Publications by authors named "Ferdinando Palmieri"

100Publications

Diseases Caused by Mutations in Mitochondrial Carrier Genes : A Review.

Biomolecules 2020 04 23;10(4). Epub 2020 Apr 23.

Department of Biosciences, Biotechnologies and Biopharmaceutics, Laboratory of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Bari Aldo Moro, via E. Orabona 4, 70125 Bari, Italy.

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April 2020

Mitochondrial Carriers for Aspartate, Glutamate and Other Amino Acids: A Review.

Int J Mol Sci 2019 Sep 10;20(18). Epub 2019 Sep 10.

Department of Biosciences, Biotechnologies and Biopharmaceutics, Laboratory of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Bari Aldo Moro, Via E. Orabona 4, 70125 Bari, Italy.

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September 2019

The human uncoupling proteins 5 and 6 (UCP5/SLC25A14 and UCP6/SLC25A30) transport sulfur oxyanions, phosphate and dicarboxylates.

Biochim Biophys Acta Bioenerg 2019 09 26;1860(9):724-733. Epub 2019 Jul 26.

Department of Biosciences, Biotechnologies and Biopharmaceutics, Laboratory of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Bari Aldo Moro, Via E. Orabona 4, 70125 Bari, Italy; Center of Excellence in Comparative Genomics, University of Bari, via Orabona 4, 70125 Bari, Italy; CNR Institute of Biomembranes, Bioenergetics and Molecular Biotechnologies (IBIOM), 70126 Bari, Italy.

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September 2019

The mitochondrial citrate carrier in Yarrowia lipolytica: Its identification, characterization and functional significance for the production of citric acid.

Metab Eng 2019 07 6;54:264-274. Epub 2019 May 6.

Bioresource Center Russian National Collection of Industrial Microorganisms (BRC VKPM), State Research Institute of Genetics and Selection of Industrial Microorganisms National Research Centre "Kurchatov Institute" (NRC "Kurchatov Institute" - GosNIIgenetika), 1-st Dorozhny pr., 1, Moscow, 117545, Russian Federation.

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July 2019

Epigenetic upregulation and functional role of the mitochondrial aspartate/glutamate carrier isoform 1 in hepatocellular carcinoma.

Biochim Biophys Acta Mol Basis Dis 2019 01 12;1865(1):38-47. Epub 2018 Oct 12.

Department of Biosciences, Biotechnologies and Biopharmaceutics, University of Bari, via Orabona 4, 70125 Bari, Italy. Electronic address:

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January 2019

Molecular identification and functional characterization of a novel glutamate transporter in yeast and plant mitochondria.

Biochim Biophys Acta Bioenerg 2018 11 8;1859(11):1249-1258. Epub 2018 Aug 8.

Laboratory of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Department of Biosciences, Biotechnologies and Biopharmaceutics, University of Bari Aldo Moro, Bari, Italy; CNR Institute of Biomembranes, Bioenergetics and Molecular Biotechnologies (IBIOM), Bari, Italy. Electronic address:

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November 2018

Mimivirus-Encoded Nucleotide Translocator VMC1 Targets the Mitochondrial Inner Membrane.

J Mol Biol 2018 12 25;430(24):5233-5245. Epub 2018 Sep 25.

Institute of Biochemistry and Pathobiochemistry, Ruhr-University Bochum, 44780 Bochum, Germany. Electronic address:

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December 2018

FOXD3 acts as a repressor of the mitochondrial S-adenosylmethionine carrier (SLC25A26) gene expression in cancer cells.

Biochimie 2018 Nov 2;154:25-34. Epub 2018 Aug 2.

Department of Biosciences, Biotechnologies and Biopharmaceutics, University of Bari, 70125, Bari, Italy. Electronic address:

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November 2018

Uncoupling proteins 1 and 2 (UCP1 and UCP2) from are mitochondrial transporters of aspartate, glutamate, and dicarboxylates.

J Biol Chem 2018 03 25;293(11):4213-4227. Epub 2018 Jan 25.

