Ciaco S, Gavvala K, Greiner V, Mazzoleni V, Didier P, Ruff M, Martinez-fernandez L, Improta R, Mély Y
Thienoguanosine brightness in DNA duplexes is governed by the localization of itsππ* excitation in the lowest energy absorption band
Methods Appl Fluoresc (ISSN: 2050-6120linking), 2022 May 5; 10(3): N/D-N/D.

Segalina A, Aranda D, Green JA, Cristino V, Caramori S, Prampolini G, Pastore M, Santoro F
How the Interplay among Conformational Disorder, Solvation, Local, and Charge-Transfer Excitations Affects the Absorption Spectrum and Photoinduced Dynamics of Perylene Diimide Dimers: A Molecular Dynamics/Quantum Vibronic Approach
J Chem Theory Comput (ISSN: 1549-9618linking, 1549-9626electronic), 2022 Apr 4; N/D: N/D-N/D.

Fedotov DA, Paul AC, Koch H, Santoro F, Coriani S, Improta R
Excited state absorption of DNA bases in the gas phase and in chloroform solution: a comparative quantum mechanical study
Phys Chem Chem Phys (ISSN: 1463-9076linking, 1463-9084electronic), 2022 Feb 23; 24(8): 4987-5000.

Lizondo-aranda P, Martínez-fernández L, Miranda MA, Improta R, Gustavsson T, Lhiaubet-vallet V
The Excited State Dynamics of a Mutagenic Cytidine Etheno Adduct Investigated by Combining Time-Resolved Spectroscopy and Quantum Mechanical Calculations
J Phys Chem Lett (ISSN: 1948-7185linking, 1948-7185electronic), 2022 Jan 13; 13(1): 251-257.

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.

Green JA, Jouybari MY, Aranda D, Improta R, Santoro F
Nonadiabatic Absorption Spectra and Ultrafast Dynamics of DNA and RNA Photoexcited Nucleobases
Molecules (ISSN: 1420-3049linking, 1420-3049electronic), 2021 Mar 20; 26(6): N/D-N/D.

Fedotov DA, Paul AC, Posocco P, Santoro F, Garavelli M, Koch H, Coriani S, Improta R
Excited-State Absorption of Uracil in the Gas Phase: Mapping the Main Decay Paths by Different Electronic Structure Methods
J Chem Theory Comput (ISSN: 1549-9618linking, 1549-9626electronic), 2021 Mar 9; 17(3): 1638-1652.

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.

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.

Chawla M, Autiero I, Oliva R, Cavallo L
Energetics and dynamics of the non-natural fluorescent 4AP: DAP base pair
Phys Chem Chem Phys (ISSN: 1463-9076linking), 2018 Jan 31; 20 (5 ): 3699-3709.

Banyasz A, Ketola T, Martinez-fernandez L, Improta R, Markovitsi D
Adenine radicals generated in alternating AT duplexes by direct absorption of low-energy UV radiation
Faraday Discuss (ISSN: 1359-6640print, 1359-6640linking), 2018 Jan 26; N/D: N/D-N/D.

Liu Y, Martínez-fernández L, Cerezo J, Prampolini G, Improta R, Santoro F
Multistate coupled quantum dynamics of photoexcited cytosine in gas-phase: Nonadiabatic absorption spectrum and ultrafast internal conversions
Chem Phys (ISSN: 0301-0104), 2018; 515: 452-463.

Sgarlata C, Arena G, Bonomo RP, Giuffrida A, Tabbì G
Simple and mixed complexes of copper(II) with 8-hydroxyquinoline derivatives and amino acids: Characterization in solution and potential biological implications
J Chem Res (ISSN: 0162-0134, 1873-3344, 0162-0134print), 2017 Dec 8; 180: 89-100.

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.

Oliveri V, Lanza V, Milardi D, Viale M, Maric I, Sgarlata C, Vecchio G
Amino- and chloro-8-hydroxyquinolines and their copper complexes as proteasome inhibitors and antiproliferative agents
Metallomics (ISSN: 1756-5901, 1756-591x), 2017 Oct 18; 9(10): 1439-1446.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Tomasello MF, Nardon C, Lanza V, Di Natale G, Pettenuzzo N, Salmaso S, Milardi D, Caliceti P, Pappalardo G, Fregona D
New comprehensive studies of a gold(III) Dithiocarbamate complex with proven anticancer properties: Aqueous dissolution with cyclodextrins, pharmacokinetics and upstream inhibition of the ubiquitin-proteasome pathway
Eur J Med Chem (ISSN: 0223-5234, 1768-3254, 0223-5234linking), 2017 Jun 19; 138: 115-127.

