ISI Journal Papers

Andrikou C., Iovene E., Rizzo F., Oliveri P., Arnone M.I. (2013). Myogenesis in the sea urchin embryo: the molecular fingerprint of the myoblast precursors. EvoDevo, 4(1):33. DOI: 10.1186/2041-9139-4-33.

Annunziata R., Martinez P., Arnone M.I. (2013). Intact cluster and chordate-like expression of ParaHox genes in a sea star. BMC Biology, 11: 68. DOI: 10.1186/1741-7007-11-68.

Annunziata R., Perillo M., Andrikou C,. Cole A., Martinez P., Arnone M.I. (2013). Pattern and Process During Sea Urchin Gut Morphogenesis: the Regulatory Landscape. Genesis, 52(3): 251-268. DOI: 10.1002/dvg.22738.

Basu S., Müller F., Sanges R. (2013). Examples of sequence conservation analyses capture a subset of mouse long non-coding RNAs sharing homology with fish conserved genomic elements. BMC Bioinformatics, 14(Suppl 7): S14. DOI: 10.1186/1471-2105-14-S7-S14.

Chun J.T., Vasilev F., Santella L. (2013). Antibody Against The Actin-Binding Protein Depactin Attenuates Ca2+ Signaling In Starfish Eggs. Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications, 441(2): 301-307.

Costantini M., Alvarez-Valin F., Costantini S., Cammarano R., Bernardi G. (2013). Compositional patterns in the genomes of unicellular eukaryotes. BMC Genomics, 14: 755. DOI: 10.1186/1471-2164-14-755.

Costantini S., Sharma A., Raucci R., Costantini M., Autiero I., Colonna G. (2013). Genealogy of an ancient protein family: the Sirtuins, a family of disordered members. BMC Evolutionary Biology, 13: 60. DOI: 10.1186/1471-2148-13-60.

Ferriero R., Manco G., Lamantea E., Nusco E., Ferrante M.I., Sordino P., Stacpoole P.W., Lee B., Zeviani M., Brunetti-Pierri N. (2013). Phenylbutyrate therapy for pyruvate dehydrogenase complex deficiency and lactic acidosis. Science Translational Medicine, 5: 175ra31. DOI: 10.1126/scitranslmed.3004986.

Gallo A., Russo G.L., Tosti E. (2013). T-type Ca2+ current activity during oocyte growth and maturation in the ascidian Styela plicata. PLoS One, 8(1): 54e604. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0054604.

Gallo A., Tosti E. (2013). Adverse Effect of Antifouling Compounds on the Reproductive Mechanisms of the Ascidian Ciona intestinalis. Marine Drugs, 11: 3554-3568. DOI: 10.3390/md11093554.

Ikuta T., Chen Y.C., Annunziata R., Ting H.C., Tung C.H., Koyanagi R., Tagawa K., Humphreys T., Fujiyama A., Saiga H., Satoh N., Yu J.K., Arnone M.I., Su Y.H. (2013). Identification of an intact ParaHox cluster with temporal colinearity but residual spatial colinearity in the hemichordate Ptychodera flava. BMC Evolutionary Biology, 13(1): 129.

Locatello L., Fiorito G., Finos L., Rasotto M. B. (2013). Behavioural and immunological responses to an immune challenge in Octopus vulgaris. Physiology & Behavior, 122: 93-99. DOI: 10.1016/j.physbeh.2013.08.029.

Mattiello T., d’Ischia M., Palumbo A. (2013). Nitric oxide in chromatic body patterning elements of Sepia officinalis. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, 447: 128-131. DOI:10.1016/j.jembe.2013.02.019.

Pascual-Anaya J., D’Aniello S., Kuratani S., Garcia-Fernàndez J. (2013). Evolution of the Hox clusters in deuterostomes. BMC Developmental Biology, 13: 26. DOI:10.1186/1471-213X-13-26.

