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2016

D'Agostino, S.; Di Pietrantonio, F.; Benetti, M.; Cannata, D.; Cavagnaro, M.; Sardari, D.; Stano, P.; Ramundo-Orlando, A.
Small-size wire phantom to study the effect of MMW on nerve fibre.
In: Proceedings of the IEEE 2016 41st International Conference on Infrared, Millimeter, and Terahertz Waves (IRMMW-THz), 2016. IEEE, New York. doi: 10.1109/IRMMW-THz.2016.7758455; pp. 1-2.

Sanchez-Lamar, A.; Piloto-Ferrer, J.; Fiore, M.; Stano, P.; Cozzi, R.; Tofani, D.; Cundari, E.; Francisco, M.; Romero, A.; González, M. L.; Degrassi, F.
Xanthium strumarium extract inhibits mammalian cell proliferation through mitotic spindle disruption madiated by xanthatin.
Journal of Ethnopharmacology 2016, 194, 781-788.

Bracciali, A.; Cataldo, E.; Damiano, L.; Felicioli, C.; Marangoni, R.; Stano, P.
From cells as computation to cells as apps.
In: History and Philosophy of Computing. Third International Conference, HaPoC 2015, Pisa, Italy, October 8-11, 2015. Revised Selected Papers. F. Gadducci and M. Tavosanis (Eds.). IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology 2016, 487, 116-130.

Damiano, L.; Kuruma, Y.; Stano, P.
What can synthetic biology offer to artificial intelligence (and vice versa)? (Editorial).
Biosystems 2016, 148, 1-3.

Damiano, L.; Kuruma, Y.; Stano, P. (Eds.)
SPECIAL ISSUE: What can synthetic biology offer to artificial intelligence (and vice versa)?
Biosystems 2016, Volume 148 (pp. 1-61).

Cervelli, M.; Leonetti, A.; Cervoni, L.; Ohkubo, S.; Xhani, M.; Stano, P.; Federico, R.; Polticelli, F.; Mariottini, P.; Agostinelli, E.
Stability of spermine oxidase to thermal and chemical denaturation: comparison with bovine serum amine oxidase.
Amino Acids 2016 48, 2283-2291.

Luisi, P. L.
The synthetic approach in biology: Epistemic notes for synthetic biology.
In: Life Together: Science, Philosophy and Theology on the Relational Character of Living Beings. A. Aguilar and R. Pascual (Eds.), Ateneo Pontificio Regina Apostolorum, IF Press 2016, pages 43-58.

Stano, P.; Luisi, P. L.
Theory and construction of semi-synthetic minimal cells.
In: Synthetic Biology Handbook, D. N. Nesbeth (Ed.), CRC Press 2016, pages 209-258.

Rossi, F. Mavelli, P. Stano, D. Caivano (Eds.)
Advances in Artificial Life, Evolutionary Computation and Systems Chemistry. 10th Italian Workshop, WIVACE 2015, Bari, Italy, September 22-25, 2015, Revised Selected Papers.
Communications in Computer and Information Science, Volume 587, Springer International Publishing AG Switzerland, 2016.

Mavelli, F.; Altamura, E.; Stano, P.
Giant vesicles as compartmentalized bio-reactors: a 3D modelling approach.
Communications in Computer and Information Science 2016, 587, 184-196.

Miele, Y.; Bánsági, T. J.; Taylor, A.; Stano, P.; Rossi, F.
Engineering enzyme-driven dynamic behaviour in lipid vesicles.
Communications in Computer and Information Science 2016, 587, 187-208.

2015

Mavelli, F.; Stano, P.
Experiments and numerical modelling on the capture and concentration of transcription-translation machinery inside vesicles.
Artificial Life 2015, 21, 445-463.

Stano, P.; Mavelli. F. Protocells Models in Origin of Life and Synthetic Biology (Editorial).
MDPI Life 2015, 5, 1700-1702.

Luisi, P. L. Chemistry Constraints on the Origin of Life
Israel Journal of Chemistry 2015, 55, 906-918.

Souza, T. P.; Holzer, M.; Stano, P.; Steiniger, F.; May, S.; Schubert, R.; Fahr, A.; Luisi, P. L.
New insights into the growth and transformation of vesicles: a free-flow electrophoresis study.
Journal of Physical Chemistry B 2015, 119, 12212-12223.

Gallo, V.; Stano, P.; Luisi, P. L.
Protein synthesis in sub-micrometer water-in-oil droplets.
ChemBioChem 2015, 16, 2073-2079.

Mavelli, F.; Marangoni, R.; Stano, P.
A simple protein synthesis model for the PURE system operation.
Bulletin of Mathematical Biology 2015, 77, 1185-1212.

Altamura, E.; Stano, P.; Walde, P.; Mavelli, F.
Giant vesicles as micro-sized enzymatic reactors: perspectives and recent experimental advancements.
International Journal of Unconventional Computing 2015, 11, 5-21.

Cervelli, M.; Polticelli, F.; Angelucci, E.; Di Muzio, E.; Stano, P.; Mariottini, P.
Pacific oyster polyamine oxidase: a protein missing link in invertebrate evolution.
Amino Acids 2015, 47, 949-961.

Stano, P.; Souza, T.; Carrara, P.; Altamura, E.; D’Aguanno, E.; Caputo, M.; Luisi, P. L.; Mavelli, F.
Recent biophysical issues about the preparation of solute-filled lipid vesicles.
Mechanics of Advanced Materials and Structures 2015, 22, 748-759.

D’Aguanno, E.; Altamura, E.; Mavelli, F.; Fahr, A.; Stano, P.; Luisi, P. L.
Physical routes to primitive cells: An experimental model based on the spontaneous entrapment of enzymes inside micrometer-sized liposomes.
MDPI Life 2015, 5, 969-996.

Stano, P.
Origin of Life Research.
In: Discoveries in Modern Science: Exploration, Invention, Technology, J. Trefil (Ed.), Farmington Hills: Macmillan, 2015, vol. 2, pp. 823-831.

2014

Luisi, P. L.
The minimal autopoietic unit.
Origins of Life and Evolution of the Biosphere 2014, 44, 335-338.

Luisi, P. L.; Stano, P.; Souza, T.
Spontaneous overcrowding in liposomes as possible origin of metabolism.
Origins of Life and Evolution of the Biosphere 2014, 44, 313-317.

Luisi, P. L.
A New Start from Ground Zero?
Origins of Life and Evolution of the Biosphere 2014, 44, 303-306.

Luisi, P. L.; Kuruma, Y.
Open Questions on the Origin of Life (OQOL)—Introduction to the Special Issue. A workshop in association with the Origins 2014 meeting.
Origins of Life and Evolution of the Biosphere 2014, 44, 267-268.

