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  1. FORTUNATO A. 2017. The role of hERG1 ion channels in epithelial-mesenchymal transition and the capacity of riluzole to reduce cisplatin resistance in colorectal cancer cells. Cell Oncol (Dordr). Aug; 40(4):367-378. doi: 10.1007/s13402-017-0328-6. Epub 2017 Jun 7.


  1. FORTUNATO A., BODDY A.M., MALLO D., AKTIPIS A., MALEY C.C., PEPPER W.J. 2016. Natural Selection in Cancer Biology: From Molecular Snowflakes to Trait Hallmarks. Cancer Evolution, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press. Cold Spring Harbor Perspectives in Medicine. Oct. 2016, DOI: 10.1101/cshperspect.a029652


  1. IRDANI T., FORTUNATO A. and TORRE R. 2015. An ultra-rapid cryo-technique for complex organisms. Cryobiology, 2015, Oct 21. pii: S0011-2240(15)00394-6. doi: 10.1016/j.cryobiol.2015.10.144

  2. BODDY A.M. FORTUNATO A., WILSON SAVRES M AND AKTIPIS A. 2015. Fetal microchimerism and maternal health: A review and evolutionary analysis of cooperation and conflict beyond the womb. Bioessays, 37(10):1106-18. doi: 10.1002/bies.201500059. Epub 2015 Aug 28.


  1. CROCIANI O., ZANIERI F., PILLOZZI S., LASTRAIOLI E., STEFANINI M., FIORE A., FORTUNATO A., D’ AMICO M., MASSELLI M., DELORENZO E., CHIU M., BUSSOLATI O., BECHETTI A. and ARCANGELI A. 2013. hERG1 channels modulate integrin signaling to trigger angiogenesis and tumor progression in colorectal cancer. Scientific Reports, 3: 3308, DOI: 10.1038/srep03308.

  2. PILLOZZI S.*FORTUNATO A.*, DE LORENZO E., BORRANI E., GIACHI M., SCARSELLI G., NOCI I., ARCANGELI A. 2013. Role for LH/hCG-R in distant metastasis in an endometrial cancer mouse modelequally contributed to the paper. Frontiers in Cancer Endocrinology, doi: 10.3389/fonc.2013.00285.

  3. FORTUNATO A. GASPAROLI L., FALSINI S., BONI L. and ARCANGELI A. 2013. An analytical method for the quantification of hERG1 channel gene expression in human colorectal cancer. Diagnostic Molecular Pathology, Epub: 2013 Nov 4.

  4. FALSINI S., RISTORI S., CIANI L., FORTUNATO A. and ARCANGELI A. 2013. Advances in lipid-based platforms for RNAi therapeutics. Journal of Medicinal Chemistry, DOI: 10.1021/jm400791q, Epub: September 18, 2013

  5. FIORE A., CARRARESI L., MORABITO A., POLVANI S., FORTUNATO A., LASTRAIOLI E., FEMIA AP, DE LORENZO E., CADERNI G and ARCANGELI A. 2013. Characterization of hERG1 channel role in mouse colorectal carcinogenesis. Cancer Medicine, 2 (5): 583–594.


  1. FORTUNATO A. and S. TURILLAZZI. 2012. Dufour's gland possible role in the evolution of sting morphology and function in hover wasps (Hymenoptera Stenogastrinae). Arthropod Structure & Development 41: 259-264.


  1. ARCANGELI A., NOCI I., FORTUNATO A. and SCARSELLI GF.2010. The LH/hCG Axis in Endometrial Cancer: A New Target in the Treatment of Recurrent or Metastatic Disease. Obstetrics and Gynecology International, doi:10.1155/2010/486164. Epub 2010 Jul 15.


  1. FORTUNATO A. 2009. Quantitative high-throughput analysis of synthetic genetic interactions in Caenorhabditis elegans by RNA interference. Genomics, 93: 392-396.

  2. FORTUNATO A. 2009. The cost of being bright. Journal of Insect Behavior, 22: 49-53.


  1. LEHNER B., CROMBIE C., TISCHLER J., FORTUNATO A. and FRASER A.G. 2006. Systematic mapping of genetic interactions in Caenorhabditis elegans identifies common modifiers of diverse signaling pathways. Nature Genetics, 38(8):896-903.

  2. LEHNER B.,CALIXTO A., CROMBIE C., TISCHLER J., FORTUNATO A., CHALFIE M. AND FRASER A.G. 2006. Loss of LIN-35, the Caenorhabditis elegans ortholog of the tumor suppressor p105Rb, results in enhanced RNA interference. Genome Biology, 7(1): R4


  1. FORTUNATO A. and A.G. FRASER. 2005. Uncover genetic interactions in Caenorhabditis elegans by RNA interference. Bioscience Reports, 25(5/6): 299-307.

