Francesca Cappitelli

Summary

Affiliation: University of Milan
Country: Italy

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Biodeterioration of modern materials in contemporary collections: can biotechnology help?
    Francesca Cappitelli
    Dipartimento di Scienze e Tecnologie Alimentari e Microbiologiche, Universita degli Studi di Milano, Via Celoria 2, 20133 Milan, Italy
    Trends Biotechnol 24:350-4. 2006
  2. ncbi request reprint Bacterial and fungal deterioration of the Milan Cathedral marble treated with protective synthetic resins
    Francesca Cappitelli
    Dipartimento di Scienze e Tecnologie Alimentari e Microbiologiche, University of Milan, Via Celoria 2, 20133 Milan, Italy
    Sci Total Environ 385:172-81. 2007
  3. pmc Improved methodology for bioremoval of black crusts on historical stone artworks by use of sulfate-reducing bacteria
    Francesca Cappitelli
    Dipartimento di Scienze e Tecnologie Alimentari e Microbiologiche, Universita degli Studi di Milano, Via Celoria 2, 20133 Milan, Italy
    Appl Environ Microbiol 72:3733-7. 2006
  4. doi request reprint Culture-independent methods to study subaerial biofilm growing on biodeteriorated surfaces of stone cultural heritage and frescoes
    Francesca Cappitelli
    Dipartimento di Scienze per gli Alimenti, la Nutrizione e l Ambiente, Universita degli Studi di Milano, Milan, Italy
    Methods Mol Biol 1147:341-66. 2014
  5. ncbi request reprint Sub-lethal activity of small molecules from natural sources and their synthetic derivatives against biofilm forming nosocomial pathogens
    Federica Villa
    Universita degli Studi di Milano, Via Celoria 2, 20133 Milano, Italy
    Curr Top Med Chem 13:3184-204. 2013
  6. doi request reprint Cyanobacteria cause black staining of the National Museum of the American Indian Building, Washington, DC, USA
    Francesca Cappitelli
    Dipartimento di Scienze e Tecnologie Alimentari e Microbiologiche, Universita degli Studi di Milano, Via Celoria 2, 20133 Milan, Italy
    Biofouling 28:257-66. 2012
  7. ncbi request reprint The biodeterioration of synthetic resins used in conservation
    Francesca Cappitelli
    Department of Food Science and Microbiology, Section of MAAE, Agricultural Faculty, University of Milan, Via Celoria 2, 20133 Milan, Italy
    Macromol Biosci 4:399-406. 2004
  8. doi request reprint Scripta manent? Assessing microbial risk to paper heritage
    Francesca Cappitelli
    Dipartimento di Scienze e Tecnologie Alimentari e Microbiologiche, Universita degli Studi di Milano, Via Celoria 2, Milan, Italy
    Trends Microbiol 18:538-42. 2010
  9. doi request reprint Detection and elimination of cyanobacteria from frescoes: the case of the St. Brizio Chapel (Orvieto Cathedral, Italy)
    F Cappitelli
    Dipartimento di Scienze e Tecnologie Alimentari e Microbiologiche, University of Milan, Via Celoria 2, 20133, Milan, Italy
    Microb Ecol 57:633-9. 2009
  10. pmc Microorganisms attack synthetic polymers in items representing our cultural heritage
    Francesca Cappitelli
    Dipartimento di Scienze e Tecnologie Alimentari e Microbiologiche, Universita degli Studi di Milano, Via Celoria 2, 20133 Milano, Italy
    Appl Environ Microbiol 74:564-9. 2008

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Publications32

  1. ncbi request reprint Biodeterioration of modern materials in contemporary collections: can biotechnology help?
    Francesca Cappitelli
    Dipartimento di Scienze e Tecnologie Alimentari e Microbiologiche, Universita degli Studi di Milano, Via Celoria 2, 20133 Milan, Italy
    Trends Biotechnol 24:350-4. 2006
    ..Ultimately, if biodeteriogens are able to adhere to the polymer surfaces, molecules with enzymatic activity can help to prevent the formation of biofilms--a main cause of deterioration--and aid the work of the conservator...
  2. ncbi request reprint Bacterial and fungal deterioration of the Milan Cathedral marble treated with protective synthetic resins
    Francesca Cappitelli
    Dipartimento di Scienze e Tecnologie Alimentari e Microbiologiche, University of Milan, Via Celoria 2, 20133 Milan, Italy
    Sci Total Environ 385:172-81. 2007
    ..One isolated Cladosporium sp. attacked the freshly dried acrylic resin. Results show that the detected bacteria and fungi can cause severe damage both to the stone monument and its synthetic consolidants...