Souza, T.; Fahr, A.; Luisi, P. L.; Stano, P.
Spontaneous encapsulation and concentration of biological macromolecules in liposomes: an intriguing phenomenon and its relevance in origins of life.
Journal of Molecular Evolution 2014, 79, 179-192.

Luisi, P. L.; Chiarabelli, C.; Stano, P.
Editorial overview: Synthetic Biology.
Current Opinion in Chemical Biology 2014, 22, v-vii.

Mavelli, F.; Rampioni, G.; Damiano, L.; Messina, M.; Leoni, L.; Stano, P.
Molecular communication technology: general considerations on the use of synthetic cells and some hints from in silico modeling.
In: Advances in Artificial Life and Evolutionary Computation, C. Pizzuti, G. Spezzano (Eds.), Communications in Computer and Information Science 2014, 445, 169-189.

Stano, P.; Wodlei, F.; Carrara, P.; Ristori, S.; Marchettini, N.; Rossi, F.
Approaches to molecular communication between synthetic compartments based on encapsulated chemical oscillators.
In: Advances in Artificial Life and Evolutionary Computation, C. Pizzuti, G. Spezzano (Eds.), Communications in Computer and Information Science 2014, 445, 58-74.

Walde, P.; Umakoshi, H.; Stano, P.; Mavelli, F.
Emergent properties arising from the assembly of amphiphiles. Artificial vesicle membranes as reaction promoters and regulators.
Chemical Communications 2014, 50, 10177-10197.

Rampioni, G.; Mavelli, F.; Damiano, L., D’Angelo, F.; Messina, M.; Leoni, L.; Stano, P.
A synthetic biology approach to bio-chem-ICT: first moves towards chemical communication between synthetic and natural cells.
Natural Computing 2014, 13, 333-349.

Mavelli, F.; Altamura, E.; Stano, P.
In silico minimal cell model systems.
In: Proceedings of the 2014 Workshop on Complex Systems Modelling and Simulation, S. Stepney and P. S. Andrews (Eds.), Luniver Press 2014, pp. 85-88. (ISBN-10: 1-905986-41-6; ISBN-13: 978-1-905986-41-5).

Le Chevelier Isaad, A.; Carrara, P.; Stano, P.; Krishnakumar, K. S.; Lafont, D.; Buchet, R.; Bouchu, D.; Albrieux, F.; Strazewski, P.
A hydrophobic disordered peptide spontaneously anchors a covalently bound RNA hairpin to giant lipidic vesicles.
Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry 2014, 12, 6363-6373.

Cervelli, M.; Angelucci, E.; Stano, P.; Leboffe, L.; Federico, R.; Antonini, G.; Mariottini, P.; Polticelli, F.
The Glu216-Ser218 pocket is a major determinant of spermine oxidase substrate specificity.
Biochemical Journal, 2014, 461, 453-459.

Chiarabelli, C.; Luisi, P. L.
Chemical Synthetic Biology
Science Progress 2014, 97, 48-61.

Luisi, P. L.
Prebiotic reaction networks?
Mol. Syst. Biol. 2014, 10, 729.

Cervelli, M.; Angelucci, E.; Stano, P.; Leboffe, L.; Federico, R.; Antonini, G.; Mariottini, P.; Polticelli, F.
The Glu216-Ser218 pocket is a major determinant of spermine oxidase substrate specificity.
Biochemical Journal, 2014, 461, 453-459.

Piloto Ferrer, J.; Cozzi, R.; Cornetta, T.; Stano, P.; Fiore, M.; Degrassi, F.; De Salvia, R.; Remigio, A.; Francisco, M.; Quiñones, O.; Valdivia, D.; González, M. L.; Sánchez-Lamar, A.; Pérez, C.; Sánchez-Lamar, A.
Xanthium strumarium L. extracts produce DNA damage mediated by cytotoxicity in in vitro assays but does not induce micronucleus in mice.
BioMed Research International 2014, 2014, 575197.

Chiarabelli, C.; Stano, P.; Luisi, P. L.
Chemical Synthetic Biology projects: Never Born Biopolymers and synthetic cells.
In: Synthetic Biology: Volume 1. M. Ryadnov, L. Brunsveld, H. Suga (Eds.), Royal Society of Chemistry 2014, 1, 292-329.

Stano, P.; Rampioni, G.; Damiano, L.; D’Angelo, F.; Carrara, P.; Leoni, L.; Luisi, P. L.
Towards the engineering of chemical communication between semi-synthetic and natural cells.
In: “Evolution, Complexity and Artificial Life”, S. Cagnoni, M. Mirolli, M. Villani (Eds.), Springer, Dordrecht, 2014, pp. 91-104.

Adamala, K., Anella, F.; Wieczorek, R.; Stano, P.; Chiarabelli, C.; Luisi, P. L.
Open questions in origin of life: experimental studies on the origin of nucleic acids and proteins with specific and functional sequences by a chemical synthetic biology approach.
Computational and Structural Biotechnology Journal 2014, 9, e201402004.

Ahou, A.; Martignago, D.; Alabdallah, O.; Tavazza, R.; Stano, P.; Macone, A.; Pivato, M.; Masi, A.; Rambla, J. L.; Vera-Sirera, F.; Angelini, R.; Federico, R.; Tavladoraki, P.
A plant spermine oxidase/dehydrogenase regulated by proteasome and polyamines.
Journal of Experimental Botany 2014, 65, 1585-1603.

Mavelli, F.; Altamura, E.; Cassidei, L.; Stano, P.
Theoretical approaches to minimal artificial cells.
Entropy 2014, 16, 2488-2511.

2013

Luisi, P. L.
The Origins of Life at a Bhuddist Monastery in Bhutan
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Stano, P.; Luisi, P. L.
Semi-synthetic minimal cells: Origin and recent developments.
Curr. Opin. Biotech. 2013, 24, 1-6.

Stano, P.; Luisi, P. L.
Construire une cellule de toutes pieces.
Les Dossiers de La Recherche 2013, 2, 54-57.

Calviello, L.; Stano, P.; Mavelli, F.; Luisi, P. L.; Marangoni, R.
Quasi-cellular systems: stochastic simulation analysis at nanoscale range.
BMC Bioinformatics 2013, 14(Suppl. 7), S7.

Stano, P.; Souza, T. P.; Kuruma, Y.; Carrara, P.; Luisi, P. L.
Semi-synthetic minimal cells: biochemical, physical and technological aspects.
In: Synthetic Biology: Tools and Applications. H. Zhao (Ed.), Academic Press-Elsevier, Amsterdam, 2013. Pp. 261-276.

Pesiri, V.; La Rosa, P.; Stano, P.; Acconcia, F.
Identification of an estrogen receptor alpha non-covalent ubiquitin binding surface: role in 17beta-estradiol-induced transcriptional activity.
Journal of Cell Science, 2013, 126, 2577-2582.