Peterson K.J., Su Y.H., Arnone M.I., Swalla B., King B. (2013). MicroRNAs Support the Monophyly of Enteropneust Hemichordates. Journal of experimental zoology. Part B, Molecular and developmental evolution, 320(6): 368-74. DOI: 10.1002/jez.b.22510.

Sanges R., Hadzhiev Y., Gueroult-Bellone M., Roure A., Ferg M., Meola N., Amore G., Basu S., Brown E.R., De Simone M., Petrera F., Licastro D., Strähle U., Banfi S., Lemaire P., Birney E., Müller F., Stupka E. (2013). Highly conserved elements discovered in vertebrates are present in non-syntenic loci of tunicates, act as enhancers and can be transcribed during development. Nucleic Acids Research, 41(6): 3600-3618. DOI: 10.1093/nar/gkt030.

Tosti E., Boni R., Gallo A., Silvestre F. (2013). Ion currents modulating oocyte maturation in animals. Systems Biology in Reproductive Medicine, 59(2): 61-68. DOI: 10.3109/19396368.2012.758790.

Ullrich-Lüter E., D’Aniello S., Arnone M.I. (2013). C-opsin expressing photoreceptors in echinoderms. Integrative & Comparative Biology, 53: 27-38. DOI: 10.1093/icb/ict050.


Amodio P. and Fiorito G. (2013). Observational and Other Types of Learning in Octopus' in Menzel R. and Benjamin P.R. (Eds.). Invertebrate Learning and Memory. London, UK. Elsevier: 293-302.

Chun J.T. and Santella L. (2013). Intracellular Calcium Waves' in Lennarz W.J. and Lane M.D. (Eds.) The Encyclopedia of Biological Chemistry. Waltham, USA. Academic Press: 648-647.

Santella L., and Chun J.T. (2013). Calcium signaling by cyclic ADP-ribose and NAADP' in Lennarz W.J. and Lane M.D. (Eds.) The Encyclopedia of Biological Chemistry. Waltham, USA. Academic Press: 331-336.


ISI Journal Papers

Balato A., Lembo S., Mattii M., Schiattarella M., Marino R., De Paulis A., Balato A. (2012). IL-33 is secreted by psoriatic keratinocytes and induces pro-inflamation cytokines via keratinocyte and mast cell activation. Experimental dermatology, 21(11): 892-4. Erratum in: Experimental dermatology: 21(12):977. DOI: 10.1111/exd.12027.

Costantini M., Auletta F., Bernardi G. (2012). The distribution of "new" and "old" Alu sequences in the human genome: the solution of a "mystery". Molecular Biology and Evolution, 29(1): 421-427. DOI: 10.1093/molbev/msr242.

Ercolesi E., Tedeschi G., Fiore G., Negri A., Maffioli E., d’Ischia M., Palumbo A. (2012). Protein nitration as footprint of oxidative stress-related nitric oxide signaling pathways in developing Ciona intestinalis. Nitric Oxide, 27(1): 18-24. DOI: 10.1016/j.niox.2012.03.012.

Esposito R., D’Aniello S., Squarzoni P., Pezzotti M.R., Ristoratore F., Spagnuolo A. (2012). New Insights into the Evolution of Metazoan Tyrosinase Gene Family. PLoS ONE, 7: e35731. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0035731.

Fago A., Jensen F.B., Tota B., Feelisch M., Olson K.R., Helbo S., Lefevre S., Mancardi D., Palumbo A., Sandvik G.K., Skovgaard N. (2012). Integrating nitric oxide, nitrite and hydrogen sulfide signaling in the physiological adaptations to hypoxia: a comparative approach. Comparative biochemistry and physiology. Part A, Molecular & integrative physiology, 162(1): 1-6. DOI: 10.1016/j.cbpa.2012.01.011.

Gallo A., Costantini M. (2012). Glycobiology in reproductive processes in marine animals: the state of art. Marine Drugs, 10(12): 2861-2892. DOI: 10.3390/md10122861.