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.

Brunò E, Buemi MR, Di Fiore A, De LucaL, Ferro S, Angeli A, Cirilli R, Sadutto D, Alterio V, Monti SM, Supuran CT, De Simone G, Gitto R
Probing Molecular Interactions between Human Carbonic Anhydrases (hCAs) and a Novel Class of Benzenesulfonamides
J Med Chem (ISSN: 0022-2623, 1520-4804, 0022-2623print), 2017 May 25; 60(10): 4316-4326.

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.

Martinez-fernandez L, Pepino AJ, Segarra-marti J, Banyasz A, Garavelli M, Improta R
Computing the Absorption and Emission Spectra of 5-Methylcytidine in Different Solvents: A Test-Case for Different Solvation Models
J Chem Theory Comput (ISSN: 1549-9618, 1549-9626electronic, 1549-9618linking), 2016 Sep 13; 12(9): 4430-4439.

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.

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.

Vicidomini C, Panico M, Greco A, Gargiulo S, Coda ARD, Zannetti A, Gramanzini M, Roviello GN, Quarantelli M, Alfano B, Tavitian B, Dolle F, Salvatore M, Brunetti A, Pappata S
In vivo imaging and characterization of [(18)F]DPA-714, a potential new TSPO ligand, in mouse brain and peripheral tissues using small-animal PET
Nucl Med Biol (ISSN: 0969-8051, 0883-2897), 2015 Mar; 42(3): 309-316.

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, 1089-5639linking), 2015; 119(21): 5426-5438.

Musumeci D, Rozza L, Merlino A, Paduano L, Marzo T, Massai L, Messori L, Montesarchio D
Interaction of anticancer Ru(III) complexes with single stranded and duplex DNA model systems
Dalton T (ISSN: 1477-9226, 1477-9234, 1477-9226linking), 2015; 44(31): 13914-13925.

Oliveri V, Grasso GI, Bellia F, Attanasio F, Viale M, Vecchio G
Soluble sugar-based quinoline derivatives as new antioxidant modulators of metal-induced amyloid aggregation
Inorg Chem (ISSN: 0020-1669, 1520-510x, 0020-1669linking), 2015; 54(6): 2591-2602.

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.

Di Fiore A, Alterio V, Monti SM, De Simone G, D’Ambrosio K
Thermostable carbonic anhydrases in biotechnological applications
Int J Mol Sc (ISSN: 1422-0067, 1661-6596, 1422-0067linking), 2015; 16(7): 15456-15480.

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, 1089-5639linking), 2015; 119(23): 6131-6139.

Di Lelio I, Caccia S, Coppola M, Buonanno M, Di Prisco G, Varricchio P, Franzetti E, Corrado G, Monti SM, Rao R, Casartelli M, Pennacchio F
A virulence factor encoded by a polydnavirus confers tolerance to transgenic tobacco plants against lepidopteran larvae, by impairing nutrient absorption
Plosone (ISSN: 1932-6203, 1932-6203electronic, 1932-6203linking), 2014 Dec 1; 9(12): N/D-N/D.

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.

Galdiero S, Falanga A, Vitiello M, Grieco P, Caraglia M, Morelli G, Galdiero M
Exploitation of viral properties for intracellular delivery
J Pept Sci (ISSN: 1075-2617, 1099-1387, 1075-2617linking), 2014 Jul; 20(7): 468-478.

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.

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.

Vergara A, Russo Krauss I, Montesarchio D, Paduano L, Merlino A
Investigating the Ruthenium Metalation of Proteins: X-ray Structure and Raman Microspectroscopy of the Complex between RNase A and AziRu
Inorg Chem (ISSN: 0020-1669, 1520-510x, 1520-510xelectronic), 2013 Oct 7; 52(19): 10714-10716.

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.

Avila Ferrer FJ, Cerezo J, Stendardo E, Improta R, Santoro F
Insights for an accurate comparison of computational data to experimental absorption and emission spectra: Beyond the vertical transition approximation
J Chem Theory Comput (ISSN: 1549-9618, 1549-9626electronic, 1549-9618linking), 2013 Apr; 9(4): 2072-2082.

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.

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.

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.