Scognamiglio, V.; Stano, P.; Polticelli, F.; Antonacci, A.; Dimova Lambreva, M.; Pochetti, G.; Giardi, M. T.; Rea, G.
Design and biophysical characterization of atrazine-sensing peptides mimicking the Chlamydomonas reinhardtii plastoquinone binding niche.
Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 2013, 15, 13108-13115.

Mavelli, F.; Caputo, M.; Altamura, E.; Stano, P.
Stochastic simulations of minimal cell model systems.
In: Proceedings of the 12th Joint European Thermodynamics Conference, JETC 2013, M. Pilotelli and G.P. Beretta (Eds), ISBN 978-88-89252-22-2, Snoopy, Brescia, Italy, 2013, pp. 73-81.

Stano, P.; D’Aguanno, E.; Carrara, P.; Fahr, A.; Luisi, P. L.
Recent advancements in synthetic cells research.
In: Advances in Artificial Life, ECAL 2013: Proceedings of the Twelfth European Conference on the Synthesis and Simulation of Living Systems (2-6 September 2013, Taormina, Italy); P. Liò, O. Miglino, G. Nicosia, S. Nolfi, M. Pavone (Eds.), MIT Press (e-book, ISBN 978-0-262-31709-2) 2013, pp. 1160-1161.

Grotzky, A.; Altamura, E.; Adamcik, J.; Carrara, P.; Stano, P.; Mavelli, F.; Nauser, T.; Mezzenga, R.; Schlüter, A. D.; Walde, P.
Structure and enzymatic properties of molecular dendronized polymer-enzyme conjugates and their entrapment inside giant vesicles.
Langmuir 2013, 29, 10831-10840.

Cabré, E. J.; Sánchez-Gorostiaga, A.; Carrara, P.; Ropero, N.; Casanova, M.; Palacios, P.; Stano, P.; Jiménez, M.; Rivas, G.; Vicente, M.
Bacterial division proteins induce vesicle collapse and cell membrane invagination.
J. Biol. Chem. 2013, 288, 26625-26634.

Rampioni, G.; Damiano, L.; Messina, M.; D’Angelo, F.; Leoni, L.; Stano, P.
Chemical communication between synthetic and natural cells: a possible experimental design.
Electronic Proceedings in Theoretical Computer Sciences 2013, 130, 14-26.

Chiarabelli, C.; Stano, P.; Luisi, P. L.
Chemical synthetic biology: a mini-review.
Frontiers in Microbiotechnology, Ecotoxicology and Bioremediation 2013, 4, 285.

Stano, P.; D’Aguanno, E.; Bolz, J.; Fahr, A.; Luisi, P. L.
A remarkable self-organization process as the origin of primitive functional cells.
Angewandte Chemie International Edition 2013, 52, 13397-13400.

2012

Di Donato, L.; Cataldo, M.; Stano, P.; Massa, R.; Ramundo-Orlando A.
Permeability changes of cationic liposomes loaded with carbonic anhydrase induced by millimeter waves radiation.
Radiation Research 2012, 178, 437-446.

Raine, D., Luisi, P. L.
Open Questions on the Origin of Life (OQOL)
Orig. Life Evol. Biosph. 2012, 42, 379-383.

Souza, T.; Stano, P.; Steiniger, F.; D'Aguanno, E.; Altamura, E.; Fahr, A.; Luisi, P. L.
Encapsulation of Ferritin, Ribosomes, and Ribo-Peptidic Complexes Inside Liposomes: Insights Into the Origin of Metabolism.
Orig. Life Evol. Biosph. 2012, 42, 421-428.

Lucantoni, M.; Luisi, P. L.
On the Universality of the Living: A Few Epistemological Notes.
Orig. Life Evol. Biosph. 2012, 42, 399-401.

Chessari, S.; Luisi, P. L.
On evidence: The lack of evidence for prebiotic macromolecular synthesis.
Orig. Life Evol. Biosph. 2012, 42, 411-415.

Luisi, P. L.
An open question on the origin of life: the first forms of metabolism.
Chemistry & Biodiversity 2012, 9, 2635-2647.

Wieczorek, R.; Doerr, M.; Chotera, A.; Luisi, P. L.; Monnard, P. A.
Formation of RNA phosphodiester bond by histidine-containing dipeptides
ChemBioChem 2012, 14, 217-223.

Stano, P.
Autopoietic self-reproduction as a distinctive feature of structural and dynamic organization in microcompartment systems: From self-assembled micelles to synthetic cells.
In: "Self-Healing at the Nanoscale: Mechanisms and Key Concepts of Natural and Artificial Systems", V. Amendola, M. Meneghetti (Eds.), CRC Press Taylor & Francis Group, Boca Raton, 2012. Pp. 333-356.

Lazzerini-Ospri, L.; Stano, P.; Luisi, P. L.; Marangoni, R.
Characterization of the emergent properties of a synthetic quasi-cellular system.
BMC Bioinformatics, 2012 13, S9.

Stano, P.; Rampioni, G.; Damiano, F.; D'Angelo, F.; Carrara, P.; Leoni, L.; Luisi, P. L.
Experimental perspectives for a chemical communication between synthetic and natural cells.
Proceedings of the Italian Workshop on Artificial Life and Evolutionary Computation WIVACE (Parma, 20-21 February 2012); ISBN 978-88-903581-2-8 (Published on CD), S. Cagnoni, M. Mirolli, M. Villani (Eds.), 2012, Pp. 1-12.

 

Chiarabelli, C.; Stano, P., Anella, F., Carrara, P., Luisi, P. L.
Approaches to chemical synthetic biology.
FEBS Letters 2012, 586, 2138-2145.

Stano, P.; Rampioni, G.; Carrara, P.; Damiano, L.; Leoni, L.; Luisi, P. L.
Semi-synthetic minimal cells as a tool for biochemical ICT.
Biosystems 2012, 109, 24-34.

Bersini, H.; Stano, P.; Luisi, P. L.; Bedau, M. (Guest Editors)
Philosophical and scientific perspectives on emergence (Special Issue: International School on Complexity - Emergence in the physical and biological world: a notion in search of clarification).
Synthese 2012, Volume 185, Pp. 165-317.

Bersini, H.; Stano, P.; Luisi, P. L.; Bedau, M.
Philosophical and scientific perspectives on emergence.
Synthese 2012, 185, 165-169.

Odorisio, T.; De Luca, N.; Vesci, L.; Luisi, P. L.; Stano, P.; Zambruno, G.; Pisano, C.
The atypical retinoid E-3-(3'-Adamantan-1-yl-4'-methoxybiphenyl-4-yl)-2-propenoic acid (ST1898) displays comedolytic activity in the rhino mouse model.
Eur. J. Dermatol. 2012, 22, 505-511.

