2017

C. E. Carr, F. Musiani, H.-T. Huang, P. T. Chivers, S. Ciurli and M. J. Maroney
"Glutamate ligation in the Ni(II) and Co(II) responsive Escherichia coli transcriptional regulator, RcnR"
Inorg. Chem. (2017) in press. DOI: 10.1021/acs.inorgchem.7b00527

M. Masetti, F. Musiani, M. Bernetti, F. Falchi, A. Cavalli, S. Ciurli and M. Recanatini
"Development of a multisite model for Ni(II) ion in solution from thermodynamic and kinetic data"
J. Comput. Chem. (2017) in press. DOI: 10.1002/jcc.24827

J. Timm, C. Brochier-Armanet, J. Pérard, B. Zambelli, S. Ollagnier-de-Choudens, S. Ciurli and C. Cavazza
"The CO dehydrogenase accessory protein CooT is a novel nickel-binding protein"
Metallomics (2017) in press. DOI: 10.1039/C7MT00063D

F. Musiani, D. Gioia, M. Masetti, F. Falchi, A. Cavalli, M. Recanatini and S. Ciurli
"Protein tunnels: the case of urease accessory proteins"
J. Chem. Theory Comput. (2017) 13:2322-2331

L. Scarabel, F. Perrone, M. Garziera, R. Farra, M. Grassi, F. Musiani, C. Russo Spena, B. Salis, L. De Stefano, G. Toffoli, I. Rizzolio, F. Tonon, M. Abrami, G. Chiarappa, G. Pozzato, G. Forte, G. Grassi, B. Dapas
"Strategies to optimize siRNA delivery to hepatocellular carcinoma cells"
Expert Opin. Drug Deliv. (2017) 14:797-810

L. Mazzei, M. Cianci, F. Musiani, G. Lente, M. Palombo and S. Ciurli
"Inactivation of urease by catechol: kinetics and structure"
J. Inorg. Biochem. (2017) 166:182-189

F. Musiani and A. Giorgetti
"Protein aggregation and molecular crowding: perspectives from multiscale simulations"
Int. Rev. Cell Mol. Biol. (2017) 329:49-77

L. Mazzei, F. Musiani and S. Ciurli
"Urease"
in D. Zamble, M. Rowinska-Zyrek, H. Kozlowski (Eds.) RSC Metallobiology series "The Biological Chemistry of Nickel" (2017) pp. 60-97

2016

M. Salomone-Stagni, F. Musiani, S. Benini
"Characterization and 1.57 Å resolution structure of the key fire blight phosphatase AmsI from Erwinia amylovora"
Acta Crystallogr. Sect. F (2016) 72:902-913

B. Zambelli, V. Uversky, S. Ciurli
"Nickel impact on human health: an intrinsic disorder perspective"
Biochimica et Biophysica Acta (BBA) - Proteins and Proteomics (2016) 1864:1714-1731

U. Zander, M. Cianci, N. Foos, C. S. Silva, L. Mazzei, C. Zubieta, A. de Maria and M. H. Nanao
"Merging of synchrotron serial crystallographic data by a genetic algorithm"
Acta Cryst. D (2016) 72:1026-1035

D. Roncarati, S. Pelliciari, N. Doniselli, S. Maggi, A. Vannini, L. Valzania, L. Mazzei, B. Zambelli, C. Rivetti and A. Danielli
"Metal-responsive promoter DNA compaction by the Ferric Uptake Regulator"
Nature Commun. (2016) 7:12593

E. Fabini, B. Zambelli, L. Mazzei, S. Ciurli and C. Bertucci
"Surface plasmon resonance and isothermal titration calorimetry to monitor the Ni(II)-dependent binding of Helicobacter pylori NikR to DNA"
Anal. Bioanal. Chem. (2016) 408:7971-7980

R. Borghese, L. Canducci, F. Musiani, M. Cappelletti, S. Ciurli, R. J. Turner and D. Zannoni
"On the role of a specific insert in acetate permeases (ActP) for tellurite uptake in bacteria: functional and structural studies"
J. Inorg. Biochem. (2016) 163:103-109

L. Mazzei, M. Cianci, F. Musiani and S. Ciurli
"Inactivation of urease by 1,4-benzoquinone: chemistry at the protein surface"
Dalton Trans. (2016) 45:5455-5459

L. Mazzei, M. Cianci, S. Benini, L. Bertini, F. Musiani and S. Ciurli
"Kinetic and structural studies reveal a unique binding mode of sulfite to the nickel center in urease"
J. Inorg. Biochem. (2016) 154:42-49

G. Rossetti, F. Musiani, E. Abad, D. Dibenedetto, H. Mouhib, C. O. Fernandez and P. Carloni
"Conformational ensemble of human α-synuclein physiological form predicted by molecular simulations"
Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. (2016) 18:5702-5706

L. Mazzei, S. Ciurli and B. Zambelli
"Isothermal titration calorimetry to characterize enzymatic reactions"
Methods Enzymol. (2016) 567:215-236

2015

A. Ceccon, M. Busato, S. Pérez Santero, M. D'Onofrio, F. Musiani, A. Giorgetti and M. Assfalg
"Transient interactions of a cytosolic protein with macromolecular and vesicular cosolutes: unspecific and specific effects"
ChemBioChem (2015) 16:2633-2645

E. Baraldi, E. Coller, L. Zoli, A. Cestaro, S. C. Tosatto and B. Zambelli
"Unfoldome variation upon plant-pathogen interactions: strawberry infection by Colletotrichum acutatum"
Plant Mol. Biol. (2015) 89:49-65

M. Sandal, M. Behrens, A. Brockhoff, F. Musiani, A. Giorgetti, P. Carloni and W. Meyerhof
"Evidence for a transient additional ligand binding site in the TAS2R46 bitter taste receptor"
J. Chem. Theory Comput. (2015) 11:4439-4449

A. A. Barba, G. Lamberti, C. Sardo, B. Dapas, M. Abrami, M. Grassi, R. Farra, F. Tonon, G. Forte, F. Musiani, M. Licciardi, G. Pozzato, F. Zanconati, B. Scaggiante, G. Grassi and G. Cavallaro
"Novel lipid and polymeric materials as delivery systems for nucleic acid based drugs"
Curr. Drug. Metab. (2015) 16:427-452.

