Simona Arena



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Phone: +390815966006

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Address: ISPAAM-CNR, Via Argine 1085, 80147 Napoli

Education and Professional Experience

2013 up to date: Researcher

2010-2013: Post-Doc Research Fellows at ISPAAM-CNR, Napoli.

2005-2010: PhD in Medical Biotecnologies, Biochemestry and Microbial Sciences, University of Siena, Italy.

2003-2005: Research Fellows at ISPAAM-CNR, Napoli.

2003: Master’s Degree in Food Science and Technology, University of Naples “Federico II”, Italy.


Proteomics, Mass Spectrometry, Liquid Chromatography, Post-translational modifications

Agri-Food proteomics

Selected publications (max 20)

  1. The proteome of lentil (lens culinaris medik.) Seeds : discriminating between landraces. Scippa G.S., Rocco M., Ialicicco M., Trupiano D., Viscosi V., Di Michele M., Arena S., Chiatante D., Scaloni A.(2010) Electrophoresis, 29, 497-506.
  2. Modern proteomic methodologies for the characterization of lactosylation protein targets in milk. Arena S., Renzone G., Novi G., Bernardini G., Paffetti A., Santucci A., Scaloni A. (2010) Proteomics, 10, 3414-34.
  3. Mapping phosphoproteins in neisseria meningitidis serogroup a. Bernardini G., Laschi M., Serchi T., Arena S., D’ambrosio C., Braconi D., Scaloni A., Santucci A. (2011) Proteomics, 11, 1351-8.
  4. Redox proteomics of fat globules unveils broad protein lactosylation and compositional changes in milk samples subjected to various technological procedures. Arena S., Renzone G., Novi G., Scaloni A. (2011) J Proteomics, 74, 2453-2475.
  5. Response to biotic and oxidative stress in arabidopsis thaliana: analysis of variably phosphorylated proteins.
    Huang C., Verrillo F., Renzone G., Arena S., Rocco M., Scaloni A., Marra M. (2011) J Proteomics, 74, 1934-49.
  6. Surfome analysis of a wild-type wine saccharomyces cerevisiae strain. Braconi D., Amato L., Bernardini G., Arena S., Orlandini M., Scaloni A., Santucci A. (2011) Food Microbiol., 28, 1220-30.
  7. Non-enzymatic glycation and glycoxidation protein products in foods and diseases: an interconnected, complex scenario fully open to innovative proteomic studies. Arena S., Salzano A.M., Renzone G., D’ambrosio C., Scaloni A. Mass Spectrom Rev. 2014 Jan;33(1):49-77.
  8. Proteomic analysis of temperature stress-responsive proteins in arabidopsis thaliana rosette leaves. Rocco M., Arena S., Renzone G., Scippa G.S., Lomaglio T., Verrillo F., Scaloni A., Marra M. Mol Biosyst. 2013 Jun;9(6):1257-67.
  9. Ovine subclinical mastitis: proteomic analysis of whey and milk fat globules unveils putative diagnostic biomarkers in milk. Chiaradia E., Valiani A., Tartaglia M., Scoppetta F., Renzone G., Arena S., Avellini L., Benda S., Gaiti A., Scaloni A. J Proteomics. 2013 May 27;83:144-59.
  10. Proteomic analysis of apricot fruit during ripening. D’ambrosio C., Arena S., Rocco M., Verrillo F., Novi G., Viscosi V., Marra M., Scaloni A. J Proteomics. 2013 Jan 14;78:39-57.
  11. Lens culinaris medik. Seed proteome: analysis to identify landrace markers. Ialicicco M., Viscosi V., Arena S., Scaloni A., Trupiano D., Rocco M., Chiatante D., Scippa G.S. Plant Sci. 2012 Dec;197:1-9.
  12. Proteomic changes in actinidia chinensis shoot during systemic infection with a pandemic pseudomonas syringae pv. Actinidiae strain. Petriccione M., Di Cecco I., Arena S., Scaloni A., Scortichini M. J Proteomics. 2013 Jan 14;78:461-76.
  13. Mass spectrometry for the analysis of protein lactosylation in milk products. Siciliano R.A., Mazzeo M.F., Arena S., Renzone G., Scaloni A., J. Foodres 2013 Nov 54;1:988-1000.
  14. Non-enzymatic glycation and glycoxidation protein products in foods and diseases: an interconnected, complex scenario fully open to innovative proteomic studies. Arena S, Salzano A.M, Renzone G, D’ambrosio C, Scaloni A. , Mass Spectrom Rev. 2014 Jan-Feb;33(1):49-77.
  15. Proteomics and phosphoproteomics provide insights into the mechanism of action of a novel pyrazolo[3,4-d]pyrimidine src inhibitor in human osteosarcoma. Bernardini G., Laschi M., Serchi T., Spreafico A., Botta M., Schenone S., Arena S., Geminiani M., Scaloni A., Collodel G., Orlandini M., Niccolai N., Santucci A., Mol Biosyst. 2014 Jun 6;10(6):1305-12.
  16. Proteomicanalysis of eucalyptus leaves unveils putative mechanisms involved in the plant response to a real condition of soil contamination by multiple heavy metals in the presence or absence of mycorrhizal/rhizobacterial additives. Guarino C, Conte B, Spada V, Arena S, Sciarrillo R, Scaloni A., Environ Sci Technol. 2014 Oct 7;48(19):11487-96.
  17. Tomato susceptibility to fusarium crown and root rot: effect of grafting combination and proteomic analysis of tolerance expression in the rootstock. Vitale A, Rocco M, Arena S, Giuffrida F, Cassaniti C, Scaloni A, Lomaglio T, Guarnaccia V, Polizzi G, Marra M, Leonardi C. , Plant Physiol Biochem. 2014 Oct;83:207-16.
  18. Proteomic characterization of intermediate and advanced glycation end-products in commercial milk samples. Renzone G, Arena S, Scaloni A. , J Proteomics. 2015 Mar 18;117:12-23.
  19. Impairment of enzymatic antioxidant defenses is associated with bilirubin-induced neuronal cell death in the cerebellum of ugt1 ko mice. Bortolussi G, Codarin E, Antoniali G, Vascotto C, Vodret S, Arena S, Cesaratto L, Scaloni A, Tell G, Muro Af., Cell Death Dis. 2015 May 7;6:E1739.
  20. Maldi-tof-ms platform for integrated proteomic and peptidomic profiling of milk samples allows rapid detection of food adulterations. Sassi M, Arena S, Scaloni A., J Agric Food Chem. 2015 Jul 15;63(27):6157-71.
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