Institute of Biosciences and Bioresources

National Research Council of Italy

Maria D’Apolito

Role: Technologist
Section: Researchers and Technologists
Division: Naples
Tel: (39) 081-6132282
E-mail: maria.dapolito@ibbr.cnr.it

2014. Technologist

CNR - Institute of Biosciences and BioResources, UOS Naples, Italy

2012. Technologist

CNR - Institute of Protein Biochemistry, Naples, Italy

14/12/2010. PhD in "Food and Health: Biotechnology applied to digestive Pathophysiology

Second University of Naples, Naples, Italy

23/07/2004. Degree in Biological Sciences cum laude

University of Naples “Federico II”, Naples, Italy

Research Interests

My main interests are focused on the effect of specific nutrients and active biomolecules, such as polyphenols on mitochondrial function and whether perturbation of the polyphenols can lead to diseases and cancer. In particular, my work is orientated on the identification and characterization of polyphenols in different models. Moreover, I’m interested on the role of these compounds in lipid signaling as well as on the use of carnitine derivatives as anticancer drugs based on their effects on the invasive potential of tumor cell lines.

Current Projects

The group’s major projects are:

  1. PON01_02512: “Ricerca e sviluppo di bioregolatori attivi sui meccanismi epigenetici dei processi infiammatori nelle malattie croniche e degenerative”.
  2. PON01_01802: Sviluppo di molecole capaci di modulare vie metaboliche intracellulari redox-sensibili per la prevenzione e la cura di patologie infettive, tumorali, neurodegenerative e loro delivery mediante piattaforme nano tecnologiche.
  3. PON03PE_00106: Materiali Avanzati per la Ricerca ed il comparto Agroalimentare, Laboratorio Pubblico Privato - MAReA

Key publications

  • Carnitine-acyltransferase system inhibition, cancer cell death, and prevention of myc-induced lymphomagenesis

Pacilli A, Calienni M, Margarucci S, D’Apolito M, Petillo O, Rocchi L, Pasquinelli G, Nicolai R, Koverech A, Calvani M, Peluso G, Montanaro L. J Natl Cancer Inst. 2013 Apr

  • Efficient cultivation of neural stem cells with controlled delivery of FGF-2

Galderisi U, Peluso G, Di Bernardo G, Calarco A, D’Apolito M, Petillo O,Cipollaro M, Fusco FR, Melone MA. Stem Cell Res. 2013 Jan

  • Biomolecular alterations in primary and secondary glioblastomas

O. Petillo, S. Margarucci, A. Calarco, A. Torpedine, M. D’Apolito,G. Peluso

Civitas Hippocratica. Anno XXIX, Marzo/Aprile 2008 n° 2; 41-44


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