F. Musiani, A. Giorgetti and P. Carloni
"Molecular mechanics/coarse-grained simulations as a structural prediction tool for GPCRs/ligand complexes"
in "In Silico Drug Discovery and Design: Theory, Methods, Challenges and Applications", C. N. Cavasotto editor (2015) CRC Press, pp. 337-352

F. Musiani and S. Ciurli
"Evolution of macromolecular docking techniques: the case study of nickel and iron metabolism in pathogenic bacteria"
Molecules (2015) 20:14265-14292

L. Mazzei, O. Dobrovolska, F. Musiani, B. Zambelli and S. Ciurli
"On the interaction of Helicobacter pylori NikR, a Ni(II)-responsive transcription factor, with the urease operator: in solution and in silico studies"
J. Biol. Inorg. Chem. (2015) 20:1021-1037

F. Musiani, B. Zambelli, M. Bazzani, L. Mazzei and S. Ciurli
"Nickel-responsive transcriptional regulators"
Metallomics (2015) 7:1305-1318

B. Posocco, E. Dreussi, J. de Santa, G. Toffoli, M. Abrami, F. Musiani, M. Grassi, R. Farra, F. Tonon, G. Grassi and B. Dapas
"Polysaccharides for the delivery of antitumor drugs"
Materials (2015) 8:2569-2615

M. Miraula, S. Ciurli and B. Zambelli
"Intrinsic disorder and metal binding in UreG proteins from Archae hyperthermophiles: GTPase enzymes involved in the activation of Ni(II) dependent urease"
J. Biol. Inorg. Chem. (2015) 4:739-755

F. C. Lopes, O. Dobrovolska, R. Real Guerra, V. Broll, B. Zambelli, F. Musiani, V. N. Uversky, C. R. Carlini and S. Ciurli
"Pliable natural biocide: Jaburetox is an intrinsically disordered insecticidal and fungicidal polypeptide derived from jack bean urease"
FEBS J. (2015) 282:1043-1064

2014

S. Piccoli, F. Musiani and A. Giorgetti
"Dynamic characterization and substrate binding of cis-2,3-dihydrobiphenyl-2,3-diol dehydrogenase, an enzyme used in bioremediation"
J. Mol. Model. (2014) 20:2531

F. Musiani, G. Rossetti, L. Capece, T. M. Gerger, C. Micheletti, G. Varani and P. Carloni
"Molecular dynamics simulations identify time scale of conformational changes responsible for conformational selection in molecular recognition of HIV-1 transactivation responsive RNA"
J. Am. Chem. Soc. (2014) 136:15631-15637

A. D'Urzo, C. Santambrogio, R. Grandori, S. Ciurli and B. Zambelli
"The conformational response to Zn(II) and Ni(II) binding of Sporosarcina pasteurii UreG, an intrinsically disordered GTPase"
J. Biol. Inorg. Chem. (2014) 19:1341-1354

H. Lebrette, C. Brochier-Armanet, B. Zambelli, H. de Reuse, E. Borezée-Durant, S. Ciurli and C. Cavazza
"Promiscuous nickel import in human pathogens: structure, thermodynamics and evolution of extracytoplasmic nickel-binding proteins"
Structure (2014) 22:1421-1432

S. Benini, M. Cianci, L. Mazzei and S. Ciurli
"Fluoride inhibition of Sporosarcina pasteurii urease: structure and thermodynamics"
J. Biol. Inorg. Chem. (2014) 19:1243-1261

A. Merloni, O. Dobrovolska, B. Zambelli, F. Agostini, M. Bazzani, F. Musiani and S. Ciurli
"Molecular landscape of the interaction between the urease accessory proteins UreE and UreG"
Biochimica et Biophysica Acta (BBA) - Proteins and Proteomics (2014) 1844:1662-1674

N. Halib, M. C. Mohd Amin, I. Ahmad, M. Abrami, S. Fiorentino, R. Farra, G. Grassi, F. Musiani, R. Lapasin and M. Grassi
"Topological characterization of a bacterial cellulose-acrylic acid polymeric matrix"
Eur. J. Pharm. Sci. (2014) 62C:326-333

F. Agriesti, D. Roncarati, F. Musiani, C. Del Campo, M. Iurlaro, F. Sparla, S. Ciurli, A. Danielli and V. Scarlato
"FeON-FeOFF: the Helicobacter pylori Fur regulator commutates iron-responsive transcription by discriminative readout of opposed DNA grooves"
Nucl. Acids Res. (2014) 42:3138-3151

B. Zambelli, A. Berardi, V. Martin-Diaconescu, L. Mazzei, F. Musiani, M. J. Maroney and S. Ciurli
"Metal binding properties of Helicobacter pylori UreF, an accessory protein in the nickel-based activation of urease"
J. Biol. Inorg. Chem. (2014) 19:319-334

F. Musiani, G. Rossetti, A. Giorgetti and P. Carloni
"Chemosensorial G-proteins-coupled receptors: a perspective from computational methods."
Adv. Exp. Med. Biol. (2014) 805:441-457

L. Mazzei, S. Ciurli and B. Zambelli
"Hot biological catalysis: isothermal titration calorimetry to characterize enzymatic reactions"
J. Vis. Exp. (2014) 86:e51487

M. J. Maroney and S. Ciurli
"Non-redox nickel enzymes"
Chem. Rev. (2014) 114:4206-4228

2013

M. Sandal, D. Paltrinieri, P. Carloni, F. Musiani and A. Giorgetti
"Structure/Function Relationships of Phospholipases C Beta"
Curr. Prot. Pept. Sci. (2013) 14:650-657

M. Sandal, D. T. Phuoc, M. Cona, Z. Hoang, P. Carloni, F. Musiani and A. Giorgetti
"GOMoDo: A GPCRs Online Modeling and Docking Webserver"
PlosONE (2013) 8:e74092

B. Zambelli and S. Ciurli
"Nickel and human health"
Met. Ions Life Sci. (2013) 13:321-357

B. Zambelli, K. Banaszak, A. Merloni, A. Kiliszek, W. R. Rypniewski and S. Ciurli
"Selectivity of Ni(II) and Zn(II) binding to Sporosarcina pasteurii UreE, a metallo-chaperone in the urease assembly: a calorimetric and crystallographic study"
J. Biol. Inorg. Chem. (2013) 18:1005-1017

F. Biagi, F. Musiani and S. Ciurli
"Structure of the UreD-UreF-UreG-UreE complex in Helicobacter pylori: a model study"
J. Biol. Inorg. Chem. (2013) 18:571-577

F. Musiani, E. Ippoliti, C. Micheletti, P. Carloni and S. Ciurli
"Conformational fluctuations of UreG, an intrinsically disordered enzyme"
Biochemistry (2013) 52:2949-2954

S. Benini, P. Kosikowska, M. Cianci, L. Mazzei, L. Berlicki and S. Ciurli
"The crystal structure of Sporosarcina pasteurii urease in a complex with citrate provides new hints for inhibitor design"
J. Biol. Inorg. Chem. (2013) 18:391-399

J. T. DeJong, K. S. Soga, E. Kavazanjian, S. Burns, L. van Paassen, R. Fragaszy, A. Al Qabany, A. Aydilek, S. S. Bang, M. Burbank, L. Caslake, C. Y. Chen, X. Cheng, J. Chu, S. Ciurli, S. Fauriel, A. E. Filet, N. Hamdan, T. Hata, Y. Inagaki, S. Jefferis, M. Kuo, J. Larrahondo, D. Manning, B. Martinez, B. Mortensen, D. Nelson, A. Palomino, P. Renforth, J. C. Santamarina, E. A. Seagren, B. Tanyu, M. Tsesarsky, T. Weaver
"Biogeochemical Processes and Geotechnical Applications: Progress, Opportunities and Challenges"
Geotechnique (2013) 63:287-301

S. Benini, F. Musiani and S. Ciurli
"Urease"
in "Encyclopedia of Metallo Proteins" (2013) Springer Editions, New York, pp. 2287-2292

2012

T. E. Bergdale, R. J. Pinkelman, S. R. Hughes, B. Zambelli, S. Ciurli, S. S. Bang
"Engineered biosealant strains producing inorganic and organic biopolymers"
J. Biotechnology
(2012) 161:181-189

R. Real Guerra, F. Staniscuaski, B. Zambelli, F. Musiani, S. Ciurli and C. Carlini
"Biochemical and structural studies on native and recombinant Glycine max UreG: a detailed characterization of a plant urease accessory protein"
Plant Mol. Biol. (2012), 78:461-475

K. Banaszak, V. Martin-Diaconescu, M. Bellucci, W. R. Rypniewski, M. Maroney and S. Ciurli
"The structures of Helicobacter pylori UreE bound to Ni(II) and Zn(II) reveal the role of the C-terminal disordered arm in protein-protein interaction and metal trafficking"
Biochem. J. (2012) 441:1017-1026

P. Neyroz, S. Ciurli and V. N. Uversky
"Denaturant-induced unfolding of intrinsically disordered proteins"
in V. Uversky and K. Dunker (Eds.) "Methods in Molecular Biology" (2012) Springer Science + Buisness Media Publisher 896:197-213

P. Neyroz and S. Ciurli
"Intrinsic fluorescence of intrinsically disordered proteins"
in V. Uversky and K. Dunker (Eds.) "Methods in Molecular Biology" (2012) Springer Science + Buisness Media Publisher 895:435-440

B. Zambelli, F. Musiani and S. Ciurli
"Metal Ion-Mediated DNA-Protein Interactions"
in A. Sigel, H. Sigel and R.K.O. Sigel (Eds.) "Metal Ions in Life Sciences - Volume 10: Interplay between Metal Ions and Nucleic Acids" (2012) 10:135-170

V. Martin-Diaconescu, M. Bellucci, F. Musiani, S. Ciurli and M.J. Maroney
"Unraveling the Helicobacter pylori UreG zinc binding site using X-ray absorption spectroscopy (XAS) and structural modelling"
J. Biol. Inorg. Chem. (2012) 17:353-361

2011

B. Zambelli, N. Cremades, P. Neyroz, P. Turano, V. Uverski and S. Ciurli
"Insights in the (un)structural organization of Bacillus pasteurii UreG, an intrinsically disordered GTPase enzyme"
Mol. BioSyst. (2012) 8:220-228

S. Benini, M. Cianci and S. Ciurli
"Holo-Ni2+ Helicobacter pylori NikR contains four square-planar nickel-binding sites at physiological pH"
Dalton Trans. (2011) 40:7831-7833

F. Musiani, M. Bellucci and S. Ciurli
"Model structures of Helicobacter pylori UreD(H) domains: a putative molecular recognition platform"
J. Chem. Inf. Model. (2011) 51:1513-1520

B. Zambelli, F. Musiani, S. Benini and S. Ciurli
"Chemistry of Ni2+ in urease: sensing, trafficking and catalysi"
Acc. Chem. Res. (2011) 44:520-530

F. Musiani, S. Ciurli and A. Dikiy
"The interaction of selenoprotein W with 14-3-3 proteins: a computational approach"
J. Proteome Res. (2011) 10:968-976

D. W. Lee, Y. El Khoury, F. Francia, B. Zambelli, S. Ciurli, G. Venturoli, P. Hellwig and F. Daldal
"Zinc inhibition of bacterial cytochrome bc1 reveals the role of cytochrome b E295 in proton release at the Qo site"
Biochemistry (2011) 50:4263-4272

