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Journal of Pharmaceutics & Drug Development

Editorial Board Member - JPDD

SANTAMARIA RITA

Associate Professor
Department of Pharmacy
University of Naples Federico II
Italy
RESEARCH INTERESTS:
Dr Santamaria Rita's research interests have concerned the following fields: tRNA metabolism; cloning and sequencing of cDNA for human aldolase B and protein C; chromosomal mapping of Becker muscular dystrophy gene, protein C and aldolase isoenzymes genes. Other contributions have concerned the study of hereditary diseases, as hemophilia A and B and hereditary fructose intolerance (HFI). In particular, for the HFI many novel mutations disease-related have been identified and the relationship genotype/phenotype was studied.

Current research field regards the molecular mechanisms regulating cellular iron homeostasis. In this context has been studied in different physio-pathological conditions, the expression and activity of main proteins involved in the metabolism of this metal, such as ferritin, transferrin receptor and Iron Regulatory Proteins (IRPs). In particular were studied: the effects of oxalomalic acid on IRPs activity and ferritin biosynthesis; the regulation of iron metabolism in neuronal cells exposed to hypoxia/reoxigenation; the effects of Bovine Herpes Virus 1 (BHV-1) infection on iron homeostasis in Madin-Darby bovine kidney (MDBK) cells; the iron metabolism in rat adipose tissue after ovariectomy and estrogen treatment; the iron metabolism in a bovine cell line exposed to dioxin; the iron metabolism during BHV-1 infection in the presence of TCDD in mammalian cells.

Topics of research collaboration have been: neuroprotective effects of cannabidiol; effects of oxalomalic acid on iNOS; cytotoxic/cytoprotective effects of natural origin substances; effects of protein chemotactic for monocytes-3 on smooth muscle cells human coronary artery; protein translation in rat skeletal muscle cells.




Other Editorial Board Members - JPDD

Carla Cicala

Professor
Department of Pharmacy
University of Naples Federico II
Italy

ABDUL AHAD

Assistant Professor
Department of Pharmaceutics
King Saud University
Saudi Arabia

Henry H. Y. Tong

Professor
School of Health Sciences
Macao Polytechnic Institute
Macau

Jean-François Desaphy

Associate Professor
Department of Pharmacy & Drug Sciences
University of Bari
Italy

Donald Cairns

Professor
School of Pharmacy and Life Sciences
Robert Gordon University
United Kingdom

Jason J. Guo

Associate Professor
Center for Drug Discovery
Northeastern University
United States

Natasa Skalko-Basnet

Professor
Department of Pharmacy
University of Tromso
Norway

FRANCISCO FERNANDEZ CAMPOS

Professor Adjuant
Department of Pharmaceutical Technology
University of Barcelona
Spain

TIMUCIN UGURLU

Associate Professor
Department of Pharmaceutical Technology
Marmara University
Turkey

KAZI MOHSIN

Assistant Professor
Department of Pharmaceutics
King Saud University
Saudi Arabia
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