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Stefano Luciano Ciurli


Department of Pharmacy and Biotechnology

Academic discipline: CHIM/03 General and Inorganic Chemistry

Director of Second Cycle Degree of Molecular and industrial biotechnology


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Publications prior to 2004

(71)    A. Gonzalez; S. Benini; S. Ciurli
    "Crystal structure of Rhodoferax fermentans high potential iron-sulfur protein solved by MAD”
    Acta Crystallogr. Sect. D 2003, 59, 1582-1588

(70)    S. Ciurli
    "Nickel Enzymes/Models (Biological and Biomimetic)"
    Encyclopedia of Catalysis (I. T. Horvàth, E. Iglesia, M. T. Klein, J. A. Lercher, A. J. Russell, and E. I. Stiefel, Eds); John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; New York, USA, 2003, Vol. 5, pp. 582-589

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

 (68)    A. Dikiy; R. Funhoff; B. A. Averill; S. Ciurli
    “New insights into the mechanism of purple acid phosphatase through 1H NMR spectroscopy”
    J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2002, 124, 13974-13975

(67)    S. Ciurli; N. Safarov; S. Miletti; A. Dikiy; S.K. Christensen; K. Kornetzky; D.A. Bryant; I. Vandenberghe; B. Devreese; B. Samyn; H. Remaut; 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

(66)    I. Bertini; L. Banci; S. Ciurli; A. Dikiy; J. Dittmer; A. Rosato; G. Sciara; A. Thompsett
“NMR solution structure, backbone mobility and homology modeling of c-type cytochromes from Gram-positive bacteria”
    ChemBiochem 2002, 3, 299-310

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

(64)    I. Bertini; D.A. Bryant; S. Ciurli; A. Dikiy; C. Fernàndez; C. Luchinat; N. Safarov; A. J. Vila; 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

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

(62)    S. Ciurli; S. Mangani
    "Nickel-containing enzymes"
    Handbook of Metalloproteins (I. Bertini, A. Sigel, and H. Sigel, Eds.); Marcel Dekker, New York, USA, 2001, pp. 669-708

(61)    F. Musiani; E; Arnofi; R. Casadio; S. Ciurli
    "Structure-based computational study of the catalytic and inhibition mechanisms of urease"
    J. Biol. Inorg. Chem. 2001, 3, 300-314

(60)    I. Bertini; S. Ciurli; A. Dikiy; C. Fernàndez; C. Luchinat; N. Safarov; S. Shumilin; A. J. Vila
    "The first solution structure of an oxidized paramagnetic copper(II) protein: the case of plastocyanin from the cyanobacterium Synechocystis PCC 6803"
    J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2001, 123, 2405-2413

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

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

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

 (56)    S. Ciurli; S. Benini, W. R. Rypniewski; K.S. Wilson; S. Miletti; 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

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

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

(53)    S. Benini; W. R. Rypniewski; K. S. Wilson; S. Miletti; S. Ciurli; 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

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

(51)    A. Hochkoeppler; I. Principi; P. Bonora; S. Ciurli; D. Zannoni
    "On the role of soluble redox carriers alternative to cytochrome c2 as donors to tetraheme-type reaction centers and cytochrome oxidases"
    The Phototrophic Prokaryotes
    (G.A. Pescek, W. Loffelhardt, G. Schmetterer, Eds)
    Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publisher, New York, USA, 1999, 293-302

(50)    S. Ciurli; S. Benini; M. Borsari; A. Dikiy, M. Lamborghini
    "Modulation of Bacillus pasteurii cytochrome c553 reduction potential by structural and solution parameters"
    J. Biol. Inorg. Chem. 1998, 3, 371-382

(49)    C. Marzadori; S. Miletti; C. Gessa; S. Ciurli
    "Immobilization of jack bean urease on hydroxyapatite.  A model for soil enzymes"
    Soil Biol. Biochem. 1998, 30, 1485-1490

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

(47)    S. Benini; W.R.  Rypniewski; K.S. Wilson;. S. Ciurli; 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

(46)    S. Benini; S. Ciurli; W.R. Rypniewski; K.S. Wilson; S. Mangani
    "Crystallization and preliminary high resolution X-ray diffraction analysis of native and b-mercaptoethanol-inhibited urease from Bacillus pasteurii"
    Acta Crystallogr., Sect. D. 1998 D54, 409-412

(45)    S. Benini; W.R. Rypniewski; K.S. Wilson; S. Ciurli
    "Crystallization and preliminary X-ray diffraction analysis of cytochrome c' from Rubrivivax gelatinosus at 1.3 Å Resolution"
    Acta Crystallogr. Sect. D 1998 D54, 284-287

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

(43)     M. A. Cremonini, O. Francioso, S. Benini and S. Ciurli
    "Quantification of Bacillus pasteurii urease secondary structure by factor analysis of FT-IR spectra"
    Spectroscopy of Biological Molecules: Modern Trends
    (P. Carmona, R. Navarro, and A, Hernanz Eds.)
    Kluwer Academic Publisher, 1997, pp. 173-175