I. Manet, F. Manoli, B. Zambelli, G. Andreano, A. Masi, L. Cellai and S. Monti
"Affinity of the anthracycline antitumoral drugs Doxorubicin and Sabarubicin for human telomeric G-quadruplex structures"
Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. (2011) 13:540-541

G. Marconi, E. Mezzina, I. Manet, F. Manoli, B. Zambelli and S. Monti
"Stereoselective interaction of ketoprofen enantiomers with β-cyclodextrin: ground state binding and photochemistry"
Photoch. Photobio. Sci. (2011) 10:48-59

2010

F. Musiani, B. Bertosa, A. Magistrato, B. Zambelli, P. Turano, V. Losasso, C. Micheletti, S. Ciurli and P. Carloni
"Computational study of the DNA-binding protein Helicobacter pylori NikR: the role of Ni2+"
J. Chem. Theory Comput. (2010) 6:3503-3515

B. Zambelli and S. Ciurli
"Nickel enzymes/models (Biological and Biomimetic)"
in "Encyclopedia of catalysis - Second Edition" (2010), John Wiley & Sons, Inc.: New York, USA.

2009

M. Candela, E. Biagi, M. Centanni, S. Turroni, M. Vici, F. Musiani, B. Vitali, S. Bergmann, S. Hammerschmidt and P. Brigidi
"Bifidobacterial enolase, a cell surface receptor for human plasminogen"
Microbiology (2009) 155:3294-3303

S. Monti, S. Ottani, F. Manoli, I. Manet, F. Scagnolari, B. Zambelli and G. Marconi
"Chiral recognition of 2-(3-benzoylphenyl)propionic acid (ketoprofen) by serum albumin: an investigation with microcalorimetry, circular dichroism and molecular modelling"
Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. (2009) 11:9104-9113

M. Bellucci, B. Zambelli, F. Musiani, P. Turano and S. Ciurli
"Helicobacter pylori UreE, a urease accessory protein: specific Ni2+ and Zn2+ binding properties and interaction with its cognate UreG"
Biochem J. (2009) 422:91-100
Paper cited by the "Faculty of 1000"

P. Zubini, B. Zambelli, F. Musiani, S. Ciurli, P. Bertolini and E. Baraldi
"The RNA hydrolysis and the cytokinin binding activities of PR-10 proteins are differently performed by two isoforms of the Pru p 1 peach major allergen and are possibly functionally related"
Plant Physiol. (2009) 150:1235-1247

B. Zambelli, P. Turano, F. Musiani, P. Neyroz and S. Ciurli
"Zn2+-linked dimerization of UreG from Helicobacter pylori, a chaperone involved in nickel trafficking and urease activation"
Proteins (2009) 74:222-239

2008

B. Zambelli, A. Danielli, S. Romagnoli, P. Neyroz, S. Ciurli and V. Scarlato
"High-affinity Ni2+ binding selectively promotes binding of Helicobacter pylori NikR to its target urease promoter"
J. Mol. Biol. (2008) 383:1129-1143

A. Soragni, B. Zambelli, M.D. Mukrasch, J. Biernat, S. Jeganathan, C. Griesinger, S. Ciurli, E. Mandelkow and M. Zweckstetter
"Structural characterization of binding of Cu(II) to tau protein"
Biochemistry (2008) 47:10841-10851

M. Sandal, F. Valle, I. Tessari, S. Mammi, E. Bergantino, F. Musiani, M. Brucale, L. Bubacco and Bruno Samorì
"Conformational equilibria in monomeric α-synuclein at the single-molecule level"
PLoS Biol. (2008) 6:99-108

S. Benini, W.R. Rypniewski, K.S. Wilson and S. Ciurli
"High resolution crystal structure of Rubrivivax gelatinosus cytochrome c'"
J. Inorg. Biochem. (2008) 102:1322-1328

2007

B. Zambelli, F. Musiani, M. Savini, P. Tucker and S. Ciurli
"Biochemical studies on Mycobacterium tuberculosis UreG and comparative modeling reveal structural and functional conservation among the bacterial UreG family"
Biochemistry (2007) 46:3171-3182

B. Zambelli, M. Bellucci, A. Danielli, V. Scarlato and S. Ciurli
"The Ni2+ binding properties of Helicobacter pylori NikR"
Chem. Commun. (Camb) (2007) 3649-3651

M. Salomone-Stagni, B. Zambelli, F. Musiani and S. Ciurli
"A model-based proposal for the role of UreF as a GTPase-activating protein in the urease active site biosynthesis"
Proteins (2007) 68:749-761

S. Ciurli
"Urease"
in "Biological Inorganic Chemistry: Structure and Reactivity, Chapter III: "Metal-ion containing biological systems", Section B: "Hydrolytic and water chemistry"", I. Bertini, H.B. Gray and J.S. Valentine Editors (2007), University Science Books: California, USA. p. 198-208.

S. Ciurli
"Urease: recent insight in the role of nickel"
in "Nickel and its surprising role in nature", Vol. 2, A. Sigel, H. Sigel and R.K.O. Sigel Editors (2007) John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.: Chichester, UK. p. 241-278.