Sorriento D, Santulli G, Del Giudice C, Anastasio A, Trimarco B, Iaccarino G
Endothelial cells are able to synthesize and release catecholamines both in vitro and in vivo
Hypertensionhypertension (ISSN: 0194-911x), 2012; 60(1): 129-136.

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.

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.

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.

Monfregola L, Bugatti V, Amodeo P, De Luca S, Vittoria V
Physical and Water Sorption Properties of Chemically Modified Pectin with an Environmentally Friendly Process
Biomacromolecules (ISSN: 1525-7797), 2011 Jun; 12(6): 2311-2318.

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.

Improta R
UV-Visible Absorption and Emission Energies in Condensed Phase by PCM/TD-DFT Methods
Comput Strateg For Spectrosc (ISSN: 9780-4704), 2011; N/D: 37-75.

Merlino A, Vitagliano L, Balsamo A, Nicoletti FP, Howes BD, Giordano D, Coppola D, Di Prisco G, Verde C, Smulevich G, Mazzarella L, Vergara A
Crystallization, preliminary X-ray diffraction studies and Raman microscopy of the major haemoglobin from the sub-Antarctic fish Eleginops maclovinus in the carbomonoxy form
Nucleosides Nucleotides Nucleic Acids (ISSN: 1744-3091, 1744-4309), 2010 Nov; 66: 1536-1540.

Vergara A, Vitagliano L, Merlino A, Sica F, Marino K, Verde C, di Prisco G, Mazzarella L
An Order-Disorder Transition Plays a Role in Switching Off the Root Effect in Fish Hemoglobins
Jbc Papers (ISSN: 0021-9258, 1083-351x, 0021-9258linking), 2010 Oct 15; 285(42): 32568-32575.

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.

Mainenti PP, Segreto S, Mancini M, Rispo A, Cozzolino I, Masone S, Rinaldi CR, Nardone G, Salvatore M
Intestinal amyloidosis: two cases with different patterns of clinical and imaging presentation
World J Gastroentero (ISSN: 2219-2840, 1007-9327, 1007-9327linking), 2010 May 28; 16(20): 2566-2570.

Improta R, Lami A, Barone V SF
Time-Dependent and Time-Independent Approaches for the Computation of Absorption Spectra of Uracil Derivatives in Solution
International Journal Of Quantum Chemistry (ISSN: 0020-7608), 2010 Mar 5; 110(3): 624-636.

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.

Merlino A, Vitagliano L, Howes BD, Verde C, Di Prisco G, Smulevich G, Sica F, Vergara A
Combined Crystallographic and Spectroscopic Analysis of Trematomus bernacchii Hemoglobin Highlights Analogies and Differences in the Peculiar Oxidation Pathway of Antarctic Fish Hemoglobins
Biopolymers (ISSN: 0006-3525, 0006-6352, 0006-3525print), 2009 Dec; 91(12): 1117-1125.

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.

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.

Randazzo R, Lauceri R, Mammana A, D'Urso A, Purrello R
Interactions of Λ and Δ enantiomers of ruthenium(II) cationic complexes with achiral anionic porphyrins
Chirality (ISSN: 0899-0042), 2009; 21(1): 92-96.

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, 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.

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.

Palumbo R, Brescia F, Capasso D, Sannino A, Sarti M, Capri M, Grassilli E, Scarfì MR
Exposure to 900 MHz radiofrequency radiation induces caspase 3 activation in proliferating human lymphocytes
Radiat Res (ISSN: 0033-7587), 2008 Sep; 170(3): 327-334.

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.

Takano A, Halldin C, Varrone A, Karlsson P, Sjoholm N, Stubbs JB, Schou M, Airaksinen AJ, Tauscher J, Gulyas B
Biodistribution and radiation dosimetry of the norepinephrine transporter radioligand (S, S)-[18F]FMeNER-D2: A human whole-body PET study
Eur J Nucl Med (ISSN: 1619-7070, 1619-7089, 0340-6997), 2008 Mar; 35(3): 630-636.

Vergara A, Merlino A, Pizzo E, D'Alessio G, Mazzarella L
A novel method for detection of selenomethionine incorporation in protein crystals via Raman microscopy
Acta Crystallogr D Biol Crystallogr (ISSN: 0907-4449, 0907-4449linking), 2008 Feb; 64: 167-171.

Merlino A, Verde C, Di Prisco G, Mazzarella L, Vergara A
Reduction of ferric hemoglobin from Trematomus bernacchii in a partial bis-histidyl state produces a deoxy coordination even when encapsulated into the crystal phase
Spectroscopy An International Journal (ISSN: 0712-4813), 2008; 22(2-3): 143-152.

