International Journal of Plant Research

International Journal of Plant Research publishes the best original research papers in all key areas of modern plant biology from the world's leading laboratories, International Journal of Plant Research provides a dynamic forum for this ever growing international research community. It is an international publication that gathers and disseminates fundamental knowledge in all areas of plant sciences.

Palmiro Poltronieri

Editorial Board Member of International Journal of Plant Research

Staff Scientist, National Research Council, Italy

Research Areas

Biotechnology, RNA, Riboregulation, Proteins


2001-2005Ph.DBiochemistry Institute, Faculty of Medicine, University in Verona
1996-1997Post-doctoralInstitute of Basic Medical Sciences, Tsukuba
1987BachelorBiological Sciences, at Lecce University


2001-PresentResearcher, AgroFood Department of National Research Council
1999-2001Researcher, temporary position, at National Research Council of Italy, IRBA-CNR, Institute of Agrofood Biotechnology in Lecce

Publications: Conferences/Workshops/Symposiums/Journals/Books

[1]  Menegazzi M., Grassi-Zucconi G., Carcereri De Prati A., Ogura T., Poltronieri P., Nyunoya H., Shiratori-Nyunoya Y., Miwa M., Suzuki H. Differential expression of poly (ADP-ribose) polymerase and DNA polymerase ß in rat tissues. Exp. Cell Research, 1991, 197: 66-74.
[2]  Leo G., Cappiello G., Poltronieri P., Giardina C., Manca C., Storelli C., Marsigliante S. Tamoxifen Binding Sites heterogeneity in breast cancer: a comparative study with Steroid Hormone Receptors. European Journal of Cancer, 1991, 27, n.4: 452-456.
[3]  Miwa M., Hanai S., Masuda H., Koyama Y., Hayashi T., Yoshida Y., Poltronieri P., Maeshima K., Kobayashi S., Okada M., Uchida K. Analysis of biological function of poly (ADP-ribosyl)ation in Drosophila melanogaster. Biochimie, 1995, 77: 466-471.
[4]  Poltronieri. P, Yokota T, Koyama Y, Hanai S, Uchida K, Miwa M. PARP cleavage in the apoptotic pathway in S2 cells from Drosophila melanogaster. Biochemistry Cell. Biology 1997, 75 (4): 445-449.
[5]  Kawamura T., Hanai S., Yokota T., Hayashi T., Poltronieri P., Miwa M., Uchida K. An alternative form of poly(ADP-ribose) polymerase in Drosophila melanogaster and its ectopic expression in rat-1 cells. Biochem. Biophys. Res. Commun. 1998, 251 (1): 35-40.
[6]  Santino A, Gallo T, Leone A, Poltronieri P, Zacheo G. Purification and characterisation of a novel papain inhibitor from common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris) seed. Physiologia plantarum, 1998, 104: 293-298.
[7]  Miwa M., Hanai S., Poltronieri P., Uchida M., Uchida K. Functional analysis of poly(ADP-ribose) polymerase in Drosophila melanogaster. Mol. Cell. Biochemistry. 1999, 193:103-108.
[8]  Cappello, M.S., Laddomada, B., Poltronieri, P., Zacheo, G., 2001. Characterisation of LAB strains in typical Salento's Pecorino cheese. In: Mededelingen Faculteit Landbouwkundige en Toegepaste Biologische Wetenschappen Universiteit Gent, vol. 66, 3B, 569-72.
[9]  Poltronieri P, Cappello MS, Dohmae N, Conti A, Fortunato D, Pastorello EA, Ortolani C. Zacheo G. Identification and characterisation of the IgE-binding proteins 2S albumin and conglutin γ in almond (Prunus dulcis) seeds. Int. Arch. Allergy Immunol 2002, 128 (2) 97-104.
[10]  A.S. Speransky, A.A. Krinitsina, P. Poltronieri, P. Fasano, A. Santino, A.M. Bogacheva, A.B. Shevelev, T.A. Valueva Molecular cloning of Kunitz-type proteinase inhibitor group B genes from potato. Biochemistry (Moskow) 2005, 70, 3, 292-299.
[11]  Santino A, Poltronieri P, Mita G. Advances on plant products with potential to control toxigenic fungi. Food Additives Contaminants, 2005, 22 (4):389-95.
