Publications

Shaw, W. R., Marcenac, P., Childs, L. M., Buckee, C. O., Baldini, F., Sawadogo, S. P., Dabire, R. K., Diabaté, A., and Catteruccia, F. (2016) Wolbachia infections in natural Anopheles populations affect egg laying and negatively correlate with Plasmodium development. Nature Communications, 7, 11772. (doi:10.1038/ncomms11772)  media coverage (Harvard Magazine)

Segata, N., Baldini, F., Pompon, J., Garrett, W. S., TinTruong, D., Dabiré, R. K., Diabaté, A., Levashina, E., and Catteruccia, F. (2016) The reproductive tracts of two malaria vectors are populated by a core microbiome and by gender- and swarm-enriched microbial biomarkers. Scientific Reports, 6, 24207. (doi:10.1038/srep24207)

Gabrieli, P., Kakani, E. G., Mitchell, S. N., Mameli, E., Want, E. J., Mariezcurrena Anton, A., Serrao, A., Baldini, F., and Catteruccia, F. (2014) Sexual transfer of the steroid hormone 20E induces the postmating switch inAnopheles gambiae. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 111(46), pp. 16353-16358. (doi:10.1073/pnas.1410488111) media covergae (Imperial College News) commentary (BugBitten)

Baldini, F., Segata, N., Pompon, J., Marcenac, P., Shaw, W. R., Dabiré, R. K., Diabaté, A., Levashina, E. A., and Catteruccia, F. (2014) Evidence of natural Wolbachia infections in field populations of Anopheles gambiae. Nature Communications, 5, 3985. (doi:10.1038/ncomms4985) media coverage (HSPH News) commentary (BugBitten)

Shaw, W. R., Teodori, E., Mitchell, S. N., Baldini, F., Gabrieli, P., Rogers, D. W., and Catteruccia, F. (2014) Mating activates the heme peroxidase HPX15 in the sperm storage organ to ensure fertility in Anopheles gambiae. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 111(16), pp. 5854-5859. (doi:10.1073/pnas.1401715111) media coverage (Imperial College News)

Baldini, F., Gabrieli, P., South, A., Valim, C., Mancini, F., and Catteruccia, F. (2013) The interaction between a sexually transferred steroid hormone and a female protein regulates oogenesis in the malaria mosquito anopheles gambiae. PLoS Biology, 11(10), e1001695. (doi:10.1371/journal.pbio.1001695) media coverage (The Conversation, The Scientist, The Daily Free Press)  commentary (PLoS Biology, Nature)     Image result for faculty of 1000 recommendation

Baldini, F., Gabrieli, P., Rogers, D. W., and Catteruccia, F. (2012) Function and composition of male accessory gland secretions in Anopheles gambiae: a comparison with other insect vectors of infectious diseases. Pathogens and Global Health, 106(2), pp. 82-93. (doi:10.1179/2047773212Y.0000000016)

Mancini, E., Baldini, F.,  Tammaro F., Calzetta M., Serrao A., George P., Morlais I., Masiga D., Sharakhov I.V., Rogers D.W., Catteruccia F., della Torre A. (2011) Molecular characterization and evolution of a gene family encoding male-specific reproductive proteins in the African malaria vector Anopheles gambiae. BMC Evolutionary Biology, 11(292), (doi:10.1186/1471-2148-11-292)

Mancini E., Tammaro F., Baldini, F., Via A., Raimondo D., Gorge P., Audisio P., Sharakhov I.V., Tramontano A., Catteruccia F., della Torre A.- (2011) Molecular evolution of a gene cluster of serine proteases expressed in the Anopheles gambiae female reproductive tract. BMC Evolutionary Biology, 11(72), (doi:10.1186/1471-2148-11-72)

Rogers, D.W., Baldini, F., Battaglia, F., Panico, M., Dell, A., Morris, H.R., and Catteruccia, F. (2009) Transglutaminase-mediated semen coagulation controls sperm storage in the malaria mosquito. PLoS Biology, 7(12), e1000272. (doi:10.1371/journal.pbio.1000272) media coverage (Science News, Time) commentary (PLoS Biology)

Biocca, S., Falconi, M., Filesi, I., Baldini, F., Vecchione, L., Mango, R., Romeo, F., Federici, G., Desideri, A., and Novelli, G. (2009) Functional analysis and molecular dynamics simulation of LOX-1 K167N polymorphism reveal alteration of receptor activity. PLoS ONE, 4(2), e4648. (doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0004648)

Biocca S., Filesi I., Mango R., Maggiore L, Baldini, F., Vecchione L., Viola A., Citro G., Federici G., Romeo F. and Novelli G. (2008) The splice variant LOXIN inhibits LOX-1 receptor function through hetero-oligomerization. Journal of Molecular and Cellular Cardiology, 44(3), pp. 561-570. (doi:10.1016/j.yjmcc.2007.11.017)

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