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Institute for Research in Biomedicine
Istituto di Ricerca in Biomedicina

Via Vincenzo Vela 6 - CH-6500 Bellinzona
Tel. +41 91 820 0300 - Fax +41 91 820 0302 - info [at] irb [dot] usi [dot] ch

Luca Simonelli, PhD

Structural Biology

Research Assistant

Via Vela, 6
6500 Bellinzona, Switzerland

Investigating the role of Interleukin 3 and TIM3 for the detection and elimination of Acute Mieloid Leukemia
Prediction and characterization of antibody-protein interactions in Dengue virus
A bispecific immunotweezer prevents soluble PrP oligomers and abolishes prion toxicity
M. Bardelli, K. Frontzek, L. Simonelli, S. Hornemann, M. Pedotti, F. Mazzola, M. Carta, V. Eckhardt, R. D'Antuono, T. Virgilio, S. F. Gonzalez, A. Aguzzi, L. Varani
in PLoS Pathog (2018) vol. 14 ppe1007335
Mapping Antibody Epitopes by Solution NMR Spectroscopy: Practical Considerations
L. Simonelli, M. Pedotti, M. Bardelli, S. Jurt, O. Zerbe, L. Varani
in Methods Mol Biol (2018) vol. 1785 pp29-51
A Human Bi-specific Antibody against Zika Virus with High Therapeutic Potential
J. Wang, M. Bardelli, D. A. Espinosa, M. Pedotti, T. S. Ng, S. Bianchi, L. Simonelli, E. X. Y. Lim, M. Foglierini, F. Zatta, S. Jaconi, M. Beltramello, E. Cameroni, G. Fibriansah, J. Shi, T. Barca, I. Pagani, A. Rubio, V. Broccoli, E. Vicenzi, V. Graham, S. Pullan, S. Dowall, R. Hewson, S. Jurt, O. Zerbe, K. Stettler, A. Lanzavecchia, F. Sallusto, A. Cavalli, E. Harris, S. M. Lok, L. Varani, D. Corti
in Cell (2017) vol. 171 pp229-241 e15
* J. Wang and M. Bardelli contributed equally ; S-M Lok, L.Varani and D. Corti contributed equally.
Balance of Anti-CD123 Chimeric Antigen Receptor Binding Affinity and Density for the Targeting of Acute Myeloid Leukemia
S. Arcangeli, M. C. Rotiroti, M. Bardelli, L. Simonelli, C. F. Magnani, A. Biondi, E. Biagi, S. Tettamanti, L. Varani
in Mol Ther (2017) vol. 25 pp1933-1945
Translocon component Sec62 acts in endoplasmic reticulum turnover during stress recovery
F. Fumagalli, J. Noack, T. J. Bergmann, E. C. Presmanes, G. B. Pisoni, E. Fasana, I. Fregno, C. Galli, M. Loi, T. Solda, R. D'Antuono, A. Raimondi, M. Jung, A. Melnyk, S. Schorr, A. Schreiber, L. Simonelli, L. Varani, C. Wilson-Zbinden, O. Zerbe, K. Hofmann, M. Peter, M. Quadroni, R. Zimmermann, M. Molinari
in Nat Cell Biol (2016) vol. 18 pp1173-1184
Fumagalli, F. , Noack J. and Bergmann T. contributed equally to this work. * Recommended by the Faculty of 1000
Specificity, cross-reactivity and function of antibodies elicited by Zika virus infection
K. Stettler, M. Beltramello, D. A. Espinosa, V. Graham, A. Cassotta, S. Bianchi, F. Vanzetta, A. Minola, S. Jaconi, F. Mele, M. Foglierini, M. Pedotti, L. Simonelli, S. Dowall, B. Atkinson, E. Percivalle, C. P. Simmons, L. Varani, J. Blum, F. Baldanti, E. Cameroni, R. Hewson, E. Harris, A. Lanzavecchia, F. Sallusto, D. Corti
in Science (2016) vol. 353 pp823-6
K. S and M. B contributed equally to this work; D. A. E. ; V. G. ; A. C. ; S. B. and F. V contributed equally to this work; F. S. and D. C contributed equally to this work and are co-corresponding authors.
Antibody Binding Modulates Conformational Exchange in Domain III of Dengue Virus E Protein
A. H. Moraes, L. Simonelli, M. Pedotti, F. C. Almeida, L. * Varani, A. P. Valente
in J Virol (2015) vol. 90 pp1802-11
* Co-corresponding author
Prophylactic and postexposure efficacy of a potent human monoclonal antibody against MERS coronavirus
D. Corti, J. Zhao, M. Pedotti, L. Simonelli, S. Agnihothram, C. Fett, B. Fernandez-Rodriguez, M. Foglierini, G. Agatic, F. Vanzetta, R. Gopal, C. J. Langrish, N. A. Barrett, F. Sallusto, R. S. Baric, L. Varani, M. Zambon, S. Perlman, A. Lanzavecchia
in Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A (2015) vol. 112 pp10473-8
D.C. and J.Z. contributed equally to this work.
Epitope mapping by solution NMR spectroscopy
M. Bardelli, E. Livoti, L. Simonelli, M. Pedotti, A. Moraes, A. P. Valente, L. Varani
in J Mol Recognit (2015) vol. 28 pp393-400
Unraveling the Efficacy and Safety Profiles of Anti-CD123 Chimeric Antigen Receptors (CARs) in a Model of Acute Myeloid Leukemia Immunotherapy By Investigating CAR Binding Affinity and Density Variables
S. Arcangeli, M. Bardelli, S. Tettamanti, M. C. Rotiroti, L. Simonelli, C. F. Magnani, V. Varani, A. Biondi, E. Biagi
in 57th ASH Annual Meeting (2015) vol. 126 pp1359
Rational modification of estrogen receptor by combination of computational and experimental analysis
V. E. Ferrero, M. Pedotti, A. Chiadò, L. Simonelli, L. Calzolai, T. Lettieri, L. Varani
in PLoS One (2014) vol. 9 ppe102658
Rational Engineering of a Human Anti-Dengue Antibody through Experimentally Validated Computational Docking
L. Simonelli, M. Pedotti, M. Beltramello, E. Livoti, L. Calzolai, F. Sallusto, A. Lanzavecchia, L. Varani
in PLoS One (2013) vol. 8 ppe55561
Luca Simonelli, Mattia Pedotti contributed equally to this work.
Computational docking of antibody-antigen complexes, opportunities and pitfalls illustrated by influenza hemagglutinin
M. Pedotti, L. Simonelli, E. Livoti, L. Varani
in Int J Mol Sci (2011) vol. 12 pp226-51
The human immune response to Dengue virus is dominated by highly cross-reactive antibodies endowed with neutralizing and enhancing activity
M. Beltramello, K. L. Williams, C. P. Simmons, A. Macagno, L. Simonelli, N. T. Quyen, S. Sukupolvi-Petty, E. Navarro-Sanchez, P. R. Young, A. M. de Silva, F. A. Rey, L. Varani, S. S. Whitehead, M. S. Diamond, E. Harris, A. Lanzavecchia, F. Sallusto
in Cell Host Microbe (2010) vol. 8 pp271-83
Antonio Lanzavecchia and Federica Sallusto are co-corresponding authors.
Rapid structural characterization of human antibody-antigen complexes through experimentally validated computational docking
L. Simonelli, M. Beltramello, Z. Yudina, A. Macagno, L. Calzolai, L. Varani
in J Mol Biol (2010) vol. 396 pp1491-507