Positions

Selected Publications

Academic Article

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2018 Age- and Genotype-Specific Effects of the Angiotensin-Converting Enzyme Inhibitor Lisinopril on Mitochondrial and Metabolic Parameters in Drosophila melanogaster.International Journal of Molecular Sciences.  19. 2018
2018 Genes associated with Type 2 Diabetes and vascular complicationsAging.  10:178-196. 2018
2018 The role of the cell-matrix interface in aging and its interaction with the renin-angiotensin system in the aged vasculatureMechanisms of Ageing and Development2018
2017 Reduction of Syndecan Transcript Levels in the Insulin-Producing Cells Affects Glucose Homeostasis in Adult Drosophila melanogaster.DNA (Mary Ann Liebert, Inc.).  36:959-965. 2017
2016 Knockdown expression of Syndecan in the fat body impacts nutrient metabolism and the organismal response to environmental stresses in Drosophila melanogaster.Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications.  477:103-108. 2016
2016 Association of the Laminin, Alpha 5 (LAMA5) rs4925386 with height and longevity in an elderly population from Southern Italy.Mechanisms of Ageing and Development.  155:55-59. 2016
2015 Calcineurin Links Mitochondrial Elongation with Energy Metabolism.Cell Metabolism.  22:838-850. 2015
2015 Metabolism and successful aging: Polymorphic variation of syndecan-4 (SDC4) gene associate with longevity and lipid profile in healthy elderly Italian subjects.Mechanisms of Ageing and Development.  150:27-33. 2015
2014 Increased production of mitochondrial reactive oxygen species and reduced adult life span in an insecticide-resistant strain of Anopheles gambiae.Bulletin of Entomological Research.  104:323-333. 2014
2014 Aging and longevity between genetic background and lifestyle intervention.BioMed Research International.  2014:516402. 2014
2013 Defense traits of larval Drosophila melanogaster exhibit genetically based trade-offs against different species of parasitoids.Evolution.  67:749-760. 2013
2012 Common variants in the LAMA5 gene associate with fasting plasma glucose and serum triglyceride levels in a cohort of pre- and early pubertal children.Journal of Pediatric Genetics.  1:229-234. 2012
2012 Nuclear genomic control of naturally occurring variation in mitochondrial function in Drosophila melanogaster.BMC Genomics.  13:659. 2012
2012 Common variants in the LAMA5 gene associate with fasting plasma glucose and serum triglyceride levels in a cohort of pre-and early pubertal children.Journal of Pediatric Genetics.  1. 2012
2011 Association of a common LAMA5 variant with anthropometric and metabolic traits in an Italian cohort of healthy elderly subjects.Experimental Gerontology.  46:60-64. 2011
2010 Age- and diet-specific effects of variation at S6 kinase on life history, metabolic, and immune response traits in Drosophila melanogaster.DNA (Mary Ann Liebert, Inc.).  29:473-485. 2010
2010 A conserved role for syndecan family members in the regulation of whole-body energy metabolism.PLoS ONE.  5:e11286. 2010
2010 Systems genetics analysis of body weight and energy metabolism traits in Drosophila melanogaster.BMC Genomics.  11:297. 2010
2008 Genetic variation in a member of the laminin gene family affects variation in body composition in Drosophila and humans.BMC Genetics.  9:52. 2008
2007 Mapping genetic polymorphisms affecting natural variation in Drosophila longevityMethods in Molecular Biology.  371:307-320. 2007
2007 Methods for nutrigenomics and longevity studies in Drosophila effects of diets high in sucrose, palmitic acid, soy, or beefMethods in Molecular Biology.  371:111-141. 2007
2007 Mapping genetic polymorphisms affecting natural variation in Drosophila longevity.Methods in Molecular Biology.  371:307-320. 2007
2007 Methods for nutrigenomics and longevity studies in Drosophila: effects of diets high in sucrose, palmitic acid, soy, or beef.Methods in Molecular Biology.  371:111-141. 2007
2006 Polymorphism in the transcription factor 7-like 2 (TCF7L2) gene is associated with reduced insulin secretion in nondiabetic women.Diabetes.  55:3630-3634. 2006
