Dr. Giuseppe Nunnari

Dr. Giuseppe Nunnari

University of Catania, Italy





2001  Ph.D., University of Catania, Italy


Publications (Selected)

  1. Giuseppe Nunnari, Carlo Vancheri, Elisa Gilli, Simona Migliore, Filippo Palermo, Cristina La Rosa, Alessandro Cappellani, Pier Mario Nicotra, Rosario Russo, Bruno Cacopardo. Circulating fibrocytes as a marker of liver fibrosis in chronic hepatitis C, Front Biosci (Elite Ed). 2010 Jun 1;2:1241-5. PubMed PMID:
  2. Berretta M, Lleshi A, Cappellani A, Bearz A, Spina M, Talamini R, Cacopardo B, Nunnari G, Montesarchio V, Izzi I, Lanzafame M, Nasti G, Basile F, Berretta S, Fisichella R, Schiantarelli C, Garlassi E, Ridolfo A, Guella L, Tirelli U. Oxaliplatin Based Chemotherapy and Concomitant Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy in the Treatment of 24 Patients with Colorectal Cancer and HIV Infection. Curr HIV Res. 2009 Feb 16. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 20158458.
  3. Guarneri C., Polimeni G., Nunnari G. Pityriasis rosea during etanercept therapy. European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences, 2009;13: 383-387.
  4. Cacopardo B, Nunnari G., Benanti F, Cappellani A, Onorante A, Caltabiano E, Russo R. Leukocyte interferon alpha early retreatment for Child A HCV genotype 1b-infected cirrhotics intolerant to pegylated interferons.Infection. 2009 Jun;37(3):210-5. Epub 2008 Dec 5.
  5. Cacopardo B, Nunnari G., Nigro L. Clearance of HCV RNA following acute hepatitis A superinfection.Dig Liver Dis. 2009 May;41(5):371-4. Epub 2008 Jan 7.
  6. Cacopardo B, Nigro L, Nunnari G, La Medica G, Cappellani A, Palermo F, Cappello E, Russo R. [Association between raised IL-8 serum levels and resistance to combined peg-interferon plus ribavirin therapy in HCV+ active chronic hepatitis]Infez Med. 2008 Jun;16(2):80-5. Italian.PMID: 18622147 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
  7. Nunnari G, Smith JA, Daniel R.HIV-1 Tat and AIDS-associated cancer: targeting the cellular anti-cancer barrier? J Exp Clin Cancer Res. 2008 May 15;27:3. PMID: 18577246 [PubMed - in process]
  8. Nunnari G. Do Vgamma2Vdelta2 T cells influence HIV disease progression? Clin Infect Dis. 2008 May 1;46(9):1473-5. No abstract available. PMID: 18419458 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
  9. Smith JA, Nunnari G, Preuss M, Pomerantz RJ, Daniel R. Pentoxifylline suppresses transduction by HIV-1-based vectors. Intervirology. 2007;50(5):377-86. Epub 2007 Oct 15. PMID: 17938572 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
  10. Celesia BM, Onorante A, Nunnari G, Mughini MT, Mavilla S, Massimino SD, Russo R.Porphyria cutanea tarda in an HIV-1-infected patient after the initiation of tipranavir/ritonavir: case report. AIDS. 2007 Jul 11;21(11):1495-6. No abstract available. PMID: 17589203 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
  11. Pavone P, Nicolini E, Greco F, Taibi R and G. Nunnari. Peripheral neuropathy in a child with Mycoplasma pneumoniae infections. Journal of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, 2007, Volume 2, Number 3, 163-66.
  12. Modica A, Nicolini E; Nicolini A; D'Orazio A; Nunnari G; Pavone P. Chronic Yersinia Enterocolitis Infection Presenting as Intestinal Obstruction. Infectious Diseases in Clinical Practice. January 2007. 15(1):68-69.
  13. Argyris EG, Dornadula G, Nunnari G, Acheampong E, Zhang C, Mehlman K, Pomerantz RJ, Zhang H. Inhibition of endogenous reverse transcription of human and nonhuman primate lentiviruses: potential for development of lentivirucides. Virology. 2006 Sep 30;353(2):482-90. Epub 2006 Jul 21. PMID: 16859727 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
  14. Chen K, Huang J, Zhang C, Huang S, Nunnari G, Wang FX, Tong X, Gao L, Nikisher K, Zhang H. Alpha interferon potently enhances the anti-human immunodeficiency virus type 1 activity of APOBEC3G in resting primary CD4 T cells. J Virol. 2006 Aug;80(15):7645-57. PMID:16840343 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