From the Department of Biosciences, Biotechnologies and Biopharmaceutics, Laboratory of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Bari, via Orabona 4, 70125 Bari, Italy,

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March 2018

Mitochondrial ATP-Mg/phosphate carriers transport divalent inorganic cations in complex with ATP.

J Bioenerg Biomembr 2017 Oct 10;49(5):369-380. Epub 2017 Jul 10.

Department of Biosciences, Biotechnologies and Biopharmaceutics, University of Bari, Via E. Orabona 4, 70125, Bari, Italy.

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October 2017

Dataset of the AAC2 conformations in the c-, intermediate- and m-states obtained from free-energy simulations.

Data Brief 2016 Jun 13;7:1355-7. Epub 2016 Apr 13.

Institut für Physiologische Chemie, Schillerstr.44, 80336 München, Germany.

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June 2016

Discoveries, metabolic roles and diseases of mitochondrial carriers: A review.

Biochim Biophys Acta 2016 10 9;1863(10):2362-78. Epub 2016 Mar 9.

Department of Biosciences, Biotechnologies and Biopharmaceutics, University of Bari, Via E. Orabona 4, 70125 Bari, Italy; Department of Sciences, University of Basilicata, Via Ateneo Lucano 10, 85100 Potenza, Italy.

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October 2016

The switching mechanism of the mitochondrial ADP/ATP carrier explored by free-energy landscapes.

Biochim Biophys Acta 2016 Jun 10;1857(6):772-81. Epub 2016 Feb 10.

Institut für Physiologische Chemie, Schillerstr.44, 80336 München, Germany. Electronic address:

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June 2016

Intra-mitochondrial Methylation Deficiency Due to Mutations in SLC25A26.

Am J Hum Genet 2015 Nov 29;97(5):761-8. Epub 2015 Oct 29.

Max Planck Institute Biology of Ageing - Karolinska Institutet Laboratory, Division of Metabolic Diseases, Department of Laboratory Medicine, Karolinska Institutet, 171 77 Stockholm, Sweden; Centre for Inherited Metabolic Diseases, Karolinska University Hospital, 171 76 Stockholm, Sweden; Science for Life Laboratory and Department of Molecular Medicine and Surgery, Karolinska Institutet, 171 76 Stockholm, Sweden.

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November 2015

Asymmetric dimethylarginine is transported by the mitochondrial carrier SLC25A2.

Amino Acids 2016 Feb 24;48(2):427-36. Epub 2015 Sep 24.

Laboratory of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Department of Biosciences, Biotechnologies and Biopharmaceutics, University of Bari, Via Orabona 4, 70125, Bari, Italy.

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February 2016

Functional characterization and organ distribution of three mitochondrial ATP-Mg/Pi carriers in Arabidopsis thaliana.

Biochim Biophys Acta 2015 Oct 2;1847(10):1220-30. Epub 2015 Jul 2.

Department of Biosciences, Biotechnologies and Biopharmaceutics, University of Bari, Via E. Orabona 4, 70125 Bari, Italy. Electronic address:

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October 2015

Mitochondrial transporters for ornithine and related amino acids: a review.

Amino Acids 2015 Sep 23;47(9):1763-77. Epub 2015 May 23.

Department of Biosciences, Biotechnologies and Biopharmaceutics, University of Bari, Via E. Orabona 4, 70125, Bari, Italy.

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September 2015

Acetylation of human mitochondrial citrate carrier modulates mitochondrial citrate/malate exchange activity to sustain NADPH production during macrophage activation.

Biochim Biophys Acta 2015 Aug 24;1847(8):729-38. Epub 2015 Apr 24.

Department of Biosciences, Biotechnologies and Biopharmaceutics, University of Bari "Aldo Moro", Bari, Italy; Center of Excellence in Comparative Genomics, University of Bari "Aldo Moro", Bari, Italy. Electronic address:

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August 2015

Pathogenic potential of SLC25A15 mutations assessed by transport assays and complementation of Saccharomyces cerevisiae ORT1 null mutant.

