Affiliation: University of Genoa
Location: Genova, Italy
Permanent position as Senior Researcher-Aggregate Professor in Biochemistry, DIPTERIS-Faculty of Sciences MFN, University of Genoa, Italy.
Specific Skills: protein analysis, immunohystochemistry for mycrsoscopy; Luminometric, Fluorometric and Spectrophotometric enzymatic activity and kinetic analyses of proteins.
Principal Research topic: Bioenergetics in nervous system: extramitochondrial aerobic metabolism and TCA cycle, implications in retinal and neuronal diseases.
- Panfoli I, Cassanello M, Bruschettini M, Colella M, Cerone R, Ravera S, et al. Why do premature newborn infants display elevated blood adenosine levels?. Med Hypotheses. 2016;90:53-6 pubmed publisher..Adenosine may become a biomarker of prematurity risk, whose implications further studies may assess. ..
- Panfoli I, Calzia D, Bianchini P, Ravera S, Diaspro A, Candiano G, et al. Evidence for aerobic metabolism in retinal rod outer segment disks. Int J Biochem Cell Biol. 2009;41:2555-65 pubmed publisher..These findings may provide important new insight into energy production in outer segments via aerobic metabolism and additional information about protein components in OS disk membranes...
- Panfoli I, Ravera S, Calzia D, Dazzi E, Gandolfo S, Pepe I, et al. Inactivation of phospholipase A2 and metalloproteinase from Crotalus atrox venom by direct current. J Biochem Mol Toxicol. 2007;21:7-12 pubmed....
- Panfoli I, Calzia D, Ravera S, Bianchini P, Diaspro A. Immunochemical or fluorescent labeling of vesicular subcellular fractions for microscopy imaging. Microsc Res Tech. 2010;73:1086-90 pubmed publisher..Therefore, the technique seems adequate to become an instrument to study the structure and the function of these and other subcellular fractions. ..