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.

Vayá I, Brazard J, Huix-rotllant M, Thazhathveetil AK, Lewis FD, Gustavsson T, Burghardt I, Improta R, Markovitsi D
High-Energy Long-Lived Mixed Frenkel-Charge-Transfer Excitons: From Double Stranded (AT)n to Natural DNA
Chemistry (ISSN: 0947-6539, 1521-3765, 1521-3765electronic), 2016; 22(14): 4904-4914.

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.

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, 1439-4235linking), 2014 Oct 20; 15(15): 3320-3333.

Avila Ferrer FJ, Cerezo J, Soto J, Improta R, Santoro F
First-principle computation of absorption and fluorescence spectra in solution accounting for vibronic structure, temperature effects and solvent inhomogenous broadening
Comput Theor Chem (ISSN: 2210-271x), 2014 Jul 15; 1040-1041: 328-337.

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.

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.

Tabbì G, Di Mauro G, Purrello R, Bonomo RP
Electrochemical characterization of ordered arrays of metallo-porphyrins in aqueous solution
Dalton T (ISSN: 1477-9226, 1477-9234, 1477-9234electronic), 2011 Apr 28; 40(16): 4223-4229.

Vagliasindi LI, Arena G, Bonomo RP, Pappalardo G, Tabbì G
Copper complex species within a fragment of the N-terminal repeat region in opossum PrP protein
Dalton T (ISSN: 1477-9226, 1477-9234, 1477-9234electronic), 2011 Mar 21; 40(11): 2441-2450.

Di Natale G, Pappalardo G, Milardi D, Sciacca MF, Attanasio F, La Mendola D, Rizzarelli E
Membrane interactions and conformational preferences of human and avian prion N-terminal tandem repeats: The role of copper(II) ions, pH, and membrane mimicking environments
J Phys Chem B (ISSN: 1520-6106, 1520-5207, 1520-5207electronic), 2010 Nov 4; 114(43): 13830-13838.

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.

La Mendola D, Magrì A, Campagna T, Campitiello MA, Raiola L, Isernia C, Hansson O, Bonomo RP, Rizzarelli E
A doppel alpha-helix peptide fragment mimics the copper(II) interactions with the whole protein
Chemistry (ISSN: 0947-6539, 1521-3765, 1521-3765electronic), 2010 Jun 1; 16(21): 6212-6223.

Mazzaglia A, Micali N, Scolaro LM, Attanasio F, Magrí A, Pappalardo G, Villari V
Aggregation properties of the peptide fragments derived from the 17-29 region of the human and rat IAPP: A comparative study with two PEG-conjugated variants of the human sequence
J Phys Chem B (ISSN: 1520-6106, 1520-5207, 1520-5207electronic), 2010 Jan 21; 114(2): 705-713.

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.

Puglisi A, Rizzarelli E, Vecchio G, Iacovino R, Benedetti E, Pedone C, Saviano M
Crystal And Molecular Structure Of Beta-Cyclodextrins Functionalized With The Anti-Inflammatory Drug Etodolac
Biopolymers (ISSN: 0006-3525, 0006-6352, 0006-3525print), 2009 Dec; 91(12): 1227-1235.

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.

Sgarlata C, Bonaccorso C, Gulino FG, Zito V, Arena G, Sciotto D
Sterochemistry And Thermodynamics Of The Inclusion Of Aliphatic And Aromatic Anionic Guests In A Tetracationic Calix [4] Arene In Acidic And Neutral Aqueous Solutions
New Journal Of Chemistry, 2009; 33: 991-991.

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.

Milardi D, Pappalardo M, Pannuzzo M, Grasso DM, Rosa CL
The role of the Cys2-Cys7 disulfide bridge in the early steps of Islet amyloid polypeptide aggregation: A molecular dynamics study
Chem Phys Lett (ISSN: 0009-2614), 2008 Oct 1; 463(4-6): 396-399.

Improta R, Berisio R, Vitagliano L
Contribution of dipole-dipole interactions to the stability of the collagen triple helix
Protein Sci (ISSN: 0961-8368, 1469-896xelectronic), 2008 May; 17(5): 955-961.

Staiano M, Saviano M, Herman P, Grycznyski Z, Fini C, Varriale A, Parracino A, Kold AB, Rossi M, D'Auria S
Time-resolved fluorescence spectroscopy and molecular dynamics simulations point out the effects of pressure on the stability and dynamics of the porcine odorant-binding protein
Biopolymers (ISSN: 0006-3525, 0006-6352, 0006-3525print), 2008; 89(4): 284-291.

Gustavsson T, Sarkar N, Banyasz A, Markovitsi D, Improta R
Solvent effects on the steady-state absorption and fluorescence spectra of uracil, thymine and 5-fluorouracil
Photochem Photobiol (ISSN: 0031-8655), 2007 May; 83(3): 595-599.

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.

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.

Berisio R, Granata V, Vitagliano L, Zagari A
Imino acids and collagen triple helix stability: Characterization of collagen-like polypeptides containing Hyp-Hyp-Gly sequence repeats
J Am Chem Soc (ISSN: 0002-7863, 0002-2786, 1520-5126), 2004 Sep 22; 126(37): 11402-11403.