Maria Ciaramella

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Affiliation: Institute of Protein Biochemistry
Country: Italy

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Another extreme genome: how to live at pH 0
    Maria Ciaramella
    Institute of Protein Biochemistry, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Via P Castellino 111, 80131 Naples, Italy
    Trends Microbiol 13:49-51. 2005
  2. pmc Selective degradation of reverse gyrase and DNA fragmentation induced by alkylating agent in the archaeon Sulfolobus solfataricus
    Anna Valenti
    Institute of Protein Biochemistry, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Via P Castellino 111, 80131 Naples, Italy
    Nucleic Acids Res 34:2098-108. 2006
  3. ncbi request reprint Lack of strand-specific repair of UV-induced DNA lesions in three genes of the archaeon Sulfolobus solfataricus
    Vincenza Romano
    Institute of Protein Biochemistry, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Via P Castellino 111, 80131 Naples, Italy
    J Mol Biol 365:921-9. 2007
  4. pmc Functional interaction of reverse gyrase with single-strand binding protein of the archaeon Sulfolobus
    Alessandra Napoli
    Institute of Protein Biochemistry, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche Via P Castellino 111, 80131 Naples, Italy
    Nucleic Acids Res 33:564-76. 2005
  5. ncbi request reprint Reverse gyrase recruitment to DNA after UV light irradiation in Sulfolobus solfataricus
    Alessandra Napoli
    Institute of Protein Biochemistry, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Via P Castellino 111, 80131 Naples, Italy
    J Biol Chem 279:33192-8. 2004
  6. doi request reprint Reverse gyrase and genome stability in hyperthermophilic organisms
    Giuseppe Perugino
    Institute of Protein Biochemistry, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Via P Castellino 111, 80131 Naples, Italy
    Biochem Soc Trans 37:69-73. 2009
  7. doi request reprint Interdomain interactions rearrangements control the reaction steps of a thermostable DNA alkyltransferase
    Castrese Morrone
    Institute of Biosciences and Bioresources, National Research Council of Italy, Via P Castellino 111, 80125 Naples, Italy
    Biochim Biophys Acta 1861:86-96. 2016
  8. pmc Synergic and opposing activities of thermophilic RecQ-like helicase and topoisomerase 3 proteins in Holliday junction processing and replication fork stabilization
    Anna Valenti
    Institute of Protein Biochemistry, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Via P Castellino 111, 80131 Naples, Italy
    J Biol Chem 287:30282-95. 2012
  9. pmc Activity and regulation of archaeal DNA alkyltransferase: conserved protein involved in repair of DNA alkylation damage
    Giuseppe Perugino
    Institute of Protein Biochemistry, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Via P Castellino 111, 80131 Naples, Italy
    J Biol Chem 287:4222-31. 2012
  10. pmc The archaeal topoisomerase reverse gyrase is a helix-destabilizing protein that unwinds four-way DNA junctions
    Anna Valenti
    Institute of Protein Biochemistry, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Via Pietro Castellino 111, 80131 Naples, Italy
    J Biol Chem 285:36532-41. 2010

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Publications23

  1. ncbi request reprint Another extreme genome: how to live at pH 0
    Maria Ciaramella
    Institute of Protein Biochemistry, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Via P Castellino 111, 80131 Naples, Italy
    Trends Microbiol 13:49-51. 2005
    ..The genomic sequence provides several hints of the mechanisms used for adaptation to such hostile environment, but most secrets remain hidden and await further analysis to be disclosed...
  2. pmc Selective degradation of reverse gyrase and DNA fragmentation induced by alkylating agent in the archaeon Sulfolobus solfataricus
    Anna Valenti
    Institute of Protein Biochemistry, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Via P Castellino 111, 80131 Naples, Italy
    Nucleic Acids Res 34:2098-108. 2006
    ..These results support the hypothesis that reverse gyrase plays an essential role in DNA thermoprotection and repair in hyperthermophilic organisms...
