N, Borgatti M, Mischiati C, Gambari R
* Molecular interactions between nuclear factor κB (NF-κB) transcription factors and a PNA-DNA chimera mimicking NF-κB binding sites (105 visite)
Eur J Biochem (ISSN: 0014-2956, 0014-2956print, 0014-2956linking), 2001 Dec; 268(23): 6066-6075.
Impact Factor: 2.849
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Romanelli A, Pedone C, Saviano M, Bianchi N, Borgatti M, Mischiati C, Gambari R
* Molecular interactions with nuclear factor kappaB (NF-kappaB) transcription factors of a PNA-DNA chimera mimicking NF-kappaB binding sites (96 visite)
Eur J Biochem (ISSN: 0014-2956print, 0014-2956linking), 2001 Dec; 268(23): 6066-6075.
Impact Factor: 4.779
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Zannetti A, Del Vecchio S, Carriero MV, Fonti R, Franco P, Botti G, D'Aiuto G, Stoppelli MP, Salvatore M
Coordinate up-regulation of Sp1 DNA-binding activity and urokinase receptor expression in breast carcinoma (116 visite)
Cancer Res (ISSN: 0008-5472, 1538-7445, 1538-7445electronic), 2000 Mar 15; 60(6): 1546-1551.
Impact Factor: 8.46
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De Napoli L, De Luca S, Di Fabio G, Messere A, Montesarchio D, Morelli G, Piccialli G, Tesauro D
A facile solid-phase strategy for the synthesis of oligonucleotide- tetraphenylporphyrin conjugates (97 visite)
European Journal Of Organic Chemistry (ISSN: 1434-193x), 2000; (6): 1013-1018.
Impact Factor: 2.15
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124 Records (114 escludendo Abstract e Conferenze).
Impact factor totale: 555.586 (528.866 escludendo Abstract e Conferenze).
Impact factor a 5 anni totale: 608.346 (577.804 escludendo Abstract e Conferenze).







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