  15. Pavone P, Nicolini A, Armenia R, D'Orazio A, Nunnari G, Nicolini E. Kawasaki's disease with paralytic ileus. A case report. Minerva Pediatr. 2006 Apr;58(2):193-7. PMID: 16835578 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
  16. Musumeci S, Nunnari G, Polizzi A, Pavone P. “Le malattie infettive del sistema nervoso” in Neurologia Pediatrica, Pavone-Ruggieri. MASSON. 2006, CAP 17 pag 583-604.
  17. Dave RS, McGettigan JP, Qureshi T, Schnell MJ, Nunnari G, Pomerantz RJ. siRNA targeting vaccinia virus double-stranded RNA binding protein [E3L] exerts potent antiviral effects. Virology. 2006 May 10;348(2):489-97. Epub 2006 Feb 9. PMID: 16480752 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
  18. Roger J Pomerantz and Giuseppe Nunnari. HIV-1 Reservoirs and Residual Viral Replication During Highly active Antiretroviral Therapy. In Cell death During HIV Infection. Chapter 26 433-448 2005, Taylor and Francis Group, LLC.
  19. Nunnari G, Pomerantz RJ. IL-7 as a potential therapy for HIV-1-infected individuals. Expert Opin Biol Ther. 2005 Nov;5(11):1421-6. Review. PMID: 16255646 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
  20. Nunnari G, Leto D, Sullivan J, Xu Y, Mehlman KE, Kulkosky J, Pomerantz RJ. Seminal reservoirs during an HIV type 1 eradication trial. AIDS Res Hum Retroviruses. 2005 Sep;21(9):768-75. PMID: 16218800 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
  21. Nunnari G, Xu Y, Acheampong EA, Fang J, Daniel R, Zhang C, Zhang H, Mukhtar M, Pomerantz RJ. Exogenous IL-7 induces Fas-mediated human neuronal apoptosis: potential effects during human immunodeficiency virus type 1 infection. J Neurovirol. 2005 Aug;11(4):319-28. PMID: 16162475 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
  22. Nunnari G, Sullivan J, Xu Y, Nyirjesy P, Kulkosky J, Cavert W, Frank I, Pomerantz RJ. HIV type 1 cervicovaginal reservoirs in the era of HAART. AIDS Res Hum Retroviruses. 2005 Aug;21(8):714-8. PMID: 16131311 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
  23. Nunnari G, Argyris E, Fang J, Mehlman KE, Pomerantz RJ, Daniel R. Inhibition of HIV-1 replication by caffeine and caffeine-related methylxanthines. Virology. 2005 May 10;335(2):177-84. PMID: 15840517 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
  24. Wang FX, Xu Y, Sullivan J, Souder E, Argyris EG, Acheampong EA, Fisher J, Sierra M, Thomson MM, Najera R, Frank I, Kulkosky J, Pomerantz RJ, Nunnari G. IL-7 is a potent and proviral strain-specific inducer of latent HIV-1 cellular reservoirs of infected individuals on virally suppressive HAART. J Clin Invest. 2005 Jan;115(1):128-37. PMID: 15630452 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
  25. Xu Y, Kulkosky J, Acheampong E, Nunnari G, Sullivan J, Pomerantz RJ. HIV-1-mediated apoptosis of neuronal cells: Proximal molecular mechanisms of HIV-1-induced encephalopathy. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2004 May 4;101(18):7070-5. Epub 2004 Apr 21. PMID: 15103018 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
  26. Cacopardo B, Nunnari G, Mughini MT, Tosto S, Benanti F, Nigro L. Fatal hepatitis during Epstein-Barr virus reactivation. Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci. 2003 Jul-Aug;7(4):107-9. PMID: 15068233 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
  27. Pomerantz RJ, Nunnari G. HIV and GB virus C--can two viruses be better than one? N Engl J Med. 2004 Mar 4;350(10):963-5. PMID: 14999105 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
  28. Nunnari G, Nigro L, Palermo F, Leto D, Pomerantz RJ, Cacopardo B. Reduction of serum melatonin levels in HIV-1-infected individuals' parallel disease progression: correlation with serum interleukin-12 levels. Infection. 2003 Dec;31(6):379-82. PMID: 14735378 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
  29. Otero M, Nunnari G, Leto D, Sullivan J, Wang FX, Frank I, Xu Y, Patel C, Dornadula G, Kulkosky J, Pomerantz RJ. Peripheral blood Dendritic cells are not a major reservoir for HIV type 1 in infected individuals on virally suppressive HAART. AIDS Res Hum Retroviruses. 2003 Dec;19(12):1097-103. PMID: 14709246 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE].