• Publications
  • Influence
Tissue transglutaminase and the stress response
Summary.The expression of the protein crosslinking enzyme tissue transglutaminase (TG2, tTG), the ubiquitous member of transglutaminase family, can be regulated by multiple factors. Although it hasExpand
  • 109
  • 9
A polyphasic taxonomic study of thermophilic bacilli from shallow, marine vents.
Eighty-seven thermophilic, aerobic, spore-forming bacteria were isolated from shallow, marine, thermal vents of the Eolian Islands (Italy) and tested for a broad spectrum of phenotypicExpand
  • 77
  • 8
Hyperhomocysteinemia in epileptic patients on new antiepileptic drugs
Purpose:  Older enzyme‐inducing antiepileptic drugs (AEDs) may induce supraphysiologic plasma concentrations of total (t) homocysteine (Hcy). The aim of the present study was to investigate theExpand
  • 77
  • 7
Identification of thermophilic and marine bacilli from shallow thermal vents by restriction analysis of their amplified 16S rDNA.
AIMS In order to identify 73 thermophilic isolates from shallow, marine thermal vents of Eolian Islands, we compared their restriction patterns of amplified 16S rDNA with those of nine well describedExpand
  • 25
  • 6
Toxic Effects of Mildly Elevated Homocysteine Concentrations in Neuronal-Like Cells
Epidemiological and experimental evidence indicated that hyperhomocysteinemia is associated with neurodegeneration. However, homocysteine neurotoxic effects have been so far investigated mostly byExpand
  • 36
  • 5
Agmatine effects on mitochondrial membrane potential and NF-κB activation protect against rotenone-induced cell damage in human neuronal-like SH-SY5Y cells.
Agmatine, an endogenous arginine metabolite, has been proposed as a novel neuromodulator that plays protective roles in the CNS in several models of cellular damage. However, the mechanisms involvedExpand
  • 56
  • 4
A halophilic thermotolerant Bacillus isolated from a marine hot spring able to produce a new exopolysaccharide
A halophilic, thermotolerant Bacillus strain (B3-15), isolated from water of a shallow, marine hot spring at Vulcano Island (Eolian Islands, Italy), produced an exocellular polysaccharide at 165 mgExpand
  • 83
  • 4
Potentially pathogenic vibrios in brackish waters and mussels.
Water and mussel samples were collected from two brackish lakes, used as mussel farms, at different times of the year, for the quantitative analysis of Vibrio spp. and for the isolation ofExpand
  • 79
  • 4
Bacillus vulcani sp. nov., a novel thermophilic species isolated from a shallow marine hydrothermal vent.
A thermophilic spore-forming bacterium was isolated from sediment of a shallow hydrothermal vent at Vulcano Island (Italy). After phenotypic and molecular analyses, it was identified as a novelExpand
  • 62
  • 4
Screening for C677T and A1298C MTHFR polymorphisms in patients with epilepsy and risk of hyperhomocysteinemia
Hyperhomocysteinemia can result from decreased methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR) enzyme activity, owing to genetic polymorphisms and/or inadequate folate intake. This study was aimed atExpand
  • 39
  • 4