Mol Genet Metab 2015 May 17;115(1):27-32. Epub 2015 Mar 17.

Department of Biosciences, Biotechnologies and Biopharmaceutics, University of Bari, via Orabona 4, 70125 Bari, Italy. Electronic address:

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May 2015

The mitochondrial aspartate/glutamate carrier isoform 1 gene expression is regulated by CREB in neuronal cells.

Int J Biochem Cell Biol 2015 Mar 14;60:157-66. Epub 2015 Jan 14.

Department of Biosciences, Biotechnologies and Biopharmaceutics, University of Bari, Via Orabona 4, 70125 Bari, Italy. Electronic address:

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March 2015

The human SLC25A33 and SLC25A36 genes of solute carrier family 25 encode two mitochondrial pyrimidine nucleotide transporters.

J Biol Chem 2014 Nov 15;289(48):33137-48. Epub 2014 Oct 15.

From the Department of Biosciences, Biotechnologies and Biopharmaceutics, University of Bari, via Orabona 4, 70125 Bari, Italy, Center of Excellence in Comparative Genomics, University of Bari, via Orabona 4, 70125 Bari, Italy

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November 2014

A key role of the mitochondrial citrate carrier (SLC25A1) in TNFα- and IFNγ-triggered inflammation.

Biochim Biophys Acta 2014 Nov 27;1839(11):1217-1225. Epub 2014 Jul 27.

Department of Biosciences, Biotechnologies and Biopharmaceutics, University of Bari, via Orabona 4, 70125 Bari, Italy.

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November 2014

Mitochondrial transporters of the SLC25 family and associated diseases: a review.

J Inherit Metab Dis 2014 Jul 6;37(4):565-75. Epub 2014 May 6.

Department of Biosciences, Biotechnologies and Biopharmaceutics, Laboratory of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Bari "A. Moro", via E. Orabona, 4, 70125, Bari, Italy,

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July 2014

Antiporters of the mitochondrial carrier family.

Curr Top Membr 2014 ;73:289-320

Department of Biosciences, Biotechnology and Biopharmaceutics, Laboratory of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Bari, Bari, Italy. Electronic address:

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November 2014

A novel mutation in the SLC25A15 gene in a Turkish patient with HHH syndrome: functional analysis of the mutant protein.

Mol Genet Metab 2014 May 20;112(1):25-9. Epub 2014 Mar 20.

Department of Biosciences, Biotechnologies and Biopharmaceutics, University of Bari, Bari, Italy. Electronic address:

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May 2014

The human gene SLC25A29, of solute carrier family 25, encodes a mitochondrial transporter of basic amino acids.

J Biol Chem 2014 May 20;289(19):13374-84. Epub 2014 Mar 20.

From the Department of Biosciences, Biotechnologies and Biopharmaceutics, Laboratory of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and.

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May 2014

UCP2 transports C4 metabolites out of mitochondria, regulating glucose and glutamine oxidation.

Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 2014 Jan 6;111(3):960-5. Epub 2014 Jan 6.

Department of Biosciences, Biotechnologies, and Biopharmaceutics and Center of Excellence in Comparative Genomics, University of Bari, 70125 Bari, Italy.

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January 2014

Changes in mitochondrial carriers exhibit stress-specific signatures in INS-1Eβ-cells exposed to glucose versus fatty acids.

PLoS One 2013 12;8(12):e82364. Epub 2013 Dec 12.

Department of Cell Physiology and Metabolism, University of Geneva, Medical Center, Geneva, Switzerland.

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October 2014

The Saccharomyces cerevisiae gene YPR011c encodes a mitochondrial transporter of adenosine 5'-phosphosulfate and 3'-phospho-adenosine 5'-phosphosulfate.

Biochim Biophys Acta 2014 Feb 1;1837(2):326-34. Epub 2013 Dec 1.

Department of Biosciences, Biotechnologies and Biopharmaceutics, University of Bari, via Orabona 4, 70125 Bari, Italy; Center of Excellence in Comparative Genomics, University of Bari, Italy. Electronic address:

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February 2014

ATP-citrate lyase is essential for macrophage inflammatory response.