Vergara A, Vitagliano L, Verde C, di Prisco G, Mazzarella L
Spectroscopic and crystallographic characterization of bis-histidyl adducts in tetrameric hemoglobins
Method Enzymol (ISSN: 0076-6879, 1557-7988electronic), 2008; 436: 425-444.

Castiglioni E, Abbate S, Longhi G, Gangemi R, Lauceri R, Purrello R
Absorption flattening as one cause of distortion of circular dichroism spectra of Δ-RuPhen3·H2TPPS complex
Chirality (ISSN: 0899-0042), 2007 Sep; 19(8): 642-646.

Mammana A, D'Urso A, Lauceri R, Purrello R
Switching off and on the supramolecular chiral memory in porphyrin assemblies
J Am Chem Soc (ISSN: 0002-7863, 0002-2786, 1520-5126), 2007 Jul 4; 129(26): 8062-8063.

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.

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.

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.

Castiglione F, Rispo A, Cozzolino A, Camera L, D'Argenio G, Tortora R, Grassia R, Bucci C, Ciacci C
Bowel sonography in adult celiac disease: Diagnostic accuracy and ultrasonographic features
Abdom Imaging (ISSN: 0942-8925, 1432-0509), 2007 Feb; 32(1): 73-77.

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.

Puglisi A, Purrello R, Rizzarelli E, Sortino S, Vecchio G
Spectroscopic and self-association behavior of a porphyrin-β- cyclodextrin conjugate
New J Chem (ISSN: 1144-0546), 2007; 31(8): 1499-1506.

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.

Dalla Bona A, Formaggio F, Peggion C, Kaptein B, Broxterman Quirinus B, Galdiero S, Galdiero M, Vitiello M, Benedetti E, Toniolo C
Synthesis, conformation, and bioactivity of novel analogues of the antiviral lipopeptide halovir
J Pept Sci (ISSN: 1075-2617, 1099-1387, 1075-2617print), 2006 Dec; 12(12): 748-757.

Mai A, Rotili D, Tarantino D, Ornaghi P, Tosi F, Vicidomini C, Sbardella G, Nebbioso A, Miceli M, Altucci L, Filetici P
Small-molecule inhibitors of histone acetyltransferase activity: Identification and biological properties
J Med Chem (ISSN: 0022-2623, 1520-4804, 0022-2623print), 2006 Nov 16; 49(23): 6897-6907.

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.

Seneca N, Gulyas B, Varrone A, Schou M, Airaksinen A, Tauscher J, Vandenhende F, Kielbasa W, Farde L, Innis R, Halldin C
Atomoxetine occupies the norepinephrine transporter in a dose-dependent fashion: A PET study in nonhuman primate brain using (S, S)-[18F] FMeNER-D2
Psychopharmacology (ISSN: 0033-3158), 2006 Sep; 188(1): 119-127.

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.

Autiero M, Liuzzi R, Riccio P, Roberti G
Determination of the concentration scaling law of the scattering coefficient of water solutions of intralipid at 832 nm by comparison between collimated detection measurements and Monte Carlo simulations
Lasers Surg Med (ISSN: 0196-8092, 0196-8092print, 0196-8092linking), 2005 Jun; 36(5): 414-422.

Russo M, Tedesco I, Iacomino G, Palumbo R, Galano G, Russo GL
Dietary phytochemicals in chemoprevention of cancer
Curr Med Chem (ISSN: 1568-0134), 2005; 5(1): 61-72.

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.

Pappalardo G, Impellizzeri G, Campagna T
Copper(II) binding of prion protein's octarepeat model peptides
Inorg Chim Acta (ISSN: 0020-1693), 2004; 357(1): 185-194.

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.

Arena G, Contino A, Longo E, Sgarlata C, Spoto G, Zito V
Self-assembling, patterning and SPR imaging of a 1, 3 alternate bis(dipyridyl)calix[4] arene derivative - Cu2+ complex immobilized on to Au(111) surfaces
Chem Commun (ISSN: 1359-7345, 1364-548x, 1364-548xelectronic), 2004; 10(16): 1812-1813.

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.

Peggion C, Formaggio F, Crisma M, Toniolo C, Jimenez AI, Cativiela C, Kaptein B, Broxterman QB, Saviano M, Benedetti E
Folding of peptides characterized by c3Val, a highly constrained analogue of valine
Biopolymers (ISSN: 0006-3525, 0006-6352, 0006-3525print), 2003; 68(2): 178-191.

