Diaferia C, Rosa E, Balasco N, Sibillano T, Morelli G, Giannini C, Vitagliano L, Accardo A
The introduction of a cysteine residue modulates the mechanical properties of aromatic-based solid aggregates and self-supporting hydrogels
Chemistry (ISSN: 0947-6539linking, 1521-3765electronic), 2021 Oct 25; 27(60): 14886-14898.

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.

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.

Langella E, Alterio V, D'Ambrosio K, Cadoni R, Winum JY, Supuran CT, Monti SM, De Simone G, Di Fiore A
Exploring benzoxaborole derivatives as carbonic anhydrase inhibitors: a structural and computational analysis reveals their conformational variability as a tool to increase enzyme selectivity
J Enzym Inhib Med Ch (ISSN: 1475-6366linking, 1475-6374electronic), 2019 Dec; 34(1): 1498-1505.

Schmid M, Martinez-fernandez L, Markovitsi D, Santoro F, Hache F, Improta R, Changenet P
Unveiling Excited-State Chirality of Binaphthols by Femtosecond Circular Dichroism and Quantum Chemical Calculations
J Phys Chem Lett (ISSN: 1948-7185linking, 1948-7185electronic), 2019 Jul 18; 10(14): 4089-4094.

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.

Galli M, Vicidomini C, Rozin Kleiner AF, Vacca L, Cimolin V, Condoluci C, Stocchi F, De Pandis MF
Peripheral neurostimulation breaks the shuffling steps patterns in Parkinsonian gait: a double blind randomized longitudinal study with Automated Mechanical Peripheral Stimulation
Eur J Phys Rehabil Med (ISSN: 1973-9087linking), 2018 Dec; 54(6): 860-865.

De Simone G, Langella E, Esposito D, Supuran CT, Monti SM, Winum JY, Alterio V
Insights into the binding mode of sulphamates and sulphamides to hCA II: crystallographic studies and binding free energy calculations
J Enzym Inhib Med Ch (ISSN: 1475-6366, 1475-6374electronic, 1475-6366linking), 2017 Dec; 32(1): 1002-1011.

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.

Martinez-fernandez L, Fahleson T, Norman P, Santoro F, Coriani S, Improta R
Optical absorption and magnetic circular dichroism spectra of thiouracils: a quantum mechanical study in solution
Photoch Photobio Sci (ISSN: 1474-905x), 2017 Sep 13; 16(9): 1415-1423.

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.

Esposito R, Calvanese L, Cucciolito ME, D'Auria G, Falcigno L, Fiorini V, Pezzella P, Roviello G, Stagni S, Talarico G, Ruffo F
Oxidative coupling of imino, amide platinum(II) complexes yields highly conjugated blue dimers
Organometallics (ISSN: 0276-7333), 2017; 36(2): 384-390.

Sholokh M, Improta R, Mori M, Sharma R, Kenfack C, Shin D, Voltz K, Stote RH, Zaporozhets OA, Botta M, Tor Y, Mely Y
Tautomers of a Fluorescent G Surrogate and Their Distinct Photophysics Provide Additional Information Channels
Angew Chem Int Ed (ISSN: 1433-7851, 1521-3773electronic, 1433-7851linking), 2016 Jun 8; N/D: N/D-N/D.

Gramanzini M, Gargiulo S, Zarone F, Megna R, Apicella A, Aversa R, Salvatore M, Mancini M, Sorrentino R, Brunetti A
Combined microcomputed tomography, biomechanical and histomorphometric analysis of the peri-implant bone: a pilot study in minipig model
Dent Mater (ISSN: 0109-5641, 0109-5641linking), 2016 Jun; 32(6): 794-806.

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.

Langella E, D'Ambrosio K, D'Ascenzio M, Carradori S, Monti SM, Supuran CT, De Simone G
A Combined Crystallographic and Theoretical Study Explains the Capability of Carboxylic Acids to Adopt Multiple Binding Modes in the Active Site of Carbonic Anhydrases
Chemistry (ISSN: 0947-6539, 1521-3765, 1521-3765electronic), 2016 Jan 4; 22(1): 97-100.

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.

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.

Monti S, Palma G, Ragucci M, Mannelli L, Mancini M, Prinster A
Optimization of tagged MRI for quantification of liver stiffness using computer simulated data
Plosone (ISSN: 1932-6203, 1932-6203electronic, 1932-6203linking), 2014 Oct 31; 9(10): e111852-e111852.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Improta R, Vitagliano L,  Esposito L
Correction: Peptide bond distortions from planarity: New insights from quantum mechanical calculations and peptide/protein crystal structures (PLoS ONE)
Plosone (ISSN: 1932-6203, 1932-6203electronic, 1932-6203linking), 2014; 9(1): N/D-N/D.

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.

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

Caruso P, Causà M, Cimino P, Crescenzi O, D'Amore M, Improta R, Pavone M, Rega N
Effects of molecular dynamics and solvation on the electronic structure of molecular probes
Theor Chem Acc (ISSN: 1432-881x), 2012 Apr; 131(4): 1211-1212.

Stendardo E, Avila FJA, Santoro F, Improta R
Vibrationally resolved absorption and emission spectra of dithiophene in the gas phase and in solution by first-principle quantum mechanical calculations
J Chem Theory Comput (ISSN: 1549-9618, 1549-9626electronic, 1549-9618linking), 2012; 8(11): 4483-4493.

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.

