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Paola Valbonesi

Adjunct professor

Department of Biological, Geological, and Environmental Sciences


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Publications prior to 2004

  • Barbieri, L., Gorini, P., Valbonesi, P., Castiglioni, P., Stirpe, F. (1994) Unexpected activity of saporin. Nature (London) 372, 624.
  • Stirpe, F., Barbieri, L., Gorini, P., Valbonesi, P., Bolognesi, A., Polito, L. (1996) Activities associated with the presence of ribosome-inactivating proteins, RIPs, increase in senescent and stressed leaves. FEBS Lett. 382, 309-312.
  • Barbieri, L., Valbonesi, P., Gorini, P., Pession, A., Stirpe, F. (1996) Polynucleotide:adenosine glycosidase activity of saporin-L1: effect on DNA, RNA and poly(A). Biochem. J. 319, 507-513.
  • Olivieri, F., Prasad, V., Valbonesi, P., Srivastava, S., Ghosal-Chowdhury, P., Barbieri, L., Bolognesi, A., Stirpe, F. (1996) A systemic antiviral resistance-inducing protein isolated from Clerodendrum inerme Gaertn. is a polynucleotide:adenosine glycosidase (ribosome-inactivating protein). FEBS Lett. 382, 309-312.
  • Barbieri, L., Valbonesi, P., Bonora, E., Gorini, P., Bolognesi, A., Stirpe, F. (1997) Polynucleotide:adenosine glycosidase activity of ribosome-inactivating proteins: effect on DNA, RNA and poly(A). Nucl. Acids Res. 25, 518-522.
  • Van Damme, E. J. M., Barre, A., Barbieri, L., Valbonesi, P., Rouge, P., Van Leuven, F., Stirpe, F., Peumans, W. J. (1997) Type 1 ribosome-inactivating proteins are the most abundant proteins in Iris (Iris hollandica var. Professor Blaauw) bulbs: characterization and molecular cloning. Biochem. J 324, 963-970.
  • Battelli, M. G., Barbieri, L., Bolognesi, A., Buonamici, L., Valbonesi, P., Polito, L., Van Damme, E. J. M., Peumans, W. J., Stirpe, F. (1997) Ribosome-inactivating lectins with polynucleotide:adenosine glycosidase activity FEBS Lett. 408, 355-359.
  • Bolognesi, A., Polito, L., Olivieri, F., Valbonesi, P., Barbieri, L., Battelli, M.G., Carusi, M.V., Benvenuto, E., Del Vecchio Blanco, F., Di Maro, A., Parente, A., Di Loreto, M., Stirpe, F. (1997) New ribosome-inactivating proteins with polynucleotide:adenosine glycosidase and antiviral activities from Basella rubra and Bougainvillea spectabilis Willd.Planta 203, 422-429.
  • Raimo, G., Arcucci, A., Barbieri, L., Valbonesi, P., Masullo, M., Stirpe, F., Bocchini, V. (1998) The effect of ribosome-inactivating proteins on the ribosome from the hyperthermophilic archaeon Sulfolobus solfataricus. Biochemistry and Molecular Biology International 44 (4) 665-672.
  • Barbieri, L., Valbonesi, P., Brigotti, M., Montanaro, L., Stirpe, F., Sperti, S. (1998) Shiga-like toxin I is a polynucleotide:adenosine glycosidase Mol. Microbiol. 29, 661-662.
  • Brigotti, M., Barbieri, L., Valbonesi, P., Stirpe, F., Montanaro, L. & Sperti, S.(1998) A rapid and sensitive method to measure the enzymatic activity of ribosome-inactivating proteins. Nucleic Acids Res. 26, 4306-4307.
  • Valbonesi, P. Barbieri, L., Bolognesi, A., Bonora, E., Polito, L., Stirpe, F. (1999) Preparation of highly purified momordin II without ribonuclease activity. Life Sci. 65, 1485-1491.
  • Di Maro, A., Valbonesi, P., Bolognesi, A., Stirpe, F., De Luca, P., Siniscalco Gigliano, G., Gaudio, G., Delli Bovi, P., Ferranti, P., Malorni, A., Parente, A. (1999) Isolation and characterization of four type-1 ribosome-inactivating proteins, with polynucleotide:adenosine glycosidase activity, from leaves of Phytolacca dioica. Planta 208, 125-131.
  • Barbieri, L., Valbonesi, P., Govoni, M., Pession, A., Stirpe F. (2000) Polynucleotide:adenosine glycosidase activity of saporin-L1: effect on various forms of mammalian DNA. BBA 1480, 258-266.
  • Barbieri L., Valbonesi P., Righi F., Zuccheri G., Monti F., Gorini P., Samori B., Stirpe F. (2000) Polynucleotide:Adenosine glycosidase is the sole activity of ribosome-inactivating proteins on DNA. J Biochem (Tokyo)Nov;128 (5):883-9.
  • Barbieri L., Bolognesi A., Valbonesi P., Polito L., Olivieri F., Stirpe F. (2000) Polynucleotide: adenosine glycosidase activity of immunotoxins containing ribosome-inactivating proteins. J Drug Target. 8(5):281-8.
  • Barbieri L., Valbonesi P., Bondioli M., Alvarez M.L., Dal Monte P., Landini M.P., Stirpe F. (2001) Adenine glycosylase activity in mammalian tissues: an equivalent of ribosome-inactivating proteins. FEBS Lett. Sep 7;505(1):196-7.
  • Caselli, F., Capuzzo, A., Piano A., Valbonesi, P., Fabbri, E. (2002) G proteins immunodetecton and adrenergic transduction pathways in the liver of Anguilla anguilla. Physiol Biochem Zool Nov-Dec;75(6):609-16
  • Valbonesi, P., Sartor, G., Fabbri, E. (2003) Characterization of cholinesterase activity in three bivalves inhabiting the North Adriatic sea and their possible use as sentinel organisms for biosurveillance programmes. Sci Total Environ. Aug 1;312(1-3):79-88
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