Laura Rita Duro

Curriculum Vitae

ARTICLES

2007 C Di Pietro, M Ragusa, L Duro, M R Guglielmino, D Barbagallo, A Carnemolla, A Laganà, P Buffa, R Angelica, A Rinaldi, M S Calafato,  I Milicia, C Caserta, R Giugno, A  Pulvirenti, V Giunta, A Rapisarda, V Di Pietro, A Grillo, A Messina, A Ferro, K H Grzeschik, M Purrello. Genomics, Evolution and Expression of TBPL2, a Member of the TBP Family. DNA Cell Biol. 2007 Jun;26(6):369-385.

2008 Di Pietro C, Ragusa M, Barbagallo D, Duro LR, Guglielmino MR, Majorana A,Giunta V, Rapisarda A, Tricarichi E, Miceli M, Angelica R, Grillo A, Banelli B, Defferari I, Forte S, Lagana A, Bosco C, Giugno R, Pulvirenti A, Ferro A, Grzeschik KH, Di Cataldo A, Tonini GP, Romani M, Purrello M. Involvement of GTA protein NC2beta in Neuroblastoma pathogenesis suggests that it physiologically participates in the regulation of cell proliferation.. Molecular Cancer, 2008 Jun 6;7(1):52.

2008 C Di Pietro, M Vento, M Ragusa, D Barbagallo, MR Guglielmino, T Maniscalchi, LR Duro, L Tomasello, A Majorana,  A De Palma, P Borzì, P Scollo and M Purrello. Expression analysis of TFIID in single human oocytes: new potential molecular markers of oocyte quality. RBM online, 2008 Sep 338-349 Vol 17. No 3.

2009 Di Pietro C, Ragusa M, Barbagallo D, Duro LR, Guglielmino MR, Majorana A, Angelica R, Scalia M, Statello L, Salito L, Tomasello L, Pernagallo S, Valenti S, D'Agostino V, Triberio P, Tandurella I, Palumbo GA, La Cava P, Cafiso V, Bertuccio T, Santagati M, Li Destri G, Lanzafame S, Di Raimondo F, Stefani S, Mishra B, Purrello M. The apoptotic machinery as a biological complex system: analysis of its omics and evolution, identification of candidate genes for fourteen major types of cancer, and experimental validation in CML and neuroblastoma. BMC Med Genomics. 2009 Apr 30;2(1):20.

2010 Di Pietro C, Vento M, Guglielmino MR, Borzì P, Santonocito M, Ragusa M, Barbagallo D, Duro LR, Majorana A, De Palma A, Garofalo MR, Minutolo E, Scollo P, Purrello M. Molecular profiling of human oocytes after vitrification strongly suggests that they are biologically comparable with freshly isolated gametes.Fertil Steril. 2010 Jun 8. [Epub ahead of print]

2010 Ragusa M, Majorana A, Banelli B, Barbagallo D, Statello L, Casciano I, Guglielmino MR, Duro LR, Scalia M, Magro G, Di Pietro C, Romani M, Purrello M. MIR152, MIR200B, and MIR338, human positional and functional neuroblastoma candidates, are involved in neuroblast differentiation and apoptosis.J Mol Med. 2010 Jun 25. [Epub ahead of print]

2010 Ragusa M, Avola G, Angelica R, Barbagallo D, Guglielmino MR, Duro LR, Majorana A, Statello L, Salito L, Consoli C, Camuglia MG, Di Pietro C, Milone G, Purrello M. Expression profile and specific network features of the apoptotic machinery explain relapse of acute myeloid leukemia after chemotherapy. BMC Cancer. 2010 Jul 19;10:377.

2010 Ragusa M, Majorana A, Statello L, Maugeri M, Salito L, Barbagallo D, Guglielmino MR, Duro LR, Angelica R, Caltabiano R, Biondi A, Di Vita M, Privitera G, Scalia M, Cappellani A, Vasquez E, Lanzafame S, Basile F, Di Pietro C, Purrello M. Specific alterations of microRNA transcriptome and global network structure in colorectal carcinoma after cetuximab treatment. Mol Cancer Ther. 2010 Dec;9(12):3396-409. Epub 2010 Sep 29.

2010 D Barbagallo, S Piro, M Ragusa,  LR Duro, ET Maniscalchi, A Majorana, LG Mascali, MR Guglielmino, A Monello, AM Rabuazzo, C Di Pietro, F Purrello, M Purrello. A Molecular Systems Medicine approach pinpoints the molecular bases of the higher resistance to cytokine-induced apoptosis of mammalian pancreas  cells respect to β cells. J Mol Med. Submitted for publication (2010).

