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Limongi Dolores

Dolores Limongi is a biologist, specializing in Microbiology and Virology, with a PhD in Medical Microbiology, Immunology and Infectious Diseases. In addition, he is Associate Professor in MED/07 Microbiology and Medical Microbiology at San Raffaele Telematic University.

He is a Member of the Italian Society of Microbiology.

Former researcher at George Mason University (Virginia, USA) and the National Institute of Health.

He is currently head of the IRCCS San Raffaele Chronic Degenerative Disease Microbiology Research Laboratory and the IRCCS San Raffaele Microbiology Laboratory accredited within the regional CoroNet network.

He is responsible for research projects, accepted for funding on the basis of competitive calls that include peer review.

He has authored papers published in the national and international scientific literature in high-impact journals.

Research activity is mainly focused on the following topics:

study of microorganism-host interactions, with emphasis on the identification of intracellular factors involved in the control of viral replication and inflammatory response, as potential targets for innovative therapeutic strategies;
Identification and characterization of new natural and synthetic compounds with antimicrobial activity; study of relationships between different microorganisms in the pathogenesis of mixed infections;
Study of the mechanisms involved in the determination of antimicrobial drug sensitivity/resistance and identification of the role of microbial agents in the pathogenesis of chronic degenerative diseases.


Checconi, P.; Coni, C.; Limongi, D.; Baldelli, Saraa; Ciccarone, Fabio; De Angelis, Martae; Mengozzi, Manuela; Ghezzi, Pietro; Ciriolo, Maria Rosa; Nencioni, L., Palamara, A.T. Influenza virus replication is affected by glutaredoxin1-mediated protein deglutathionylation FASEB journal: official publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology, 2023, 37(2), pp. e22729
Prezioso C, Passerini S, Limongi D, Palamara AT, Moens U, Pietropaolo V COS-7 and SVGp12 Cellular Models to Study JCPyV Replication and MicroRNA Expression after Infection with Archetypal and Rearranged-NCCR Viral Strains. Viruses. 2022 Sep 17;14(9):2070. doi: 10.3390/v14092070.PMID: 36146876 Free PMC article
Vitiello L, Gatta L, Ilari S, Bonassi S, Cristina M, Ciatti F, Fini M, Proietti S, Russo P, Tomino C, Limongi D. Long Lasting Cellular Immune Response Induced by mRNA Vaccination: Implication for Prevention Strategies. Front Immunol. 2022 Mar 10;13:836495. doi: 10.3389/fimmu.2022.836495. PMID: 35359985; PMCID: PMC8961295.
Sarshar M, Scribano D, Limongi D, Zagaglia C, Palamara AT, Ambrosi C. Adaptive strategies of uropathogenic Escherichia coli CFT073: from growth in lab media to virulence during host cell adhesion. Int Microbiol. 2022 Aug;25(3):481-494. doi: 10.1007/s10123-022-00235-y. Epub 2022 Feb 2. PMID: 35106679.
Prezioso C, Ciotti M, Brazzini G, Piacentini F, Passerini S, Grimaldi A, Landi D, Nicoletti CG, Zingaropoli MA, Iannetta M, Altieri M, Conte A, Limongi D, Marfia GA, Ciardi MR, Mastroianni CM, Palamara AT, Moens U, Pietropaolo V. Diagnostic Value of JC Polyomavirus Viruria, Viremia, Serostatus and microRNA Expression in Multiple Sclerosis Patients Undergoing Immunosuppressive Treatment. J Clin Med. 2022 Jan 11;11(2):347. doi: 10.3390/jcm11020347. PMID: 35054041; PMCID: PMC8781243.
Baldelli S, Limongi D, Coni C, Ciccarone F, Ciotti M, Checconi P, Palamara AT, Ciriolo MR. BK Polyomavirus Activates HSF1 Stimulating Human Kidney Hek293 Cell Proliferation. Oxid Med Cell Longev. 2021 Nov 20;2021:9176993. doi: 10.1155/2021/9176993. PMID: 34845419; PMCID: PMC8627348.
Prezioso C, Grimaldi A, Landi D, Nicoletti CG, Brazzini G, Piacentini F, Passerini S, Limongi D, Ciotti M, Palamara AT, Marfia GA, Pietropaolo V. Risk Assessment of Progressive Multifocal Leukoencephalopathy in Multiple Sclerosis Patients during 1 Year of Ocrelizumab Treatment. Viruses. 2021 Aug 25;13(9):1684. doi: 10.3390/v13091684. PMID: 34578264; PMCID: PMC8473394.
Ambrosi C, Prezioso C, Checconi P, Scribano D, Sarshar M, Capannari M, Tomino C, Fini M, Garaci E, Palamara AT, De Chiara G, Limongi D. SARS-CoV-2: Comparative analysis of different RNA extraction methods. J Virol Methods. 2021 Jan;287:114008. doi: 10.1016/j.jviromet.2020.114008. Epub 2020 Nov 4. PMID: 33160015; PMCID: PMC7640895.
Limongi D, Baldelli S, Checconi P, Marcocci M, De Chiara G, Fraternale A, Magnani M, Ciriolo MR, Palamara AT. GSH-C4 Acts as Anti-inflammatory Drug in Different Models of Canonical and Cell Autonomous Inflammation Through NFKb Inhibition. Front Immunol. 2019 Feb 6;10:155. doi: 10.3389/fimmu.2019.00155.eCollection 2019. PubMed PMID: 30787932; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6372722.
(IF2018: 4,716; IF5 year:5,789; SJR-IMMUNOLOGY: Q1)