  3. pmc Improved methodology for bioremoval of black crusts on historical stone artworks by use of sulfate-reducing bacteria
    Francesca Cappitelli
    Dipartimento di Scienze e Tecnologie Alimentari e Microbiologiche, Universita degli Studi di Milano, Via Celoria 2, 20133 Milan, Italy
    Appl Environ Microbiol 72:3733-7. 2006
    ....
  4. doi request reprint Culture-independent methods to study subaerial biofilm growing on biodeteriorated surfaces of stone cultural heritage and frescoes
    Francesca Cappitelli
    Dipartimento di Scienze per gli Alimenti, la Nutrizione e l Ambiente, Universita degli Studi di Milano, Milan, Italy
    Methods Mol Biol 1147:341-66. 2014
    ..In this chapter, we illustrate the protocols related to fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), and denaturing gradient gel electrophoresis (DGGE)...
  5. ncbi request reprint Sub-lethal activity of small molecules from natural sources and their synthetic derivatives against biofilm forming nosocomial pathogens
    Federica Villa
    Universita degli Studi di Milano, Via Celoria 2, 20133 Milano, Italy
    Curr Top Med Chem 13:3184-204. 2013
    ..The information presented in this review should be of interest to a broad range of disciplines and represents an effort to summarize experimental research and advances in this field. ..
  6. doi request reprint Cyanobacteria cause black staining of the National Museum of the American Indian Building, Washington, DC, USA
    Francesca Cappitelli
    Dipartimento di Scienze e Tecnologie Alimentari e Microbiologiche, Universita degli Studi di Milano, Via Celoria 2, 20133 Milan, Italy
    Biofouling 28:257-66. 2012
    ..The dark pigmentation of the stone was correlated with the high content of scytonemin, which was found in all samples...
  7. ncbi request reprint The biodeterioration of synthetic resins used in conservation
    Francesca Cappitelli
    Department of Food Science and Microbiology, Section of MAAE, Agricultural Faculty, University of Milan, Via Celoria 2, 20133 Milan, Italy
    Macromol Biosci 4:399-406. 2004
    ..This paper reviews the researches on the biodeterioration of synthetic resins used in the conservation of cultural heritage, including stone, painting and textile materials, carried out in the last fifty years...
  8. doi request reprint Scripta manent? Assessing microbial risk to paper heritage
    Francesca Cappitelli
    Dipartimento di Scienze e Tecnologie Alimentari e Microbiologiche, Universita degli Studi di Milano, Via Celoria 2, Milan, Italy
    Trends Microbiol 18:538-42. 2010
    ..The potential of using a more advanced microbiological approach is highlighted...
  9. doi request reprint Detection and elimination of cyanobacteria from frescoes: the case of the St. Brizio Chapel (Orvieto Cathedral, Italy)
    F Cappitelli
    Dipartimento di Scienze e Tecnologie Alimentari e Microbiologiche, University of Milan, Via Celoria 2, 20133, Milan, Italy
    Microb Ecol 57:633-9. 2009
    ..Metatin, used in situ at 2% of the trade product, proved to be the better biocide, no cyanobacteria being detected after the Metatin treatment...
  10. pmc Microorganisms attack synthetic polymers in items representing our cultural heritage
    Francesca Cappitelli
    Dipartimento di Scienze e Tecnologie Alimentari e Microbiologiche, Universita degli Studi di Milano, Via Celoria 2, 20133 Milano, Italy
    Appl Environ Microbiol 74:564-9. 2008
  11. pmc Advantages of using microbial technology over traditional chemical technology in removal of black crusts from stone surfaces of historical monuments
    Francesca Cappitelli
    Dipartimento di Scienze e Tecnologie Alimentari e Microbiologiche, Universita degli Studi di Milano, Via Celoria 2, 20133 Milano, Italy
    Appl Environ Microbiol 73:5671-5. 2007
    ..Whereas both of the treatments converted gypsum to calcite, allowing consolidation, the chemical treatment also formed undesirable sodium sulfate...
  12. ncbi request reprint From papyrus to compact disc: the microbial deterioration of documentary heritage
    F Cappitelli
    Department of Food Science and Microbiology, Agricultural Faculty, University of Milan, Milan, Italy
    Crit Rev Microbiol 31:1-10. 2005
    ..In the literature quoted, key information is also provided to avoid or limit microbial growth and some conservation treatments are also reported...
  13. ncbi request reprint Investigation of fungal deterioration of synthetic paint binders using vibrational spectroscopic techniques
    Francesca Cappitelli
    Department of Food Science and Microbiology, Agricultural Faculty, University of Milan, Via Celoria 2, 20133 Milan, Italy
    Macromol Biosci 5:49-57. 2005
    ..Microbial growth on Sobral 1241ML (alkyd resin) after 28 d (growth rating 4) compared with the non-inoculated resin...
  14. pmc Synthetic consolidants attacked by melanin-producing fungi: case study of the biodeterioration of Milan (Italy) cathedral marble treated with acrylics
    Francesca Cappitelli
    Dipartimento di Scienze e Tecnologie Alimentari e Microbiologiche, Universita degli Studi di Milano, Via Celoria 2, Milan, Italy
    Appl Environ Microbiol 73:271-7. 2007
    ..This observation raises the question of the effectiveness of acrylics in protecting stone artworks...
  15. ncbi request reprint A simple and reliable methodology to detect egg white in art samples
    Michela Gambino
    Dipartimento di Scienze per gli Alimenti, la Nutrizione e l Ambiente, Universita degli Studi di Milano, Milano, Italy
    J Biosci 38:397-408. 2013
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  16. ncbi request reprint Microbial deterioration of artistic tiles from the façade of the Grande Albergo Ausonia & Hungaria (Venice, Italy)
    Lucia Giacomucci
    Dipartimento di Scienze e Tecnologie Alimentari e Microbiologiche, Universita degli Studi di Milano, Via Celoria 2, 20133, Milan, Italy
    Microb Ecol 62:287-98. 2011
    ....
  17. doi request reprint Molecular studies of microbial community structure on stained pages of Leonardo da Vinci's Atlantic Codex
    Pamela Principi
    Dipartimento di Scienze e Tecnologie Alimentari e Microbiologiche DISTAM, Universita degli Studi di Milano, Via Celoria 2, 20133, Milan, Italy
    Microb Ecol 61:214-22. 2011
    ..The retrieval of these potential biodeteriogens and microorganisms related to human skin suggests the need for a continuous and rigorous monitoring of the environmental conditions, and the need to improve handling procedures...
  18. doi request reprint Importance of subaerial biofilms and airborne microflora in the deterioration of stonework: a molecular study
    Andrea Polo
    Dipartimento di Scienze per gli Alimenti, la Nutrizione e l Ambiente DeFENS, Universita degli Studi di Milano, Via Celoria 2, 20133 Milano, Italy
    Biofouling 28:1093-106. 2012
    ....
  19. doi request reprint Hindering biofilm formation with zosteric acid
    Federica Villa
    Dipartimento di Scienze e Tecnologie Alimentari e Microbiologiche, Universita degli Studi di Milano, Milano, Italy
    Biofouling 26:739-52. 2010
    ..Biofilm experiments confirmed that zosteric acid caused a significant decrease in biomass (-92%) and thickness (-54%)...
  20. doi request reprint Efficacy of zosteric acid sodium salt on the yeast biofilm model Candida albicans
    Federica Villa
    Dipartimento di Scienze e Tecnologie Alimentari e Microbiologiche, Universita degli Studi di Milano, Via Celoria 2, 20133 Milan, Italy
    Microb Ecol 62:584-98. 2011
    ..Thus the use of zosteric acid sodium salt could provide a suitable, innovative, preventive, and integrative approach to preventing yeast biofilm formation...
  21. pmc Fluorescent-BOX-PCR for resolving bacterial genetic diversity, endemism and biogeography
    Lorenzo Brusetti
    Dipartimento di Scienze e Tecnologie Alimentari e Microbiologiche DISTAM, Universita degli Studi di Milano, Milan, Italy
    BMC Microbiol 8:220. 2008
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  22. doi request reprint The effect of copper on the structure of the ammonia-oxidizing microbial community in an activated sludge wastewater treatment plant
    Pamela Principi
    Dipartimento di Scienze e Tecnologie Alimentari e Microbiologiche DISTAM, Universita degli Studi di Milano, Via Celoria 2, 20133, Milan, Italy
    Microb Ecol 57:215-20. 2009
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  23. doi request reprint Altered expression level of Escherichia coli proteins in response to treatment with the antifouling agent zosteric acid sodium salt
    Federica Villa
    Dipartimento di Scienze e Tecnologie Alimentari e Microbiologiche, Universita degli Studi di Milano, Via Celoria 2, Milan, Italy
    Environ Microbiol 14:1753-61. 2012
    ..coli cells, which favours the expression of various protective proteins, the AI-2 production and the synthesis of flagella, to escape from adverse conditions...