(42)    A. Hochkoeppler; S. Ciurli; P. Kofod; G. Venturoli; 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

(41)    M. Borsari; S. Benini; D. Marchesi; S. Ciurli
    "Cyclic voltammetry and spectroelettrochemistry of cytochrome c8 from Rubrivivax gelatinosus.  Implications for its role in photosynthetic electron transfer"
    Inorg. Chim. Acta 1997 263, 379-384

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

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

(38)    G. Van Driessche; S. Ciurli; A. Hochkoeppler; 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

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

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

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

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

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

(32)    A. Hochkoeppler; S. Ciurli; G. Venturoli, D. Zannoni
    "The HiPIP from Rhodoferax fermentans rapidly reduces the cytochrome c556 associated with the photochemical reaction center"
    Photosynthesis: From Light to Biosphere
    (P. Mathis, Ed.)
    Kluwer Academic Publishers, The Netherlands, 1995 Vol. II, pp. 733-735.

(31)    P. Sequi; S. Ciurli; M. De Nobili, G. Mecella; G. Petruzzelli; N. Senesi; S. Silva
    "Il Suolo"
    La Protezione dell'Ambiente in Italia
    (I. Bertini, R. Cipollini, P. Tundo Eds.)
    Società Chimica Italiana, Roma, 1995, pp. 265-320.

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

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

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

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

(26)    I. Bertini; S. Ciurli; 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

(25)    L. Banci; I. Bertini; S. Ciurli; C. Luchinat; R. Pierattelli
    "Rationalization of the redox potential within the series of the high potential iron-sulfur proteins"
    Inorg. Chim. Acta  1995, 240, 251-256

(24)    S. Ciurli; C. Luchinat; A. Scozzafava
    "Iron-sulfur proteins: part II.  Valence-specific assignment in oxidized HiPIP through <H NMR spectroscopy"
    Properties and Chemistry of Biomolecular Systems
    (N. Russo, J. Anastassopoulou, and G. Barone, Eds)
    Kluwer, Dordrecht, 1994, p. 143-157

(23)    F. Capozzi; S. Ciurli; C. Luchinat
    "Applicazioni della spettroscopia NMR in agricoltura"
    Agricoltura e Ricerca 1993, 149, 3-22

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

(21)    L. Banci; I. Bertini; S. Ciurli; S. Ferretti; C. Luchinat; M. Piccioli
    "The electronic structure of the [Fe4S4]3+ cluster: an investigation of the oxidized high-potential iron-sulfur protein II from Ectothiorhodospira vacuolata"
    Biochemistry 1993, 32, 9387-9397

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

(19)    C. Luchinat; S. Ciurli
    "NMR of polymetallic systems in proteins"
    Biological Magnetic Resonance
    (Berliner, L.J. and Reuben, J. Eds.)
    Plenum Press, New York, 1993, p. 357-420

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

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

(16)    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; K. O. Hodgson
    "On the structure of the nickel-iron-sulfur center of the carbon monoxide dehydrogenase from Rhodospirillum rubrum: an X-ray absorption spectroscopic study"
    Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 1992, 89, 4427-4431

(15)    S. Ciurli; P. K. Ross; M. J. Scott; S.-B. Yu; R. H. Holm
    "Synthetic nickel-containing heterometal cubane-type clusters with NiFe3Q4 Cores (Q=S,Se)"
    J. Am. Chem. Soc. 1992, 114, 5415-5423

(14)    S. Ciurli; 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

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

(12)       R. H. Holm; S. Ciurli; J. A. Weigel
            "Subsite-specific structures and reactions in native and synthetic [4Fe-4S] cubane-type clusters"
            Progr. Inorg. Chem. 1990, 38, 1-73

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

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

(9)    S. Ciurli; M. Carrié; J. A. Weigel; M. J. Carney; T. D. P. Stack; G. C. Papaefthymiou; R. H. Holm
        "Subsite-differentiated analogues of native [4Fe-4S]2+ clusters: preparation of clusters with five- and six-coordinate subsites and modulation of redox potentials and charge distribution"
        J. Am. Chem. Soc. 1990, 112, 2654-2664

(8)    S. Ciurli; M. J. Carney; R. H. Holm; 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

(7)    S. Ciurli; 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 of nitrogenase"
        Inorg. Chem. 1989, 28, 1685-1690

(6)    F. Corazza; C. Floriani; A. Chiesi-Villa; C. Guastini; S. Ciurli
        "Five coordinated magnesium complexes: synthesis and structure of quadridentate schiff-base derivatives"
        J. Chem. Soc., Dalton Trans. 1988, 2341-2345

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

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

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

(2)    S. Ciurli; C. Floriani; A. Chiesi-Villa; C. Guastini
        "sigma and pi organometallic derivatives of titanium(III) and vanadium(III) bonded to the dibenzotetramethyltetraaza[14]annulene Ligand"
        J. Chem. Soc., Chem. Commun. 1986, 1401-1403

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

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