Giuseppe Calamita
  • Full Professor of Physiology, Department of Biosciences, Biotechnologies and Biopharmaceutics, University of Bari “Aldo Moro”, Bari, 2008-2020
Research fields
  • Cell biology
Personal information


Ph.D. in Physiology, University of Bari , Italy, 1990


Since 2015
• Farruggio, S., Cocomazzi, G., Marotta, P., Romito, R., Surico, D., Calamita, G., Bellan, M., Pirisi, M. and Grossini, E. (2020). Genistein and 17beta-Estradiol Protect Hepatocytes from Fatty Degeneration by Mechanisms Involving Mitochondria, Inflammasome and Kinases Activation. Cell Physiol Biochem 54(3): 401-416.
• Van Gorp, H., Huang, L., Saavedra, P., Vuylsteke, M., Asaoka, T., Prencipe, G., Insalaco, A., Ogunjimi, B., Jeyaratnam, J., Cataldo, I., Jacques, P., Vermaelen, K., Dullaers, M., Joos, R., Sabato, V., Stella, A., Frenkel, J., De Benedetti, F., Dehoorne, J., Haerynck, F., Calamita, G., Portincasa, P. and Lamkanfi, M. (2020). Blood-based test for diagnosis and functional subtyping of familial Mediterranean fever. Ann Rheum Dis 79(7): 960-968.
• Centrone, M., Gena, P., Ranieri, M., Di Mise, A., D'Agostino, M., Mastrodonato, M., Venneri, M., De Angelis, D., Pavan, S., Pasqualone, A., Summo, C., Fanelli, V., Valenti, G., Calamita, G. and Tamma, G. (2020). In Vitro and In Vivo Nutraceutical Characterization of Two Chickpea Accessions: Differential Effects on Hepatic Lipid Over-Accumulation. Antioxidants (Basel) 9(3).
• Mastrodonato, M., Calamita, G., Mentino, D. and Scillitani, G. (2020). High-fat Diet Alters the Glycosylation Patterns of Duodenal Mucins in a Murine Model. J Histochem Cytochem 68(4): 279-294.
• Liu, S., Fukumoto, T., Gena, P., Feng, P., Sun, Q., Li, Q., Matsumoto, T., Kaneko, T., Zhang, H., Zhang, Y., Zhong, S., Zeng, W., Katsuhara, M., Kitagawa, Y., Wang, A., Calamita, G. and Ding, X. (2020). Ectopic expression of a rice plasma membrane intrinsic protein (OsPIP1;3) promotes plant growth and water uptake. Plant J 102(4): 779-796.
• Carrageta, D. F., Bernardino, R. L., Soveral, G., Calamita, G., Alves, M. G. and Oliveira, P. F. (2020). Aquaporins and male (in)fertility: Expression and role throughout the male reproductive tract. Archives of Biochemistry and Biophysics 679: 108222.
• Baldini, F., Portincasa, P., Grasselli, E., Damonte, G., Salis, A., Bonomo, M., Florio, M., Serale, N., Voci, A., Gena, P., Vergani, L. and Calamita, G. (2020). Aquaporin-9 is involved in the lipid-lowering activity of the nutraceutical silybin on hepatocytes through modulation of autophagy and lipid droplets composition. Biochim Biophys Acta Mol Cell Biol Lipids 1865(3): 158586.
• Cataldo, I., Maggio, A., Gena, P., de Bari, O., Tamma, G., Portincasa, P. and Calamita, G. (2019). Modulation of Aquaporins by Dietary Patterns and Plant Bioactive Compounds. Curr Med Chem 26(19): 3457-3470.
• Portincasa, P., Lembo, A., de Bari, O., Di Palo, D. M., Maggio, A., Cataldo, I. and Calamita, G. (2019). The Role of Dietary Approach in Irritable Bowel Syndrome. Curr Med Chem 26(19): 3512-3520.
• De Santis, S., Serino, G., Fiorentino, M. R., Galleggiante, V., Gena, P., Verna, G., Liso, M., Massaro, M., Lan, J., Troisi, J., Cataldo, I., Bertamino, A., Pinto, A., Campiglia, P., Santino, A., Giannelli, G., Fasano, A., Calamita, G. and Chieppa, M. (2019). Corrigendum: Aquaporin-9 Contributes to the Maturation Process and Inflammatory Cytokine Secretion of Murine Dendritic Cells. Front Immunol 10: 216.
• Sonntag, Y., Gena, P., Maggio, A., Singh, T., Artner, I., Oklinski, M. K., Johanson, U., Kjellbom, P., Nieland, J. D., Nielsen, S., Calamita, G. and Rutzler, M. (2019). Identification and characterization of potent and selective aquaporin-3 and aquaporin-7 inhibitors. J Biol Chem 294(18): 7377-7387.
• Oudot, C., Gomes, A., Nicolas, V., Le Gall, M., Chaffey, P., Broussard, C., Calamita, G., Mastrodonato, M., Gena, P., Perfettini, J. L., Hamelin, J., Lemoine, A., Fischmeister, R., Vieira, H. L. A., Santos, C. N. and Brenner, C. (2019). CSRP3 mediates polyphenols-induced cardioprotection in hypertension. J Nutr Biochem 66: 29-42.
• Portincasa, P. and Calamita, G. (2019). Phytocompounds modulating Aquaporins: Clinical benefits are anticipated. Food Chemistry 274: 642-650.
• Bernardino, R. L., Carrageta, D. F., Silva, A. M., Calamita, G., Alves, M. G., Soveral, G. and Oliveira, P. F. (2018). Estrogen Modulates Glycerol Permeability in Sertoli Cells through Downregulation of Aquaporin-9. Cells 7(10).
• Calamita, G. (2018). Microbiota intestinale e fisio-patologia dell’omeostasi metabolica e del bilancio energetico: attualità e prospettive in medicina personalizzata. In: Medicina di Precisione. Verso la personalizzazione dei percorsi diagnostici e terapeutici. Collana scientifica: Il Nuovo Pensiero Biomedico. A cura di M. Minelli. Giapeto Editore. ISBN 978-88-9326-216-3. Pagine 169-194.
• Calamita, G., Perret, J., Delporte, C. (2018). Aquaglyceroporins: drug targets for metabolic diseases? Frontiers in Physiology, vol. 9, article 851, pages 1-15.
• Tesse, A., Grossini, E., Tamma, G., Brenner, C., Portincasa, P., Marinelli, R. A. and Calamita, G. (2018). Aquaporins as Targets of Dietary Bioactive Phytocompounds. Front Mol Biosci 5: 30.
• Tamma, G., Valenti, G., Grossini, E., Donnini, S., Marino, A., Marinelli, R. A. and Calamita, G. (2018). Aquaporin Membrane Channels in Oxidative Stress, Cell Signaling, and Aging: Recent Advances and Research Trends. Oxid Med Cell Longev 2018: 1501847.
• Maggio, A., Bernardino, R. L., Gena, P., Alves, M. G., Oliveira, P. F. and Calamita, G. (2018). A Stopped-Flow Light Scattering Methodology for Assessing the Osmotic Water Permeability of Whole Sertoli Cells. Methods Mol Biol 1748: 279-286.
• Chiadak, J. D., Gena, P., Gregoire, F., Bolaky, N., Delforge, V., Perret, J., Calamita, G. and Delporte, C. (2017). Lipopolysaccharide Modifies Glycerol Permeability and Metabolism in 3T3-L1 Adipocytes. Int J Mol Sci 18(12).
• Crisostomo, L., Alves, M. G., Calamita, G., Sousa, M. and Oliveira, P. F. (2017). Glycerol and testicular activity: the good, the bad and the ugly. Mol Hum Reprod 23(11): 725-737.
• Danielli, M., Capiglioni, A. M., Marrone, J., Calamita, G. and Marinelli, R. A. (2017). Cholesterol can modulate mitochondrial aquaporin-8 expression in human hepatic cells. IUBMB Life 69(5): 341-346.
• Di Ciaula, A., Wang, D. Q., Molina-Molina, E., Lunardi Baccetto, R., Calamita, G., Palmieri, V. O. and Portincasa, P. (2017). Bile Acids and Cancer: Direct and Environmental-Dependent Effects. Ann Hepatol 16(Suppl. 1: s3-105.): s87-s105.
• Gena, P., Buono, N. D., D’Abbicco, M., Mastrodonato, M., Berardi, M., Svelto, M., Lopez, L. and Calamita, G. (2017). Dynamical modeling of liver Aquaporin-9 expression and glycerol permeability in hepatic glucose metabolism. European Journal of Cell Biology 96(1): 61-69.
• Bernardino, R. L., Marinelli, R. A., Maggio, A., Gena, P., Cataldo, I., Alves, M. G., Svelto, M., Oliveira, P. F. and Calamita, G. (2016). Hepatocyte and Sertoli Cell Aquaporins, Recent Advances and Research Trends. Int J Mol Sci 17(7).
• Calamita, G. and Portincasa, P. (2016). The power of science diplomacy, a lesson from the Nobel laureate Peter Agre. Eur J Clin Invest 46(5): 491-493.
• D’Abbicco, M., Del Buono, N., Gena, P., Berardi, M., Calamita, G. and Lopez, L. (2016). A model for the hepatic glucose metabolism based on Hill and step functions. Journal of Computational and Applied Mathematics 292: 746-759.
• Calamita, G., Delporte, C., Marinelli, R. A. (2015). Hepatobiliary, salivary glands and pancreas aquaporins in health and disease In: G. Soveral, A. Casini and S. Nielsen Ed.. “Aquaporins in health and disease: new molecular targets for drug discovery”. CRC Press Taylor & Francis Group, ISBN: 9781498707831; Cat# K24910. Chapter 9, pages 183-205.
• Rodriguez, A., Marinelli, R. A., Tesse, A., Fruhbeck, G. and Calamita, G. (2015). Sexual Dimorphism of Adipose and Hepatic Aquaglyceroporins in Health and Metabolic Disorders. Front Endocrinol (Lausanne) 6: 171.
• Rodríguez, A., Moreno, N. R., Balaguer, I., Méndez-Giménez, L., Becerril, S., Catalán, V., Gómez-Ambrosi, J., Portincasa, P., Calamita, G., Soveral, G., Malagón, M. M. and Frühbeck, G. (2015). Leptin administration restores the altered adipose and hepatic expression of aquaglyceroporins improving the non-alcoholic fatty liver of ob/ob mice. Scientific Reports 5(1): 12067.
• Ranieri, M., Tamma, G., Di Mise, A., Russo, A., Centrone, M., Svelto, M., Calamita, G. and Valenti, G. (2015). Negative feedback from CaSR signaling to aquaporin-2 sensitizes vasopressin to extracellular Ca2. J Cell Sci 128(13): 2350-2360.
• Vilas, G., Krishnan, D., Loganathan, S. K., Malhotra, D., Liu, L., Beggs, M. R., Gena, P., Calamita, G., Jung, M., Zimmermann, R., Tamma, G., Casey, J. R. and Alexander, R. T. (2015). Increased water flux induced by an aquaporin-1/carbonic anhydrase II interaction. Mol Biol Cell 26(6): 1106-1118.
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