2006 Putative contributors to the secular increase in obesity: exploring the roads less traveled.International Journal of Obesity.  30:1585-1594. 2006
2006 Phenotypic variation and natural selection at catsup, a pleiotropic quantitative trait gene in Drosophila.Current Biology.  16:912-919. 2006
2005 Mapping quantitative trait loci affecting variation in Drosophila triacylglycerol storage.Obesity Research.  13:1596-1605. 2005
2005 Drosophila nutrigenomics can provide clues to human gene-nutrient interactions.Annual Review of Nutrition.  25:499-522. 2005
2003 Dopa decarboxylase (Ddc) affects variation in Drosophila longevity.Nature Genetics.  34:429-433. 2003
2002 Sex-specific longevity associations defined by tyrosine hydroxylase-insulin-insulin growth factor 2 haplotypes on the 11p15.5 chromosomal region (vol 36, pg 1663, 2001)Experimental Gerontology.  37:607-608. 2002
2002 Centenarians in good health conditions.Archives of gerontology and geriatrics. Supplement.  8:209-217. 2002
2001 Sex-specific longevity associations defined by Tyrosine Hydroxylase-Insulin-Insulin Growth Factor 2 haplotypes on the 11p15.5 chromosomal region.Experimental Gerontology.  36:1663-1671. 2001
2001 Mitochondrial DNA haplogroups and APOE4 allele are non-independent variables in sporadic Alzheimer's disease.Human Genetics.  108:194-198. 2001
2001 HLA class I in three West African ethnic groups: genetic distances from sub-Saharan and Caucasoid populations.Tissue Antigens.  57:128-137. 2001
2001 Measuring the genetic influence in modulating the human life span: gene-environment interaction and the sex-specific genetic effect.Biogerontology.  2:141-153. 2001
2000 Genes and longevity: lessons from studies of centenarians.Journals of Gerontology, Series A.  55:B319-B328. 2000
2000 Inflamm-aging. An evolutionary perspective on immunosenescence.Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences.  908:244-254. 2000
1999 P53 codon 72 polymorphism and longevity: additional data on centenarians from continental Italy and Sardinia.American Journal of Human Genetics.  65:1782-1785. 1999
1999 Genes, demography, and life span: the contribution of demographic data in genetic studies on aging and longevity.American Journal of Human Genetics.  65:1178-1193. 1999
1999 Mitochondrial DNA inherited variants are associated with successful aging and longevity in humans.Federation proceedings.  13:1532-1536. 1999
1999 p53 variants predisposing to cancer are present in healthy centenarians.American Journal of Human Genetics.  64:292-295. 1999
1998 Gene/longevity association studies at four autosomal loci (REN, THO, PARP, SOD2).European Journal of Human Genetics.  6:534-541. 1998
1998 Age-related changes of the 3 ' APOB-VNTR genotype pool in ageing cohortsAnnals of Human Genetics.  62:115-122. 1998
1998 Age-related changes of the 3'APOB-VNTR genotype pool in ageing cohorts.Annals of Human Genetics.  62:115-122. 1998
1996 Allele frequency distributions at seven DNA hypervariable loci in a population sample from Calabria (southern Italy).Gene geography : a computerized bulletin on human gene frequencies.  10:135-145. 1996
1996 HLA class I and II study in an Orcadian populationHuman Immunology.  47:O265-O265. 1996
1996 HLA class I and class II alleles in three sympatric West African ethnic groupsHuman Immunology.  47:O259-O259. 1996
1996 Identification of HLA-B*44 and HLA-B*45 alleles using a nested ARMS-PCR methodHuman Immunology.  47:P29-P29. 1996
1995 DYS19, D12S67, and D1S80 polymorphisms in population samples from southern Italy and Greece.Human Biology.  67:689-701. 1995
1993 Rapid identification of VNTR alleles of the human thyroid peroxidase gene by PCR: a study in a population sample from south Italy.Genomics.  17:796-798. 1993
1993 The first genetic marker detected in the promoter region of the thyroid peroxidase gene by single-strand conformational polymorphism analysis.Human Mutation.  2:418-419. 1993

Education And Training

  • Bachelor's Degree in Biology, University of Calabria
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Biology, University of Calabria
  • Full Name

  • Maria Deluca
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