Selected Papers

Elie Metchnikoff,

Nobel Prize 1908

M. Mastore, S. Binda Rossetti, S. Giovannardi, G. Scaŕ and M.F. Brivio. Inducible factors with antimicrobial activity after immune challenge in the hemolymph of Red Palm Weevil (Insecta). Innate Immunity, 2014..

M. Mastore, V. Arizza, B. Manachini and M.F. Brivio. Modulation of immune responses of Rhynchophorus ferrugineus (Insecta: Coleoptera) induced by the entomopathogenic nematode Steinernema carpocapsae (Nematoda: Rhabditida). Insect Science, 2014.

Brivio M.F., Mastore M., Nappi A.J. A pathogenic parasite interferes with phagocytosis of insect immunocompetent cells. Dev. and Comp. Immunol., Vol. 35(8), 2010.

Mastore M. and Brivio M.F. Cuticular surface lipids are responsible for disguise properties of an entomoparasite against host cellular responses. Develop. Comp. Immunol.; 32(9): 1050-1062, 2008.

Kohler L.J., Carton Y., Mastore M., Nappi A.J. Parasite suppression of the oxidations of eumelanin precursors in Drosophila melanogaster. Arch Insect Biochem Physiol. 66(2):64-75 2007.

Grimaldi A., Tettamanti G., Guidali M.L., Brivio M.. Valvassori R., De Eguileor M. A hedgehog-like signal is involved in slow muscle differentiation in Sepia officinalis (Mollusca). Inv. Surv J., 4;1-9, 2007.

Brivio M.F., M. Moro, M. Mastore. Down-regulation of antibacterial peptide synthesis in an insect model induced by the body-surface of an entomoparasite (Steinernema feltiae). Develop. Comp. Immunol., 30(7):627-38, 2006.

Brivio M.F., M. Mastore, M. Pagani. Parasite-host relationship: a lesson from a professional killer. Inv. Surv. J., 2: 41-53 (Review), 2005.

Mastore M., Kohler L., Nappi A.J. Production and utilization of hydrogen peroxide associated with melanogenesis and tyrosinase-mediated oxidations of DOPA and dopamine. FEBS J. 272(10):2407-15, 2005.

Ferrarese R., M.F. Brivio, T. Congiu, P. Falabella, A. Grimaldi, M. Mastore, G. Perletti, F. Pennacchio, L. Sciacca, G. Tettamanti, R. Valvassori, M. de Eguileor. Early suppression of immune response in Heliothis virescens larvae by the endophagous parasitoid Toxoneuron nigriceps. Inv. Surv. J., 2: 60-68, 2005.

M.F. Brivio, M. Mastore, M. Moro. The role of Steinernema feltiae body-surface lipids in host–parasite immunological interactions. Molec. and Biochem. Parasitol., 135, 111-121, 2004.

A. J. Nappi, L. Kohler, M. Mastore. Signaling pathways implicated in the cellular innate immune responses of Drosophila. Inv. Surv. Journal 1, 5-33, 2004.

M.F. Brivio, M. Pagani and S. Restelli. Immune suppression of humoral defenses induced by Steinernema feltiae (Nematoda, Rhabditida) in Galleria mellonella (Insecta, Lepidoptera), Experimental Parasitology, 101, 149-156, 2002.

M.F. Brivio, R. Valvassori, M. de Eguileor. A. Grimaldi, N. Venegoni, D. Vigetti. and G. Lanzavecchia. Structural and biochemical analysis of the parasite Gordius villoti (Nematomorpha, Gordiacea) cuticle. Tissue and Cell, 32(5), 366-376. 2000.