ABSTRACTS

2005  C Di Pietro, M Ragusa, A Laganà, D Barbagallo, I Tandurella, L Duro, R Giugno, A Pulvirenti, S Pernagallo, S Valenti, M S Calafato, V Di Pietro, M R Guglielmino, R Angelica, Cinzia Caserta, M Santagati, R Bernardini, L Pavone, S Stefani, A Ferro, M Purrello. Genomica Strutturale e Funzionale del Macchinario Apoptotico: Identificazione di Geni Candidati per Malattie Genetiche Degenerative. VIII Congresso della Associazione Italiana di Biologia e Genetica generale e molecolare (AIBG), Ancona 15-18 september 2005

2005 C Di Pietro, M Ragusa, M S Calafato, C Caserta, A Carnemolla, M R Guglielmino, D Barbagallo, R Angelica,  A Grillo, L Duro,  I Tandurella, V Giunta, M Scalia, M Vento,  P Buffa, A Messina, A Laganà, R Giugno,  A Pulvirenti, K H Grzeschik, R Roeder, A Ferro, M Purrello. Genomica Strutturale e Funzionale dell’Apparato Generale di Trascrizione:  Espressione Tessuto-Specifica dei GTF Negli Ovociti. VIII Congresso della Associazione Italiana di Biologia e Genetica generale e molecolare (AIBG), Ancona 15-18 september 2005

2006 C Di Pietro, M Ragusa, L Duro, V D’Agostino, P Triberio, D Barbagallo, A Di Cataldo, Li Destri, A Laganà, S Forte, S Pernagallo1, S Valenti, M R Guglielmino, T Maniscalchi, R Giugno, A Pulvirenti, M Santagati, G Russo, M Scalia, R Bernardini, S Guccione, L Pavone, S Stefani, A Ferro, K H Grzeschik, M Purrello. Complex Systems Biology: Structural, Functional and Pathological Genomics of the Apoptotic Machinery and Identification of Candidate Genes for Breast Adenocarcinoma, Thyroid Carcinoma and Neuroblastoma. VIII Congresso SIMAI Baia Samuele (Ragusa),  22-26 May 2006.

2006 C Di Pietro, M Ragusa, L Duro, V D’Agostino, P Triberio, D Barbagallo, A Di Cataldo, G Li Destri, A Laganà, S Forte, S Pernagallo, S Valenti, MR Guglielmino, T Maniscalchi, R Giugno, A Pulvirenti, M Santagati, G Russo, M Scalia, R Bernardini, L Pavone, S Stefani, A Ferro, KH Grzeschik, M Purrello. The Apoptotic Machinery As A Biological Complex System: An Omics Analysis and Identification of Candidate Genes for Breast Adenocarcinoma, Thyroid Carcinoma and Neuroblastoma. XI Congresso della Associazione Italiana di Biologia e Genetica generale e molecolare (AIBG), Massa Lubrense 11-14 september (2006).

2007 Di Pietro C; Vento M; Ragusa M; Barbagallo D; Guglielmino MR; Maniscalchi T, Duro LR, Tomasello L, Borzì P, Scollo P and Purrello M. TAF4B is a molecular marker of oocyte quality. Oral Communication 14th World Congress on IVF & 3rd World Congress on IVM – Montreal, September 15-19, (2007).

2008 Di Pietro C, M Vento, Ragusa M, Barbagallo D, Guglielmino MR, Maniscalchi MR, Duro LR, Tomasello L, Majorana A, De Palma A, Borzì P, Scollo P, Purrello M. Molecular Markers of Oocyte Quality. 13th World Congress of Gynecological Endocrinology, Florence 28 feb – 2 mar (2008).

2008 C Di Pietro, M Ragusa, D Barbagallo,  LR Duro, MR Guglielmino, A Majorana, R Angelica, L Statello, L Tomasello, S Pernagallo, S Valenti, V D’Agostino, P Triberio, I Tandurella, S Forte, A Laganà, C Bosco, R Di Natale, R Giugno, A Pulvirenti, A Ferro, G Palumbo, G Li Destri,  S Lanzafame, V Cafiso, T Bertuccio, M  Santagati, F Di  Raimondo, S Stefani, M Purrello.  The Apoptotic Machinery As A Biological Complex System: Analysis Of Its Omics And Evolution, Identification Of Candidate Genes For Fourteen Major Types Of Cancer And Experimental Validation in  CML And Neuroblastoma.10th  Experimental Chaos Conference. Podium Presentation. Catania 3 – 6 June (2008).