Checconi P, Limongi D, Baldelli S, Ciriolo MR, Nencioni L, Palamara AT. Role of Glutathionylation in Infection and Inflammation. Nutrients. 2019 Aug 20;11(8). pii: E1952. doi: 10.3390/nu11081952. Review. PubMed PMID: 31434242.
(IF2018: 4,171; IF5 year: 4,813; NUTRITIONS: Q1) (co-first name)
De Chiara G, Piacentini R, Fabiani M, Mastrodonato A, Marcocci ME, Limongi D, Napoletani G, Protto V, Coluccio P, Celestino I, Li Puma DD, Grassi C, Palamara AT. Recurrent herpes simplex virus-1 infection induces hallmarks of neurodegeneration and cognitive deficits in mice. PLoS Pathog. 2019 Mar 14;15(3):e1007617. doi: 10.1371/journal.ppat.1007617. eCollection 2019 Mar. PubMed PMID: 30870531; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6417650.
Enza Vernucci, Carlo Tomino, Francesca Molinari, Dolores Limongi, Michele Aventaggiato, Luigi Sansone, Marco Tafani and Matteo A Russo. Mitophagy and oxidative stress in cancer and aging.Focus on sirtuins and nanomaterials. Oxid Med Cell Longev. 2019 May 9;2019:6387357. doi:10.1155/2019/6387357. eCollection 2019. Review. PubMed PMID: 31210843; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6532280.
Noce A, Rovella V, Marrone G, Cattani G, Zingaretti V, Limongi D, D’Agostini C, Sorge R, Casasco M, Di Daniele N, Ricci G, Bocedi A. Hemodialysis biomarkers: total advanced glycation end products (AGEs) against oxidized human serum albumin (HSAox). Acta Diabetol. 2019 Sep 7. doi: 10.1007/s00592-019-01413-7. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 31494747.
Sara Baldelli, Fabio Ciccarone, Dolores Limongi, Paola Checconi, Anna Teresa Palamara and Maria Rosa Ciriolo.Glutathione and Nitric Oxide: key team players in use and disuse of skeletal muscle Nutrients. 2019
Limongi D, Baldelli S, Santi F, D’Agostini C, Palamara AT, Nencioni L, Ciotti M. Redox alteration in patients infected by different HCV genotypes. Infez Med. 2018 Sep 1;26(3):249-254. PubMed PMID: 30246768.
Di Sotto A, Checconi P, Celestino I, Locatelli M, Carissimi S, De Angelis M, Rossi V, Limongi D, Toniolo C, Martinoli L, Di Giacomo S, Palamara AT, Nencioni L. Antiviral and Antioxidant Activity of a Hydroalcoholic Extract from Humulus lupulus L. Oxid Med Cell Longev. 2018 Jul 24;2018:5919237. doi: 10.1155/2018/5919237. eCollection 2018. PubMed PMID: 30140367; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6081516.
Pica F, Gaziano R, Casalinuovo IA, Moroni G, Buè C, Limongi D, D’Agostini C, Tomino C, Perricone R, Palamara AT, Sinibaldi Vallebona P, Garaci E. Serum thymosin alpha 1 levels in normal and pathological conditions. Expert Opin Biol Ther. 2018 Jul;18(sup1):13-21. doi: 10.1080/14712598.2018.1474197. Review. PubMed PMID: 30063864.

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  • Immunology  | 
  • Infectious Diseases  | 
  • Medical Microbiology  | 
  • Microbiology and Virology