2006

G. Zoppellaro, T. Teschner, E. Harbitz, V. Schunemann, S. Karlsen, D.M. Arciero, S. Ciurli, A.X. Trautwein, A.B. Hooper and K.K. Andersson
"Low-temperature EPR and Mossbauer spectroscopy of two cytochromes with His-Met axial coordination exhibiting HALS signals"
ChemPhysChem (2006) 7:1258-1267

M. Stola, F. Musiani, S. Mangani, P. Turano, N. Safarov, B. Zambelli and S. Ciurli
"The nickel site of Bacillus pasteurii UreE, a urease metallo-chaperone, as revealed by metal-binding studies and X-ray absorption spectroscopy"
Biochemistry (2006) 45:6495-6509

P. Neyroz, B. Zambelli and S. Ciurli
"Intrinsically disordered structure of Bacillus pasteurii UreG as revealed by steady-state and time-resolved fluorescence spectroscopy"
Biochemistry (2006) 45:8918-8930

F. Arnesano, L. Banci, I. Bertini, F. Capozzi, S. Ciurli, C. Luchinat, S. Mangani, S. Ciofi-Baffoni, A. Rosato, P. Turano and M.S. Viezzoli
"An Italian contribution to structural genomics: understanding metalloproteins"
Coord. Chem. Rev. (2006) 250:1419-1450

2005

B. Zambelli, M. Stola, F. Musiani, K. De Vriendt, B. Samyn, B. Devreese, J. Van Beeumen, P. Turano, A. Dikiy, D.A. Bryant and S. Ciurli
"UreG, a chaperone in the urease assembly process, is an intrinsically unstructured GTPase that specifically binds Zn2+"
J. Biol. Chem. (2005) 280:4684-4695

F. Musiani, A. Dikiy, A.Y. Semenov and S. Ciurli
"Structure of the intermolecular complex between plastocyanin and cytochrome f from spinach"
J. Biol. Chem. (2005) 280:18833-18841

B. Krajewska and S. Ciurli
"Jack bean (Canavalia ensiformis) urease. Probing acid-base groups of the active site by pH variation"
Plant Physiol. Biochem. (2005) 43:651-658

S. Ciurli and F. Musiani
"High potential iron-sulfur proteins and their role as soluble electron carriers in bacterial photosynthesis: tale of a discovery"
Photosynth Res. (2005) 85:115-131

2004

G. Venturoli, M.D. Mamedov, S.S. Mansy, F. Musiani, M. Strocchi, F. Francia, A.Y. Semenov, J.A. Cowan and S. Ciurli
"Electron transfer from HiPIP to the photooxidized tetraheme cytochrome subunit of Allochromatium vinosum reaction center: new insights from site-directed mutagenesis and computational studies"
Biochemistry (2004) 43:437-445

E.S. Ryabova, A. Dikiy, A.E. Hesslein, M.J. Bjerrum, S. Ciurli and E. Nordlander
"Preparation and reactivity studies of synthetic microperoxidases containing b-type heme"
J. Biol. Inorg. Chem. (2004) 9:385-395

F. Musiani, B. Zambelli, M. Stola and S. Ciurli
"Nickel trafficking: insights into the fold and function of UreE, a urease metallochaperone"
J. Inorg. Biochem. (2004) 98:803-813

F. Musiani, P. Carloni and S. Ciurli
"The Asn38-Cys84 H-bond in plastocyanin"
J. Phys. Chem. Sect. B (2004) 108:7495-7499

S. Benini, W.R. Rypniewski, K.S. Wilson, S. Mangani and S. Ciurli
"Molecular details of urease inhibition by boric acid: insights into the catalytic mechanism"
J. Am. Chem. Soc. (2004) 126:3714-3715

2003

A. Gonzalez, S. Benini and S. Ciurli
"Structure of Rhodoferax fermentans high-potential iron-sulfur protein solved by MAD"
Acta Crystallogr. D Biol. Crystallogr. (2003) 59:1582-1588

S. Ciurli
"Nickel enzymes/models"
in "Encyclopedia of Catalysis", Vol. 5, I.T. HorvĂ th, E. Iglesia, J.A. Klein, A.J. Lercher, A.J. Russell and E.I. Stiefel Editors (2003) John Wiley & Sons, Inc.: New York, USA. p. 582-589.

2002

A. Dikiy, E.G. Funhoff, B.A. Averill and S. Ciurli
"New insights into the mechanism of purple acid phosphatase through 1H NMR spectroscopy of the recombinant human enzyme"
J. Am. Chem. Soc. (2002) 124:13974-13975

A. Dikiy, W. Carpentier, I. Vandenberghe, M. Borsari, N. Safarov, E. Dikaya, J. Van Beeumen and S. Ciurli
"Structural basis for the molecular properties of cytochrome c6"
Biochemistry (2002) 41:14689-14699

S. Ciurli, N. Safarov, S. Miletti, A. Dikiy, S.K. Christensen, K. Kornetzky, D.A. Bryant, I. Vandenberghe, B. Devreese, B. Samyn, H. Remaut and J. van Beeumen
"Molecular characterization of Bacillus pasteurii UreE, a metal-binding chaperone for the assembly of the urease active site"
J. Biol. Inorg. Chem. (2002) 7:623-631

L. Banci, I. Bertini, S. Ciurli, A. Dikiy, J. Dittmer, A. Rosato, G. Sciara and A.R. Thompsett
"NMR solution structure, backbone mobility, and homology modeling of c-type cytochromes from gram-positive bacteria"
ChemBioChem (2002) 3:299-310

2001

H. Remaut, N. Safarov, S. Ciurli and J. Van Beeumen
"Structural basis for Ni2+ transport and assembly of the urease active site by the metallochaperone UreE from Bacillus pasteurii"
J. Biol. Chem. (2001) 276:49365-49370

F. Musiani, E. Arnofi, R. Casadio and S. Ciurli
"Structure-based computational study of the catalytic and inhibition mechanisms of urease"
J. Biol. Inorg. Chem. (2001) 6:300-314

S. Ciurli and S. Mangani
"Nickel-containing enzymes"
in "Handbook on Metalloproteins", I. Bertini, A. Sigel and H. Sigel Editors (2001), Marcel Dekker: New York, USA. p. 669-708.