  3. ncbi request reprint Lack of strand-specific repair of UV-induced DNA lesions in three genes of the archaeon Sulfolobus solfataricus
    Vincenza Romano
    Institute of Protein Biochemistry, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Via P Castellino 111, 80131 Naples, Italy
    J Mol Biol 365:921-9. 2007
    ..Further studies will be required to test the existence of a transcription-coupled repair pathway in other archaeal genes and to elucidate the mechanism of UV lesion recognition and repair in Archaea...
  4. pmc Functional interaction of reverse gyrase with single-strand binding protein of the archaeon Sulfolobus
    Alessandra Napoli
    Institute of Protein Biochemistry, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche Via P Castellino 111, 80131 Naples, Italy
    Nucleic Acids Res 33:564-76. 2005
    ..The results shown here suggest that these functional interactions may have biological relevance and that the interplay of different DNA binding proteins might modulate reverse gyrase activity in DNA metabolic pathways...
  5. ncbi request reprint Reverse gyrase recruitment to DNA after UV light irradiation in Sulfolobus solfataricus
    Alessandra Napoli
    Institute of Protein Biochemistry, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Via P Castellino 111, 80131 Naples, Italy
    J Biol Chem 279:33192-8. 2004
    ..Our results suggest a general role of the association of such activities in maintaining genome integrity and a mutual effect of DNA topology and repair...
  6. doi request reprint Reverse gyrase and genome stability in hyperthermophilic organisms
    Giuseppe Perugino
    Institute of Protein Biochemistry, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Via P Castellino 111, 80131 Naples, Italy
    Biochem Soc Trans 37:69-73. 2009
    ..In the present article, we review the latest progress on structure-function relationships of reverse gyrase, and discuss old and recent data linking reverse gyrase to DNA stability, protection and repair in hyperthermophilic organisms...
  7. doi request reprint Interdomain interactions rearrangements control the reaction steps of a thermostable DNA alkyltransferase
    Castrese Morrone
    Institute of Biosciences and Bioresources, National Research Council of Italy, Via P Castellino 111, 80125 Naples, Italy
    Biochim Biophys Acta 1861:86-96. 2016
    ....
  8. pmc Synergic and opposing activities of thermophilic RecQ-like helicase and topoisomerase 3 proteins in Holliday junction processing and replication fork stabilization
    Anna Valenti
    Institute of Protein Biochemistry, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Via P Castellino 111, 80131 Naples, Italy
    J Biol Chem 287:30282-95. 2012
    ..We propose that the interplay between Hel112 and SsTop3 might regulate the equilibrium between recombination and anti-recombination activities at replication forks...
  9. pmc Activity and regulation of archaeal DNA alkyltransferase: conserved protein involved in repair of DNA alkylation damage
    Giuseppe Perugino
    Institute of Protein Biochemistry, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Via P Castellino 111, 80131 Naples, Italy
    J Biol Chem 287:4222-31. 2012
    ..These experiments suggest a striking conservation, from archaea to humans, of this important pathway safeguarding genome stability...
  10. pmc The archaeal topoisomerase reverse gyrase is a helix-destabilizing protein that unwinds four-way DNA junctions
    Anna Valenti
    Institute of Protein Biochemistry, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Via Pietro Castellino 111, 80131 Naples, Italy
    J Biol Chem 285:36532-41. 2010
    ..The results are discussed in light of reverse gyrase function and their general relevance for protein-mediated unwinding of complex DNA structures...
  11. ncbi request reprint The prefoldin of the crenarchaeon Sulfolobus solfataricus
    Anna D'amaro
    Institute of Protein Biochemistry, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Via P Castellino 111, 80131 Naples, Italy
    Protein Pept Lett 15:1055-62. 2008
    ..In S. solfataricus, prefoldin expression and apparent molecular weight were not affected by either heat or cold shock...
  12. pmc Dissection of reverse gyrase activities: insight into the evolution of a thermostable molecular machine
    Anna Valenti
    Institute of Protein Biochemistry, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Via P Castellino 111, 80131 Naples, Italy
    Nucleic Acids Res 36:4587-97. 2008
    ..In addition, the two domains showed a striking reciprocal thermostabilization effect...