2008 C Di Pietro, M Ragusa, D Barbagallo, LR Duro, MR Guglielmino, A Majorana, R Angelica, S Pernagallo, S Valenti, V D’Agostino, P Triberio, I Tandurella, L Statello, L Tomasello, R Giugno, G Palumbo, G Li Destri, S Lanzafame, V Cafiso, M Santagati, F Di Raimondo, S Stefani, M Purrello. The apoptotic machinery as a biological complex system: Analysis of its Omics, identification of candidate genes for fourteen major types of cancer and experimental validation in CML and neuroblastoma. ECDO: 16th Euroconference on Apoptosis - 5th Swiss Conference on Apoptosis. Bern (Switzerland), 6-9 September (2008).

2008 M Ragusa, D Barbagallo, L Duro, MR Guglielmino, A Majorana, R Angelica, L Mascali, Statello, A Iachella, L Salito,  L Tomasello, ML  Fragalà, N Torrisi, C Di Pietro, M Purrello. Involvement of miR-152, miR-200b, miR-338 in Neuroblastoma pathogenesis suggests their possible role in cell proliferation and neuronal differentiation. X National Biotechnology Congress. Perugia, 17 - 19 September (2008).

 

2008 M Ragusa, D Barbagallo, LR Duro, MR Guglielmino, A Majorana, R Angelica, L Statello, L Tomasello, S Pernagallo, S Valenti, V D’Agostino, P Triberio, I Tandurella, G Palumbo, G Li Destri, S Lanzafame, V Cafiso, T Bertuccio, M Santagati, F Di Raimondo, S Stefani, C Di Pietro, M Purrello. The Apoptotic Machinery As A Biological Complex System: Analysis Of Its Omics And Evolution, Identification Of Candidate Genes For Fourteen Major Types Of Cancer And Experimental Validation in CML And Neuroblastoma. Poster. The 3rd ESF Conference  on Functional Genomics and Disease. Innsbruck (Austria), 1-4 October (2008).

2008 C Di Pietro, M Ragusa, D Barbagallo, LR Duro, MR Guglielmino, A Majorana, R Angelica, M Scalia, L Statello, L Tomasello, S Pernagallo, S Valenti, V D’Agostino, P Triberio, I Tandurella, GA Palumbo, P La Cava, V Cafiso, G Li Destri, S Lanzafame, T Bertuccio, M  Santagati, F Di Raimondo, S Stefani, B Mishra, M Purrello. The Apoptotic Machinery As A Biological Complex System: Analysis Of Its Omics And Evolution, Identification Of Candidate Genes For Fourteen Major Types Of Cancer And Experimental Validation in  CML And Neuroblastoma. Poster 4th EMBO Conference: From Functional Genomics to Systems Biology. EMBL Heidelberg (Germany), 15-18 November (2008).

2008 C Di Pietro, M Vento, M Ragusa, D Barbagallo, MR Guglielmino, T Maniscalchi, LR Duro, L Tomasello, A Majorana, A De Palma, P Borzì, P Scollo and M Purrello. Molecular markers of oocyte quality. Poster Sigu: XI Congresso Nazionale. Genova (Italy), 23-25 November (2008).

2008 M Ragusa, A Majorana, D Barbagallo,  LR Duro, MR Guglielmino, L Statello, M L Fragalà, C Di Pietro, M Purrello.  MIRN152, MIRN200B and MIRN338, positional NB candidates, are involved in neuronal differentiation and apoptosis. Presentation Sigu: XI Congresso Nazionale. Genova (Italy), 23-25 November (2008).

2008 C Di Pietro, M Ragusa, D Barbagallo,  LR Duro, MR Guglielmino, A Majorana, R Angelica, L Statello, L Tomasello, M Scalia, S Pernagallo, S Valenti, V D’Agostino, P Triberio, I Tandurella, G Palumbo, V Cafiso, G Li Destri,  S  Lanzafame, M  Santagati, F Di  Raimondo, S Stefani, M Purrello. The Apoptotic Machinery As A Biological Complex System: Analysis Of Its Omics And Evolution, Identification Of Candidate Genes For Fourteen Major Types Of Cancer And Experimental Validation in  CML And Neuroblastoma. Poster Sigu: XI Congresso Nazionale. Genova (Italy), 23-25 November (2008).