Carrara, P.; Stano, P.; Luisi, P. L.
Giant vesicles 'colonies': a model for primitive cell communities.
ChemBioChem 2012, 13, 1497-1502.

Maturana, H. R.; Bitbol, M.; Luisi, P. L.
The transcendence of the observer. Discussions at the conference "The Ethical Meaning of Francisco Varela's Thought"
Constructivist Foundations 2012, 7, 174-179.

Luisi, P. L.
The synthetic approach in biology: epistemic notes for synthetic biology
In Origin(s) of Design in Nature - A fresh, interdisciplinary look at how design emerges in complex systems, especially life, L. Swan, R. Gordon, J. Seckbach (Eds.), Springer, Dordrecht 2012 pp. 525-537.

2011

Stano, P.; Kuruma, Y.; Souza, T.; Carrara, P., Luisi, P. L.
Synthetic Biology and the Minimal Cell Project.
In: "4th European Conference on Chemistry for Life Sciences - Budapest, Hungary, August 31 - September 3, 2011", M. Kiss, A. Perczel (Eds.), Medimond, Pianoro (Italy), 2011. Pp. 109-112.

Luisi, P. L.
My encounters with Francisco Varela.
Systems Research and Behavioral Science 2011, 28, 689-695.

Mangino, G.; Percario, Z. A.; Fiorucci, G.; Vaccari, G.; Acconcia, F.; Chiarabelli, C.; Leone, S.; Noto, A.; Horenkamp, F. A.; Manrique, S.; Romeo, G.; Polticelli, F.; Geyer, M.; Affabris, E.
HIV-1 Nef Induces Proinflammatory State in Macrophages through Its Acidic Cluster Domain: Involvement of TNF Alpha Receptor Associated Factor 2.
PLoS One 2011, 6, e22982.

Luisi, P. L.; Stano, P. (Eds.)
The minimal cell. The Biophysics of Cell Compartment and the Origin of Cell Functionality Springer, Dordrecht 2011.

Luisi, P. L.
Preface. In: "The minimal cell. The Biophysics of Cell Compartment and the Origin of Cell Functionality",
P. L. Luisi; P. Stano (Eds.), Springer, Dordrecht, 2011. Pp. v-vii.

Stano, P.; Souza, T. P.; Allegretti, M.; Kuruma, Y.; Luisi, P. L.
New and unexpected insights on the formation of protocells from a synthetic biology approach: The case of entrapment of biomacromolecules and protein synthesis inside vesicles.
In: "The minimal cell. The Biophysics of Cell Compartment and the Origin of Cell Functionality", P. L. Luisi; P. Stano (Eds.), Springer, Dordrecht, 2011. Pp. 195-216.

Luisi, P. L.; Chiarabelli, C. (Eds.)
Chemical Synthetic Biology.
Wiley, Chichester, 2011.

Luisi, P. L.
Introduction. In: "Chemical Synthetic Biology"
P. L. Luisi, C. Chiarabelli (Eds.), Wiley, Chichester, 2011. Pp. 1-4.

De Lucrezia, D.; Anella, F.; Chiarabelli, C.; Luisi, P. L.
Never-Born RNAs: Versatile Modules for Chemical Synthetic Biology.
In: "Chemical Synthetic Biology" P. L. Luisi, C. Chiarabelli (Eds.), Wiley, Chichester, 2011. Pp. 47-68.

Chiarabelli, C.; Portela-Pallares, C.; Quintarelli, A.
Searching for de novo Totally Random Amino Acid Sequences.
In: "Chemical Synthetic Biology" P. L. Luisi, C. Chiarabelli (Eds.), Wiley, Chichester, 2011. Pp. 155-174.

Stano, P.; Ferri, F.; Luisi, P. L.
Semi-Synthetic Minimal Living Cells.
In: "Chemical Synthetic Biology" P. L. Luisi, C. Chiarabelli (Eds.), Wiley, Chichester, 2011. Pp. 247-286.

Luisi, P. L.
The Synthetic Approach in Biology: Epistemological Notes for Synthetic Biology.
In: "Chemical Synthetic Biology" P. L. Luisi, C. Chiarabelli (Eds.), Wiley, Chichester, 2011. Pp. 343-362.

Norris, V.; Zemirline, A.; Amar, P.; Audinot, J. N.; Ballet, P.; Ben-Jacob, E.; Bernot, G.; Beslon, G.; Cabin, a.; Fanchon, E.; Giavitto, J.-L.; Glade, N.; Greussay, P.; Grondin, Y.; Foster, J. A.; Hutzler, G.; Jost, J.; Kepes, F.; Michel, O.; Molina, F.; Signorini, J.; Stano, P.; Thierry, A. R.
Computing with bacterial constituents, cells and populations: From bioputing to bactoputing.
Theory in Biosciences 2011, 130, 211-228.

Stano, P., Luisi, P. L.
On the construction of minimal cell models in synthetic biology and origins of life studies.
In: "Design and Analysis of Biomolecular Circuits: Engineering Approaches to Systems and Synthetic Biology", H. Koeppl; G. Setti; M. Di Bernardo; D. Densmore (Eds.), Springer, Dordrecht, 2011. Pp. 337-368.

Stano, P.
Minimal cells: Relevance and interplay of physical and biochemical factors.
Biotechnology Journal 2011, 6, 850-859.

Adamala, K.; Luisi, P. L.
Experimental systems to explore life origin: perspectives for understanding primitive mechanisms of cell division.
In: Cell Cycle in Development. Results and Problems in Cell Differentiation; J. Z. Kubiak (Ed.) Springer-Verlag; Berlin Heidelberg 2011, 53, 1-9.

Stano, P.; Carrara, P.; Souza, T., Luisi, P. L.
An update on the minimal cell project: From the physics of solute encapsulation to the experimental modeling of cell communities.
In: "Advances in Artificial Life, ECAL 2011: Proceedings of the Eleventh European Conference on the Synthesis and Simulation of Living Systems", T. Lenaerts, M. Giacobini, H. Bersini, P. Bourgine, M. Dorigo and R. Doursat (Eds.), MIT Press, Cambridge (MA), 2011. Pp. 779-780.

Stano, P.
Advances in minimal cell models: A new approach to synthetic biology and origin of life.
In "Progress in Molecular and Environmental Bioengineering – From Analysis and Modeling to Technology Applications" A. Carpi (Ed.), Intech - Open Access Publisher, Rijeka, Croatia, 2011. Pp. 23-44.

Souza, T.; Steiniger, F.; Stano, P.; Fahr, A., Luisi, P. L.
Spontaneous crowding of ribosomes and proteins inside vesicles: A possible mechanism for the origin of cell metabolism.
ChemBioChem 2011, 12, 2325-2330.

