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Biography

Prof. Pietro Volpe

Department of Biology of the University of Rome “Tor Vergata”, Italy


Email: volpe@uniroma2.it


Qualifications


1996 Laurea Honoris Causa in Biological Sciences and Biotechnology, Marche Polytechnic University, Ancona

1971 Libera Docenza in General Biology. Awarded by the Italian Ministry of Public Education

1966 Fellowship, EMBO School on Biophysics and Molecular Biology, University of Oxford

1960 BS/MS summa cum laude in Human and Animal Physiology, Faculty of Biology, Moscow State University


Publications (Selected)

  1. Volpe P (2015) The unexpected existence of coding and non-coding fragments along the eukaryotic gene. Advances in Biological Chemistry 5, 98-125.
  2. Volpe P (2014) A theoretical overview of bioresponse to magnetic fields on the Earth’s surface. International Journal of Geosciences 5, 1149-1162.
  3. Volpe P (2007) Post-synthetic methylation of macromolecules in synchronized mammalian cells. Progress in DNA Methylation Research 8, 203-224.
  4. Volpe P, Eremenko T (2007) Mechanisms of the target response to magnetic fields and their correlation with the biological complexity. The Environmentalist 27, 387-393.
  5. Maraschio D, La Teana A, Volpe P (2007) The Shine-Dalgarno hybrid during initiation of translation and elongation. Biopolymers and Cell 23, 243-249.
  6. Duranti T, La Teana A, Cacciamani T, Volpe P (2006) The prokaryotic origin of the pathways for synthesis and post-synthetic modification of DNA. RNA Biology 3, 49-53.
  7. Volpe P (2005) The Language of methylation in genomics of eukaryotes. Biochemistry (Mosc) 70, 584-595.
  8. Volpe P, Eremenko T (2005) Gene expression in a Space-simulating magnetically shielded environment. The Environmentalist 25, 83-92.
  9. Volpe P, Eremenko T (2005) Genome stability vs. deprivation or enrichment of the geomagnetic field. The Environmentalist 25, 75-82.
  10. Volpe P (2003) Interactions of zero-frequency and oscillating magnetic fields with biostructures and biosystems. Photochemical and Photobiological Sciences 6, 637-648.
  11. Cacciamani T, Virgili S, Centurelli M, Bertoli E, Eremenko T, Volpe P (2002) Specific methylation of the CpG-rich domains in the promoter of the human tissue transglutaminase gene. Gene 297, 103-112.
  12. Cappelli G, Volpe P, Sanduzzi A, Sacchi A, Colizzi V, Mariani F (2001) Human macrophage-INFg decreases gene expression but not replication of Mycobacterium tuberculosis: analysis of the host-pathogen reciprocal influence on trascription. A comparison between H37Rv and CMT97 strains infections. Infection and Immunity 69, 7262-7270.
  13. Volpe P (2001) The gene repair-modification theory in biophysics of radiations. International Journal of Radiation Medicine 3, 123-137.
  14. Grimaldi S, Pozzi D, Lisi A, Rieti S, Manni V, Ravagnan G, Giuliani L, Eremenko T, Volpe P (2000) Influence of the magnetic field on the tadpole metamorphosis. International Journal of Radiation Medicine 1, 96-103.
  15. Fanelli C, Coppola S, Barone R, Colussi C, Gualandi G, Volpe P, Ghibelli L (1999) Magnetic fields increase cell survival by inhibiting apoptosis via modulation of Ca2+ influx. FASEB Journal 13, 95-102.
  16. Volpe P, Parasassi T, Sapora O, Ravagnan G, Eremenko T (1999) Influence of the low doses of radiation on the DNA double helix, gene expression and membrane state. International Journal of Radiation Medicine 1, 78-89.
  17. Volpe P, Parasassi T, Esposito C, Ravagnan G, Giusti AM, Pasquarelli A, Eremenko T (1998) Cell membrane lipid molecular dynamics in a solenoid vs. a magnetically shielded room. Bioelectromagnetics 19, 107-111.
  18. Eremenko T, Esposito C, Pasquarelli A, Pasquali E, Volpe P (1997) Cell-cycle kinetics of Friend erythroleukemia cells in a magnetically shielded room and in a low-frequency/low-intensity magnetic field. Bioelectromagnetics 18, 58-66.