Biochem Biophys Res Commun 2013 Oct 17;440(1):105-11. Epub 2013 Sep 17.

Department of Science, University of Basilicata, 85100 Potenza, Italy. Electronic address:

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October 2013

Glutathione controls the redox state of the mitochondrial carnitine/acylcarnitine carrier Cys residues by glutathionylation.

Biochim Biophys Acta 2013 Nov 12;1830(11):5299-304. Epub 2013 Aug 12.

CNR Institute of Biomembranes and Bioenergetics, via Amendola 165/A, 70126 Bari, Italy.

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November 2013

Single-nucleotide evolution quantifies the importance of each site along the structure of mitochondrial carriers.

Cell Mol Life Sci 2014 Jan 26;71(2):349-64. Epub 2013 Jun 26.

Department of Biosciences, Biotechnologies and Biopharmaceutics, University of Bari, Via Orabona 4, 70125, Bari, Italy.

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January 2014

Transcriptional Regulation of the Mitochondrial Citrate and Carnitine/Acylcarnitine Transporters: Two Genes Involved in Fatty Acid Biosynthesis and β-oxidation.

Biology (Basel) 2013 Jan 29;2(1):284-303. Epub 2013 Jan 29.

Department of Biosciences, Biotechnology and Pharmacological Sciences, University of Bari, Via Orabona 4, 70125 Bari, Italy.

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January 2013

The mitochondrial transporter family SLC25: identification, properties and physiopathology.

Mol Aspects Med 2013 Apr-Jun;34(2-3):465-84. Epub 2012 Dec 23.

Department of Biosciences, Biotechnology and Pharmacological Sciences, Laboratory of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Bari, Via Orabona 4, 70125 Bari, Italy.

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September 2013

The substrate specificity of mitochondrial carriers: mutagenesis revisited.

Mol Membr Biol 2013 Mar 5;30(2):149-59. Epub 2012 Nov 5.

Department of Biosciences, Biotechnology and Pharmacological Sciences, Laboratory of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Bari, Bari, Italy.

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March 2013

The peroxisomal NAD+ carrier of Arabidopsis thaliana transports coenzyme A and its derivatives.

J Bioenerg Biomembr 2012 Jun 4;44(3):333-40. Epub 2012 May 4.

Department of Biosciences, Biotechnology and Pharmacological Sciences, University of Bari, Via Orabona 4, 70125 Bari, Italy.

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June 2012

Identification by site-directed mutagenesis of a hydrophobic binding site of the mitochondrial carnitine/acylcarnitine carrier involved in the interaction with acyl groups.

Biochim Biophys Acta 2012 May 15;1817(5):697-704. Epub 2012 Feb 15.

Department of Biosciences, Biotechnology and Pharmacological Sciences, Laboratory of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Bari, 70125 Bari, Italy.

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May 2012

Substrate specificity of the two mitochondrial ornithine carriers can be swapped by single mutation in substrate binding site.

J Biol Chem 2012 Mar 19;287(11):7925-34. Epub 2012 Jan 19.

Department of Pharmaco-Biology, Laboratory of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Bari, Via E. Orabona 4, 70125 Bari, Italy.

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March 2012

The human gene SLC25A17 encodes a peroxisomal transporter of coenzyme A, FAD and NAD+.

Biochem J 2012 Apr;443(1):241-7

Department of Biosciences, Biotechnology and Pharmacological Sciences, University of Bari, 70125 Bari, Italy.

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April 2012

The mitochondrial carnitine/acylcarnitine carrier: function, structure and physiopathology.

Mol Aspects Med 2011 Aug 15;32(4-6):223-33. Epub 2011 Oct 15.

Department of Pharmaco-Biology, Laboratory of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Bari, 70125 Bari, Italy.

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August 2011

The mitochondrial citrate carrier: a new player in inflammation.

Biochem J 2011 Sep;438(3):433-6

Department of Pharmaco-Biology, Laboratory of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Bari, 70125 Bari, Italy.

