Positions

Selected Publications

Academic Article

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2019 Erythropoietin (EPO) haplotype associated with all-cause mortality in a cohort of Italian patients with Type-2 Diabetes 2019
2019 Circulating miR-146a in healthy aging and type 2 diabetes: Age- and gender-specific trajectories 2019
2019 Diagnostic performance of new and classic CSF biomarkers in age-related dementias 2019
2019 The role of the cell-matrix interface in aging and its interaction with the renin-angiotensin system in the aged vasculature 2019
2018 Age- and Genotype-Specific Effects of the Angiotensin-Converting Enzyme Inhibitor Lisinopril on Mitochondrial and Metabolic Parameters in Drosophila melanogaster 2018
2018 Genes associated with Type 2 Diabetes and vascular complications 2018
2017 Reduction of Syndecan Transcript Levels in the Insulin-Producing Cells Affects Glucose Homeostasis in Adult Drosophila melanogaster 2017
2016 Knockdown expression of Syndecan in the fat body impacts nutrient metabolism and the organismal response to environmental stresses in Drosophila melanogaster 2016
2016 Association of the Laminin, Alpha 5 (LAMA5) rs4925386 with height and longevity in an elderly population from Southern Italy 2016
2015 Calcineurin Links Mitochondrial Elongation with Energy Metabolism 2015
2015 Metabolism and successful aging: Polymorphic variation of syndecan-4 (SDC4) gene associate with longevity and lipid profile in healthy elderly Italian subjects 2015
2014 Aging and longevity between genetic background and lifestyle intervention 2014
2014 Increased production of mitochondrial reactive oxygen species and reduced adult life span in an insecticide-resistant strain of Anopheles gambiae 2014
2013 Defense traits of larval drosophila melanogaster exhibit genetically based trade-offs against different species of parasitoids 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. 2012
2012 Nuclear genomic control of naturally occurring variation in mitochondrial function in Drosophila melanogaster 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 2012
2011 Association of a common LAMA5 variant with anthropometric and metabolic traits in an Italian cohort of healthy elderly subjects 2011
2010 Age- and diet-specific effects of variation at S6 Kinase on life history, metabolic, and immune response traits in drosophila melanogaster 2010
2010 A conserved role for syndecan family members in the regulation of whole-body energy metabolism 2010
2010 Systems genetics analysis of body weight and energy metabolism traits in Drosophila melanogaster 2010
2008 Genetic variation in a member of the laminin gene family affects variation in body composition in Drosophila and humans 2008
2007 Mapping genetic polymorphisms affecting natural variation in Drosophila longevity 2007
2007 Methods for nutrigenomics and longevity studies in Drosophila effects of diets high in sucrose, palmitic acid, soy, or beef 2007
2007 Mapping genetic polymorphisms affecting natural variation in Drosophila longevity. 2007
2007 Methods for nutrigenomics and longevity studies in Drosophila: effects of diets high in sucrose, palmitic acid, soy, or beef. 2007
2006 Polymorphism in the transcription factor 7-Like 2 (TCF7L2) gene is associated with reduced insulin secretion in nondiabetic women 2006
2006 Putative contributors to the secular increase in obesity: Exploring the roads less traveled 2006
2006 Phenotypic Variation and Natural Selection at Catsup, a Pleiotropic Quantitative Trait Gene in Drosophila 2006
2005 Drosophila nutrigenomics can provide clues to human gene-nutrient interactions 2005
2005 Mapping quantitative trait loci affecting variation in drosophila triacylglycerol storage 2005
2003 Dopa decarboxylase (Ddc) affects variation in Drosophila longevity 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) 2002
2002 Centenarians in good health conditions 2002
2001 Sex-specific longevity associations defined by Tyrosine Hydroxylase-Insulin-Insulin Growth Factor 2 haplotypes on the 11p15.5 chromosomal region 2001
2001 Measuring the genetic influence in modulating the human life span: Gene-environment interaction and the sex-specific genetic effect 2001
2001 HLA class I in three West African ethnic groups: Genetic distances from sub-Saharan and Caucasoid populations 2001
2001 Mitochondrial DNA haplogroups and APOE4 allele are non-independent variables in sporadic Alzheimer's disease 2001
2000 Genes and longevity: Lessons from studies of centenarians 2000
2000 Inflamm-aging. An evolutionary perspective on immunosenescence 2000
1999 Mitochondrial DNA inherited variants are associated with successful aging and longevity in humans 1999
1999 Genes, demography, and life span: The contribution of demographic data in genetic studies on aging and longevity 1999
1999 p53 Codon 72 polymorphism and longevity: Additional data on centenarians from continental Italy and Sardinia [4] 1999
1999 p53 variants predisposing to cancer are present in healthy centenarians [2] 1999
1998 Age-related changes of the 3 ' APOB-VNTR genotype pool in ageing cohorts 1998
1998 Age-related changes of the 3'APOB-VNTR genotype pool in ageing cohorts 1998
1998 Gene/longevity association studies at four autosomal loci (REN, THO, PARP, SOD2) 1998
1996 Allele frequency distributions at seven DNA hypervariable loci in a population sample from Calabria (Southern Italy) 1996
1996 HLA class I and II study in an Orcadian population 1996
1996 HLA class I and class II alleles in three sympatric West African ethnic groups 1996
1996 Identification of HLA-B*44 and HLA-B*45 alleles using a nested ARMS-PCR method 1996
1995 DYS19, D12S67, and D1S80 polymorphisms in population samples from southern Italy and Greece 1995
1993 Rapid identification of VNTR alleles of the human thyroid peroxidase gene by PCR: A study in a population sample from south Italy 1993
1993 The first genetic marker detected in the promoter region of the thyroid peroxidase gene by singleā€strand conformational polymorphism analysis 1993

Teaching Activities

  • NTR420 - Nutritional Genetics (Fall Term 2019) 2019
  • NTR736 - Scientific Methods (Spring Term 2019) 2019
  • NTR420 - Nutritional Genetics (Fall Term 2018) 2018
  • NTR420 - Nutritional Genetics (Fall Term 2017) 2017
  • NTR420 - Nutritional Genetics (Fall Term 2016) 2016
  • NTR420 - Nutritional Genetics (Fall Term 2015) 2015
  • NTR699 - Master's Level Thesis Research (Summer Term 2014) 2014
  • NTR798 - Doc Level Non-Dissertation Res (Summer Term 2014) 2014
  • NTR636 - Scientific Methods (Spring Term 2014) 2014
  • NTR699 - Master's Level Thesis Research (Spring Term 2014) 2014
  • NTR736 - Scientific Methods (Spring Term 2014) 2014
  • NTR798 - Doc Level Non-Dissertation Res (Summer Term 2013) 2013
  • NTR636 - Scientific Methods (Spring Term 2013) 2013
  • NTR736 - Scientific Methods (Spring Term 2013) 2013
  • NTR736 - SCIENTIFIC METHODS (Spring Term 2013) 2013
  • NTR636 - Scientific Methods (Spring Term 2012) 2012
  • NTR699 - Master's Level Thesis Research (Spring Term 2012) 2012
  • NTR736 - Scientific Methods (Spring Term 2012) 2012
  • NTR698 - MR Lev Non-Thesis Research (Fall Term 2011) 2011
  • NTR636 - Scientific Methods (Spring Term 2011) 2011
  • NTR736 - Scientific Methods (Spring Term 2011) 2011
  • NTR636 - Scientific Methods (Spring Term 2010) 2010
  • NTR799 - Doc Lev Dissertation Research (Fall Term 2009) 2009
  • NTR799 - Doc Lev Dissertation Research (Summer Term 2009) 2009
  • NTR799 - Doc Lev Dissertation Research (Spring Term 2009) 2009
  • NTR799 - Doc Lev Dissertation Research (Fall Term 2008) 2008
  • NTR798 - Doc Level Non-Dissertation Res (Summer Term 2008) 2008
  • NTR798 - Doc Level Non-Dissertation Res (Spring Term 2008) 2008
  • NTR798 - Doc Level Non-Dissertation Res (Fall Term 2007) 2007
  • Education And Training

  • North Carolina State University Genetics, Postdoctoral Fellowship
  • Full Name

  • Maria Deluca