Anella, F.; Chiarabelli, C.; De Lucrezia, D.; Luisi, P. L.
Stability Studies on Random Folded RNAs ("Never Born RNAs"), Implications for the RNAWorld.
Chemistry & Biodiversity 2011, 8, 1422-1432.

Luisi, P. L.; Stano, P.
Minimal cell mimicry.
Nature Chemistry 2011, 3, 755-756.

Stano, P.; Carrara, P.; Kuruma, Y.; Souza, T.; Luisi, P. L.
Compartmentalized reactions as a case of soft-matter biotechnology: Synthesis of proteins and nucleic acids inside lipid vesicles.
Journal of Material Chemistry 2011, 21, 18887-18902.

Bitbol, M.; Luisi, P. L.
Science and the self-referentiality of consciousness.
Journal of Cosmology 2011, 14, 438-454.


2010

Tavladoraki, P.; Cervelli, M.; Antonangeli, F.; Minervini, G.; Stano, P.; Federico, R.; Mariottini, P.; Polticelli, F.
Probing mammalian spermine oxidase enzyme-substrate complex through molecular modeling, site-directed mutagenesis and biochemical characterization.
Amino Acids 2010, doi: 10.1007/s00726-010-0735-8.

Luisi, P. L.; Allegretti, M.; Souza, T.; Steineger, F.; Fahr, A.; Stano, P.
Spontaneous protein crowding in liposomes: A new vista for the origin of cellular metabolism.
ChemBiochem 2010, 11, 1989-1992.

Stano, P.; Luisi, P. L.
Chemical approaches to synthetic biology: From vesicles self-reproduction to semi-synthetic minimal cells.
Artificial Life XII. Proceedings of the Twelfth International Conference on the Synthesis and Simulation of Living Systems. MIT press, Cambridge (MA), 2010. Pp. 147-153.

Stano, P.; Luisi, P. L.
Reactions in Liposomes.
In "Molecular Encapsulation: Organic Reactions in Constrained Systems" U. H. Brinker and J.-L. Mieusset (eds.) Wiley, 2010. Pp. 455-492.

Luisi, P. L., Ferri, F.; Stano, P.
Approaches to semi-synthetic minimal cells: a review.
(Reprinted). In: The Nature of Life: Classical and Contemporary Perspectives, M. Bedau and C. Cleland (eds.). Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 2010. Pp. 272-288.

Stano, P.
Minimal and primitive cells in origins of life, systems chemistry and synthetic biology.
Orig. Life Evol. Biosphere 2010, 40, 452-457

Bersini, H.; Stano, P.; Luisi, P. L.; Bedau, M.
Philosophical and scientific perspectives on emergence.
Synthese 2010,
doi: 10.1007/s11229-010-9718-2.

Stano, P.
Synthetic biology of minimal living cells: primitive cell models and semi-synthetic cells
Systems and Synthetic Biology 2010,
doi: 10.1007/s11693-010-9054-3.

Stano, P.; Luisi, P. L.
Achievements and open questions in the self-reproduction of vesicles and synthetic minimal cells.
ChemComm 2010, 46, 3639-3653.

Caschera, F.; Stano, P.; Luisi, P. L.
Reactivity and fusion between cationic vesicles and fatty acid anionic vesicles.
Journal Colloid Interface Science 2010, 345, 561-565.

Damiano, L.; Luisi, P. L.
Towards an autopoietic redefinition of life
Orig. Life Evol. Biosph. 2010, 40, 145-149.

Walde, P.; Cosentino, K.; Hengel, H.; Stano, P.
Giant Vesicles: Preparations and Applications.
ChemBioChem 2010, 11, 848-865.

Mavelli, F.; Stano, P.
Kinetic models for autopoietic chemical systems: role of fluctuations in homeostatic regime.
Physical Biology 2010, 7, 016010.

Stano, P.; Kuruma, Y.; Souza, T. P., Luisi, P. L.
Biosynthesis of proteins inside liposomes.
Methods in Molecular Biology 2010, 606, 127-145.

2009

Luisi, P. L.
Contributions of synthetic biology to the field of the origin of life
In: Advanced Topics in Cell Model Systems; A. Macagnano, A. R. Orlando, F. A. Farrelly, A. Petri, M. Girasole (Eds.);
Nova Science Publisher, Hauppauge, NY 2009. Pp. 59-73.

Murtas, G.
Internal lipid synthesis and vesicle growth as a step toward self-reproduction of the minimal cell.
Systems and Synthetic Biology 2009,
doi: 10.1007/s11693-009-9048-1.

Stano, P.; Luisi, P. L.
Semi-synthetic minimal cells.
In: Artificial Life and Evolutionary Computation: Proceedings of Wivace 2008, R. Serra, M. Villani, I. Poli (Eds.), World Scientific Publishing Company, 2009, #24.

Murtas, G.
Artificial assembly of a minimal cell.
Molecular Biosystems 2009, 5, 1292-1297.

Damiano, L.; Luisi, P. L.
An Autopoietic View of Death: Drawing the Concept of Autopoietic Negemergence
In: What is Death? A Scientific, Philosophical and Theological Exploration of Life’s End. Aguilar, A. (curatore); Libreria Editrice Vaticana, Vatican City 2009, pp. 67-82.

Luisi, P. L.; Ferri, F.; Stano, P.
Approaches to semi-synthetic minimal cells: a review (reprinted)
In: The Nature of Life: Classical and Contemporary Perspectives. M. Bedau and C. E. Cleland (eds.), Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 2009.

Stano, P.
Systems Biology and Synthetic Biology. Edited by Pengcheng Fu and Sven Panke.
ChemBioChem 2009, 10, 2672-2673.

Chiarabelli, C.; Stano, P.; Luisi, P. L.
Chemical approaches to synthetic biology.
Curr. Opin. Biotechnology 2009,
doi: 10.1016/j.copbio.2009.08.004

Zumbuehl, A.; Stano, P.; Sohrmann, M.; Dietiker, R.; Peter, M.; Carreira, E. M.
Synthesis and Investigation of Tryptophan-Amphotericin B Conjugates.
Chembiochem 2009, 10, 1617-1620.
doi: 10.1002/cbic.200900096

Minervini, G.; Evangelista, G.; Villanova, L.; Slanzi, D.; De Lucrezia, D.; Poli, I.; Luisi, P. L.; Polticelli, F.
Massive non-natural proteins structure prediction using grid technologies BMC Bioinformatics 2009, 10(Suppl 6), S22.
doi: 10.1186/1471-2105-10-S6-S22

Souza, T.; Stano, P.; Luisi, P. L.
The minimal size of liposome-based model cells brings about a remarkably enhanced entrapment and protein synthesis.
ChemBioChem 2009, 10, 1056-1063.
doi: 10.1002/cbic.200800810