2008 C Di Pietro, M Vento, M Ragusa, D Barbagallo, MR Guglielmino, T Maniscalchi, LR Duro, L Tomasello, A Majorana, A De Palma, P Borzì, P Scollo, M Purrello. Parametri morfologici e molecolari dell’ovocita competente. Podium Presentation. 3° Congresso Nazionale SIOS. Catania, Italy, 11-13 december (2008).

2009 C Di Pietro, M Ragusa, D Barbagallo, LR Duro, MR Guglielmino, A Majorana, R Angelica, L Statello, L Tomasello, M Scalia, S Pernagallo, S Valenti, V D’Agostino, P Triberio, I Tandurella, G Palumbo, V Cafiso, R Giugno, G Li Destri,  S Lanzafame, M Santagati, F Di Raimondo, S Stefani, M Purrello. The Apoptotic Machinery As A Biological Complex System: Analysis Of Its Omics And Evolution, Identification Of Candidate Genes For Fourteen Major Types Of Cancer And Experimental Validation in  CML And Neuroblastoma. KEYSTONE SYMPOSIA: Omics Meets Cell Biology. Breckenridge (Colorado), 25-30 January (2009).

2009 Barbagallo D, Piro S, Ragusa M, Duro L, Majorana A, Maniscalchi T, Monello A, Di Pietro C, Rabuazzo MA, Purrello F, Purrello M. Pathogenomics Of The Human Apoptotic Machinery: Identification Of New Candidate Genes For Diabetes. XI CONGRESSO NAZIONALE AIBG. Palermo, 8-10 Ottobre 2009.

2009 M Ragusa, A Majorana, B Banelli, D Barbagallo, L Statello, L Salito, R Angelica, MR Guglielmino, LR Duro, C Di Pietro, M  Romani, M Purrello. Mir152, Mir200b, Mir338, Involved In Neuronal Differentiation And Apoptosis, Are Positional And Functional Neuroblastoma Candidates. XI CONGRESSO NAZIONALE AIBG. Palermo, 8-10 Ottobre 2009.

2010 Santonocito M, Guglielmino MR, Vento M, Borzì P, Ragusa M, Barbagallo D, De Palma A, Garofalo MR, Minutolo E, Scollo P, Purrello M, Di Pietro C. Identification and Validation of Molecular Markers of Human Oocyte Biological Quality After Vitrification. Podium Presentation. 14th World Congress of Gynecological Endocrinology. Firenze, Italy, 4-7 Marzo 2010.

2010 Guglielmino MR, Vento M, Borzì P, Santonocito M, Ragusa M, Barbagallo D, De Palma A, Garofalo MR, Minutolo E, Scollo P, Di Pietro C, Purrello M. Apoptotic Machinery and Aging: Gene Expression Profiles in Oocytes and Cumulus Cells by High Throughput Real Time PCR. Podium Presentation. 14th World Congress of Gynecological Endocrinology. Firenze, Italy, 4-7 Marzo 2010.

2010 D. Barbagallo, S. Piro, M. Ragusa, L.R. Duro, T. Maniscalchi, A. Majorana, L. Mascali, M.R. Guglielmino, A. Monello, M.A. Rabuazzo, C. Di Pietro, F. Purrello, M. Purrello. A Molecular Systems BioMedicine Approach to Diabetes: Characterization, Prioritisation and Network Analysis of New Candidate Genes from the Apoptotic Machinery (AM). Poster “The EMBO Meeting: advancing the life sciences 2010” Barcellona, 4-7 Settembre 2010.

2010 M Ragusa, A Majorana, L Statello, L Salito, D Barbagallo, M R Guglielmino, L R Duro, R Angelica,  R Caltabiano, A Biondi, M Di Vita, G Privitera, A Cappellani, E Vasquez, S Lanzafame, F Basile, C Di Pietro, M Purrello. Specific alterations of the microRNA transcriptome and global network structure in colorectal carcinoma after cetuximab treatment. Poster “The EMBO Meeting: advancing the life sciences 2010” Barcellona, 4-7 Settembre 2010.

BOOKS

2007: C Di Pietro, M Vento, M Ragusa, D Barbagallo, MR Guglielmino, T Maniscalchi, LR Duro, L Tomasello, P Borzì, P Scollo and M Purrello. TAF4B is a molecular marker of oocyte quality. In: 14th World Congress on In Vitro Fertilization & 3rd World Congress on In Vitro Maturation. 81-85. Ed Lin Tan, Gomel, Gosden, Tulandi, Medimond S.r.l. - Monduzzi Editore International Proceedings Division, Bologna, Italy (2007).