[12]  Krinitsina A.A, Speransky A.S, Poltronieri P, Santino A, Bogacheva A.M, Buza N.L, Protsenko M.A, Shevelev A.B. Cloning of polygalacturonase inhibitor protein (PGIP) genes from S. brevidens Fill. Russian J. of Genetics, 2006, 42, 4:376-84.
[13]  Speransky A.S., F. Cimaglia, A.A. Krinitsina, P. Poltronieri, P. Fasano, .M. Bogacheva, A.B. Shevelev, A. Valueva., D. Haltermann, A. Santino. Kunitz-type protease inhibitors group B from S. palustre. Biotechnol J., 2007, 2(11):1417-1424.
[14]  Poltronieri P, D'Urso OF, Blaiotta G, Morea M. DNA arrays and membrane hybridization methods for screening six Lactobacillus species common in food products. Food Analyt. Methods, 2008, 3:171-180.
[15]  De Lorenzis E., Semeraro C., De Blasi M.D., Mita G., Poltronieri P. Emulsions based on the interactions between lactoferrin and chitosans. Food Biophysics, 2008, 3:169-173.
[16]  Hubert J, Münzbergová Z, Nesvorná M, Poltronieri P, Santino A. Acaricidal effects of natural six-carbon and nine-carbon aldehydes on stored-product mites. Exp Appl Acarol. 2008, 44:315-21.
[17]  Mallardo M, Poltronieri P, D'Urso OF. Non-protein coding RNA biomarkers and differential expression in cancers. A review. J Exp Clin Cancer Research 2008, 27:19.
[18]  D'Urso OF, De Blasi MD, Manera MG, Latronico MF, Rella R, Poltronieri P. Listeria monocytogenes detection with surface plasmon resonance and protein arrays. IEEE Sensors J, 2008, 8: 458-461.
[19]  D'Urso, P. Poltronieri, S. Marsigliante, C. Storelli, M. Hernandez, D. Rodrıguez Lazaro. A filtration-based real-time PCR method for the quantitative detection of viable Salmonella enterica and Listeria monocytogenes in food samples. Food Microbiology 2009, 26:311-316.
[20]  Poltronieri P, De Blasi M.D., D'Urso O.F. Detection of Listeria monocytogenes through RealTime PCR and biosensor methods. Plant, Soil, Environment, 2009, 9:363-369.
[21]  Rossi A, D'Urso OF, Gatto G, Poltronieri P, Ferracin M., Remondelli P, M.G. Caporaso, M. Negrini, Bonatti S, Mallardo M. Non-coding RNAs expression profile changes after Retinoid induced differentiation of the promyelocytic cell line NB4. BMC Research Notes, 2010, 3:24.
[22]  Poltronieri P, Cimaglia F, Santino A, De Blasi MD, Krizkova-Kudlikova I, Liu S, Wang Y, Wang Y. Protein chips for detection of mite allergens using Kunitz-type protease inhibitors. 2010, Biotechnol. J., vol 5, n. 6, 582-587.
[23]  Cappello M.S., Poltronieri P, Blaiotta G, Zacheo G. Molecular and physiological characteristics of a grape yeast strain containing atypical genetic material. Int. J. Food Microbiol., 2010 144:72-80.
[24]  Santino A., Bonsegna S, De Domenico S, Poltronieri P. Plant oxylipins and their contribution to plant defence. Curr. Topics Plant Biology, 2010, 11: 103-111.
[25]  Poltronieri P, Bonsegna S, De Domenico S, Santino A. Molecular mechanisms of abiotic stress response in plants. Field Vegetable Crops Research, 2011, 48(1): 15-24.
[26]  Baruzzi F, Poltronieri P, Quero GM, Morea M., Morelli L. An in vitro protocol for direct isolation of potential probiotic lactobacilli from raw bovine milk and traditional fermented milks. Appl. Microbiol Biotechnol. 2011, 90, 331-342.
[27]  De Domenico S., Bonsegna S., Lenucci MS, Poltronieri P., Di Sansebastiano G.P., Santino A. Localisation of seed oil body proteins in tobacco protoplasts reveals specific mechanisms of protein targeting to leaf lipid droplets. J. Integrat. Plant Biol. Sep 26. doi: 10.1111/j.1744-7909.2011.01077.x. [Epub ahead of print].
[28]  Erban, T., Poltronieri, P., Stara, J. A novel microplate-based HPLC-fluorescence assay for determination of NADPH-cytochrome P450 reductase activity. Biomed. Chromatography, Accepted. 2012, in press.