Alessandra Majorana

Curriculum Vitae

ARTICLES

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. I.F. 5.362

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. Reprod Biomed Online. 2008 Sep;17(3):338-49. I.F. 2.95

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.I.F:2.66

2010 C Di Pietro, M Vento, MR Gulglielmino, P Borzi, M Santonocito, M Ragusa, D Barbagallo,
LR Duro, A Majorana, A De Palma, MR Garofalo, E Minutolo, P Scollo, M Purrello.Molecular
profiling of human oocytes after vitrification strongly suggests that they are biologically comparable to freshly isolated gametes. Fertility and Sterility. 2010 Jun 8 I.F. 3.97

2010 M Ragusa, A Majorana, B Banelli, D Barbagallo, L Statello, I Casciano, MR Guglielmino, LR Duro, M Scalia, G Magro, C Di Pietro, M Romani, M Purrello. MIR152, MIR200B, MIR338, human positional and functional Neuroblastoma candidates, are involved in neuroblast
differentiation and apoptosis. J Molecular Medicine. 2010 Jun 25. I.F. 5.00

2010 M Ragusa, G Avola, R Angelica,D Barbagallo, MR Guglielmino, LR Duro, A Majorana, L
Statello,L Salito, C Consoli, MG Camuglia, Di Pietro C, G Milone, M Purrello. Expression profile
and specific network features of the Apoptotic Machinery explain relapse of Acute Myeloid
Leukemia after chemotherapy. BMC Cancer. Jul 19;10(1):377. I.F. 2.74

2010 M Ragusa, A Majorana, L Statello, L Salito, D Barbagallo, MR Guglielmino, LR Duro,
Angelica R, Caltabiano R, Biondi A, Di Vita M, Privitera G,Cappellani A, Vasquez E, Lanzafame S, Basile F, C Di Pietro, M Purrello . Specific alterations of microRNA transcriptome and global network structure in colorectal carcinoma after cetuximab treatment. Molecular Cancer
Therapeutics. 2010 Dec 9: 3396-409.I.F. 5.00

ABSTRACTS

2006 C. Federico CD. Cantarella; A Majorana; S. Motta; M. Rocchi; G. Della Valle; S Saccone (2006). Nuclear location and replication timing predispose chromosomal regions to the neocentromere formation. In: 8° convegno FISV. Riva del Garda, 28 Settembrer-01 Ottobre (2006).

2007 A Ferro, S Forte, R Giugno, A Laganà, A Pulvirenti, D Barbagallo, C Di Pietro, A Majorana,
M Purrello, M Ragusa, D Bonci, R De Maria, A Pagliuca. Prediction of human targets for viral encoded microRNAs by thermodynamics and empirical constraints. Italian Bioinformatics Society (BITS) 2007, Napoli 26 – 28 aprile (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. Catania 3 – 6 Giugno (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. 16th Euroconference on Apoptosis - 5th Swiss Conference on Apoptosis. Bern (Switzerland), 6 - 9 Settembre (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 Settembre (2008).

2008 C Di Pietro, M Ragusa, D Barbagallo, L R Duro, MR Guglielmino, A Majorana, R Angelica, S
Pernagallo, S Valenti, V D’Agostino, P Triberio, L Statello, L Tomasello, R Giugno, G Palumbo, G Li Destri, S Lanzafame, 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. 3rd EFS Functional Genomics Conference. Innsbruck, Austria, 1 – 4 ottobre (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 Dagostino, P Triberio, I Tandurella, G Palumbo, V Cafiso, G Li Destri, S Lanzafame, 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 Types of Cancer and Experimental Validation in CML and Neuroblastoma. EMBO Conference From Functional Genomics to Systems Biology. Heidelberg- Germany, 15 – 18 Novembre (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 Dagostino, P Triberio, I Tandurella, G Palumbo, V Cafiso, G Li Destri, S Lanzafame, 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 Types of Cancer and Experimental Validation in CML and Neuroblastoma. XI Congresso Nazionale SIGU. Genova – Italy, 23 – 25 ottobre (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. XI Congresso Nazionale SIGU. Genova – Italy, 23 – 25 ottobre (2008).

2008 M Ragusa, A Majorana, D Barbagallo, LR Duro, MR Guglielmino, L Statello, L Tomasello,
ML Fragala’, C Di Pietro, M Purrello. MIRN152, MIRN200B and MIRN338, positional NB candidates, are involved in neuronal differentiation and apoptosis. XI Congresso Nazionale SIGU. Genova – Italy, 23 – 25 ottobre (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 Dicembre (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 Gennaio (2009).

2009 D Barbagallo, S Piro, M Ragusa, L Duro, A Majorana, T Maniscalchi, A Monello, C Di
Pietro, MA Rabuazzo, F Purrello, M Purrello. PathoGenomics of The Human Apoptotic Machinery: Identification and Prioritization of New Candidate Genes for Diabetes and Network Analysis. XI Congresso Nazionale AIBG. Palermo-Italy, 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 . MIRN152, MIRN200B, MIRN338,involved in neuronal differentiation and apoptosis, are positional and functional Neuroblastoma candidates. XI Congresso Nazionale AIBG. Palermo-Italy, 8-10 ottobre (2009).

2010 M Ragusa, A Majorana, L Statello, D Barbagallo, C Di Pietro, M Purrello. MicroRNA expression profile and network in colorectal carcinoma after chemotherapy. 4th ESF Conference on Functional Genomics and Disease. Dresda, Germania, 14-17 Aprile (2010).

2010 D Barbagallo, S Piro, M Ragusa, LR Duro, T Maniscalchi, A Majorana, L Mascali, MR Guglielmino, A Monello, MA Rabuazzo, C Di Pietro, F Purrello, M Purrello. A Molecular Systems BioMedicine Approach to Diabetes: Characterization, Prioritization and Network Analysis of New Candidate Genes from the Apoptotic Machinery. The EMBO meeting 2010. Barcellona, Spagna , 4-7 Settembre (2010).

2010 M Ragusa, A Majorana, L Statello, L Salito, D Barbagallo, MR Guglielmino, LR Duro, Angelica R, Caltabiano R, Biondi A, Di Vita M, Privitera G,Cappellani A, Vasquez E, Lanzafame S, Basile F, C Di Pietro, M Purrello . Specific alterations of microRNA transcriptome and global network structure in colorectal carcinoma after cetuximab treatment. XII Congresso Nazionale AIBG. Trento-Italy, 7-9 Ottobre (2010).