Maria Russo

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Short CV

Research Interests

Maria Russo. Born on April 4 1967 in Avellino. Master Degree in Biological Sciences, University of Naples “Federico II” (1992). Specialized in Biotechnology Applications (1997). Currently, she is Research Assistant and responsible for cellular biochemistry laboratory (II) in the Food Chemoprevention Unit of the “Diet and Human Health” area at ISA-CNR (Institute of Food Sciences, National Research Council). She is also responsible for document delivery service through NILDE electronic platform.

Her research interests fall in the field of dietary chemoprevention, which refers to the use of naturally occurring molecules to prevent, block or retard tumor formation. In particular, her studies converge on the use of natural molecules or micronutrients to sensitize tumor cell lines or primary leukemic cells, naturally resistant to traditional chemotherapy and experimental drugs (Trail, Fas ligand, and BH3 mimetics).

Key Publications

Russo M. Russo GL, Daglia M, Devi K.P; Sakthivel R. ;Nabavi SF; Nabavi SM.
Food Chemistry 2016,196: 589-600

Russo GL, Russo M, Spagnuolo C. Food Function. 2014, 5:2393-2401

Russo GL, Russo M, Castellano I, Napolitano A, Palumbo A.
Marine Drugs. 2014 12(7):4069-85.

 Russo M., Spagnuolo C, Bilotto S., Tedesco I., Maiani G., Russo G.L.
Food Research International 2014, 63:244-251.

Russo G.L., Russo M., Spagnuolo C.,Tedesco I., Bilotto S., Iannitti R., Palumbo R.
Cancer treatment and research 2014; 159:185-205.

Tedesco I, Russo M, Bilotto S, Spagnuolo C, Scognamiglio A, Palumbo R, Nappo A, Iacomino G, Moio L, Russo GL. Food Chem Toxicol. 2013;60C:377-384.

Russo GL, Russo M, Ungaro P. Biochem Pharmacol. 2013 Aug 1;86(3):339-50.

 Russo M, Spagnuolo C, S.Volpe; Tedesco I, Bilotto S, Russo GL Biochem Pharmacol
2013 Apr 1;85(7):927-36.

Russo, C. Spagnuolo, I.Tedesco, S. Bilotto, GL. Russo Biochemical Pharmacology 83, 6-15 (2012).

Russo GL, Tedesco I, Russo M, Cioppa A, Andreassi MG, Picano E Eur Heart J. 33(3):408-14 (2012).

C.Spagnuolo, C. Cerella, M. Russo, S. Chateauvieux , M. Diederich , GL. Russo British J. Cancer 105- 2: 221-30 (2011).

Russo, C. Spagnuolo, S. Volpe, A. Mupo, I Tedesco G.L.Russo British J. Cancer 103(5): 642-8. (2010)

Russo, Spagnolo C, I Tedesco, G.L. Russo Toxins, 2, 517-551 (2010).

Russo, A. Mupo, C. Spagnolo and G.L. Russo Biochemical Pharmacology 80(5):674-682 (2010).

Russo, P.Nigro, R.Rosiello, R. D’Arienzo and G. L. Russo Leukemia 21: 1130-1133 (2007)

Russo, R. Palumbo, A. Mupo, M. Tosto, G. Iacomino, A. Scognamiglio, I. Tedesco, G. Galano and G.L. Russo. Oncogene, 22:3330-3342 (2003)

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