  24. doi request reprint Sub-lethal concentrations of Muscari comosum bulb extract suppress adhesion and induce detachment of sessile yeast cells
    Federica Villa
    Dipartimento di Scienze e Tecnologie per gli Alimenti, la Nutrizione e l Ambiente, Universita degli Studi di Milano, Via Celoria 2, 20133, Milano, Italy
    Biofouling 28:1107-17. 2012
    ..When added to C. albicans biofilm, the natural extract was shown to induce the dispersion of sessile cells in a dose-dependent manner...
  25. doi request reprint Effects of chronic sub-lethal oxidative stress on biofilm formation by Azotobacter vinelandii
    Federica Villa
    Dipartimento di Scienze per gli Alimenti, la Nutrizione e l Ambiente, Universita degli Studi di Milano, Via Celoria 2, Milano, 20133, Italy
    Biofouling 28:823-33. 2012
    ..A continuous exogenous source of ROS increased biofilm formation in UW136. Overall, chronic sub-lethal oxidative events promoted sessile behavior in A. vinelandii...
  26. doi request reprint Mineral-microbe interactions: biotechnological potential of bioweathering
    Francesca Mapelli
    Universita degli Studi di Milano, Dipartimento di Scienze e Tecnologie Alimentari e Microbiologiche, Via Celoria 2, 20133 Milano, Italy
    J Biotechnol 157:473-81. 2012
    ..Overall, in the future the study and application of the metabolic properties of microbial communities capable of weathering can represent a driving force in the expanding sector of environmental biotechnology...
  27. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of zosteric acid for mitigating biofilm formation of Pseudomonas putida isolated from a membrane bioreactor system
    Andrea Polo
    Dipartimento di Scienze per gli Alimenti, la Nutrizione e l Ambiente, Universita degli Studi di Milano, Via Celoria 2, 20133 Milano, Italy
    Int J Mol Sci 15:9497-518. 2014
    ..For green algae Pseudokirchneriella subcapitata an effect was observed at concentrations above 100 mg/L with a significant growth of protozoa that may be connected to a concurrent algal growth inhibition. ..
  28. ncbi request reprint N-vanillylnonanamide tested as a non-toxic antifoulant, applied to surfaces in a polyurethane coating
    Federica Villa
    Dipartimento di Scienze e Tecnologie Alimentari e Microbiologiche, University of Milan, Via Celoria 2, 20133 Milan, Italy
    Biotechnol Lett 31:1407-13. 2009
    ..NVN blended into or sprayed onto the coating at 205 micromol/kg did not prevent adhesion. The compound is therefore not useful as an antifouling product under the tested coating conditions...
  29. doi request reprint Effects of photoactivated titanium dioxide nanopowders and coating on planktonic and biofilm growth of Pseudomonas aeruginosa
    Andrea Polo
    Dipartimento di Scienze e Tecnologie Alimentari e Microbiologiche, Universita degli Studi di Milano, Via Celoria, Milano, Italy
    Photochem Photobiol 87:1387-94. 2011
    ..aeruginosa biofilms at all the interfaces investigated. Possible explanations for these findings, and for the discrepancy between this work and literature data, are discussed...
  30. doi request reprint Feasibility of removing surface deposits on stone using biological and chemical remediation methods
    A Polo
    Dipartimento di Scienze e Tecnologie Alimentari e Microbiologiche, Universita degli Studi di Milano, Via Celoria 2, Milan, Italy
    Microb Ecol 60:1-14. 2010
    ..The reported case study reveals that conservators can benefit from an integrated biotechnological approach aimed at the biocleaning of chemical alterations and the abatement of biodeteriogens...
  31. doi request reprint Assessing the microbiological risk to stored sixteenth century parchment manuscripts: a holistic approach based on molecular and environmental studies
    Federica Troiano
    a a Dipartimento di Scienze per gli Alimenti, la Nutrizione e l Ambiente DeFENS, Universita degli Studi di Milano, Milan, Italy
    Biofouling 30:299-311. 2014
    ..A holistic approach to the assessment of risk of microbial deterioration of documents and heritage preservation is proposed for the first time. ..
  32. ncbi request reprint A simple and reliable methodology to detect egg white in art samples
    Michela Gambino
    Dipartimento di Scienze per gli Alimenti, la Nutrizione e l Ambiente, Universita degli Studi di Milano, Milano, Italy
    J Biosci 38:317-28. 2013
    ....