Prof. Matteo A. Russo

Prof. Matteo A. Russo

University of Rome, Italy






1969  Graduated MD in Medicine and Surgery, Catholic University School of Medicine, Rome, Italy


Publications (Selected)

  1. Frustaci A, Chimenti C, Bellocci F, Morgante E, Russo MA, and Maseri A: Histological substrate of atrial biopsies in patients with lone atrial fibrillation. Circulation, 96:1180-1184, 1997.
  2. Gradini R, Realacci M, Ginepri A, Naso G, Santangelo C, Cela O, Sale P, Berardi A, Petrangeli E, M.Gallucci, Di Silverio F and Russo MA. Nitric oxide synthases in normal and benign hyperplastic human prostate. Immunohistochemistry and molecular biology. J Pathology, 189:224-229, 1999.
  3. Rigamonti L, Ariotti S, Losana G, Gradini R, Russo MA, Jouanguy E, Casanova JL, Forni G and Novelli F: Surface expression of the IFN-R2 chain is regulated by intracellular trafficking in human T lymphocytes. J Immunol, 164:201-207, 2000g
  4. FRUSTACI A., CHIMENTI C., RICCI R., NATALE L, RUSSO M.A., DESNICK RJ. (2001). Galactose infusion therapy improves cardiac function in the cardiac of Fabry's disease. Two year experience of chaperone-mediated enzyme enhancement. New Engl J Med, 345:24-32, 2001
  5. Condorelli G., Roncarati R, Ross J, Pisani A, Stassi G, Todaro M, Trocha S, Drusco A, Gu Y, Russo MA, Frati G, Jones SP, Lefer DJ, Napoli C, Croce CM: Heart-targeted overexpression of caspase-3 in mice increases infarct size and depresses cardiac function. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA, 98:9977-9982, 2001.
  6. Marco Tafani, ,Natalie O. Karpinich, Kathryn A. Hurster,  John G. Pastorino, Timothy Schneider,  Matteo A. Russo,  and John L. Farber: Cytochrome c Release upon Fas Receptor Activation Depends on Translocation of Full-Length Bid and the Induction of the Mitochondrial Permeability Transition. J Biol Chem, 277:10073-10082, 2002
  7. Natalie O. Karpinich, Marco Tafani, Ronald J. Rothman, Matteo A. Russo and John L. Farber. The Course of Etoposide-Induced Apoptosis from Damage to DNA and p53 Activation to Mitochondrial Release of Cytochrome c. J Biol Chem, 277:16547-16552, 2002
  8. Condorelli G, Drusco A, Stassi G, Roncarati R, Iaccarino G, Russo MA, Gu Y, Chung C, Latronico MVG, Napoli C, Sadoshima J, Croce CM, and Ross J: Akt induces enhanced myocardial contractility and cell size in vivo in transgenic mice. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA, 99:12333-12338, 2002.
  9. Gallo R, Zazzeroni F, Alesse E, Mincione C, Borello U, Buanne P, D’Eugenio R, Mackey AR, Argenti B, Gradini R, Russo MA, Maroder M, Cossu G, Frati L, Screpanti I, and Gulino A: WREN, a novel EGF-induced gene, involved in neural cell development. J Cell Biol, 158:731-740, 2002. (IF = 13.955)
  10. Tafani M, Cohn JA, Karpinich NO, Rothman RJ, Russo MA, Farber JL: Regulation of Intracellular pH Mediates Bax Activation in HeLa Cells Treated with Staurosporine or TNF-alpha. J Biol Chem, 277:49569-49576, 2002 (IF = 7.666).
  11. Pieroni M, Chimenti C, Ricci R, Sale P, Russo MA, Frustaci A: Early detection of Fabry Cardiomyopathy by tissue Doppler Imaging. Circulation, 107:1978-1984, 2003. (IF = 10.927).
  12. Salvatori L, Pallante P, Ravenna L, Chinzari P, Frati L, Russo MA and Petrangeli E: Estrogens and selective estrogen receptor (ER) modulators regulate EGFR gene expression through human ER b and a subtypes via an Sp1 site. Oncogene, 22:48-75-4881, 2003 (IF = 6.490)
  13. Salganicoff L and Russo MA: An hypothesis on the consolidation and PGE1-induced deconsolidation of a platelet plug. Platelets, 14:463-471, 2003
  14. Chimenti C, Pieroni M, Morgante E, Antuzzi D, Russo A, Russo MA, Maseri A, Frustaci A: Prevalence of Fabry disease in female patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. Circulation, 110:1047-1053, 2004
  15. Chimenti C, Russo A, Pieroni M, Calabrese F, Verardo R, Thiene G, Russo MA, Maseri A, and Frustaci A: Intramyocyte detection of Epstein-Barr Virus Genome by Laser Capture Microdissection in Patients With Inflammatory Cardiomyopathy. Circulation, 110:3534-3539, 2004
  16. Frustaci A, Priori S, Pieroni M, Chimenti C, Napolitano C, Rivolta I, Sanna T, Bellocci F, and Russo MA Cardiac Histological Substrate in Patients With Clinical Phenotype of Brugada Syndrome. Circulation, 112:3680-3687, 2005
  17. Pieroni M, Chimenti C, DeCobelli F, Morgante E, DelMaschio A, Gaudio C, Russo MA, Frustaci A: Frabry’s Disease Cardiomyopathy: Echocardiographic detection of endomyocardial glycosphingolipid compartmentalization. JACC, 47:1663-1671, 2006. 
  18. Frustaci A, Pieroni M, Salvatori L, Chimenti C, Morgante E, Petrangeli E, Maseri A, Russo MA Cell death, proliferation and repair in human myocarditis responding to immunosuppressive therapy. Modern Pathology, 19:755-765, 2006 
  19. A Ciammola, J Sassone, L Alberti, G Meola, E Mancinelli, MA Russo, F Squitieri, and V Silani: Increased apoptosis, huntingtin inclusions and altered differentiation in muscle cell cultures from Huntington’s disease subjects Cell Death & Differ, 13:2068-2078, 2006
  20. Frustaci A, Chimenti C, Verardo R, Caldarulo M, Russo, MA, and C Chimenti: Myocarditis in Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Patients presenting acute clinical deterioration. Eur Heart J, 28:733-740, (2007).
  21. Carè A, Catalucci D, Feliceti F, Bonci D, Addario A, Gallo P, Bang ML, Segnalini P, Gu Y, Dalton ND, Elia L, Latronico MVG, Hoydal M, Autore C, Russo MA, Ruiz-Lozano P, Peterson KL, Croce CM, Peschle C, Condorelli GL: MicroRNA-133 controls cardiac myocyte hypertrophy. Nature Med, 13:613-618, (2007).
  22. Chimenti C, Hamdani H, Boontje NM, DeCobelli F, Esposito A, Bronzwaer JGF, Stienen GJM, Russo MA, Paulus WJ, Frustaci A, van der Velden J: Myofilament Degradation and Dysfunction in Human Cardiomyocytes with Fabry Disease. Am J Pathol, 2008, 172:1482-1490
  23. Chimenti C, Morgante E, Tanzilli G, Mangieri E, Critelli G, Gaudio C, Russo MA, Frustaci A: Angina in Fabry Disease Reflects Coronary Small Vessel Disease. Circ Heart Fail. 2008;1:161-169.


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