Kuruma, Y.; Stano, P.; Ueda, T.; Luisi, P. L.
A synthetic biology approach to the construction of membrane proteins in semi-synthetic minimal cells.
Biochim. Biophys. Acta 2009, 1788, 567-574.
doi: 10.1016/j.bbamem.2008.10.017

2008

Stano, P.
Approaches to the Construction of the Minimal Cell.
In: Proceedings of the Third International Conference “Smart Material Structures Systems” (CIMTEC 2008); P. Vincenzini and S. Graziani (Eds.). Advances in Science and Technology 2008, 58, 10-19.
doi: 10.4028/www.scientific.net/AST.58.10

Gorlero, M.; Wieczorek, R.; Adamala, K.; Giorgi, A.; Schininà, M. E.; Stano, P.; Luisi, P. L.
Ser-His catalyses the formation of peptides and PNAs
FEBS Letters, 2008, 583, 153-156.
doi: 10.1016/j.febslet.2008.11.052

Luisi, P. L.; Souza, T.; Stano, P.
Vesicle behaviour in search of explanations.
J. Phys. Chem. B 2008,
doi: 10.1021/jp8028598

Bich, L.; Damiano, L.
Order in the nothing: Autopoiesis and the Organizational Characterization of the Living
In: EJTP, Special Issue 2007, Physics of Emergence and Organization, 4 (16 I); Licata, I.; Sakaji, A. J. (Eds.), World Scientific, 2008, pp. 343-373.

Norris, V.; Zemirline A.; Amar, P.; Ballet, P.; Ben Jacob, E.; Bernot, G.; Beslon, G.; Fanchon, E.; Giavitto J.-L.; Glade, N.; Greussay, P.; Grondin Y,; Foster, J. A.; Hutzler, G.; Kepes, F.; Michel, O.; Misevic, G.; Molina, F.; Signorini, J.; Stano, P.; Thierry, A.
From bioputing to bactoputing: Computing with bacteria.
In: "Proceedings of the Lille Spring School on Modelling Complex Biological Systems in the Context of Genomics. Lille, France". Poudret M.; Comet J.-P.; Le Gall P.; Képès F.; Arnould A.; Meseure P.; Verbavatz J.-M.; Rambourg A. (eds.). EDP Sciences, 2008, Les Ulis (Paris), pp. 123-150.
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Spedaletti V.; Polticelli, F.; Capodaglio, V.; Schininà, M. E.; Stano, P.; Federico, R.; Tavladoraki, P.
Characterization of a lysine-specific histone demethylase from Arabidopsis thaliana.
Biochemistry 2008, 47, 4936-4947.
doi: 10.1021/bi701969k

Marcocci, L.; Casadei, M.; Faso, C.; Antoccia, A.; Stano, P.; Leone, S.; Mondovì, B.; Federico, R.; Tavladoraki, P.
Inducible expression of maize polyamine oxidase in the nucleus of MCF-7 human breast cancer cells confers sensitivity to etoposide.
Amino Acids 2008, 34, 403-412.
doi: 10.1007/s00726-007-0558-4

Luisi, P.L.
Two Pillars of Buddhism: Consciousness & Ethics From the Preceedings of Mind and Life XII.
Journal of Consciousness Studies 2008, 15(1), 84-108

2007

Minervini, G.; La Rocca, G.; Luisi, P.L.; Polticelli, F.
High throughput protein structure prediction in a grid environment.
Bio-Algorithms and Med-Systems 2007, 3, 39-43.

Evangelista, G.; Minervini, G.; Luisi, P.L.; Polticelli, F.
Randomblast a tool to generate random "never born protein" sequences.
Bio-Algorithms and Med-Systems 2007, 3, 27-31.

Ramundo-Orlando, A.; Gallerano, G. P.; Stano, P.; Doria, A.; Giovenale, E.; Messina, G.; Cappelli, M.; D’Arienzo, M.; Spassovsky, I.
Permeability Changes Induced by 130 GHz Pulsed Radiation on Cationic Liposomes Loaded With Carbonic Anhydrase.
Bioelectromagnetics 2007, 28, 587-598.

Fiordemondo, D.; Stano, P.
Lecithin-Based Water-In-Oil Compartments as Dividing Bioreactors
ChemBioChem 2007, 8, 1965-1973.

Zumbuehl, A.; Stano, P.; Sohrmann, M.; Peter, M.; Walde, P.; Carreira, E. M.
A novel strategy for bioconjugation: synthesis and preliminary evaluation with amphotericin B.
Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry 2007, 5, 1339-1342.

Luisi, P. L.; Stano, P.; Murtas, G.; Kuruma, Y.; Ueda, T.
En route to semi-synthetic minimal cells.
In: “Proceedings of the Bordeaux Spring School on Modelling Complex Biological Systems in the Context of Genomics. April 3rd - 7th 2006”. P. Amar; F. Képès; V. Norris; M. Beurton-Aimar; J.-P. Mazat (eds.). EDP Sciences, 2007, Les Ulis (Paris), pp. 19-30.

Murtas, G.; Kuruma, Y.; Bianchini, P.; Diaspro, A.; Luisi, P. L.
Protein synthesis in liposomes with a minimal set of enzymes
Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications 2007, 363, 12-17.

Bich, L.; Damiano, L.
Question 9: Theoretical and Artificial Construction of the Living: Redefining the Approach from an Autopoietic Point of View.
Origins of Life and Evolution of Biospheres 2007, 37, 459-464.

Stano, P.
Question 8: New Aspects of Interactions Among Vesicles.
Origins of Life and Evolution of Biospheres 2007, 37, 439-444.

Murtas, G.
Question 7: Construction of a Semi-Synthetic Minimal Cell: A Model for Early Living Cells.
Origins of Life and Evolution of Biospheres 2007, 37, 419-422.

Kuruma, Y.
Question 7: Biosynthesis of Phosphatidic Acid in Liposome Compartments – Toward the Self-Reproduction of Minimal Cells.
Origins of Life and Evolution of Biospheres 2007, 37, 409-413.

De Lucrezia, D.; Anella, F.; Chiarabelli, C.
Question 5: On the Chemical Reality of the RNAWorld.
Origins of Life and Evolution of Biospheres 2007, 37, 379-385.

Luisi, P. L.
Question 3: The Problem of Macromolecular Sequences: The Forgotten Stumbling Block.
Origins of Life and Evolution of Biospheres 2007, 37, 363-365.

Chiarabelli, C.; De Lucrezia, D.
Question 3: The Worlds of the Prebiotic and Never Born Proteins.
Origins of Life and Evolution of Biospheres 2007, 37, 357-361.