Gennarino V.A., D'Angelo G., Dharmalingam G., Fernandez S., Russolillo G., Sanges R., Mutarelli M., Belcastro V., Ballabio A., Verde P., Sardiello M., Banfi S. (2012). Identification of microRNA-regulated gene networks by expression analysis of target genes. Genome research, 22(6): 1163-1172. DOI: 10.1101/gr.130435.111. 

Giacomelli S., Melillo D., Lambris J.D., Pinto M.R. (2012). Immune competence of the Ciona intestinalis pharynx: Complement system-mediated activity. Fish & Shellfish Immunology, 33: 946-952. DOI: 10.1016/j.fsi.2012.08.003.

Josef N., Amodio P., Fiorito G., Shashar N. (2012). Camouflaging in a complex environment-octopuses use specific features of their surroundings for background matching. PLoS ONE, 7(5): e37579. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0037579.

Junca A., Gonzalez Marti B., Tosti E., Cohen M., De la Fontaine D., Benkhalifa M., Ménézo Y. (2012). Sperm nucleus decondensation, hyaluronic acid (HA) binding and oocyte activation capacity: different markers of sperm immaturity? Case reports. Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics, 29(4): 353–355. DOI: 10.1007/s10815-012-9710-5.

López-Doménech G., Serrat R., Mirra S., D’Aniello S., Somorjai I., Abad A., Vitureira N., García-Arumí E., Alonso M.T., Rodriguez-Prados M., Burgaya F., Andreu A.L., García-Sancho J., Trullas R., García-Fernàndez J., Soriano E. (2012). The Eutherian Armcx genes regulate mitochondrial trafficking in neurons and interacts with Miro and Trak2. Nature Communications, 3: 814. DOI: 10.1038/ncomms1829.

Marrone V., Piscopo M., Romano G., Ianora A., Palumbo A., Costantini M. (2012). Defensome against toxic diatom aldehydes in the sea urchin Paracentrotus lividus. PLoS ONE, 7: e31750. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0031750.

Mattiello T., Costantini M., Di Matteo B., Livigni S., Andouche A., Bonnaud L., Palumbo A. (2012). The dynamic nitric oxide pattern in developing cuttlefish Sepia officinalis. Developmental Dynamics, 241(2): 390-402. DOI: 10.1002/dvdy.23722. 

Oliveira P., Sanges R., Huntsman D., Stupka E., Oliveira C. (2012). Characterization of the intronic portion of cadherin superfamily members, common cancer orchestrators. European Journal of Human Genetics, 20(8): 878-883. DOI: 10.1038/ejhg.2012.11. 

Pascual-Anaya J., Adachi N., Alvarez S., Kuratani N., D’Aniello S., Garcia-Fernàndez J. (2012). Broken colinearity of amphioxus Hox cluster. EvoDevo, 3: 28. DOI: 10.1186/2041-9139-3-28.

Pinheiro H., Carvalho J., Oliveira P., Ferreira D., Pinto M.T., Osório H., Licastro D., Bordeira-Carriço R., Jordan P., Lazarevic D., Sanges R., Stupka E., Huntsman D., Seruca R., Oliveira C. (2012). Transcription initiation arising from E-cadherin/CDH1 intron2: a novel protein isoform that increases gastric cancer cell invasion and angiogenesis. Human molecular genetics, 21(19): 4253-4269. DOI: 10.1093/hmg/dds248.

Porreca I., De Felice E., Fagman H., Di Lauro R., Sordino P., (2012). Zebrafish bcl2l is a survival factor in thyroid development. Developmental Biology, 366(2): 142-152. DOI: 10.1016/j.ydbio.2012.04.013.

Santella L., Vasilev F., Chun J.T. (2012). Fertilization in echinoderms. Biochemical and biophysical research communications, 425(3): 588-594. DOI: 10.1016/j.bbrc.2012.07.159.

Silvestre F., Fissore R.A., Tosti E., Boni R. (2012). Ca2+ rise at in vitro maturation in bovine cumulus-oocyte complexes. Molecular reproduction and development, 79(6): 369-379. DOI: 10.1002/mrd.22038.

Thessalou M., Aydogan Ö., Bekas P., Bilge G., Boyaci Y.Ö., Brunelli E., Circosta V., Crocetta F., Durucan F., Erdem M., Ergolavou A., Filiz H., Fois F., Gouva E., Kapiris K., Katsanevakis S., Kljajić Z., Konstantinidis E., Κonstantinou G., Koutsogiannopoulos D., Lamon S., Mačić V., Mazzette R., Meloni D., Mureddu A., Paschos I., Perdikaris C., Piras F., Poursanidis D., Ramos-Esplá A.A., Rosso A., Sordino P., Sperone E., Sterioti A., Taşkin E., Toscano F., Tripepi S., Tsiakkiros S., Zenetos A, (2012). New Mediterranean Biodiversity Records. Mediterranean Marine Science, 13(2): 312-327. DOI: 10.12681/mms.313.

Vasilev F., Chun J.T., Gragnaniello G., Garante E., Santella L. (2012). Effects of Ionomycin on egg activation and early development in starfish. PLoS One, 7(6): e39231. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0039231.

Other Publications

Dishaw L.J., Flores-Torres J.A., Mueller M.G., Karrer C.R., Skapura D.P., Zucchetti I., De Santis R., Pinto M.R., Litman G.W. (2012). A Basal chordate model for studies of gut microbial immune interactions. Frontiers in Immunology, 3: 96. DOI: 10.3389/fimmu.2012.00096.


Brown ER, Piscopo S (2011). Ion channels in key marine invertebrates; their diversity and potential for applications in biotechnology. Biotech. Adv., 29: 457-467

Canali E, Ponte G, Belcari P, Rocha F, Fiorito G, 2011. Evaluating age in Octopus vulgaris: estimation, validation and seasonal differences. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 441: 141-149.

Crocetta F. (2011). Marine alien Mollusca in the Gulf of Trieste and neighbouring areas: a critical review and state of knowledge (updated in 2011). Acta Adriatica, 52: 247-260  

Crocetta F., Mifsud S., Paolini P., Piscopo J., Schembri P.J. (2011). New records of the genus Pachygrapsus (Crustacea: Decapoda) from the central Mediterranean Sea with a review of its Mediterranean zoogeography. Medit. Mar. Sci., 12: 75-93 

D'Aniello E., Pezzotti M.R., Locascio A., Branno M. (2011). Onecut is a direct neural-specific transcriptional activator of Rx in Ciona intestinalis. Developmental Biology, 355: 358-371

De Gregoris T.B.; Rupp O., Klages S., Knaust F., Bekel T., Kube M. Burgess J.G.; Arnone M.I., Goesmann A., Reinhardt R., Clare A.S. (2011). Deep sequencing of naupliar-, cyprid- and adult-specific normalised Expressed Sequence Tag (EST) libraries of the acorn barnacle Balanus amphitrite. Biofouling, 27: 367-374

Dishaw L.J.; Giacomelli S.; Melillo D.; Zucchetti I.; Haire R.N., Natale L., Russo N.A., De Santis R., Litman G.W., Pinto M.R. (2011). A role for variable region-containing chitin-binding proteins (VCBPs) in host gut-bacteria interactions. PNAS, 108: 16747-16752

Esposito C.L.. Passaro D., Longobardo I., Condorelli G., Marotta P., Affuso A., de Franciscis V., Cerchia L. (2011). A Neutralizing RNA Aptamer against EGFR Causes Selective Apoptotic Cell Death. PLOS ONE, 6: e24071  

Fagman H., Amendola E., Parrillo L., Zoppoli P., Marotta P., Scarfo M., De Luca P., de Carvalho D.P., Ceccarelli M., De Felice M., Di Lauro R. (2011) Gene expression profiling at early organogenesis reveals both common and diverse mechanisms in foregut patterning. Dev. Biol., 359: 163-17

Fortunato A., Tosti E. (2011). The impact of in vitro fertilization on health of the children: an update. Eur. J. Obst. Gyn Repr. Biol, 154: 125-129

Fortunato A.E., Langellotto F., Sordino P. (2011). Identification and expression of soul/p22HBP genes in zebrafish, Gene Expression Patterns, 11: 360-369

Gallo A., Silvestre F., Cuomo A., Papoff F., Tosti E. (2011). The impact of metals on the reproductive mechanisms of the ascidian Ciona intestinalis. Mar Ecol.-Evol Perspect., 32: 222-231

Margheri L, Ponte G, Mazzolai B, Laschi C and Fiorito G, 2011. Non-invasive study of Octopus vulgaris arm morphology using ultrasound. Journal of Experimental Biology, 214: 3727-3731.

Natale A., Sims C., Chiusano M.L., Amoroso A., D'Aniello E., Fucci L., Krumlauf R., Branno M., Locascio A. (2011). Evolution of anterior Hox regulatory elements among chordates. BMC Evol. Biol., 11: 330  DOI: 10.1186/1471-2148-11-330 

Romano G., Costantini M., Buttino I., Ianora A., Palumbo A. (2011). Nitric Oxide Mediates the Stress Response Induced by Diatom Aldehydes in the Sea Urchin Paracentrotus lividus. PLOS ONE, 6: e25980

Santella L., Chun J.T. (2011). Actin, more than just a housekeeping protein at the scene of fertilization. SCIENCE CHINA-LIFE SCIENCES, 54: 733-743

Shomrat T, Graindorge N, Bellanger C, Fiorito G, Loewenstein Y, and Hochner B, 2011. Alternative Sites of Synaptic Plasticity in Two Homologous ‘"Fan-out Fan-in"’ Learning and Memory Networks. Current Biology, 21: 1-10. 

Silberschmidt, D., Rodriguez-Mallon, A., Mithboakar, P., Cali, G., Amendola, E., Sanges, R., Zannini, M., Scarfo, M., De Luca, P., Nitsch, L., Di Lauro, R., De Felice, M (2011). In vivo role of different domains and of phosphorylation in the transcription factor Nkx2-1. BMC Dev. Biol., 11:9  DOI: 10.1186/1471-213X-11-9

Silvestre, F., Gallo, A., Cuomo, A., Covino, T., Tosti, E (2011). Role of cyclic AMP in the maturation of Ciona intestinalis oocytes. Zygote, 19: 365-371

Squarzoni, P., Parveen, F., Zanetti, L., Ristoratore, F., Spagnuolo, A (2011). FGF/MAPK/Ets signaling renders pigment cell precursors competent to respond to Wnt signal by directly controlling Ci-Tcf transcription. Development, 138: 1421-1432

Tosti, E., Gallo, A., Silvestre, F (2011). Ion Currents Involved in Oocyte Maturation, Fertilization and Early Developmental Stages of the Ascidian Ciona intestinalis. Molec. Reprod. Develop., 78: 854-860 

Tricarico E, Borrelli L, Gherardi F, Fiorito G, 2011. I Know My Neighbour: Individual Recognition in Octopus vulgaris. Plos One, 6(4): e18710

Ullrich-Luter, EM., Dupont, S., Arboleda, E., Hausen, H., Arnone, MI (2011). Unique system of photoreceptors in sea urchin tube feet. PNAS, 108: 8367-8372

Zenetos, A., Katsanevakis, S., Poursanidis, D., Crocetta, F., Damalas, D., Apostolopoulos, G., Gravili, C., Vardala-Theodorou, E., Malaquias, M (2011). Marine alien species in Greek Seas: Additions and amendments by 2010. Medit Marine Sci., 12: 95-120


Procaccini G., Affinito O., Toscano F., Sordino P. (2011) A New Animal Model for Merging Ecology and Evolution Evolutionary Biology In: Concepts, Biodiversity, Macroevolution and Genome Evolution, Pontarotti P. (Ed), Springer Berlin Heidelberg, p. 91-106

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