  19. Volpe P (1996) Dall'origine del codice all'evoluzione del gene eucariotico (Lectio Magistralis, Laurea Honoris Causa in Biological Sciences and Biotechnology), Marche Polytechnic University, Ancona, pp. 1-35.
  20. Volpe P, Eremenko T (1995) Repair-modification of radiodamaged genes. Radiation Protection Dosimetry 62, 19-22.
  21. Volpe P, Cascio O (1994) Evolution of the DNA methylase protein family in Vertebrates. Physical Proceedings of the Academy of Lincei 5, 79-87.
  22. Volpe P, Cascio O (1993) Detection of a Mammalian DNA methylase protein family. Physical Proceedings of the Academy of Lincei 4, 345-357.
  23. Volpe P, Iacovacci P, Butler RH, Eremenko T (1993) 5-methylcytosine in genes with methylation-dependent regulation. FEBS-Letters 329, 233-237.
  24. Volpe P, Eremenko T (1989) Repair-modification and evolution of the eukaryotic genome organization. Cell Biophysics 15, 41-60.
  25. Eremenko T, Menna T, Buono C, Famà M, Volpe P (1988) Kinetics of the amino acid uptake by normal and virus-transformed cells. Physical Proceedings of the Academy of Lincei 82, 581-588.
  26. Eremenko T, Delfini C, Crema AL, Alfani E, Volpe P (1988) Uncoupling of the DNA polymerase and methylase systems leads to hypomethylation of repair patches. Macromolecules in the Functioning Cell 5, 37-41.
  27. Delfini C, Crema AL, Alfani E, Eremenko T, Volpe P (1987,1988) DNA methylases separated through the HeLa cell cycle methodology. FEBS-Letters 210, 17-21; FEBS-Letters 227, 85.
  28. Delfini C, Alfani E, De Venezia V, Oberholtzer G, Tomasello C, Eremenko T, Volpe P (1985) Cell-cycle dependence and properties of the HeLa cell DNA polymerase system. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of USA 82, 2220-2224.
  29. Eremenko T, Palitti F, Morelli F, Whitehead EP, Volpe P (1985) Hypo-methylation of repair patches in HeLa cells. Molecular Biology Reports 10, 177-182.
  30. Eremenko T, Menna T, Volpe P (1984) Uptake of RNA precursors by normal and virus-transformed cells. Physical Proceedings of the Academy of Lincei 76, 52-57.
  31. Volpe P, Eremenko T (1984) In vitro methylation of total and foldback DNAs in normal and virus-transformed cells. FEBS-Letters 173, 233-237.
  32. Eremenko T, Volpe P (1984) Virus genome integration as a function of the host cell genome replicative cycle. FEBS-Letters 169, 211-214.
  33. Conti F, Segre AL, Eremenko T, Benedetto A, Elia G, Zaniratti S, Volpe P (1981) Electron Spin Resonance of growing normal and virus-transformed cells. Cancer Biochemistry and Biophysics 5, 195-199.
  34. Eremenko T, Timofeeva MY, Volpe P (1980) Organization, modification and replication of the human genome: III. Temporal order of replication and methylation of palindromic, repeated and unique HeLa nDNA sequences. Molecular Biology Reports 6, 131-136.
  35. Eremenko T, Cimarra P, Giuditta A, Volpe P (1979) Synthesis and methylation of proteins during the HeLa cell cycle. Physical Proceedings of the Academy of Lincei 66, 153-163.
  36. Eremenko T, Menna T, Volpe P (1979) Transport, pool and incorporation of precursors: III. Timing of the amino acid incorporation. Microbiologica 2, 137-145.
  37. Eremenko T, Menna T, Volpe P (1979) Transport, pool and incorporation of precursors: II. Timing of the amino acid pool. Microbiologica 2, 1-11.
  38. Eremenko T, Conti F, Gattegno D, Benedetto A, Volpe P (1978) Transport, pool and incorporation of precursors: I. Timing of the 86Rb+ uptake. Microbiologica 1, 41-50.
  39. Eremenko T, Granieri A, Volpe P (1978) Organization, replication and modification of the human genome: II. Temporal order of synthesis and methylation of two classes of HeLa nuclear DNA separated in Ag+/Cs2SO4 gradients. Molecular Biology Reports 4, 237-240.
  40. Eremenko T, Granieri A, Volpe P (1978) Organization, replication and modification of the human genome: I. Differential methylation of two classes of HeLa nuclear DNA separated on Ag+/Cs2SO4 gradients. Molecular Biology Reports 4, 163-170.