I. Bertini, S. Ciurli, A. Dikiy, C.O. Fernandez, C. Luchinat, N. Safarov, S. Shumilin and A.J. Vila
"The first solution structure of a paramagnetic copper(II) protein: the case of oxidized plastocyanin from the cyanobacterium Synechocystis PCC6803"
J. Am. Chem. Soc. (2001) 123:2405-2413

I. Bertini, D.A. Bryant, S. Ciurli, A. Dikiy, C.O. Fernandez, C. Luchinat, N. Safarov, A.J. Vila and J. Zhao
"Backbone dynamics of plastocyanin in both oxidation states. Solution structure of the reduced form and comparison with the oxidized state"
J. Biol. Chem. (2001) 276:47217-47226

S. Benini, W.R. Rypniewski, K.S. Wilson, S. Ciurli and S. Mangani
"Structure-based rationalization of urease inhibition by phosphate: novel insights into the enzyme mechanism"
J. Biol. Inorg. Chem. (2001) 6:778-790

2000

S. Benini, W.R. Rypniewski, K.S. Wilson, S. Miletti, S. Ciurli and S. Mangani
"The complex of Bacillus pasteurii urease with acetohydroxamate anion from X-ray data at 1.55 Å resolution"
J. Biol. Inorg. Chem. (2000) 5:110-118

S. Benini, A. Gonzalez, W.R. Rypniewski, K.S. Wilson, J.J. Van Beeumen and S. Ciurli
"Crystal structure of oxidized Bacillus pasteurii cytochrome c553 at 0.97 Å resolution"
Biochemistry (2000) 39:13115-13126

1999

I.H.M. Vanderberghe, Y. Guisez, S. Ciurli, S. Benini and J.J. Van Beeumen
"Cytochrome c553 from the alkalophilic bacterium Bacillus pasteurii has the primary structure characteristics of a lipoprotein."
Biochem. Biophys. Res. Commun. (1999) 264:380-387

R.C. Kappl, S.; Luchinat, C.; Huttermann, J.
"Probing structural and electronic properties of the oxidized [Fe4S4]3+ cluster of Ectothiorhodospira halophila iso-II HiPIP by ENDOR spectroscopy"
J. Am. Chem. Soc. (1999) 121:1925-1935

A. Hochkoeppler, I.I. Principi, P. Bonora, S. Ciurli and D. Zannoni
"On the role of soluble redox carriers alternative to cytochrome c2 as donors to tetraheme-type reaction centers and cytochrome oxydases"
in "The phototrophic prokaryotes", G.A. Pescek, W. Loffelhardt and G. Schmetterer Editors (1999) Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publisher: New York, USA. p. 293-302.

S. Ciurli, S. Benini, W.R. Rypniewski, K.S. Wilson, S. Miletti and S. Mangani
"Structural properties of the nickel ions in urease: novel insights into the catalytic and inhibition mechanisms"
Coord. Chem. Rev. (1999) 190-192:331-355

P. Bonora, I.I. Principi, B. Monti, S. Ciurli, D. Zannoni and A. Hochkoeppler
"On the role of high-potential iron-sulfur proteins and cytochromes in the respiratory chain of two facultative phototrophs"
Biochim. Biophys. Acta (1999) 1410:51-60

I. Bertini, S. Ciurli, A. Dikiy, R. Gasanov, C. Luchinat, G. Martini and N. Safarov
"High-field NMR studies of oxidized blue copper proteins: the case of spinach plastocyanin"
J. Am. Chem. Soc. (1999) 121:2037-2046

S. Benini, W.R. Rypniewski, K.S. Wilson, S. Miletti, S. Ciurli and S. Mangani
"A new proposal for urease mechanism based on the crystal structures of the native and inhibited enzyme from Bacillus pasteurii: why urea hydrolysis costs two nickels"
Structure (1999) 7:205-216

1998

C. Marzadori, S. Miletti, C. Gessa and S. Ciurli
"Immobilization of jack bean urease on hydroxyapatite: urease immobilization in alkaline soils"
Soil Biol. Biochem. (1998) 30:1485-1490

C. Marzadori, C. Gessa and S. Ciurli
"Kinetic properties and stability of potato acid phosphatase immobilized on Ca-polygalacturonate"
Biol. Fert. Soils (1998) 27:97-103

S. Ciurli, S. Benini, M. Borsari, A. Dikiy and M. Lamborghini
"Modulation of Bacillus pasteurii cytochrome C553 reduction potential by structural and solution parameters"
J. Biol. Inorg. Chem. (1998) 3:371-382

F. Capozzi, S. Ciurli and C. Luchinat
"Coordination sphere versus protein environment as determinant of electronic and functional properties of iron-sulfur proteins"
Struct. Bonding (1998) 90:127-160

S. Benini, W.R. Rypniewski, K.S. Wilson, S. Ciurli and S. Mangani
"The complex of Bacillus pasteurii urease with b-mercaptoethanol from X-ray data at 1.65 Å resolution"
J. Biol. Inorg. Chem. (1998) 3:268-273

S. Benini, W.R. Rypniewski, K.S. Wilson and S. Ciurli
"Crystallization and preliminary X-ray diffraction analysis of cytochrome c' from Rubrivivax gelatinosus at 1.3 Å resolution"
Acta Crystallogr. D Biol. Crystallogr. (1998) 54:284-287

S. Benini, S. Ciurli, W.R. Rypniewski, K.S. Wilson and S. Mangani
"Crystallization and preliminary high-resolution X-ray diffraction analysis of native and beta-mercaptoethanol-inhibited urease from Bacillus pasteurii"
Acta Crystallogr. D Biol. Crystallogr. (1998) 54:409-412

1997

G. Van Driessche, S. Ciurli, A. Hochkoeppler and J.J. Van Beeumen
"The primary structure of Rhodoferax fermentans high-potential iron-sulfur protein, an electron donor to the photosynthetic reaction center"
Eur. J. Biochem. (1997) 244:371-377

A. Hochkoeppler, S. Ciurli, P. Kofod, G. Venturoli and D. Zannoni
"On the role of cytochrome c8 in photosynthetic electron transfer of the purple non-sulfur bacterium Rhodoferax fermentans"
Photosynth. Res. (1997) 53:13-21

C. Gessa, S. Deiana, A. Premoli and S. Ciurli
"Iron mobilization from a PGA network: a model of iron transfer at the soil-root interface"
Plant and Soil (1997) 190:289-299

M.A. Cremonini, O. Francioso, S. Benini and S. Ciurli
"Quantification of Bacillus pasteurii urease secondary structure by factor analysis of FT-IR spectra"
in "Spectroscopy of biological molecules: modern trends", P. Carmona, R. Navarro and A. Hernaz Editors (1997) Kluwer Academic Publisher. p. 173-175.

M. Borsari, S. Benini, D. Marchesi and S. Ciurli
"Cyclic voltammetry and spectroelectrochemistry of cytochrome c8 from Rubrivivax gelatinosus. Implicatons in photosynthetic electron transfer"
Inorg. Chem. (1997) 263:379-384

S. Benini, S. Ciurli, W.R. Rypniewski and K.S. Wilson
"Crystals of cytochrome c-553 from Bacillus pasteurii show diffraction to 0.97 Å resolution"
Proteins (1997) 28:580-585

1996

A. Hochkoeppler, D. Zannoni, S. Ciurli, T.E. Meyer, M.A. Cusanovich and G. Tollin
"Kinetics of photo-induced electron transfer from high-potential iron-sulfur protein to the photosynthetic reaction center of the purple phototroph Rhodoferax fermentans"
Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. (1996) 93:6998-7002

S. Ciurli, C. Marzadori, S. Benini, S. Deiana and C. Gessa
"Urease from the soil bacterium Bacillus pasteurii. 2. Immobilization on Ca-polygalacturonate"
Soil Biol. & Biochem. (1996) 28:811-817

S. Ciurli, M.A. Cremonini, P. Kofod and C. Luchinat
"1H NMR of high-potential iron-sulfur protein from the purple non-sulfurbacterium Rhodoferax fermentans"
Eur. J. Biochem. (1996) 236:405-411

S. Benini, C. Gessa and S. Ciurli
"Bacillus pasteurii urease: an heteropolymeric enzyme with a binuclear nickel active site"
Soil Biol. Biochem. (1996) 28:819-821

S. Benini, S. Ciurli, H.F. Nolting and S. Mangani
"X-ray absorption spectroscopy study of native and phenylphosphorodiamidate-inhibited Bacillus pasteurii urease"
Eur. J. Biochem. (1996) 239:61-66

P. Sequi, S. Ciurli, M. De Nobili, G. Mecella, G. Petruzzelli, N. Senesi and S. Silva
"Il Suolo"
in "La Protezione dell'Ambiente in Italia", I. Bertini, R. Cipollini and P. Tundo Editors (1995) Societŕ  Chimica Italiana: Roma. p. 265-320.

1995

A. Hochkoeppler, P. Kofod, G. Ferro and S. Ciurli
"Isolation, characterization, and functional role of the high-potential iron-sulfur protein (HiPIP) from Rhodoferax fermentans"
Arch. Biochem. Biophys. (1995) 322(2):313-318

A. Hochkoeppler, S. Ciurli, G. Venturoli and D. Zannoni
"The HiPIP from Rhodoferax fermentas rapidly reduces the cytochrome C556 associated with the photochemical reaction center"
in "Photosynthesis: from light to biosphere", Vol. II, P. Mathis Editor (1995) Kluwer Academic Press: The Netherlands. p. 733-735.

A. Hochkoeppler, S. Ciurli, G. Venturoli and D. Zannoni
"The high potential iron-sulfur protein (HiPIP) from Rhodoferax fermentans is competent in photosynthetic electron transfer"
FEBS Lett. (1995) 357(1):70-74

F. Capozzi, S. Ciurli and C. Luchinat
"Applications of NMR spectroscopy to agricultural and food science"
La Chimica e l'Industria (1995) 4:235-245

I. Bertini, S. Ciurli and C. Luchinat
"The electronic structure of FeS centers in proteins and models. A contribution to the understanding of their electron transfer properties"
Struct. Bonding (1995) 83:1-53

S. Benini, S. Ciurli and C. Luchinat
"Oxidized and reduced [Fe2Q2] (Q=S, Se) cores in spinach ferredoxin: a comparative study using 1H NMR spectroscopy"
Inorg. Chem. (1995) 34:417-420

L. Banci, I. Bertini, S. Ciurli, C. Luchinat and R. Pierattelli
"Razionalization of the the reduction potentials within the series of the high potential iron-sulfur proteins"
Inorg. Chim. Acta (1995) 240:251-256

1994

S. Ciurli, C. Luchinat and A. Scozzafava
"Iron-sulfur proteins: Part II. Valence-specific assignment in oxidized HiPIP through 1H NMR spectroscopy"
in "Chemistry and Properties of Biomolecular Systems", Vol. 11, E. Rizzarelli and T. Theophanides Editors (1994) Kluwer Academic Publishers: Dordrecht. p. 143-157.

1993

C. Luchinat and S. Ciurli
"NMR of polymetallic systems in proteins"
Biological Magnetic Resonance (1993) 12:357-420

F. Capozzi, S. Ciurli and C. Luchinat
"Applicazioni della spettroscopia NMR in agricoltura"
Agric. Ricerca (1993) 149:3-22

I. Bertini, S. Ciurli, A. Dikiy and C. Luchinat
"The electronic structure of the [Fe4Se4]3+ clusters in Chromatium vinosum HiPIP and Ectothiorhodospira halophila HiPIP II through NMR and EPR studies"
J. Am. Chem. Soc. (1993) 115:12020-12028

L. Banci, I. Bertini, S. Ciurli, S. Ferretti, C. Luchinat and M. Piccioli
"The electronic structure of [Fe4S4]3+ clusters in proteins. An investigation of the oxidized high-potential iron-sulfur protein II from Ectothiorhodospira vacuolata"
Biochemistry (1993) 32(36):9387-97

