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Bonanno Giambattista

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GIAMBATTISTA BONANNO PhD  -  Professor of Pharmacology

School of Medine and Pharmacy - Department of Pharmacy - University of Genoa (Italy) +390103532658  n  e-mail: Questo indirizzo email è protetto dagli spambots. È necessario abilitare JavaScript per vederlo.    


1987: Ph. D. in Pharmacology and Toxicology;   1978: Degree in Pharmacy (honors);   1977: Degree in Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Technologies (honors)

Professional experience

2012-today: Director of the Dept. of Pharmacy, School of Medicine and Pharmacy University of Genoa, Italy; 2010-2012:   Head of the Pharmacology and Toxicology Unit, Dept. of Pharmacy;    2009-2013:   Member of the Directory of the Italian Society of Neuroscience, General Secretary and  treasurer;   2007-today:  Member of the Ethic Committee (Pediatric Section ) or the Liguria Region (Italy);   2002-today:  Full Professor of Pharmacology;    1992-2002: Associate Professor;    1990-1992: Assistant Professor;   1988-1990: Postdoctoral Fellow;   1986-1987: Visiting Scientist, Inst. of Animal Physiology, Dept. of  Neuro-endocrinology, Cambridge, UK;   1984: Visiting Scientist, Institute of Pharmacology, University of Freiburg, Germany;    1984-1987: PhD Student;   1979-1983: Research Fellow;   1775-1978: Internship Student.

Current research

Glutamate neurotransmission and excitotoxicity in ALS;   influence of metabotropic glutamate receptors on neuron, astrocyte and microglia biochemistry and function in ALS;   modification of glutamate and GABA release mechanisms under stressing conditions and after antidepressant drug treatment.

bibliometric indices

Giambattista Bonanno is author of 165 publications (Regular Papers, Book Chapters, Proceedings) having:
-  total Impact Factor: 585.1 (JCR referred papers: 138 out of 165);
-  averaged Impact Factor: 4.24 (total Impact Factor/number of JCR referred papers);
-  total number of citations: 3685 (Scopus and WOS)
-  averaged number of citation:  27
-  h index: 34 (Scopus and WOS)


Carney KE, Milanese M, van Nierop P, Li KW, Oliet SH, Smit AB, Bonanno G*, Verheijen MH*. Proteomic analysis of gliosomes from mouse brain: identification and investigation of glial membrane proteins.  J. Proteome Res. 13: 5918-5927 2014   *equally contributed

Stifanese R., Averna M., De Tullio M., Pedrazzi M., Milanese M., Bonifacino T., Bonanno G., Pontremoli S., Melloni E. Role of calpain-1 in the early phase of experimental ALS.   Arch. Biochem. Biophys. 562: 1-8, 2014

Milanese M, Giribaldi F, Melone M, Bonifacino T, Musante I, Carminati E, Rossi P.I.A., Vergani L, Voci A, Conti F, Puliti A, Bonanno G. Knocking down metabotropic glutamate receptor 1 improves survival and disease progression in the SOD1G93A mouse model of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.  Neurobiol. Dis. 64: 48-59, 2014

Giribaldi F., Milanese M., Bonifacino T., Rossi P.I.A., Di Prisco S., Pittaluga A., Tacchetti C., Puliti A., Usai C., Bonanno G. Group I metabotropic glutamate autoreceptors induce abnormal glutamate exocytosis in a mouse model of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Neuropharmacology 56: 253-263, 2013

Uccelli A., Milanese M., Principato M.C., Morando S., Bonifacino T., Vergani L. , Giunti D., Voci A, Carminati E., Giribaldi F. , Caponnetto C., Bonanno G. Intravenous Mesenchymal Stem Cells Improve Survival and Motor Function in Experimental Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis.  Mol. Med. 18: 794-804, 2012

Milanese M, Zappettini S. Onofri F, Musazzi L, Tardito D, Bonifacino T, Messa M, Racagni G, Usai C, Benfenati F, Popoli P, Bonanno G   Abnormal exocytotic release of glutamate in a mouse model of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.  J Neurochem, 116: 1028-1042, 2011

Milanese M., Zappettini S., Jacchetti E., Bonifacino T., Cervetto C., Usai C., Bonanno G.  In-vitro activation of GAT1 transporters expressed in spinal cord gliosomes stimulates glutamate release that is abnormally elevated in the SOD1/G93A(+) mouse model of amyotrophioc lateral sclerosis. J. Neurochem. 113: 489-501,2010  

Stifanese R., Averna M., de tullio R., Pedrazzi M., Beccaria F., Salamino F., Milanese M., Bonanno G., Pontremoli S., Melloni E. Adaptative modifications in the calpain/calpastatin syatem in brain cells after persistent altration in Ca2+ homeostasis. J. Biol. Chem. 285: 631-643, 2010.          

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