Stano, P.; Luisi, P. L.
Basic Questions About the Origins of Life: Proceedings of the Erice International School of Complexity (Fourth Course).
Origins of Life and Evolution of Biospheres 2007, 37, 303-307.

Luisi, P. L.
Chemical Aspects of Synthetic Biology.
Chemistry and Biodiversity 2007, 4, 603-621.

Luisi, P. L.
Viaggio nel mondo delle molecole mai nate.
Darwin 2007, 18, (anno 4, III-IV 2007), 50-54.

2006

Luisi, P. L.; Chiarabelli, C.; Stano, P.
From the Never Born Proteins to the Minimal Living Cell: Two Projects in Synthetic Biology.
Orig. Life Evol. Biosph. 2006, 36, 605-616.

Sanna, C.; La Mesa, C.; Mannina, L.; Stano, P.; Viel, S., Segre, A.
New class of aggregates in aqueous solution: an NMR, thermodynamic, and dynamic light scattering study.
Langmuir 2006, 22, 6031-6041.

Chessari, S.; Thomas, R. M.; Polticelli, F.; Luisi, P. L.
The Production of de novo Folded Proteins by a Stepwise Chain Elongation: A Model for Prebiotic Chemical Evolution of Macromolecular Sequences.
Chemistry & Biodiversity 2006, 3, 1202-1210.

De Lucrezia, D.; Franchi, M.; Chiarabelli, C.; Gallori, E.; Luisi, P. L.
Investigation of de novo Totally Random Biosequences. Part IV. Folding Properties of de novo, Totally Random RNAs.
Chemistry & Biodiversity 2006, 3, 869-877.

De Lucrezia, D.; Franchi, M.; Chiarabelli, C.; Gallori, E.; Luisi, P. L.
Investigation of de novo Totally Random Biosequences. Part III. RNA Foster: A Novel Assay to Investigate RNA Folding Structural Properties.
Chemistry & Biodiversity 2006, 3, 860-868.

Chiarabelli, C.; Vrijbloed, J. W., De Lucrezia, D., Thomas, R. M.; Stano, P., Polticelli, F., Ottone, T.; Papa, E.; Luisi, P. L.
Investigation of de novo Totally Random Biosequences. Part II. On the Folding Frequency in a Totally Random Library of de novo Proteins Obtained by Phage Display.
Chemistry & Biodiversity 2006, 3, 840-859.

Chiarabelli, C.; Vrijbloed, J. W., Thomas, R. M., Luisi, P. L.
Investigation of de novo Totally Random Biosequences. Part I. A General Method for in vitro Selection of Folded Domains from a Random Polypeptide Library Displayed on Phage.
Chemistry & Biodiversity 2006, 3, 827-839.

Ruiz-Mirazo, K.; Stano, P.; Luisi, P. L.
Lysozyme effect on oleic acid/oleate vesicles.
J. Lipos. Research 2006, 16, 143-154.

Ferreri, C.; Pierotti, S.; Barbieri, A.; Zambonin, L.; Landi, L.; Rasi, S.; Luisi, P. L.; Barigelletti, F.; Chatgilialoglu, C.
Comparison of phosphatidylcholine vesicle properties related to geometrical isomerism.
Photochemistry and Photobiology 2006, 82, 274-280.

Stano, P.; Wehrli, E., Luisi, P. L.
Insights on the oleate vesicles self-reproduction.
J. Physics: Condensed Matter 2006, 18, S2231-S2238.

Luisi, P. L.; Ferri, F.; Stano, P.
Approaches to semi-synthetic minimal cells: a review.
Naturwissenschaften 2006, 93, 1-13.

2005

Osfouri, S.; Stano, P.; Luisi, P. L.
Condensed DNA in Lipid Microcompartments.
J. Phys. Chem. B 2005, 109, 19929-19935.

Thomas, C. F.; Luisi, P. L.
RNA Selectively Interacts with Vesicles Depending on Their Size.
J. Phys. Chem. B 2005, 109, 14544-14550.

Stano, P.; Bufali, S.; Domazou, A. S.; Luisi, P. L.
Effect of tryptophan oligopeptides on the size distribution of POPC liposomes: a dynamic light scattering and turbidimetric study.
J. Lipos. Res. 2005, 15 (1-2), 29-47.

2004

Bitbol, M.; Luisi, P. L.
Autopoiesis with or without cognition: defining life at its edge.
J. R. Soc. Interface 2004, 1, 99-107.

Zumbuehl, A.; Stano, P.; Herr, D.; Walde, P.; Carreira, E. M.
Amphotericin B as a Potential Probe of the Physical State of Vesicle Membranes.
Org. Lett. 2004, 6 (21), 3683-3686.

Zumbuehl, A.; Jeannerat, D.; Martin, S. E.; Sohrmann, M.; Stano, P.; Vigassy, T.; Clark, D. D.; Hussey, S. L.; Peter, M.; Peterson, B. R.; Pretsch, E.; Walde, P.; Carreira, E. M.
An Amphotericin B-Fluorescein Conjugate as a Powerful Probe for Biochemical Studies of the Membrane.
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2004, 43 (39), 5181-5185.

Stano, P.; Bufali, S.; Pisano, C.; Bucci, F.; Barbarino, M.; Santaniello, M.; Carminati, P.; Luisi, P. L.
Novel Camptothecin Analogue (Gimatecan)-containing Liposomes prepared by the Ethanol Injection Method.
J. Liposome Research 2004, 14 (1-2), 87-109.

Thomas, C. F.; Luisi, P. L.
Novel Properties of DDAB: Matrix Effect and Interaction with Oleate.
J. Phys. Chem. B 2004, 108, 11285-11290.

Pietrini, A. V.; Luisi, P. L.
Cell-free Protein Synthesis through Solubilisate Exchange in Water/Oil Emulsion Compartments.
ChemBioChem 2004, 5, 1055-1062.

Luisi, P. L.; Stano, P.; Rasi, S.; Mavelli, F.
A Possible Route to Prebiotic Vesicle Reproduction.
Artificial Life 2004, 10 (3), 297-308.

Cruciani, O.; Mannina, L.; Sobolev, A. P.; Segre, A.; Luisi, P. L.
Multilamellar Liposomes Formed by Phosphatidyl Nucleosides: An NMR-HR-MAS Characterization.
Langmuir 2004, 20 (4), 1144-1151.

Luisi, P.L.
Introduction.
Origins Life Evol. Biosph. 2004, 34 (1-2), 1-2.

Hitz, T.; Luisi, P.L.
Spontaneous onset of homochirality in oligopeptide chains generated in the polymerization of N-carboxyanhydride amino acids in water.
Origins Life Evol. Biosph. 2004, 34 (1-2), 93-110.

Rasi, S.; Mavelli, F.; Luisi, P.L.
Matrix effect in oleate micelles-vesicles transformation.
Origins Life Evol. Biosph. 2004, 34 (1-2), 215-224.