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September 2011

MISC-1/OGC links mitochondrial metabolism, apoptosis and insulin secretion.

PLoS One 2011 Mar 23;6(3):e17827. Epub 2011 Mar 23.

Department of Medical Genetics, The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

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March 2011

Evolution, structure and function of mitochondrial carriers: a review with new insights.

Plant J 2011 Apr;66(1):161-81

Laboratory of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Department of Pharmaco-Biology, University of Bari, Via Orabona 4, 70125 Bari, Italy.

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April 2011

Functional and structural role of amino acid residues in the matrix alpha-helices, termini and cytosolic loops of the bovine mitochondrial oxoglutarate carrier.

Biochim Biophys Acta 2011 Mar 15;1807(3):302-10. Epub 2010 Dec 15.

Department of Pharmaco-Biology, Laboratory of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Bari, Via E. Orabona 4, 70125 Bari, Italy.

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March 2011

Role of FOXA and Sp1 in mitochondrial acylcarnitine carrier gene expression in different cell lines.

Biochem Biophys Res Commun 2011 Jan 3;404(1):376-81. Epub 2010 Dec 3.

Department of Pharmaco-Biology, Laboratory of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Bari, Bari, Italy.

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January 2011

Mitochondrial metabolite transport.

Essays Biochem 2010 ;47:37-52

Department of Pharmaco-Biology, Laboratory of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Bari, 70125 Bari, Italy.

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December 2010

Molecular origin of plasma membrane citrate transporter in human prostate epithelial cells.

EMBO Rep 2010 Jun 7;11(6):431-7. Epub 2010 May 7.

Division of Cell and Molecular Biology, Sir Alexander Fleming Building, Imperial College London, South Kensington Campus, London SW7 2AZ, UK.

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June 2010

Identification and functional characterization of a novel mitochondrial carrier for citrate and oxoglutarate in Saccharomyces cerevisiae.

J Biol Chem 2010 Jun 6;285(23):17359-70. Epub 2010 Apr 6.

Department of Pharmaco-Biology, Laboratory of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Bari, 70125 Bari, Italy.

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June 2010

Site-directed mutagenesis of charged amino acids of the human mitochondrial carnitine/acylcarnitine carrier: insight into the molecular mechanism of transport.

Biochim Biophys Acta 2010 Jun-Jul;1797(6-7):839-45. Epub 2010 Mar 27.

Department of Pharmaco-Biology, Laboratory of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Bari, 70125 Bari, Italy.

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January 2011

Structure and function of mitochondrial carriers - role of the transmembrane helix P and G residues in the gating and transport mechanism.

FEBS Lett 2010 May 25;584(9):1931-9. Epub 2009 Oct 25.

Department of Pharmaco-Biology, Laboratory of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Bari, Bari, Italy.

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May 2010

Statins, fibrates and retinoic acid upregulate mitochondrial acylcarnitine carrier gene expression.

Biochem Biophys Res Commun 2009 Oct 6;388(4):643-7. Epub 2009 Aug 6.

Department of Pharmaco-Biology, Laboratory of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Bari, Bari, Italy.

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October 2009

Mitochondrial glutamate carrier GC1 as a newly identified player in the control of glucose-stimulated insulin secretion.

J Biol Chem 2009 Sep 7;284(37):25004-14. Epub 2009 Jul 7.

Department of Cell Physiology and Metabolism, Faculty of Medicine, University of Geneva, 1211 Geneva 4, Switzerland.

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September 2009

Role of FOXA in mitochondrial citrate carrier gene expression and insulin secretion.

Biochem Biophys Res Commun 2009 Jul 13;385(2):220-4. Epub 2009 May 13.

Department of Pharmaco-Biology, Laboratory of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Bari, Bari, Italy.

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July 2009

A novel member of solute carrier family 25 (SLC25A42) is a transporter of coenzyme A and adenosine 3',5'-diphosphate in human mitochondria.