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.

Pappalardo G, Impellizzeri G, Bonomo RP, Campagna T, Grasso G, Saita MG
Copper(II) and nickel(II) binding modes in a histidine-containing model dodecapeptide
New J Chem (ISSN: 1144-0546), 2002; 26(5): 593-600.

Lauceri R, Purrello R, Shetty SJ, Vicente MGH
Interactions of anionic carboranylated porphyrins with DNA [3]
J Am Chem Soc (ISSN: 0002-7863, 0002-2786, 1520-5126), 2001 Jun 20; 123(24): 5835-5836.

Bonomo RP, Imperllizzeri G, Pappalardo G, Rizzarelli E, Tabbì G
Copper(II) binding modes in the prion octapeptide PHGGGWGQ: A spectroscopic and voltammetric study
Chemistry (ISSN: 0947-6539, 1521-3765, 1521-3765electronic), 2000 Nov 17; 6(22): 4195-4202.

Ragone R, De Luca S, Tesauro D, Pedone C, Morelli G
Fluorescence studies on the binding between 1-47 fragment of cholecystokinin receptor CCKA-R(1-47) and nonsulfated cholecystokinin octapeptide CCK8
Biopolymers (ISSN: 0006-3525, 0006-6352, 0006-3525print), 2000; 56(1): 47-53.

Ferone D, Lastoria S, Colao A, Varrella P, Cerbone G, Acampa W, Merola B, Salvatore M, Lombardi G
Correlation of scintigraphic results using 123I-methoxybenzamide with hormone levels and tumor size response to quinagolide in patients with pituitary adenomas
J Clin Endocrinol Metab (ISSN: 0021-972x), 1998 Jan; 83(1): 248-252.

Cook JA, Kim SY, Teague D, Krishna MC, Pacelli R, Mitchell JB, Vodovotz Y, Nims RW, Christodoulou D, Miles AM, Grisham MB, Wink DA
Convenient colorimetric and fluorometric assays for S-nitrosothiols
Anal Biochem (ISSN: 0003-2697, 1096-0309electronic, 0003-2697linking), 1996 Jul 1; 238(2): 150-158.

Bonomo RP, De Flora A, Rizzarelli E, Santoro AM, Tabbì G, Tonetti M
Copper(II) complexes encapsulated in human red blood cells
J Chem Res (ISSN: 0162-0134, 1873-3344, 0162-0134print), 1995 Sep; 59(4): 773-784.

Gallo P, Saviano M, Rossi F, Pavone V, Pedone C, Ragone R, Stiuso P, Colonna G
SPECIFIC INTERACTION BETWEEN CYCLOPHILIN AND CYCLIC-PEPTIDES
Biopolymers (ISSN: 0006-3525, 0006-6352, 0006-3525print), 1995 Sep; 36(3): 273-281.

CAPASSO S, SICA F, MAZZARELLA L, BALBONI G, GUERRINI R, SALVADORI S
ACID CATALYSIS IN THE FORMATION OF DIOXOPIPERAZINES FROM PEPTIDES CONTAINING TETRAHYDROISOQUINOLINE-3-CARBOXYLIC ACID AT POSITION-2
Int J Pept Protein Res (ISSN: 0367-8377, 0367-8377print), 1995 Jun; 45(6): 567-573.

Bustamante C, Gurrieri S, Pasternack RF, Purrello R, Rizzarelli E
Interaction of water-soluble porphyrins with single- and double-stranded polyribonucleotides
Biopolymers (ISSN: 0006-3525, 0006-6352, 0006-3525print), 1994 Sep; 34(8): 1099-1104.

Fonti R, Latella G, Bises G, Magliocca F, Nobili F, Caprilli R, Sambuy Y
Human colonocytes in primary culture: a model to study epithelial growth, metabolism and differentiation
International Journal Of Colorectal Disease (ISSN: 0179-1958, 0179-1958linking), 1994; 9(1): 13-22.

Lakshmanan M, Reynolds JC, Del Vecchio S, Merino MJ, Norton JA, Robbins J
PELVIC RADIOIODINE UPTAKE IN A RECTAL WALL TERATOMA AFTER THYROIDECTOMY FOR PAPILLARY CARCINOMA
J Nucl Med (ISSN: 0161-5505, 1535-5667, 1535-5667electronic), 1992 Oct; 33(10): 1848-1850.