Grasso GI, Arena G, Bellia F, Maccarrone G, Parrinello M, Pietropaolo A, Vecchio G, Rizzarelli E
Intramolecular weak interactions in the thermodynamic stereoselectivity of copper(II) complexes with carnosine-trehalose conjugates
Chemistry (ISSN: 1521-3765, 0947-6539, 1521-3765electronic), 2011 Sep 16; 17(34): 9448-9455.

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.

Verardi R, Traaseth NJ, Shi L, Porcelli F, Monfregola L, De Luca S, Amodeo P, Veglia G, Scaloni A
Probing membrane topology of the antimicrobial peptide distinctin by solid-state NMR spectroscopy in zwitterionic and charged lipid bilayers
Bba-Gen Subjects (ISSN: 0005-2736, 0006-3002, 0925-4439), 2011 Jan; 1808(1): 34-40.

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.

Gustavsson T, Banyasz A, Improta R, Markovitsi D
Femtosecond fluorescence studies of DNA/RNA constituents
J Phys Conf Ser (ISSN: 1742-6588), 2011; 261(1): 13-13.

Abbate M, Casella G, Fiore T, Grasso G, Pellerito C, Scopelliti M, Spinella A, Pellerito L
Structural characterization of triorganotin(IV) complexes with sodium fusidate and DFT calculations
J Organomet Chem (ISSN: 0022-328x), 2010 May 1; 695(9): 1405-1413.

Visco AM, Campo N, Vagliasindi LI, Tabbì G
International Journal Of Polymer Analysis And Characterization (ISSN: 1023-666x), 2010; 15(7): 424-437.

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, 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.

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

Santoro F, 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.

Barone V, Improta R, Rega N
Quantum mechanical computations and spectroscopy: From small rigid molecules in the gas phase to large flexible molecules in solution
Acc Chem Res (ISSN: 0001-4842, 0001-4842linking), 2008 May; 41(5): 605-616.

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.

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.

Ronga L, Langella E, Palladino P, Marasco D, Tizzano B, Saviano M, Pedone C, Improta R, Ruvo M
Does Tetracycline Bind Helix 2 Of Prion? An Integrated Spectroscopical And Computational Study Of The Interaction Between The Antibiotic And Alpha Helix 2 Human Prion Protein Fragments
Proteins (ISSN: 0887-3585, 1097-0134, 1097-0134electronic), 2007 Feb 15; 66(3): 707-715.

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, 1433-7851linking), 2007; 46(3): 405-408.

Santoro F, Barone V, Improta R
Influence of base stacking on excited-state behavior of polyadenine in water, based on time-dependent density functional calculations
P Natl Acad Sci Usa (ISSN: 0027-8424, 1091-6490, 0027-8424print), 2007; 104(24): 9931-9936.

Pappalardo M, Milardi D, Grasso D, La Rosa C
Steered molecular dynamics studies reveal different unfolding pathways of prions from mammalian and non-mammalian species
New J Chem (ISSN: 1144-0546), 2007; 31(6): 901-905.

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.

Langella E, Improta R, Crescenzi O, Barone V
Assessing the acid-base and conformational properties of histidine residues in human prion protein (125-228) by means of pKα calculations and molecular dynamics simulations
Proteins (ISSN: 0887-3585, 1097-0134, 1097-0134electronic), 2006 Jul 1; 64(1): 167-177.

Improta R, Barone V, Newton MD
A Parameter Free Quantum Mechanical Approach To The Calculation Of Electron Transfer Rates For Large Systems In Solution
Chemphyschem (ISSN: 1439-4235, 1439-7641, 1439-7641electronic), 2006 Jun 12; 7(6): 1211-1215.

Improta R, Barone V, Scalmani G, Frisch MJ
A State-Specific Pcm Td-Dft Method For Equilibrium And Non-Equilibrium Excited State Calculations In Solution
J Chem Phys (ISSN: 0897-690online, 0021-9606printed), 2006; 125(5): 54103-54103.

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.

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.

Pappalardo M, Milardi D, Grasso DM, La Rosa C
Free energy perturbation and molecular dynamics calculations of copper binding to azurin
J Comput Chem (ISSN: 0192-8651, 1096-987xelectronic), 2003 Apr 30; 24(6): 779-785.

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.

Morelli G, De Luca S, Tesauro D, Saviano M, Pedone C, Dolmella A, Visentin R, Mazzi U
CCK8 peptide derivatized with diphenylphosphine for rhenium labelling: Synthesis and molecular mechanics calculations
J Pept Sci (ISSN: 1075-2617, 1099-1387, 1075-2617print), 2002 Jul; 8(7): 373-381.

Clemente F, De Lazzari C, Darowski M, Ferrari G, Mimmo R, Guaragno M, Tosti G
Study of systolic pressure variation (SPV) in presence of mechanical ventilation
Int J Artif Organs (ISSN: 0391-3988, 0391-3988print), 2002 Apr; 25(4): 313-320.

De Lazzari C, Darowski M, Ferrari G, Clemente F, Guaragno M
Energetic parameter changes with mechanical ventilation in conjunction with BVAD assistance
J Med Eng Technol (ISSN: 0309-1902), 2002 Mar; 26(2): 63-70.

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.

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.

Maccarrone G, Nardin G, Randaccio L, Tabbì G, Rosi M, Sgamellotti A, Rizzarelli E, Zangrando E
Structure Of Copper(ii) Complexes With L-Leucyl-D-Phenylalanine Or L-Leucyl-L-Phenylalanine And Lcao-Scf-Mo Calculations On The Stabilization Of Copper(ii) Complexes Due To D-π Interaction With Aromatic Ring
Dalton Trans, 1996; N/D: 3449-3453.