L. Banci, I. Bertini, F. Capozzi, P. Carloni, S. Ciurli, C. Luchinat and M. Piccioli
"The iron-sulfur cluster in the oxidized high potential iron sulfur protein from Ectothiorhodospira halophila"
J. Am. Chem. Soc. (1993) 115:3431-3440

1992

G.O. Tan, S.A. Ensign, S. Ciurli, M.J. Scott, B. Hedman, R.H. Holm, P.W. Ludden, Z.R. Korszun, P.J. Stephens and K.O. Hodgson
"On the structure of the nickel/iron/sulfur center of the carbon monoxide dehydrogenase from Rhodospirillum rubrum: an x-ray absorption spectroscopy study"
Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. (1992) 89(10):4427-31

C. Luchinat, S. Ciurli and F. Capozzi
"Towards an understanding of the electronic structure of Fe4S4 high-potential iron-sulfur proteins"
Perspectives in Coordination Chemistry, ed. A.F. Williams, C. Floriani and A.E. Merbach. (1992), Basel: VCH. 245-270.

S. Ciurli, P.K. Ross, M.J. Scott, S.-B. Yu and R.H. Holm
"Synthetic nickel-containing heterometal cubane-type clusters with NiFe3S4 cores (Q=S,Se)"
J. Am. Chem. Soc. (1992) 114:5415-5423

I. Bertini, F. Capozzi, S. Ciurli, C. Luchinat, L. Messori and M. Piccioli
"Identification of the iron ions of high potential iron protein from Chromatium vinosum within the protein frame through two-dimensional NMR experiments"
J. Am. Chem. Soc. (1992) 114:3332-3340

1991

S. Ciurli and R.H. Holm
"Heterometal cubane-type clusters: a ReFe3S4 single cubane cluster by cleavage of an iron-bridged double cubane and the site-voided cubane [Fe3S4] as a cluster-ligand"
Inorg. Chem. (1991) 30:743-750

1990

R.H. Holm, S. Ciurli and J.A. Weigel
"Subsite-specific structures and reactions in native and synthetic [4Fe-4S] cubane-type clusters"
Progr. Inorg. Chem. (1990) 38:1-74

S. Ciurli, S.-B. Yu, R.H. Holm, K.K.P. Srivastava and E. Munck
"Synthetic NiFe3Q4 cubane-type clusters (S=3/2) by reductive rearrangment of linear [Fe3Q4(SEt)4]3- (Q=S, Se)"
J. Am. Chem. Soc. (1990) 112:8169-8171

S. Ciurli, M. Carrie, J.A. Weigel, M.J. Carney, T.D.P. Stack, G.C. Papaefthymiou and R.H. Holm
"Subsite-differentiated analogues of native [Fe4S4]2+ clusters: preparation of clusters with five- and six-coordinate subsites and modulation of redox potentials and charge distributions"
J. Am. Chem. Soc. (1990) 112:2654-2664

S. Ciurli, M. Carrie and R.H. Holm
"Clusters containing the [ReFe3(μ-S)4] core: an expansion of the heterometal cubane-type cluster series MFe3S4"
Inorg. Chem. (1990) 29:3493-3501

S. Ciurli
"Synthesis and properties of subsite-differentiated cubane clusters MFe3S4"
Ph.D. Thesis (1990), Harvard University

1989

S. Ciurli and R.H. Holm
"Insertion of [VFe3S4]2+ and [MoFe3S4]3+ cores into a semirigid trithiolate cavitand ligand: regiospecific reactions at a vanadium site similar to that in nitrogenase"
Inorg. Chem. (1989) 28:1685-1690

S. Ciurli, M.J. Carney, R.H. Holm and G.C. Papaefthymiou
"Stability range of heterometal cubane-type clusters MFe3S4: assembly of double-cubane clusters with the ReFe3S4 core"
Inorg. Chem. (1989) 28:2696-2698

1988

C. Floriani, M. Mazzanti, S. Ciurli, A. Chiesi-Villa and C. Guastini
"cis- and trans-dichloro chelate complexes of niobium(IV): synthesis and structure of trans-dichloro[N,N'-ethylenebis(acetylacetonyilideneiminato)-(2-)]niobium(IV) and cis-dichloro{7,16-dihydro-6,8,15,17-tetramethyldibenzo[b,i][1,4,8,11]tetraazacyclotetradecinato(2-)}niobium(IV)-acetonitrile(1/2)"
J. Chem. Soc., Chem. Commun. (1988) 1361-1365

F. Corazza, C. Floriani, A. Chiesi-Villa, C. Guastini and S. Ciurli
"Five-coordinate magnesium complexes: synthesis and structure of quadridentate Schiff-base derivatives"
J. Chem. Soc., Chem. Commun. (1988) 2341-2345

1987

C. Floriani, S. Ciurli, A. Chiesi-Villa and C. Guastini
"A new class of organozirconium(IV) compounds: alkyl derivatives of tetramethyltetraazadibenzo[14]annulenatozirconium(IV)"
Angew. Chem., Int. Ed. Engl. (1987) 26:70-72

S. Ciurli, E.M. Meyer, C. Floriani, A. Chiesi-Villa and C. Guastini
"Ion pair complexes from the reduction of metal(II)-dibenzotetramethyltetraaza[14]annulene complexes"
J. Chem. Soc., Chem. Commun. (1987) 281-283

1986

S. Ciurli, S. Gambarotta, C. Floriani, A. Chiesi-Villa and C. Guastini
"Reduced cobalt-meso-tetraporphyrin complexes: synthesis and structure of [Na(thf)3]2Co(TPP)"
Angew. Chem., Int. Ed. Engl. (1986) 25:553-554

S. Ciurli, C. Floriani, A. Chiesi-Villa and C. Guastini
"σ and π organometallic derivatives of titanium(III) and vanadium(III) bonded to a dibenzotetramethyltetraaza[14]annulene ligand"
J. Chem. Soc., Chem. Commun. (1986) 1401-1403