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Caporossi DanielaDaniela Caporossi  is  Professor of  Biology and Genetics at the University of Rome "Foro Italico", and Chair of the Integrated Laboratory of Biology and Biochemistry of  Human Movement. She is a member of the SFRR-Europe Committee and of the ENSSEE (European Network for Sport Science Education and Employment). She is an Associate Editor for European Journal of Sport Sciences.

She graduated from "La Sapienza" University in Rome, followed by post-doc position in Rome and Hamilton (Canada), faculty position in Rome, and professorship at the "Tor Vergata" University and, lastly, at the  "Foro Italico" University, in Rome, where she established a new research  group working  on the cellular and molecular basis of health-related physical activity.

Her main interests research interests include: a) exercise and redox imbalance in the induction of molecular damage and apoptosis, b) the role of free radicals in cell signaling and modulation of gene expression in skeletal muscle, c) genetic polymorphisms and motor performance.


Pittaluga M, Sgadari A, Tavazzi B, Fantini C, Sabatini S, Ceci R, Amorini AM, Parisi P, Caporossi D. Exercise-induced oxidative stress in elderly subjects: the effect of red orange supplementation on the biochemical and cellular response to a single bout of intense physical activity.  Free Radic Res. 47;202-211, 2013 (Epub 2013 Jan 18)

Wang G, Mikami E, Chiu LL, DE Perini A, Deason M, Fuku N, Miyachi M, Kaneoka K, Murakami H, Tanaka M, Hsieh LL, Hsieh SS, Caporossi D, Pigozzi F, Hilley A, Lee R, Galloway SD, Gulbin J, Rogozkin VA, Ahmetov II, Yang N, North KN, Ploutarhos S, Montgomery HE, Bailey ME, Pitsiladis YP. Association Analysis of ACE and ACTN3 in Elite Caucasian and East Asian Swimmers. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 45;892-900, 2013 (Epub ahed of printing 2012)

Wannenes F, Magni L, Bonini M, Dimauro I, Caporossi D, Moretti C, Bonini S. In vitro effects of Beta-2 agonists on skeletal muscle differentiation, hypertrophy, and atrophy. World Allergy Organ J  5;66-72, 2012

Dimauro I, Pearson T, Caporossi D, Jackson MJ. A simple protocol for the subcellular fractionation of skeletal muscle cells and tissue. BMC Res Notes. 5;513-517, 2012 (IF=NA; Citazioni=0)

Dimauro I, Pearson T, Caporossi D, Jackson MJ. In vitro susceptibility of thioredoxins and glutathione to redox modification and aging-related changes in skeletal muscle.  Free Radic Biol Med. 53;2017-2027, 2012

Brunelli A, Dimauro I, Sgrò P, Emerenziani GP, Magi F, Baldari C, Guidetti L, Di Luigi L, Parisi P, Caporossi D. Acute exercise modulates BDNF and pro-BDNF protein content in immune cells. Med Sci Sports Exerc 44; 1871-1880, 2012.

Duranti, G., La Rosa, P., Dimauro, I., Wannenes, F., Bonini, S., Sabatini, S., Parisi, P., Caporossi, D. "Effects of salmeterol on skeletal muscle cells: Metabolic and proapoptotic features, Med Sci Sports Exer, 43; 2259-2273, 2011.

Dimauro, I., Magi, F., La Sala, G., Pittaluga, M., Parisi, P., Caporossi, D. "Modulation of the apoptotic pathway in skeletal muscle models: The role of growth hormone, Growth Factors, 29; 21-35, 2011.

Beltran Valls RM, Caporossi D. "The Possible Benefits of Resistance  Training in Counteracting the Age-Related Biological Decline of Skeletal Muscle (review)" Theories & Applications The International Edition, 1; 11-23, 2011.  

Mercatelli, N., Dimauro, I., Ciafré, S.A., Farace, M.G., Caporossi, D. αB-crystallin is involved in oxidative stress protection determined by VEGF in skeletal myoblasts (2010) Free Rad Biol Med, 49; 374-382, 2011.

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