J Biol Chem 2009 Jul 8;284(27):18152-9. Epub 2009 May 8.

Department of Pharmaco-Biology, Laboratory of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Bari, Italy.

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July 2009

Site-directed mutagenesis of the His residues of the rat mitochondrial carnitine/acylcarnitine carrier: implications for the role of His-29 in the transport pathway.

Biochim Biophys Acta 2009 Aug 9;1787(8):1009-15. Epub 2009 Mar 9.

Department of Pharmaco-Biology, Laboratory of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Bari, 70125 Bari, Italy.

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August 2009

Mitochondrial carrier protein biogenesis: role of the chaperones Hsc70 and Hsp90.

Biochem J 2009 Apr;419(2):369-75

Dipartimento di Scienze e Tecnologie Biologiche ed Ambientali, Università del Salento, Via Provinciale Lecce-Monteroni, I-73100 Lecce, Italy.

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April 2009

Identification and characterization of ADNT1, a novel mitochondrial adenine nucleotide transporter from Arabidopsis.

Plant Physiol 2008 Dec 15;148(4):1797-808. Epub 2008 Oct 15.

Department of Pharmaco-Biology, Laboratory of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Bari, 70125 Bari, Italy.

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December 2008

Epigenetic mechanisms and Sp1 regulate mitochondrial citrate carrier gene expression.

Biochem Biophys Res Commun 2008 Nov 13;376(1):15-20. Epub 2008 Aug 13.

Department of Pharmaco-Biology, Laboratory of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Bari, Via Orabona 4, Bari 70125, Italy.

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November 2008

alpha-Isopropylmalate, a leucine biosynthesis intermediate in yeast, is transported by the mitochondrial oxalacetate carrier.

J Biol Chem 2008 Oct 5;283(42):28445-53. Epub 2008 Aug 5.

Department of Pharmaco-Biology, Laboratory of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Bari, Bari, Italy.

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October 2008

Interaction of beta-lactam antibiotics with the mitochondrial carnitine/acylcarnitine transporter.

Chem Biol Interact 2008 Jun 21;173(3):187-94. Epub 2008 Mar 21.

Department of Cell Biology, University of Calabria, Via P.Bucci 4c, 87036 Arcavacata di Rende, Italy.

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June 2008

Diseases caused by defects of mitochondrial carriers: a review.

Biochim Biophys Acta 2008 Jul-Aug;1777(7-8):564-78. Epub 2008 Mar 25.

Department of Pharmaco-Biology, Laboratory of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Bari, Via E. Orabona 4, 70125 Bari, Italy.

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August 2008

Peroxisomes as novel players in cell calcium homeostasis.

J Biol Chem 2008 May 25;283(22):15300-8. Epub 2008 Mar 25.

Department of Pharmaco-Biology, Laboratory of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Bari and CNR Institute of Biomembranes and Bioenergetics, Via Orabona 4, Bari, Italy.

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May 2008

Functional characterization of residues within the carnitine/acylcarnitine translocase RX2PANAAXF distinct motif.

Mol Membr Biol 2008 Feb;25(2):152-63

Departamento de Microbiología y Parasitología, Facultad de Farmacia, Campus Universitario, Universidad de Alcalá, Alcalá de Henares, Madrid, Spain.

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February 2008

Biogenesis of yeast dicarboxylate carrier: the carrier signature facilitates translocation across the mitochondrial outer membrane.

J Cell Sci 2007 Dec;120(Pt 23):4099-106

Dipartimento di Scienze e Tecnologie Biologiche ed Ambientali, Università del Salento, Via Provinciale Lecce-Monteroni, I-73100 Lecce, Italy.

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December 2007

Conformation-dependent accessibility of Cys-136 and Cys-155 of the mitochondrial rat carnitine/acylcarnitine carrier to membrane-impermeable SH reagents.

Biochim Biophys Acta 2007 Nov 18;1767(11):1331-9. Epub 2007 Sep 18.

Department of Pharmaco-Biology, Laboratory of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Bari, 70125, Bari, Italy.

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November 2007