Islas, S.; Becerra, A.; Luisi, P.L.; Lazcano, A.
Comparative genomics and the gene complement of a minimal cell.
Origins Life Evol. Biosph. 2004, 34 (1-2), 243-256.

Yoshimoto, M.; Wang, S. Q.; Fukunaga, K.; Treyer, M.; Walde, P.; Kuboi, R.; Nakao, K.
Enhancement of apparent substrate selectivity of proteinase K encapsulated in liposomes through a cholate-induced alteration of the bilayer permeability.
Biotechnol. Bioeng. 2004, 85 (2), 222-233.

2003

Kato, K.; Walde, P.; Mitsui, H.; Higashi, N.
Enzymatic activity and stability of D-fructose dehydrogenase and sarcosine dehydrogenase immobilized onto giant vesicles.
Biotechnol. Bioeng. 2003, 84 (4), 415-423.

Walde, P.
Pier Luigi Luisi retires from the ETH.
Chimia 2003, 57 (7-8), 471-474.

Rasi, S.; Mavelli, F.; Luisi, P.L.
Cooperative micelle binding and matrix effect in oleate vesicle formation.
J. Phys. Chem. B 2003, 107 (50), 14068-14076.

Cheng, Z.; Luisi, P.L.
Coexistence and mutual competition of vesicles with different size distributions.
J. Phys. Chem. B 2003, 107 (39), 10940-10945.

P.L. Luisi
Contingency and Determinism
The Royal Society, Phil. Trans. R. Soc. Lond. A, 361, 1141-1147, 2003

T. Hitz, P.L. Luisi
Chiral Amplification of Oligopeptides in the Polymerization of a-Amino Acid N-Carboxyanhydrides in Water
Helv. Chim. Acta 86, 1423-1434, 2003

P.L. Luisi
Autopoiesis: a review and a reappraisal
In: Naturwissenschaften, Springer Verlag, 90, No. 2, 49-59, 2003

M. Yoshimoto, S. Wang, K. Fukunaga, P. Walde, R. Kuboi, K. Nakao
Preparation and Characterization of Reactive and Stable Glucose Oxidase-Containing Liposomes Modulated with Detergent
Biotechnology and Bioengineering 81, No. 6, 2003

K. Morigaki, P. Walde, M. Misran, B.H. Robinson
Thermodynamic and kinetic stability. Properties of micelles and vesicles formed by the decanoic acid/decanoate system
Colloid and Surfaces A: Physiocochem. Eng. Aspects 213, 37-44, 2003

2002

A. Fischer, A. Franco, T. Oberholzer
Giant Vesicles as Microreactors for Enzymatic mRNA Synthesis
ChemBioChem 3, 409-417, 2002

T. Oberholzer, P.L. Luisi
The Use of Lipsomes for Constructing Cell Models
In: Journal of Biological Physics 28, 733-744, 2002

P.L. Luisi
Toward the Engineering of Minimal Living Cells
The Anatomical Record, 268, No. 3, 208-214 2002

Th. Hitz, P.L. Luisi
Enhancement of Homochirality in Oligopeptides by Quartz
Helv.Chim.Acta, 85, 3975-3883 2002

A.S. Domazou, P.L. Luisi
Size Distribution of Spontaneously Formed Liposomes by the Alcohol Injection Method
Journal of Liposome Research, 12, No. 3, 205-220 2002

K. Morigaki, P. Walde
Giant Vesicle Formation from Oleic Acid/Sodium Oleate on Glass Surfaces Induced by Adsorbed Hydrocarbon Molecules
Langmuir, 18, 10509-10511, 2002

P.L. Luisi
Emergence in Chemistry: Chemistry as the Embodiment of Emergence
Foundations of Chemistry, 4, No. 3, 183-200 2002

P.L. Luisi, Th. Oberholzer, A. Lazcano
The Notion of a DNA Minimal Cell: A General Discourse and Some Guidelines for an Experimental Approach
Helvetica Chimica Acta, 85, No. 6, 1759-1777 2002

A.V. Pietrini, P.L. Luisi
Circular dichroic properties and average dimensions of DNA-containing reverse micellar aggregates
Biochimica et Biophysica Acta, 1562, 57-62 2002

M. Treyer, P. Walde, Th. Oberholzer
Permeability Enhancement of Lipid Vesicles to Nucleotides by Use of Sodium Cholate: Basic Studies and Application to an Enzyme-Catalyzed Reaction Occurring inside the Vesicles
Langmuir, 18, No. 4, 1043-1050, 2002

R.M. Thomas, A. Baici, M. Werder, G. Schulthess, H. Hauser
Kinetics and Mechanism of Long-Chain Fatty Acid Transport into Phosphatidylcholine Vesicles from Various Donor Systems
Biochemistry, 41, 1591-1601 2002

2001

G. Zandomeneghi, P.L. Luisi, L. Mannina, A. Segre
NMR Study of Micelles Formed by Monoalkylphosphoryl Nucleosides
Helvetica Chimica Acta, 84, 3710-3725 2001

Ch. Wurth, R.M. Thomas, G. Folkers, L. Scapozza
Folding and Self-assembly of Herpes Simplex Virus Tjype 1 Thymidine Kinase
J.Mol.Biol. 313, 657-670 2001

K. Conde-Frieboes, E. Blöchliger
Synthesis of lipids on the micelle/water interface using inorganic phosphate and an alkene oxide
BioSystems 61, 109-114 2001

R.E. Smith, S. Burmaster, A.G. Glaros, J.D. Eick, P. Walde, E.L. Kostoryz, D.M. Yourtee
Aromatic dental monomers affect the activity of cholesterol esterase
Biochimica et Biophysica Acta, 1550, 100-16 2001

R.M. Thomas, D.J. Curtis
A Novel Software Application for the Study of Photoperiodic Cueing Mechanisms Underlying Circadian and Circannual Rhythms and Lunar-Periodic Modulations
Folia Primatol. 72, 187, 2001

T.B. Fitzpatrick, P. Killer, R.M. Thomas, I. Jelesarov, N. Amrhein, P. Macheroux
Chorismate Synthase from the Hyperthermophile Thermotoga maritima Combines Thermostability and Increased Rigidity with Catalytic and Spectral Properties Similar to Mesophilic Counterparts.
J. Biol. Chem. 276, 18052-18059 2001

F.E. Weber, G. Eyrich, K.W. Grätz, R. M. Thomas, F.E. Maly, H. F. Sailer
Disulfide Bridge Conformers of Mature BMP Are Inhibitors for Heterotopic Ossification
Biochem. Biophys. Res. Comm. 286, 554-558 2001

P. Walde, S. Ichikawa
Enzymes