  2. ROMANI R., ISIDORO N., RIOLO P., BIN F., FORTUNATO A., TURILLAZZI S., BEANI L. 2005. A new role for antennation in paper wasps (Hymenoptera: Vespidae): antennal courtship and sex dimorphic glands in antennomeres. Insectes Sociaux, 52: 96-102.


  1. STRASSMANN J.E., FORTUNATO A., CERVO R., TURILLAZZI S., DAMON J.M. AND QUELLER D.C. 2004. The cost of queen loss in the social wasp Polistes dominulus. Journal of the Kansas Entomological Society, 77(4): 343-355.

  2. FORTUNATO A., F.R. DANI, M.F. SLEDGE, L. FONDELLI and S. TURILLAZZI. 2004. Alarm communication in Ropalidia social wasps. (Hymenoptera: Vespidae). Insectes Sociaux, 51: 299-305.


  1. QUELLER D. C., K.F. FOSTER, A. FORTUNATO AND J.E. STRASSMANN. 2003. Cooperation and conflict in the social amoeba, Dictyostelium discoideum. In: T. Kikuchi, T., N. Azuma and S. Higashi, S. (eds.), Genes, Behaviors and Evolution of Social Insects (pps. 173-200). Hokkaido University Press, Sapporo, Japan.

  2. FORTUNATO A., D.C. QUELLER AND J.E. STRASSMANN. 2003. A linear dominance hierarchy among clones in chimeras of the social amoeba, Dictyostelium discoideumJournal of Evolutionary Biology, 16(3): 438-445.

  3. FORTUNATO A., J.E. STRASSMANN, L. SANTORELLI AND D.C. QUELLER. 2003. Co-occurrence in nature of different clones of the social amoeba, Dictyostelium discoideum. Molecular Ecology, 12: 1031-1038.


  1. FOSTER K.R., FORTUNATO A., STRASSMANN J.E. AND QUELLER D.C.2002. The costs and benefits of being a chimera. Proceedings of Royal Society of London Series B: Biological Sciences, 269: 2357-2372.

  2. BEANI L., M. F. SLEDGE, S. MAIANI, F. BOSCARO, M. LANDI, A. FORTUNATO, S.TURILLAZZI. 2002. Behavioral and chemical analyses of scent-marking in the lek system of a hover-wasp (Vespidae, Stenogastrinae). Insectes Sociaux, 49: 275-281.


  1. FORTUNATO A., R. MAILE, S. TURILLAZZI, E.D. MORGAN, G. MONETI, G.R. JONES AND G. PIERACCINI. 2001. Defensive role of the secretion of Ectal Mandibular glands of the wasp Polistes dominulusJournal of Chemical Ecology, 27: 569-579.


  1. FORTUNATO A., TURILLAZZI S. AND G. DELFINO.2000. Ectal mandibular gland in Polistes dominulus (Christ) (Hymenoptera:Vespidae) ultrastructural modifications over the secretory cycle. Journal of Morphology, 244: 45-55.

  2. SLEDGE M.F., A. FORTUNATO, S. TURILLAZZI, E. FRANCESCATO, R. HASHIM, G. MONETI AND G. JONES. 2000. The use of Dufour`s gland secretion to defend the nest in the hover wasps (Hymenoptera, Stenogastrinae). Journal of Insect Physiology, 46: 753-761.

Before 2000

  1. SLEDGE M.F., DANI F.R., FORTUNATO A., MASCHWITZ U., CLARKE S.R., FRANCESCATO E., HASHIM R., MORGAN E.D., JONES G.R. AND S. TURILLAZZI. 1999. Venom induces alarm behaviour in the social wasp Polybioides raphigastra: (Hymenoptera: Vespidae) an investigation of alarm behaviour, venom volatiles, and sting autotomy. Physiological Entomology, 24: 234-239

  2. FORTUNATO A. AND S. TURILLAZZI.2001. The Ectal Mandibular glands of Polistes dominulus (Hymenoptera Vespidae). Atti Dell`Accademia Nazionale Italiana di EntomologiaRendiconti, Anno XLVIII

  3. FORTUNATO A. AND C. COSTER-LONGMAN.2000. Reproductive behavior and related anatomical structures for the production of pheromones and luminous signals in the male of Metischnogaster (Vespidae: Stenogastrinae). Insect Social Life, 3: 27-28

  4. FORTUNATO A., G.DELFINO AND S.TURILLAZZI.2000. Exocrine glands in the parameres of male Liostenogaster flavolineata (Vespidae: Stenogastrinae). Insect Social Life, 3: 29-34.

  5. DELFINO G., FORTUNATO A., FORMIGLI F. AND TURILLAZZI S.1998. Structural and ultrastructural features of the ectal mandibular gland in Liostenogaster (Vespidae, Stenogastrinae). Insect Social Life, 2: 45-51.