  41. Segre AL, Benedetto A, Eremenko T, Di Nola A, Conti F, Volpe P (1977) An electron paramagnetic resonance study of free radicals in cells. Biochimica et Biophysica Acta 497, 615-621.
  42. Volpe P, Menna T, Eremenko T (1976) RNA transcription and processing as a function of the cell cycle. Bulletin of Molecular Biology and Medicine 1, 18-28.
  43. Volpe P (1976) The gene expression during the cell life cycle. Horizons in Biochemistry and Biophysics 2, 285-340.
  44. Eremenko T, Volpe P (1975) Polysome translational state during the cell cycle. European Journal of Biochemistry 52, 203-210.
  45. Koch AS, Eremenko T, Benedetto A, Volpe P (1974) A guanidine sensitive step of the poliovirus RNA replicative cycle. Intervirology 4, 221-225.
  46. Volpe P, Menna T, Pagano G (1974) Ornithine-d-transaminase heterogeneity and regulation: Sequential expression of the "liver" and "kidney" enzyme forms during the HeLa cell cycle. European Journal of Biochemistry 44, 455-458.
  47. Volpe P, Eremenko T (1974) Preferential methylation of regulatory gene sequences in HeLa cells. FEBS-Letters 44, 121-126.
  48. Geraci D, Eremenko T, Cocchiara R, Granieri A, Scarano E, Volpe P (1974) Correlation between synthesis and methylation of DNA in HeLa cells. Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications 57, 353-361.
  49. Volpe P, Eremenko T (1973) Nuclear and cytoplasmic DNA synthesis during the mitotic cycle of HeLa cells. European Journal of Biochemistry 32, 227-232.
  50. Volpe P, Eremenko T (1973) A method for measuring cell cycle phases in suspension cultures. Methods in Cell Biology 6, 113-126.
  51. Eremenko T, Benedetto A, Volpe P (1972) Virus infection as a function of the host cell cycle: Replication of poliovirus RNA. Journal of General Virology 16, 61-68.
  52. Eremenko T, Benedetto A, Volpe P (1972) Poliovirus replication during the HeLa cell life cycle. Nature New Biology 237, 114-116.
  53. Volpe P, Eremenko T (1971) Structural enzyme heterogeneity as expressed by differential regulation during the phases of the cell cycle. Advances in Cytopharmacology 1, 257-261.
  54. Volpe P, Eremenko T (1970) Quantitative studies on cell proteins in suspension cultures. European Journal of Biochemistry 12, 195-200.
  55. Volpe P, Eremenko T (1970) A method to measure the length of each phase of the cell cycle in spinner cultures. Experimental Cell Research 60, 456-458.
  56. Strecker HJ, Hammar U, Volpe P (1970) Methionine toxicity and ornithine-d-aminotransferase in Chang's liver cells. Journal of Biological Chemistry 245, 3328-3334.
  57. Volpe P, Sawamura R, Strecker HJ (1969) Control of ornithine-d-transaminase in rat liver and kidney. Journal of Biological Chemistry 244, 719-726.
  58. Volpe P (1969) Derepression of ornithine-d-transaminase synchronized with the life cycle of HeLa cells cultivated in suspension. Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications 34, 190-195.
  59. Volpe P, Strecker HJ (1968) Amphi-directional control of a reversible reaction common to two enzyme sequences. Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications 32, 240-245.
  60. Volpe P, Carfagna M, Di Lorenzo M (1967) Extraretinal pigmentation and colour discrimination. Journal of Experimental Biology 47, 297-305.
  61. Volpe P, Giuditta A (1967) Studies on an unknown compound from ox brain: II. Separation into several components. Journal of Neurochemistry 14, 637-647.
  62. Giuditta A, Volpe P (1967) Studies on an unknown compound from ox brain: I. Isolation and analysis. Journal of Neurochemistry 14, 626-636.
  63. Volpe P, Giuditta A (1967) Biosynthesis of RNA in neuron and glia enriched fractions. Brain Research 6, 228-240.
  64. Volpe P, Giuditta A (1967) Kinetics of RNA labeling in fractions enriched with neuroglia and neurons. Nature 216, 154-155.
  65. Volpe P (1966) Natural photosensitivity of Spirographys muscle. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology 17, 319-325.