Vito De Pinto


Affiliation: University of Catania
Country: Italy


  1. De Pinto V, Guarino F, Guarnera A, Messina A, Reina S, Tomasello F, et al. Characterization of human VDAC isoforms: a peculiar function for VDAC3?. Biochim Biophys Acta. 2010;1797:1268-75 pubmed publisher
    ..In this work we show for the first time a functional characterization of VDAC3 in a cellular context. ..
  2. De Pinto V, Messina A, Lane D, Lawen A. Voltage-dependent anion-selective channel (VDAC) in the plasma membrane. FEBS Lett. 2010;584:1793-9 pubmed publisher
    ..We discuss the possible biological function and relevance of VDAC in the plasma membrane and finally discuss a hypothetical model of how VDAC may be targeted to the plasma membrane. ..
  3. Saletti R, Reina S, Pittalà M, Magrí A, Cunsolo V, Foti S, et al. Post-translational modifications of VDAC1 and VDAC2 cysteines from rat liver mitochondria. Biochim Biophys Acta Bioenerg. 2018;1859:806-816 pubmed publisher
    ..The assignment of a functional role to these modifications of VDACs will be a further step towards the full understanding of the roles of these proteins in the cell. ..
  4. Guardiani C, Magrí A, Karachitos A, Di Rosa M, Reina S, Bodrenko I, et al. yVDAC2, the second mitochondrial porin isoform of Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Biochim Biophys Acta Bioenerg. 2018;1859:270-279 pubmed publisher
    ..This is the first time that yVDAC2 channel features are detected and characterized. ..
  5. Saletti R, Reina S, Pittalà M, Belfiore R, Cunsolo V, Messina A, et al. High resolution mass spectrometry characterization of the oxidation pattern of methionine and cysteine residues in rat liver mitochondria voltage-dependent anion selective channel 3 (VDAC3). Biochim Biophys Acta Biomembr. 2017;1859:301-311 pubmed publisher
  6. Magrì A, Di Rosa M, Tomasello M, Guarino F, Reina S, Messina A, et al. Overexpression of human SOD1 in VDAC1-less yeast restores mitochondrial functionality modulating beta-barrel outer membrane protein genes. Biochim Biophys Acta. 2016;1857:789-98 pubmed publisher
    ..Our results suggest a direct influence of SOD1 on VDAC. ..
  7. De Pinto V, Reina S, Gupta A, Messina A, Mahalakshmi R. Role of cysteines in mammalian VDAC isoforms' function. Biochim Biophys Acta. 2016;1857:1219-1227 pubmed publisher
    ..This article is part of a Special Issue entitled 'EBEC 2016: 19th European Bioenergetics Conference, Riva del Garda, Italy, July 2-6, 2016', edited by Prof. Paolo Bernardi. ..