  13. ncbi request reprint Reverse gyrase: an unusual DNA manipulator of hyperthermophilic organisms
    Mose Rossi
    Institute of Protein Biochemistry, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Naples, Italy
    Ital J Biochem 56:103-9. 2007
    ..We review here recent phylogenetic, biochemical and structural data on reverse gyrase and discuss the possible role of this enzyme in the biology of hyperthermophilic organisms...
  14. pmc Transcriptional response to DNA damage in the archaeon Sulfolobus solfataricus
    Vincenzo Salerno
    Institute of Protein Biochemistry, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Via P Castellino, 80131 Naples, Italy
    Nucleic Acids Res 31:6127-38. 2003
    ..Moreover, several of these genes are also strongly induced by the intercalating agent actinomycin D. Thus, response to DNA damage in S.solfataricus has features essentially conserved in all three domains of life...
  15. pmc Inhibition of translesion DNA polymerase by archaeal reverse gyrase
    Anna Valenti
    Institute of Protein Biochemistry, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, 80131 Naples, Italy
    Nucleic Acids Res 37:4287-95. 2009
    ..Inhibition of a translesion polymerase by topoisomerase-induced modification of DNA structure may represent a previously unconsidered mechanism of regulation of these two-faced enzymes...
  16. doi request reprint Positive supercoiling in thermophiles and mesophiles: of the good and evil
    Anna Valenti
    Institute of Protein Biochemistry, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Via P Castellino 111, 80131 Naples, Italy
    Biochem Soc Trans 39:58-63. 2011
    ....
  17. doi request reprint A novel thermostable protein-tag: optimization of the Sulfolobus solfataricus DNA- alkyl-transferase by protein engineering
    Antonella Vettone
    Institute of Biosciences and Bioresources, National Council of Research of Italy, Via P Castellino 111, 80131 Naples, Italy
    Extremophiles 20:1-13. 2016
    ..The successful heterologous expression obtained in a thermophilic model organism makes SsOGT-H5 a valid candidate as protein-tag for organisms living in extreme environments...
  18. pmc Structure-function relationships governing activity and stability of a DNA alkylation damage repair thermostable protein
    Giuseppe Perugino
    Institute of Biosciences and Bioresources, National Research Council of Italy, Via P Castellino 111, 80125 Naples, Italy
    Nucleic Acids Res 43:8801-16. 2015
    ....
  19. doi request reprint Genome stability: recent insights in the topoisomerase reverse gyrase and thermophilic DNA alkyltransferase
    Antonella Vettone
    Institute of Biosciences and Bioresources, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Via P Castellino 111, 80131, Naples, Italy
    Extremophiles 18:895-904. 2014
    ....
  20. pmc DNA bending, compaction and negative supercoiling by the architectural protein Sso7d of Sulfolobus solfataricus
    Alessandra Napoli
    Institute of Protein Biochemistry and Enzymology, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Via Pietro Castellino 111, 80131 Naples, Italy
    Nucleic Acids Res 30:2656-62. 2002
    ..The proposed biological relevance of these observations is that these proteins might model the behaviour of DNA in constrained chromatin environments...
  21. pmc NurA Is Endowed with Endo- and Exonuclease Activities that Are Modulated by HerA: New Insight into Their Role in DNA-End Processing
    Mariarosaria De Falco
    Institute of Biosciences and Bioresources, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Naples, 80131, Italy
    PLoS ONE 10:e0142345. 2015
    ..On the basis of our results we propose a mechanism of action of NurA/HerA complex during DNA end processing. ..
  22. pmc Extremophiles 2002
    Mose Rossi
    Institute of Protein Biochemistry, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, 80131 Naples, Italy
    J Bacteriol 185:3683-9. 2003
  23. ncbi request reprint Molecular biology of extremophiles: recent progress on the hyperthermophilic archaeon Sulfolobus
    Maria Ciaramella
    Institute of Protein Biochemistry and Enzymology, CNR, Naples, Italy
    Antonie Van Leeuwenhoek 81:85-97. 2002
    ..With the recent completion of the genome sequence of Sulfolobus solfataricus it is expected that these organisms will contribute new discoveries in the near future...